Following a rise in weather-related maintenance problems in premises, veterinary practices are being urged to not leave essential maintenance to chance.

Following a rise in weather-related maintenance problems in premises, veterinary practices are being urged to not leave essential maintenance to chance.

Vet practices are being urged effectively mainatin their premisesThe warning comes after refurbishment firm Wilkinson Maintenance released its annual list of the most common repairs carried out, with leaking roofs, drain blockages and broken tiles in the top three.

According to the company, the veterinary profession is one of the sectors most likely to delay correcting these problems.

Mark Rapley, general manager at Wilkinson Maintenance, said: “When many practices discover their roof is leaking or that their drain is blocked, they call out a roofer and a plumber. If they had in place a proper maintenance procedure, then they could save time and money.

“It is unfortunate that weather-related issues are on an upsurge given our poor weather this year, which has resulted in all manner of call-outs. Some have involved major jobs, such as flooding of premises, which have led to the need for a complete clear out and refurbishment.”

He added: “It’s a question of being prepared, and planning, for the worst, rather than reacting in a more uncoordinated way to common problems, which can cost far more to fix in the medium to long term.”

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