Sign Maintenance is not just a legal obligation for shop owners, it is an integral part of the sign's life cycle. Whether it is repairs to broken signage, or even an annual clean of the sign to make sure that it continues to look as good as the day it was installed, maintenance is key to getting the most value out of your sign.
In short, the answer is yes. For any sign other than personal use, it is the law that you must maintain the signs you own, to ensure they remain safe and secure. Internal signs can usually be checked by yourself or a staff member to see if there is any deterioration, damages or any changes from how it was when first installed.
External signage, especially fascias and projecting signs are best checked by those who installed it, or an experienced company / individual. They can ensure that all fixings are still secure, that everything is working and that the sign is nice and clean and if any works need doing to it, they are able to accurately identify and report what is required.
Having your sign maintained regularly is not just about complying with the law however.
A sign is usually an investment. It is something you spend a considerable amount of money on, to help advertise your business, or make the space more enjoyable for staff and customers. A poorly maintained sign not only presents safety issues, but reflects you as a company. If your sign is left dirty, with parts missing or not working, people may be less likely to shop with you or use your services, whereas a clean fully working sign shows the level of care and attention you and your business puts into your work.
A well maintained sign is secure and safe, giving you peace of mind as people walk past or underneath it everyday.
Face illuminated signage such as light boxes and some built up lettering will not give out as much light if they are dirty. Keeping them clean ensures that you are getting the most for the money to run them.
A well maintained sign promotes a professional reputation, helping build customer's confidence in you even before they enter your premises.
Well maintained signage is less likely to suffer failures and issues can be spotted before becoming larger problems.
While there are costs involved in maintaining your sign, it can be much cheaper to replace a small part of a sign when it shows early sign of failing, than having to remake or replace a larger part because of that failure.
It is recommended that your signs be checked at least once a year. However, if you ever notice anything about your sign that doesn’t seem right, especially if there has been recent periods of strong winds / stormy weather, it is always advised to get in touch and if necessary book in an appointment. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
By having this done regularly, we can spot problems before they cause more damage.
This is a tricky question as it always depends on what you are expecting to pay. Costs can vary based on the number and size of signs that need checking, any works that are needed (cleaning, parts being replaced etc).
But having the peace of mind that your signs are safe and secure is worth the cost and it is a lot cheaper than if (worst case scenario) something were to happen with the sign that injured a member of the public.
We can handle any part of the maintenance when it comes to your sign. From a simple cleaning, to replacing of LEDs / fluorescents / neon, to remaking and replacing other areas of the sign. We can replace or add extra fixings as needed to ensure the sign is secure and can also help with weatherproofing solutions if you are finding that water is getting into any part of the sign.