The summer months are the perfect time for commercial building owners to inspect HVAC systems, ventilation, water pipes, electrical systems, and any outdoor maintenance requirements, such as your gutters. The temperatures are better and you do not have to fight with ice or snow giving you clear access to your equipment and structure.
If you locate any units or areas that need attention or repairs, doing these maintenance checks in early or late summer can allow you to address the issues during a much better weather climate. If you don’t maintain your property by performing these checks, it could eventually end up costing you more in repairs or replacements. These are some tips to help you schedule maintenance checks this summer on your commercial property.
1. Gutters and Spouts Cleaned Out
Winter can leave a lot of debris behind and a good place for it to collect is in your gutters and spouts. These areas can collect waste from animals and storms, leaves, and needles from pine trees. This debris can wear down your gutters and clog them so they are not able to function properly. Summer is a great time to clean these out and ensure they are working properly to avoid serious damage to your structure.
It takes time to run a business successfully, and performing these maintenance checks can be time-consuming. Gwyndow’s Window Cleaning Service can help perform many of these tasks, including cleaning out your gutters and spouts. They can provide quality, fast service while you focus on your day-to-day business needs.
2. Inspect the Condition of the Building’s Paint
The exterior of your building takes a lot of wear and tear from weather elements. When your paint begins to fade or peel, it can make your commercial property look shabby. The exterior of your building is the first impression of your business given to potential customers and clients. If your paint is starting to fade, you should schedule a repaint during the summer months to give your structure a fresh new look that will entice people to do business with you.
3. Check Your Roof
A commercial building’s roof should be inspected a couple of times during the year. A summer inspection should include looking for signs of wear and tear. Look at the shingles to see if any are broken or damaged. Check for signs of rust or any other damages that could have occurred over the winter months. In some areas, the animals in the environment such as squirrels or chipmunks could have caused damage. Birds can also make nests and leave their droppings which are not an attractive look for your business. If you notice any wildlife trying to nest, you should take precautions against this by removing any nests and making sure they do not return.
4. Prune Shrubs and Trees
If you do not keep your trees and shrubs pruned appropriately, they will distract from the exterior appeal of your business or other commercial property. These plants and trees can also cause damage to your structure, especially if they grow large enough to interfere with electrical wires or are too close to your HVAC unit. If you have flowerbeds or any flowering plants on your property, you should be keeping them plucked to remove dead growth and buds. This attention will keep them looking beautiful and an asset to the attractiveness of your commercial property.
5. Clean Common Walkways and Other Areas
It is not just a one-time inspection or task to keep your common walkways and other areas clean. It will require attention throughout the year to maintain these public spaces. While some believe if there is no snow or ice to remove, the area is acceptable, it requires attention all year-round to keep other debris removed, and any unsafe surfaces repaired.
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Gwyndow’s Window Cleaning Service strives to exceed all customer expectations. Our work is done with integrity, and thoughtfulness, and is guaranteed. We will provide you with excellent work at affordable prices. If you are thinking about summer maintenance for your commercial building, including having your gutters cleaned, call our office today.