Your commercial property is the hub for your business. Maintaining the space is part of what keeps your business relevant and working. To save your company time and money, it’s a smart decision to keep up with preventative maintenance on your property rather than waiting for something to happen and paying more to fix it.
Summer is a great time to complete the maintenance projects in and around your commercial property. Streamline Painting & More has created a checklist of commercial building maintenance tasks for you to use.
It is essential that the building’s safety equipment is maintained in case of an emergency. If your building has a fire suppression system, it should be checked regularly to make sure it is fully functional. These include things like sprinklers, smoke detectors, emergency lights, and emergency exit signs, markers, and other indicators. When thinking of emergency exits, it is crucial to make sure that these exits lead to an escape. Checking these exits for any maintenance needs will help people get to safety if they need to be used in the future. There should always be a clear path to your building’s emergency exits.
Due to the summertime heat, especially here in the Houston area, it is vital that your company maintains your HVAC system. You should replace your HVAC filters yearly, or even more frequently depending on air conditioning usage. Making sure that you have a smoothly running HVAC system will save your business money in the long run. Keeping your units tuned up and running well can prevent breakdowns and other problems that can lead to a meltdown or worse. Texas summers can be extremely warm. Make sure that your building is set to withstand the heat.
The summer is a great time to maintain the roof of your commercial building. There are a couple of things to look for, including missing shingles, cracks, and holes. If any damage is found, it needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible. A damaged roof can end up causing an unhealthy work environment. Neglected roof damage may also cause structural problems in the future. While looking at the roof, you will want to clean out the gutters to ensure that the roof area is draining properly. Improper drainage can lead to more problems in the future.
Summer typically brings an increase in water consumption. Because of this, it is essential to check regularly to see if everything is functioning correctly. First, start by checking outdoor sprinklers if you have any. Make sure there are no leaks in the system. If the grass around you is soggy or there is a puddle, there may be a leak. Some further investigating will need to be done.
Secondly, the change in seasons can make soil shift, which in turn, may shift your underground pipes. This needs to be monitored to check for leaks as well. If there are any plumbing issues, they need to be addressed immediately so that no further damage will occur. Again, doing this as part of your regular commercial building maintenance tasks will save your company money in the long run.
Electrical and Lighting
If electrical maintenance is not done regularly, it can lead to a much bigger problem. Keeping your electrical system maintained will help cut down on power outages, which can affect your business’s efficiency. No power, no network. No network, no business.
Commercial properties use a lot of electricity. Because of this, things like bulbs burning out, tripping breakers, and flickering lights can be common issues. It may be beneficial to switch to low-voltage LED light bulbs. Doing so will help reduce your company’s electric consumption, which in turn will lower your energy bill. If you have been putting off replacing a few burnt-out lightbulbs, the summer is the perfect time to do so. Summer is also a great time to clean the light fixtures thoroughly. It will add a crisp touch to your building both inside and out.
Another thing to do to save on your energy bill is to adjust any outdoor lights on timers. The summer has longer daylight hours than winter. Because of this, your outdoor lights do not need to be on as long.
Using a preventative approach for your commercial building maintenance tasks will help save your company money. Streamline Painting & More is here to help. We have a roof cleaning and power washing service that is a perfect complement to your preventative maintenance plan. Call today for a free estimate and let Streamline help you protect your commercial property investment.