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Reactive Maintenance is Three Times More Costly Than Proactive Maintenance

Did you know reactive maintenance is three times more costly than proactive maintenance? Despite knowing this, some firms still choose to repair their facility only when it faces major breakdown. The vast majority of firms make this mistake as they do not have a clear understanding of the benefits associated with proactive maintenance. Nor do …

Improve Your Childcare Centre with a Scheduled Maintenance Program

What are the characteristics of a high-quality childcare centre? Many parents will prioritise safety and cleanliness when deciding which centre is the best for their child or children. But, in fact, one of the key things to be aware of is if the childcare centre has a scheduled maintenance program in place. It is important to be aware of this as …

Improve Your Properties Appearance with High-Pressure Cleaning

When most people think of high-pressure cleaning they think of water blasting dirt and grime off walls. But there is more to it than meets the eye. High-pressure cleaning does more than just removing dust, mould, grease, grime, and pollution. It can actually increase your profits by improving the appearance of your building and making …

Signs of Paint Degradation

In this blog, we will identify the signs of paint degradation and when it’s time to repaint your business’ facade. There are a number of factors that will affect when you are due to repaint. The main factors are quality of previous workmanship, extreme climate and the original state of the painted surface. Repainting your …

UMS Wins Western Sydney and Parramatta Park Trust Contracts

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) announces our recent successful contract renewals with Western Sydney Parklands Trust and Parramatta Park Trust. This will be UMS’ second consecutive term and third consecutive term at both Trusts, respectively. Western Sydney Parklands Trust is Australia’s largest urban park. For the last 50 years, it has provided well-maintained facilities and open …

Why Should You Care About Building Maintenance?

Routine commercial cleaning and maintenance are more than just an appearance, it is about making sure your commercial property is well-maintained, in working order and is free from unsightly and dangerous damage. It is about fixing the problem at an early detection stage rather than leaving it until it is at a point of no …

Retail Maintenance – The Walls Are Speaking To You!

Have you ever looked at a store and instinctively decided it wasn’t for you (even before stepping foot inside)? This is because subconsciously, the walls are speaking to you! In this case, the store may require retail maintenance onsite. Morpace conducted an in-depth survey of 1,000 consumers. 95% said that external appearance influences their decision …

Our top three tips for picking the right facilities maintenance provider

When it comes down to the crunch, everyone wants to think they have hired the best facilities maintenance provider. But there are three very simple questions you can ask that will give you all the assurance you will need. Top Three Tips on choosing the right FM provider 1. Does the company monitor and manage …

UMS Completed Installing Specially Designed Gates at the Save-A-Dog Shelter

Recently UMS completed installing specially designed and tailored stainless-steel gates at the Save-A-Dog shelter. This was an incredibly rewarding project to work on. The Save-A-Dog Scheme is a Malvern, Victoria, community-based non-for-profit animal welfare organisation. They save and re-home hundreds of dogs and cats every year and are also a leader of the no-kill movement (since …

Do you know how to tell if you are paying too much for your planned maintenance?

Have you ever wondered how to check if you are getting slugged with extra hidden costs? Well, we have the right checklist for you! And the ‘extra’ bonus… it’s free! At UMS we are all about transparency and giving our clients value for money. Our budget checklist allows you to find those hidden fees and …