Don’t Forget To Include Essential Maintenance for Your Multi-Housing Property’s 2020 Budget

Don’t Forget To Include Essential Maintenance for Your Multi-Housing Property’s 2020 Budget Building Maintenance Management September 23, 2019
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As you know, owning a multi-unit housing property requires a little more work than simply collecting rent. There is a lot that goes into the budgeting each year and one thing that should never be left out is maintenance costs. From routine maintenance to emergency repairs to renovations, each deserves a spot on your yearly budget. As the trusted name in multi-housing maintenance for St Louis Park, we’ve put together a list of the important services to remember in your budget. And, when you’re looking for a service that can help with all of your maintenance needs, give us a call at Building Maintenance Management; we can help with all of these services and more.

Apartment Turns & Renovations

You will likely have tenants moving out and new tenants moving in this year so don’t forget to include apartment turns in your budget. First impressions are everything in this competitive market and with old outdated cabinetry or dingy walls; it can be difficult to attract new tenants. An empty unit is a loss of revenue and this can become especially true with older or outdated buildings. With new housing popping up daily, multi housing renovations can give your building a more competitive edge in the housing market.

On-Call Emergency Service

Multi-housing properties require constant maintenance, but no matter how you try to prevent problems, it is inevitable that an emergency issue will arise and usually during the night or weekend. With our on-call emergency service, your maintenance staff can work during their scheduled hours, but when they go home for the evening or weekend, they don’t have to be on-call for emergencies. Instead, BMM will be available to handle any issues that arise when your maintenance staff are off.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Over time, lint and other debris can build up in the dryer vents and ignite, causing a fire. One of the best ways to ensure this does not happen is by scheduling dryer vent cleaning. Not only is it a great way to help prevent a fire, but regular dryer vent cleaning helps all of your dryers to run at peak performance. Your tenants could enjoy a lower electric bill, and you could see an increase in your dryers’ life spans.

Magic Pak Maintenance

A Magic Pak unit is a heating and cooling unit, and like any HVAC unit, it will work only as well as it’s serviced. You should have your Magic Pak(s) cleaned out on a regular basis, as cleaning will help to increase the unit’s air flow, thereby increasing system effectiveness and lifespan. Thorough maintenance will help to reduce the risk of premature failure. Our Magic-Pak maintenance professionals know what to look for; we will look for rust and cracks, check for carbon monoxide leaks, change filters, clean condensate pan and drain lines, clean and check coils, insert tablets to prevent buildup, and ensure all equipment is properly maintained. 

General Multi-Housing Maintenance

No multi-housing property can take care of itself; that’s where our multi-housing maintenance services come in. We provide full time and part-time preventative and general maintenance services to multi-housing properties throughout Minnesota. Our multi-housing maintenance staff is composed of licensed boiler engineers, and we are experienced in all aspects of building maintenance. We provide back up and supervision for our maintenance staff. This eliminates your time and expense involved in hiring, training and supervising in-house maintenance employees.

These are just some of the maintenance tasks every multi-housing property should budget for in the upcoming year. Call us at 763-541-4886 to find out more about our multi-housing maintenance services in the St Louis Park area or Contact Us.