Fall Maintenance Checklist for Your Commercial Building

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Creating and following a routine maintenance plan for your building is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure a well-running operation all year round. While our fall weather in Houston is about as perfect as it gets, making time to care for your building this fall will set you up for success, not just for winter but for your building’s entire existence.

Creating a maintenance plan that is both preventative and reparative for your building may seem complex, but it couldn’t be simpler. The professionals at Streamline Painting and More have put together this comprehensive guide to help you plan out your next maintenance project.

DSC 3507 612e466e73f63Interior Fall Maintenance

Maintaining your building’s interior throughout the year is incredibly important to maintain a good-looking and safe space. Here are a few interior maintenance steps to keep in mind this fall.

Cleaning and Touch-ups

Interior work can feel like a large project itself, but if touch-ups are done routinely, major updates will be required less often. Consistent cleaning and care preserve the beauty and quality of your interior paint for both protection and enjoyment. 

Routine cleaning and repairs can be scheduled by your professional painter with services that work around your schedule. From offices and restaurants to hospitals and boutique shops, any normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage can be remediated with routine cleaning and touch-ups.

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Treat and Remove Mold

Excessive humidity or moisture inside buildings can lead to mold and mildew growing on surfaces. When this happens, damage to your building’s interior as well as potential health problems can occur. Early prevention, or detection and repairs, will protect both your surfaces and occupants from ever being exposed. 

Look for conditions and surfaces where mold can grow and flourish, such as standing water in drains, and discolored surfaces in basements and top floor ceilings. If you or your building occupants have noticed a change in comfort level in certain rooms such as difficulty breathing, coughing, sneezing, congestion, or headaches, you may have a mold problem. Correctly identifying and treating mold or mildew can best be done by a mold remediation specialist. By using safe and effective cleaning solutions, these allergens can be removed with no interruptions or concerns.

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Exterior Fall Maintenance

Fall exterior maintenance can prepare your building for whatever comes our way this winter. Small adjustments and improvements can make the difference between costly repairs and easy building maintenance.

Exterior Surfaces

Checking your building’s, facades including windows and walkways, is a great preventative maintenance step. Look for cracks, stains, and anything that looks like it is out of sorts. Parking areas and sidewalk areas are great places to check for trip hazards like cracks and potholes. Signs and markings should also be checked annually to make sure they are in good condition.

We discussed how moisture inside buildings can cause mold. Mold can also grow on your building’s exterior when certain conditions exist, such as precipitation and lack of sun to dry the wet surfaces. Pressure washing your exterior removes the buildup of dirt, mold, mildew, and other unwanted allergens. Inspection of the roof, foundation, walls and any exterior surfaces can help detect signs of decay before they become major issues.

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Roof and Gutters

Storms aren’t uncommon for Houston, especially during hurricane season. Checking your facility to ensure that your roof and gutters are clear from debris will reduce the risk of flooding and water backing up in unwanted areas. Skylights and other special features should also be inspected to ensure that there are no leaks in your roof.

Have your HVAC serviced especially after the Houston heat cools down to ensure that everything is in proper working order. Regular maintenance, like cleaning and replacing filters, helps keep your unit operating at its highest performance level.

Sun Damage

Direct exposure to sunlight can leave a lasting impact on your building that may not be as flattering as it sounds. Fading on painted surfaces can reduce the effectiveness paint has at protecting your building. Inspect your exterior for cracking, peeling, or other discolorations on your paint which are all signs that your surfaces need to be tended to.

Caring for surfaces in this way allows others to see the attention to detail you give your building. When a building is well taken care of, that can carry over to how you care for relationships with those that visit your building. Painting is one of the best protectors against damage and decay to your building’s exterior. 

That’s why Streamline Painting and More takes great pride in preventing damage by repairing and protecting commercial buildings in the Houston, Woodlands, Spring, and Conroe areas. We aim for exceptional results to exceed expectations on each and every project we complete. To schedule a free consultation and estimate for your next commercial painting project, contact us today.

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Kyle Caywood

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