16 Oct 8 Maintenance Tasks You Should Definitely Perform on Your Commercial Building Every Fall
Maintenance is the key to adding value and longevity to your commercial property. Fall is a good time of the year to complete an annual maintenance check for your commercial building before the harsh winter hits. The maintenance tasks performed on your commercial building in fall will help prevent potential costly damages to your building.
Here are 8 maintenance tasks you should definitely perform on your commercial building every fall:
Inspect Your Landscaping
Fall is a great time to inspect your landscaping needs for the following spring. Things to look for are dead shrubs and trees that may need trimming, weeding, mulching, or replacement. Don’t forget to winterize your irrigation system to prevent the risk of winter damage.
Check Your Gutters and Downspouts
Removing debris and dirt from downspouts and gutters prevents damage to your gutters and building by properly draining the water away from it. Make sure that all downspouts and gutters are securely attached to the building to assure proper function and prevent damage.
Inspect building facades for brick repairs, precast, broken glass, stains, leakage, etc. Repair stone, glass, architectural elements, caulking, or concrete, if needed.
Service Your HVAC System
Is your commercial building’s heating unit functioning properly? With winter approaching, it is recommended that you make sure your heating unit is operating at peak capacity. HVAC filters should be replaced at least twice a year for optimal performance. By maintaining your HVAC unit, you increase its overall performance and effectiveness and make sure that it will keep you warm when needed and the chances of costly and unnecessary repairs due to blocked or dirty heat exchanges and unchanged filters are reduced.
It is highly recommended that you have your roof inspected for any maintenance or repairs. If there are any weak spots, then make sure they are fixed before the winter and also ensure that the roof’s drainage system is operating at an optimal level.
Roof inspection by professional roofing contractor will include things like inspecting and performing minor repairs, removing any debris, covering exposed nails, securing any loose shingles, and sealing vents and pipes. Professional roof inspection and maintenance will ensure that any costly future repairs are avoided, and your roof lasts longer.
Inspect Storm Water Facilities
Inspect storm water pipes, discharge pipes, manholes, catch basins, inlets, inflow and outflow structures for blockages and deterioration. Any cleaning or repairs should be completed immediately to assure proper function and avoid damage. Any vegetation affecting system’s functionality should be removed or trimmed.
Inspect Your Exterior Lighting
Indoor and outdoor lights of your commercial building should be inspected bi-annually or replaced as reported for security reasons. Keep the lights clean to reduce energy consumption.
Inspect Your Sidewalks and Pavement
Inspection of sidewalks and parking areas should be done in fall for trip hazards like potholes and cracks. Seal coating of asphalt and crack sealing should be completed as quickly as possible. Parking lot signage and markings should also be inspected in fall to plan accordingly for financial needs.
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