Maintenance is crucial to the lifespan of buildings. Unfortunately for building owners, entropy only flows in one direction. The condition of a building does not improve of its own accord. Mortar weathers away, timber decays and steel corrodes. Because of this, buildings require regular care in order to maintain their condition.
A proactive approach to maintenance is the best way to protect your building against this relentless deterioration. A maintenance plan will save you a lot of frustration in dealing with the failures that arise when maintenance is ignored. It begs the question then why so many building owners and occupiers fail to implement even the most basic maintenance plan. Most owners do not intervene until the failures have occurred – by which time the issues are more difficult and more costly to deal with.