Apartment Block Cleaning, Grounds Maintenance & Property Maintenance Package

Firstly, we have come to understand just what a tough task it is to do the job you do involving the multiple disciplines of having legal, contractual, health & safety, liability and operational responsibilities. Often, when you receive communication from a development or residents it is because there is a problem. We realise then, that contractors can be one of three things:

  • They can actually be, or least be part of, the problem itself! OR....
  • They can be passive and simply decide that they just do their job, while you take all the stress. OR....
  • As we at UCS decided a long time ago, we can provide a top quality service at value for money, while also proactively being your eyes and ears on site, thus reducing your stress and workload. If you look at our testimonials, these will confirm this.

So what services do we provide that you can utilise in property management?

Cleaning Services

UCS has been established since 2005 and throughout the team we have over 40 years of combined experience in the commercial cleaning industry.  Our specialty is apartment blocks, working with a number of block management organisations, providing our unique multi-discipline package:

  • We provide a regular and structured cleaning service that includes your internal communal or common areas. This can be tailored to your specific needs.
  • We provide high reach window cleaning using the latest and most efficient equipment.
  • We also carry out high reach gutter cleaning using a powerful vacuum method that minimises disruption and additional mess.
  • Additionally, we carry out steam extraction carpet cleaning.
  • We can advise you on a suitable schedule of works for all these areas so that ultimately potential remedial work on the building is kept to a minimum.
  • Also, if you have bin stores, we can look after these, keeping them clean and tidy, and arranging the removal of large bulky items that have been irresponsibly deposited.

Keep reading though, as we provide more than just cleaning.

Routine Property Maintenance

Inevitably in block management there will be small maintenance jobs that need to be carried out, such as:

  • Light Bulb Replacement
  • Stair Cap Repairs
  • Door Furniture Repairs
  • Emergency Lighting Testing
  • Fire Alarm Panel Testing
  • Meter Reading

Our teams are trained to help you with all of this, thus avoiding the very expensive call out costs of getting another contractor in.

Grounds Maintenance

At least 50% of the works we carry out are grounds maintenance and we have experienced well trained teams for this also. Grounds maintenance for communal grounds includes:

  • Regular Grass Cutting
  • Shrub & hedge trimming
  • Weed control
  • Flower bed maintenance

We can also carry out remedial works if a previous contractor has let you down in this area.

All part of making estate management that bit easier.

Secondly, while on site, we often take photographs showing ‘before and after’ results, or to highlight problems so that early intervention can be implemented. We have a proactive approach to this as we realise this can often pre-empt a complaint coming in to you. This hopefully reduces stress and workload for you. In fact, our motto is, “We are here to make you look good!”. We firmly believe that a good positive working relationship with you will yield the best result you could wish for.

Finally, and not to be underestimated in looking at your workload, is the fact that all the above disciplines are provided by one company – UCS! This has to have an impact on your admin, paperwork, and points of contact workload. You will be provided with one dedicated point of contact for all operational matters, and one for all financial matters – what’s not to like about that?!  UCS aim to make block management easier.

We are active in a number of areas across Somerset and Devon, including: