Building maintenance Lagos Nigeria - The maintenance of buildings is not the priority of many Nigerians.
Nigerians do a great job of building exquisite mansions without consideration for the mode and cost of home maintenance. Some years down the road, the lovely buildings don't look anywhere near lovely anymore.
What building maintenance techniques can you use to ensure that your home looks as lovely as when you first built it?
For starters, when planning for your new home building project in Lagos Nigeria or anywhere else, calculate the cost of home maintenance. Elaborate
buildings require some sort of elaborate property maintenance cost. If you plan to run a low real estate maintenance budget, then start with home designs that support low maintenance budget.
Don't just join the bandwagon and build a home . . . any home. Build a home you can maintain.
Now about those tips for low cost maintenance.
It's amazing how great a building looks with proper and regular cleaning. A building with good cleaning schedule is a beauty to behold any day.
So, one of the first things in your building maintenance agenda should be regular cleaning schedule.
Most likely, the tenants occupying your building will be busy people who do not have time for rudimentary chores like cleaning the compound or the walls or taking off cobwebs from remote areas.
The solution is simple. Charge a monthly service or maintenance fee. Tenants are glad to pay a token to take care of cleaning services because
it saves them a lot of burden.
2. Electrical Works And Fire Prevention
Many buildings have been consumed by electrical fires because tenants invite all kinds of electrical technicians, experienced and
inexperienced, to work on electrical fittings or resolve electrical faults. Some tenants in Lagos Nigeria and elsewhere within the country even undertake to resolve electrical problems in their apartment themselves even though they know little or nothing about electrical circuitry.
Those kind of property maintenance experiments eventually result in fires that destroy whole buildings and jeopardize the investment of the owners.
What can you do to protect your home against such inconsistencies?
Define guidelines for home maintenance activities relating to electrical work. Tenants can agree on a particular electrical technician within
the neighbourhood with adequate experience to be the certified technician for the building.
Extension boxes are also a major source of fires in Nigeria. You can minimize the use of extension boxes by tenants by providing sufficient
electrical sockets in each apartment. Yes, by spending a little extra on configuring the electrical provisions, you protect your investment.
3. Tenant Damage To Property At Exit
Many tenants are destructive tenants. When they exit your home at the expiration of their tenure, many leave the property in disarray.
Lagos landlord attempt to deal with the problem by charging an upfront building maintenance fee called "refundable security deposit". This
amount is used to offset cost incurred in fixing any damage done to the property by the exiting tenant. The security deposit is refundable only if the tenant did not cause any damage to the property at exit time.
These property maintenance tips will prove invaluable in planning your home maintenance strategy.
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