We are going to raise an issue that concerns us all as owners of buildings, and it is the integral maintenance of buildings in the communities of building owners. First of all, we must take into account that the building where you live or have a property must be kept in the best possible condition and for the longest time in order to have the least breakdowns that produce those happy spills that we so dislike.
The building starts from the entrance to the end of the backyard. We must bear in mind that the integral maintenance of buildings includes all types of surfaces: the house, the premises, the parking space and / or the chalet.
It is the duty of all owners to preserve the community and common areas in perfect conditions. The conservation must be attended by all the owners and communicate any problem to those responsible, president, employees and professionals hired for that purpose.
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Some reasons for monitoring and maintenance in buildings:
- By obligation derived from the current regulations. There are several laws and regulations in the field of construction and building in particular of a technical nature but imposing various obligations on the owners of the buildings.
- The lack of maintenance can invalidate the insurances contracted and the guarantees that the house and the building have.
- A poorly maintained building significantly lowers the market price of your home in case you want to sell it.
- A poorly maintained installation produces higher consumption.
If we want the best for our house, why not the same in the Community?
In our home, whenever a breakdown arises or it is necessary to repair it, we notify the insurance (in the case that we have it covered), a professional or a company to carry out the repair, and we want it to be done in the minor possible time and in the best way. Well, we ask ourselves the question of why in buildings, urbanisations and garages, we do not worry so much?
It is well known that neighbourhood meetings are not a good dish, although they are necessary for the integral maintenance of buildings. One of the main issues when we enter a community, is the company with which we are going to start working to providing integral maintenance service for buildings, and we are mainly concerned with providing the best service at the least price, which is a contradiction in ourselves, because if in our house we want the best, we should want the best in our community without giving so much importance to the price.
When the need arises in our community for repairs due to a breakdown that affects my home or premises, we must consider a series of protocols:
- You must report the problem to the President or the Community Administrator immediately.
- The Community must proceed to the total repair leaving the affected area as a whole to the previous state in which it was prior to the breakdown.
Unfortunately, sometimes the problem arises between the community and neighbours. The community does not leave the room in its former state because the original construction materials are no longer used, something that happens frequently and the confrontation we have served.
So, the community, in order to avoid neighbourly relations, must replace, whether original or not, the room to its pre-fault state.
The neglect in the conservation of buildings is a sign of lack of culture, aesthetics and community education necessary for the integral maintenance of buildings. Keeping this one (owner or tenant) is something that must be taught since people enter the period of education and society must be aware of this fact.
How important it is to have a full-service building maintenance company?
The care given by a company specialised in the integral maintenance of buildings, reduces the cost of repairs, in addition to helping not to reduce the value of the buildings and developments. You can see an example of professionalism when the conservation and maintenance of the facilities, through professionals and specialised service companies, is a great saving. A frequent maintenance, in addition to giving greater life to the facilities, will provide greater comfort for the tenants. In addition, with this we also avoid damaging the environment. It has always been said “it is better to prevent than to cure”. For this reason, we often consider
On the other hand, in addition to the pure conservation and maintenance of a building, must consider the rules of operation and coexistence established in the law.
Some owners in these neighbourhood meetings, when others want to contract an effective integral maintenance of buildings, because of the wrong sense they have of saving money, try to avoid it anyway. It is the momentary saving, but when the problems arise is when we have realised the error, due to the lack of proper maintenance and usually do not show up at meetings. With the correct maintenance and conservation energy savings are achieved, less repair costs, the property does not lose value and there will be a better comfort and enjoyment of the elements of the backyard and urbanisation.
Remember that there are many environmental factors that can damage any element of a building. Some affect even complete structures. In Able Building Inspections we are specialists in the inspection of buildings that have been affected over time. With over 23 years of experience inspecting buildings and helping people make the smartest choice when looking to purchase a house. If you are looking for a qualified expert to know their opinion and measure the real quality of the building you want to buy, we will be able to carry out a study of the situation, do not hesitate to contact us.