Transitioning from winter to summer is rough on many people, so imagine its effects on buildings and infrastructure! Commercial property doesn’t have the chance to duck and cover from lousy weather, so all property owners need to do what they can to protect their investments. Here’s a list of commercial property maintenance to do in the summer.
HVAC system maintenance should be first on the list. No one wants to enter a building that doesn’t have working AC during the summer. Things will get uncomfortable very quickly. The weather isn’t stifling outside just yet, so you have some time to take care of your building’s HVAC system.
Hire a maintenance crew to inspect the HVAC system. After the general inspection, ask them to check the filters and automatic timers. These areas need a lot of attention after the winter. Consider checking the mechanical systems, such as electrical and water pipes.
Fires happen when you least expect them. It could be something as big as faulty wiring or as small as an aluminum foil in the microwave. Either way, the system designed to alert everyone of a fire needs to be in top shape.
Ask the fire department to come out and run an inspection on your building. They’ll check the fire alarms, smoke detectors, and sprinkler systems. They’ll also ensure the fire exits in your building are up to code. Finally, they’ll inform you about the shelf life of your current fire extinguishers.
Parking lots are often neglected because many owners only think about the actual building when performing pre-summer maintenance. Patrons navigate your parking lot before they enter your building, so this area needs to make a good impression.
Call a parking lot crew to repair any cracks or divots. A grueling winter would have done a number on your lot. The salt and snow combination likely took a toll on the asphalt; repairs will make your property look good and protect drivers in the lot. After repairing the parking lot, consider restriping it. A good time of year to restripe the parking lot is right before the summer season kicks off.
Whether the landscaping on your property is extensive or modest, this section needs to look manicured. Plant new shrubs or bushes if your current ones didn’t make it through the winter. Lay down new mulch surrounding the plants to help them grow.
If your property includes a large green space, you’ll need to loosen up the soil. Aerate the lawn so water and oxygen can pass through easily. Aeration leads to healthy roots, and the grass will look lush and full in no time. As a business owner or manager, you want to enjoy the summer and not worry about any problems. Get these maintenance tasks done on your commercial property now so you can enjoy the beautiful weather!