One of the things we focus on at this time of the year is updating our clients Exterior Maintenance Plans (EMP's). As winter approaches exterior maintenance and repairs become even more important than usual. It is our experience that minor flaws in mild weather have a habit of becoming major issues during the winter months.
We believe a good exterior maintenance plans delivers 4 main benefits.
Here are some guidelines to help when choosing a good maintenance plan. The plan should include.
The planned reporting should cover these basic elements; defective brickwork, blown rendering, vertical lintel cracks, signs of seepage/leaks/water damage, ill-fitting openings and most importantly safety hazards/breaches.
Special attention should be paid to flat roof, gutters, downpipes, drainage, mould and environmental contaminants.
We hope these tips are useful. Please email us if you would like more information on our EMP's.