7 maintenance tips to ensure your practice fitout stands the test of time

16 Oct 2017 9:09 AM

Your practice fitout is a substantial investment that should stand the test of time. That’s why it’s important to select an experienced contractor who has a track record of providing quality work in your industry. However, even the best quality work needs to be properly maintained.


Here are our seven top maintenance tips for your practice…

1. Seek a workmanship guarantee

Only use a contractor that offers a guarantee on their work. This will ensure that you’ll be getting quality workmanship in the first place that will stand up well to the test of time. And extra points if the contractor’s guarantee includes fixing any identified defects before handing over the practice.


2. Fast service is important

When it comes to maintenance, small issues can become big problems if not addressed quickly. That’s why you should use a maintenance contractor that offers fast response times. For example, if you’re located in the greater Sydney area Cassin & Sons will be on your doorstep within 24 hours (on business days) of your maintenance request to provide an instant fix where possible, or to complete a site assessment for more complex jobs.


3. Keep it fresh

A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for your practice. We recommend painting your interiors every two years, which will also give you an opportunity to change colour schemes in line with the latest trends. It’s also a good idea to schedule an exterior re-paint once every five years.


4. Watch your step

Repairing or replacing your flooring will keep you practice looking good without the need for a full renovation. Cassin & Sons offers a flooring and upholstery service and can install carpet tiles following water damage from a leak, and repair other flooring issues to keep your staff and customers safe.


5. Raise the roof

Your ceiling is easy to forget about, but a poorly maintained ceiling can lead to a range of other unsightly damage from leaks. Cassin & Sons can supply and install ceiling tiles following water or other damage, and repair leaks or other damage to your ceilings.


6. Plumbing and electrical

Neglecting to properly maintain your plumbing and electrical services can be disastrous for your practice. Faulty plumbing or electrics can be a serious safety risk for your patients and staff. The good news is that you can call on Cassin & Sons to project manage all your commercial plumbing needs and electrical requirements.


7. Keep it professional

Frayed curtains, grubby blinds and crooked paintings can tarnish the professionalism of your practice. Cassin & Sons can take proper care of your practice interiors. From hanging pictures and pinboards to assembling furniture and replacing curtains and blinds, we’ll look after your everyday maintenance requirements.


Cassin & Sons specialises in custom medical and veterinary fit outs with more than 28 years of experience in the healthcare fit out industry. Call our friendly team on 1300 122 774 to find out what we can do for you.