Learn what Property Maintenance is about, its types, and what activities are involved. Understand its importance in keeping occupants safe all the time.
Published 28 Apr 2022
Property maintenance is the set of activities done in order to preserve a property, keep it safe, and maintain its good condition for the occupants.
HP Constructions defines property maintenance as, “the process of preserving a residential, commercial, apartment, or hospitality building and its immediate surroundings through a set of specific maintenance activities.”
When the occupants of a well-maintained property are safe and they feel that their needs are met in regards to what a property is intended for, effective property maintenance equates to a more satisfied occupant. The main goal of property maintenance is primarily about occupant safety and satisfaction.
Property Maintenance Check
First and foremost, to start the discussion of property maintenance, the term “property” should be defined. Property is a term that pertains to anything that an individual or an entity has legal ownership over.
Any asset that is owned by a person, group of people, or entity is referred to as property in the broadest sense of the term. There are four main types of property:
Among the four types of properties, those properties attached to the land are the ones that are referred to in property maintenance.
There are different types of property maintenance which intend to keep a property functional and maintain its best condition. Here are the types of property maintenance:
When it comes to property maintenance, there is a wide variety of responsibilities and requirements. They include activities such as:
The regulations and standards for property maintenance were specified in the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) standards for property maintenance. The minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings are also set in the code.
The components in maintaining a building includes: structure’s exterior, plumbing fixtures, mechanical system, electrical fixtures, sanitary installations, and fire fighting equipment.
The IPMC is related to other International Codes (“I-Codes”), including the following:
Here are a few of the benefits of maintaining your property well:
Property maintenance is believed by some as costly without realizing that routinely doing the inspections and checks can save you more money and expenses. Automate the administrative work that slows maintenance down with iAuditor by SafetyCulture, the best inspection tool used by different industries to keep their property up-to-code and safe for every user.
The following are some of what iAuditor can support in property maintenance:
Some checklists you can use in property maintenance:
Loida Bauto is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. An Interior Designer by training, she began to pursue her passion for writing in 2017. Her interests involve a diverse range of topics such as Disability, Universal Design, and Sustainability, among other matters that aim to improve the world we live in. She is a self-published book author in 2018 and 2021.
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