Mr Rooney, who heads up the Rossendale company’s building maintenance division, was speaking after recent reports on maintenance and service disasters suggested some property owners were taking risks in a bid to save money.
“Companies must realise that cut-backs and short-cuts will cost them much more in the long term,” said Mr Rooney. “If they don’t use qualified personnel to carry out their maintenance on a regular basis their properties will suffer. They may think they are saving money but neglecting their properties will cost them much more in the long run.
“We are already hearing nightmare stories as a result of property owners trying to cut back on maintenance. In once case unqualified individuals were commissioned to replace a boiler. But when the job was inspected on completion they discovered it had been installed incorrectly and was causing sky high energy bills.”
Mr Rooney said Beta Group clients, which include major commercial properties and businesses, town centre stores and schools and education establishments in Manchester fully understood the necessity to maintain and service their properties on a regular basis.
“Buildings represent a very significant investment so the maintenance and servicing work we do on behalf of our clients is protecting their investment as well as saving them money in the long term.”
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