Homeowners may submit maintenance requests and become frustrated when something isn’t repaired immediately. Part of the reason for the delay may be that the association developed and follows an annual maintenance schedule, and the manager knows that next month’s routine maintenance will take care of the issue. Associations may also use the schedule to address small unseen problems before they become noticeable.
The association should schedule routine maintenance for a number of reasons.
- It eliminates unexpected replacements and breakdowns.
- It keeps costs down because repairs are not made on an emergency basis.
- It extends the lives of expensive common elements and reduces reserved funds
- It stops problems before they occur
The association should work with a qualified engineer and other experts to develop the maintenance schedule. This schedule should specify when common elements will be routinely inspected, adjusted and repaired.
Regularly monitoring the property eliminates surprises. The Association may be able to catch minor problems and correct them before an expensive repair is needed. This helps control costs by extending the life of the common elements, which in turn reduces the money that must be reserved for an eventual replacement.
The maintenance schedule is a useful tool that keeps costs down and property function and appearance up. It also ensures that everything will get done in the most efficient, economical way.Share