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FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS TO BE SERVICED

FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR HOME NEEDS TO BE SERVICED

We all know the value and utmost importance of regular servicing from cars and motorcycles to private jets and super yachts. This is completely necessary to keep them in good working condition, prevent problems arising and ensure they are safe to operate. Homes, particularly luxury residences, should be cared for in the same way. Here are our 5 reasons why prime estates need dedicated maintenance.

1. Safeguarding and Security

Part of our service for international clients, whether they are based overseas or here permanently, is to safeguard their properties and make sure their homes are safe and secure and not vulnerable to threats. Having in place a security management package, which includes regular security checks, can reduce insurance premiums significantly.

Similar to preventive maintenance, we frequently review security measures and perform regular operational checks and planned servicing to make sure that everything is in order.

2. Regular maintenance protects against damage

It can be all too easy to overlook routine servicing when time is short and nothing seems wrong. However, some issues might not be visible to the untrained eye.
Whilst maintaining a property can seem time consuming and costly, a regular maintenance plan can prevent damage and reduce costs. As technology has evolved, there are now more things that can go wrong within a property. Issues such as leaks, and faulty heating and cooling systems, can cause a huge amount of damage if left undetected, not to mention the unnecessary cost and inconvenience when they fail to perform. For example, the regular cleaning of fan coil filters will help keep air conditioning units running at their best for longer, rather like changing the oil regularly in a car. In essence, planned maintenance can save expensive repairs and replacement.

Each property and client will have different requirements, which is why we offer a complete bespoke service. No two properties are the same and will require a tailored maintenance plan.

3. Vacant homes also need management

Frequent maintenance ensures that properties are kept in good working order so they aren’t affected by seasonal changes, especially if they are not a main residency.
We attach the same level of importance to a client’s second home as if it were their main residency and our experience of vacancy management ensures we’re well aware of potential issues. For example, taps and water outlets need to be flushed if not regularly used, as bacteria can build up within pipes which can be harmful if ingested.

4. Home ‘log book’

Just like a car and other vehicles will have a full service history, we make sure the same applies to our clients’ homes. We build a comprehensive file and portfolio for all properties which include building and design drawings, system documentation and warranties and appliance information. This is clearly important to maintain effective management and provides valuable provenance if a client wishes to sell or let their property in the future.

5. Peace of Mind

Giving our clients peace of mind is at the heart of everything we stand for.

We take away the hassle and stress of maintaining a home and property. We’re here to take care of all aspects, whether it’s a main residency or a second home. We ensure that each aspect is taken care of by professionals so that everything is looked after to the highest standards. We specialise in providing a complete management service for our clients from day to day tasks, maintenance requirements, emergency call outs and weekly operational inspections.

To find out more and to get in touch with one of the team, please contact us by calling +44 (0) 20 3457 2857 or emailing info@somersetestates.com

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