Keeping on top of your building maintenance

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The start of the New Year can be an excellent time to review your procedures, including how you schedule your maintenance for your building. Careful building maintenance is essential for a number of reasons.

Firstly, a building is a sizeable asset, so maintaining it correctly ensures that you protect your capital, as depreciation can occur if the structure and installations of the building are not kept up to standard. Secondly, regular checking of a building will pick up problems before they manifest into larger issues, thereby saving you money and hassle in the long run. Thirdly, regular testing of your electrical installations will ensure that you have fulfiled your legal obligation to adequately safeguard the users of your building.

An Electrical Installation Conditions Report (EICR) provides you with the documentary evidence that you have tested your electrical installations, in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989. At Black Pear Electrical we always keep a copy of your EICR, so that in the unlikely event of an incident you can prove that you acted compliantly. The frequency of testing required is dictated by the type and function of your premise, if you are unsure of how often you should carry out an EICR, please contact us today.

In order to manage the maintenance of your building, some people split their buildings into sections, and test each section in turn. This system has the advantage of breaking down the disruption into manageable portions, allowing you to continue to use the majority of your building while the work is being carried out. It can also help cash flow as we can invoice for the sections of your building as we work our way round them, rather than carrying out the work on the whole building with the corresponding invoice needing to be paid in full.

If you manage a large building, and feel that you would benefit from a rolling maintenance schedule, why not contact Black Pear Electrical today? We offer a helpful and individual service to each of our clients. We understand that all businesses are different, and that their requirements vary. With our knowledgeable and professional team, we can work with you to implement a maintenance strategy that works for your business. We endeavour to reduce disruption to your business and can schedule work for evenings or quieter time in accordance with the complexities of your business. To book your EICR call us now on 01905 700 490


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