Budget season provides opportunity for new routine maintenance plans in 2018

Annual budget planning is a big undertaking for property owners. During budget season, maintenance and improvement costs are allocated for the year, which can be a great opportunity for a contractor to provide some well-needed assistance.

By presenting a preventative maintenance routine for the upcoming year, trade allies can help property managers prioritize their budgets. Routine and preventative maintenance not only reduces the chance of equipment failure, it’s also essential for keeping equipment running efficiently. Emergency repairs are costly, and property owners can’t always rely on tenants to alert them to problems before they escalate.

When discussing routine and preventative maintenance plans with customers, trade allies should stress the importance of proactively checking plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC equipment, and structural integrity. They should point out that routine maintenance plans can reduce costs and ensure equipment is working more efficiently.

Use budget season as an opportunity to engage with property owners and establish a preventative maintenance action plan in 2018. It benefits property owners in terms of repair costs and potentially secures more projects for your company.

If you have questions about preventative maintenance plans and how to leverage Energy Trust incentives when developing plans, contact Nate Collins, trade ally coordinator, at 503.278.3075.