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How to Maintain Your Facility’s Exterior?

A successful business will not only focus on its customers but also on its building’s appearance. It is crucial to know how to maintain your facility’s exterior in order to avoid costly maintenance. Regular exterior maintenance will extend the lifetime of your paint job and make a lasting impression.

There are a number of factors that will affect when your facility is due for a repaint. The most common factors that can affect the longevity of your exterior paint are the weather (sunlight, excessive moisture and extreme temperature), quality of workmanship and the original state of painted surfaces.

UMS staff painting exterior building

So, how do you maintain and extend the lifetime of your facility’s exterior paint?

  1. Regular inspection of your facility
    Australia’s harsh climate has made it harder for businesses to achieve longer-lasting paint jobs. In order to ensure your exterior paint lasts, it’s vital that you conduct a regular inspection. Frequent exterior maintenance will prevent paint degradation and further structural damage.
  2. Request maintenance at the first sign of paint deterioration
    A poorly maintained facility will leave a bad impression in a customer’s mind, so don’t leave it to the last minute and fix the damage as it occurs. The most common first signs of paint degradation are mildew and/or mould growth, colour starts fading, cracking paint and /or blistering. If you see any of those signs, consult your facilities maintenance provider, as it may be time to repaint the building.
  3. Choose the right facilities maintenance provider
    When you hire the right team of commercial painters, they will be able to meet your needs, ensure your paint job lasts and not cut corners. Aside from experience, it is important to know your contractor has a strong emphasis on safety (and its workers have safety at the forefront of their minds).

At Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS), we provide this service with our professional painting team, adhering to UMS’ high standard of quality control. This results in a painted surface that stands up to the necessary specific environmental conditions, maintaining a high standard over the life of the coating, preserving the structure beneath it and presenting a high-quality image for the life of the asset.

UMS is committed to providing a cost-effective and service-oriented painting service. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our reputation in the industry. If you want to discuss any of your commercial property maintenance needs, feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly staff members.