Preventative maintenance for commercial properties is criticalby Red Facility Solutions RedFacility
Preventive care for your commercial property is probably one of the most cost-effective ways you can minimize wear and tear on your commercial building due to weather and regular usage.
Having a professionally designed maintenance strategy should help you reduce the overall risk of dealing with any costly repairs in the future and extend the overall life of your building assets, such as the roofing system and HVAC system.
Regular maintenance of your commercial property is impossible without understanding what equipment and systems require routine inspection and preventative maintenance.
All property managers or owners need to pinpoint items in their property that need regular maintenance. While this may vary depending on your business, most commercial properties tend to have the following areas and equipment that requires regular upkeep and repair:
- Electrical system repair
- Roofing system repair
- A commercial parking lot repair
- Fire alarms & sprinklers check
Take some time and go through your property to add any other assets that you may have. For example, if your property has an irrigation system, automatic gates, or has elevators, you need to put them on the list too.
Implement preventative maintenance based on seasonality
It would be best to look at your maintenance schedule, considering all the variances that apply to changing seasons. For example, during the fall season, you need to pay a little extra attention to the roofing system, especially in places prone to snow and ice.
Winterizing your commercial roofing system can help you increase its overall lifespan while decreasing your energy costs.
It would help if you made roofing inspections a priority for every season, but minor repairs such as the drainage system and flashings during the fall can help your property prepare for the weather to come.
Similarly, summer is typically regarded as the optimal season for exterior commercial painting projects. By that point of the year, the weather conditions are ideal for giving you perfect results since it is warm and rain chances are at their lowest.
You can also focus on making your property more environmentally friendly during the summer to help reduce cooling costs such as tinting windows. Professionals can also help you add reflective roof coatings that block any incoming sunlight rather than absorbing that heat.
Save money by investing extra time.
These preventative maintenance steps for your commercial properties may require some of your time. However, it is time well spent if it helps you keep your property in its best condition and free from any potential extensive repairs.
As a property owner or manager, it is your responsibility to take care of your commercial building by putting in the necessary time to do these preventative maintenance tasks.
If you manage a portfolio with multiple commercial properties, each should have its regular maintenance checklist with all the required details.
Remember that doing preventative maintenance will not just help you ensure that everything functions perfectly but will also ensure you don’t have to spend extra money on extensive repairs.
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