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ENERGIZE US, LLC: Electrical Contractor strives to deliver great service with greater results. That’s why we push to be PROACTIVE in our installations and everything we do.
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Energize Us, LLC offers a wide range of electrical services from solar panels, residential & commercial, property management, and preventative maintenance options — as well as home inspections and evaluations.

This is done with the homeowner, to discuss any upgrades your home and/or business may need. We catch any issues before they become major renovation projects.

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Property Management

Maintenance vs In-House

One important choice you’ll need to make will be whether to outsource this task to a commercial property maintenance team or build an in-house team. We discuss both options below.

Going with professional property maintenance services

If you choose to hire Betances Electrical, you stand to benefit from a more structured approach to maintenance that we have developed over the years. Some of the services offered include:

Preventative maintenance planning and scheduling

Betances Electrical will typically have an established system for planning and scheduling every maintenance task that your property requires. At the minimum, such a system should include:
  • Regular maintenance checks, inspections, and visits.
  • Documentation of all maintenance performed.
  • Recommendations for upgrades and improvements.
  • Standard procedures for hiring and managing vendors and contractors.
  • Reduce Reactive Maintenance by 73.2%
A quality commercial property maintenance service will keep your tenants happy while preserving and improving your asset’s condition.

Financial reporting

One of our first roles will be creating a maintenance budget for your property. Where we will present you with reports about maintenance expenses on the premises – at least every month.

Handling tenant’s communication

When every email or text message from a tenant comes to you directly, you won’t have time for much else. Betances Electrical’s duty will be communicating with your tenants and relaying to you only those issues that require your attention.

Ensuring regulatory compliance

Similar to the IPMC we mentioned earlier, there are several other requirements that your local jurisdiction may require property owners. It can be difficult to keep track of everything. Betances Electrical is expected to monitor existing and new regulations on your behalf and ensure compliance.

Going with an in-house property maintenance team

If you choose to have an in-house maintenance team, you will be responsible for everything we outlined in the last chapter, but the difference is that you will have direct supervision over the staff and the quality of performed work, have a more flexible maintenance budget that is under your control and have an overall better insight into all issues and maintenance activities that are happening at your property.

However, organizing a maintenance department requires some level of planning. Here are the steps you could follow to build your in-house property maintenance team

Determine the skillset and size of the team that you will be hiring. Start by listing every maintenance activity that your property requires (from cleaning to equipment repairs). This will help you to determine who you need, e.g. cleaners, gardeners, HVAC and electrical technicians, etc.
After that, consider how many hours each person can averagely work per shift and how many shifts you’ll need per day to estimate how many people you’ll be hiring. Depending on how large the property is, you may need a facility manager or at least a supervisor to coordinate the staff.
Don’t rush to hire. Conduct thorough interviews and check that your potential craftsmen are qualified for their intended roles. Also, you can safely hasten this process by outsourcing this step to a reputable maintenance staff recruitment agency.
There are some roles that are usually not economical to fill in-house so don’t completely eliminate outsourcing. For instance, you won’t hire a full-time elevator technician when elevators typically don’t require servicing as often as other systems.

Prioritize maintenance funding

When so many other issues in your property demand funding, it can be tempting to cut back on maintenance spending. But, this can lead to rapid asset deterioration and an uncontrollable deferred maintenance list which creates an ideal setting for safety hazards.

Avoiding these and even more problems requires that you proactively estimate and budget for Operating Expense and Capital Expense maintenance annually. Usually, it’s advisable to budget a minimum of between 2 – 4% of your property’s current replacement value for your annual maintenance budget. According to some internal data, every dollar you spend on maintenance saves you $5 in the long run.

Procure and use durable components

To keep your property in tip-top shape, you’ll want to use replacement parts that operate safely and last as long as possible. When you stock your spare parts inventory (with fan belts, HVAC parts, light bulbs, motors, pumps, etc.) that are high-quality, you’re investing in the longevity of your property.

Although very durable items may cost a little more at the onset, they help you save on future repairs and minimize frequent rework problems.

Automate maintenance management

No matter your maintenance team/service provider’s competence, it can quickly become challenging to stay on top of every single maintenance task. Especially in huge multi-unit properties, tracking everything manually can quickly breed inefficiency and leave room for wasted time and resources.

That’s why more and more property managers are interested in automating maintenance management by using a computerized maintenance management system. A mobile CMMS will help you to streamline and optimize every aspect of maintenance, handle repetitive administrative tasks, track safety, measure performance, reduce maintenance costs, and much more.

Enable regular property audits

Another fundamental practice for keeping your property in optimum shape is to adopt a custom of regular facility condition assessments (FCA). An FCA will empower you with comprehensive baseline data about how the entire property and its systems perform. That information helps to highlight areas for improvement.

During an FCA, the inspection team will check things like the current condition of all the assets and identify any safety hazards for quick corrective action.

Key Takeaways

If you currently own or manage a residential property, property maintenance is not something you’re allowed to overlook. It is required and regulated by law in most jurisdictions.

That said, apart from obeying the law, the benefits of property maintenance are too many to ignore.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to take too much of your time. Whether you choose to hire Betances Electrical or set up an in-house maintenance team, what matters most is to ensure that maintenance is ongoing and that those in charge of maintaining your property have the skills, funding, and tools they need for proper execution.