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Save Money With a Maintenance Strategy

 Save Money With a Maintenance Strategy

Do you ever won­der where the mon­ey in your main­te­nance bud­get goes? It can some­times seem to evap­o­rate into thin air! Because of our expe­ri­ence work­ing with prop­er­ty man­agers and board mem­bers of HOAs, we under­stand that main­te­nance dol­lars are often stretched incred­i­bly thin.

With this in mind, we thought it would be help­ful to share a few strate­gies for devel­op­ing a suc­cess­ful prop­er­ty main­te­nance strat­e­gy; one that doesn’t absorb dol­lars, but actu­al­ly saves them.

How Would You Define Your Outlook?

First, take a step back and con­sid­er what your cur­rent method is like. Most like­ly you will fall into one of three cat­e­gories: reac­tive, proac­tive, or predictive.

A reac­tive main­te­nance plan means that you keep your head down, fin­gers crossed, and hope for the best. Prob­lems aren’t fixed and upgrades aren’t made until absolute­ly necessary.

A proac­tive approach takes care of issues imme­di­ate­ly, but there is not an effec­tive strat­e­gy that looks very far into the future.

A pre­dic­tive approach is the close cousin of being proac­tive, but takes it a step fur­ther by pre­dict­ing what will need to be done in the future and prepar­ing for it, thus allow­ing your­self to be tak­en by sur­prise as rarely as possible.

Build­ing an Effec­tive Main­te­nance Plan

With all of the above in mind, you’ll find a few strate­gies below to help make the most of your bud­get in an unpre­dictable world.

  • Pri­or­i­tize Improve­ments — This involves divid­ing the essen­tials from the nonessen­tials. At least tem­porar­i­ly, as you rebuild your bud­get, lim­it unnec­es­sary improve­ments and focus on what needs to be done.
  • Keep a Main­te­nance Log — These records are huge­ly valu­able because, over time, they begin to tell a con­sis­tent sto­ry and estab­lish a pat­tern of when aspects of your prop­er­ty need to be repaired, replaced, or refreshed.
  • Build Your Bud­get — Using ongo­ing data from your main­te­nance records, set aside a bare bones bud­get amount. Then, any extra can go toward the nonessen­tial upgrades.
  • Make Your Upgrades Count - First sink your dol­lars into those things that will pay for them­selves over time, such as ener­gy-effi­cient win­dow and door upgrades.
  • Main­tain More Than You Repair - This is huge! Don’t wait until some­thing needs to be com­plete­ly repaired or replaced, but invest a small­er, con­sis­tent amount in rou­tine refresh­ing and main­te­nance. This is espe­cial­ly valu­able when it comes to inte­ri­or and exte­ri­or painting.
  • Com­mu­ni­cate — Keep every­one in your com­mu­ni­ty informed! Make effi­cien­cy and prop­er­ty care a team effort. After all, in the end the goal is uni­ver­sal: to live in an envi­ron­ment that all can enjoy and be proud of.

Do You Need a Com­mer­cial Paint­ing Company?

At Kaloutas, we have been pro­vid­ing com­mer­cial paint­ing ser­vices through­out Mass­a­chu­setts, Rhode Island and New Hamp­shire for many years. Among these ser­vices are main­te­nance plans, allow­ing us to help you pre­serve your prop­er­ty and avoid the need for larg­er repairs down the road. Please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us with any ques­tions you might have!

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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