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Maintenance Contracts - Yay OR Nay?

Deciding whether or not to sign into a maintenance contract is a hefty job, so we've put together a list of reasons why you should AND a list of challenges you may think could be an issue.

Why you should:

  1. Peace of mind: A maintenance contract can ease the stress, knowing that your equipment or property is being taken care of and will be kept in good condition.

  2. Scheduled maintenance: With a maintenance contract, you can schedule regular maintenance at convenient times, rather than waiting for something to break down or malfunction. This can help prevent unexpected downtime or costly repairs.

  3. Cost savings: By keeping your equipment or property well-maintained, you can potentially avoid more expensive repairs or replacements down the line.

  4. Expertise: Many maintenance contracts are provided by experts in the field who have the knowledge and experience to identify and address issues before they become major problems.

Challenges you may face:

  1. Cost: A maintenance contract can be an added expense, and depending on the terms and frequency of maintenance required, it can be a significant investment.

  2. Contract limitations: Some maintenance contracts may have limitations on the type or frequency of maintenance covered. Make sure to read the contract carefully and understand what is and is not included.

  3. Dependence on contractor: Depending on the terms of the contract, you may become dependent on the maintenance contractor to keep your equipment or property in good condition. If they are not reliable or responsive, it could cause issues.

  4. Limited flexibility: If you want to make changes to your equipment or property, the maintenance contract may limit your options or require additional costs to make adjustments.

Overall, a maintenance contract can be a beneficial investment if you have equipment or property that requires regular upkeep. However, it's important to carefully evaluate the costs and benefits, read the contract thoroughly, and choose a reputable and reliable contractor. At Bilton we spend time with our clients building a real open and honest relationship. If you would like a free consultation and costing session with us then please let us know.

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