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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 …

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 …

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 …

UMS Sponsors Symphony Under the Stars

The most exciting music event of the Sydney Festival has returned – Symphony Under the Stars. 2018 marked the 32nd time the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has performed for its locals. This outdoor concert was the biggest concert yet for Western Sydney. As a part of UMS’ longstanding relationship with Parramatta Park and Western Sydney Parklands …

Symphony Under the Stars

UMS is continuing their long-standing collaboration with one of the most well-loved Sydney Festival events to Parramatta – Symphony Under the Stars! UMS will be managing the waste and clean-up of the amenities – ensuring a clean and pleasant environment for all to enjoy. This free concert is always one of the most anticipated events …

Merry Christmas from the team at UMS Advantage

It is hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here – Christmas is just around the corner. The year has passed so quickly with much achieved over the past 12 months. With the festive season upon us, we turn our thoughts to family, celebrations, eating, drinking and perhaps travel. On behalf …

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 …

Western Sydney Parklands Food Fest

This year UMS Advantage took part in the annual Western Sydney Parklands Food Fest. This year’s home-grown theme pays tribute to the Local Heroes who grow and produce food locally in Western Sydney – some running successful family businesses for more than 20 years. UMS Advantage had five team members on site who managed the …

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 …