With fall knocking on the door, now is the time for commercial property managers to get their buildings ready for cold weather. Here are five essential maintenance tasks that will ensure your facility is ready for what the season has in store.
- Roof Inspection
The roof is the most exposed part of a building. Be sure to inspect the flashing, drains, and soffits. Schedule cleaning of gutters to ensure water will flow freely from your building during heavy rains. Proper preventive maintenance of a commercial roof will maximize its useful life.
- Exterior Plumbing
Make sure to disconnect hoses, drain faucets, and service underground irrigation systems. Fall is a good time to review pipe insulation needs to ensure against burst pipes during the winter.
- HVAC System Checks
If your HVAC systems are part of an annual maintenance plan, you should be good to go. If not, be sure to schedule a fall inspection. Remember, regular changes to air filters will save you money and prolong the life of the system.
- Fall Landscaping
Before long, leaves will begin to fall and accumulate on sidewalks, walkways, entrances, and parking lots. Leaf raking and blowing will keep your property looking nice and will ensure the safety of people coming and going each day.
- Review Snow Removal Plans
Be ready before the first snowstorm hits. Now is a great time to review snow removal plans with your service provider. Communicate that to your tenants so they know what to expect. Safety and accessibility are important topics for building owners and tenants.
IFS stands ready to assist with your facility maintenance needs. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.