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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 …

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 …

20 Years with UMS

Most of us can remember receiving our 1, 3 or 5 years of service award at an organisation. But, last week we celebrated a very special milestone as Greg Spiers celebrated 20 years with UMS! The service award was presented by Urban Maintenance Systems‘ Chief Executive Officer Patrick Flannigan. Greg Spiers’ 20 Years Service Award was …

Ready, Set, MOW!

UMS took delivery of eight John Deere 1580 Out-front Mowers for use throughout the Toru region. Three were rear discharge decks and five were side discharge decks. “These mowers outperform most other machines in their class. They’ll be a great asset in helping UMS meet the standard Auckland Council looks for.” Said Will Maber, UMS’ …

UMS Henderson Depot Opening

UMS is proud to announce the official opening of its 1000 square metre Henderson depot! The new depot and staff it accommodates allows UMS to offer an expanded range of facility maintenance services. UMS celebrated its opening with 130 staff and guests. Including key people from Auckland Council and members of the Henderson-Massey, Waitakere Ranges …