There’s nothing quite like spring in North Carolina. Some would argue this is indeed the most beautiful time of year to live and work in the Tar Heel State. Spring is a great time to prepare your commercial property for warmer weather. Before diving headfirst into your spring maintenance checklist, use these tips to guide your efforts:
Assess the Property
After the cold winter months, your commercial property may have sustained some damage. Cold temperatures, snow, ice, and salt can cause cracks in the foundation, parking lot, walkways and patio. In the bright spring sun, you may notice broken shingles, chipped paint, or eroding masonry. Take note of all the damage you see and make a plan to tackle each issue. Be warned, though; even as daytime temperatures warm up, freezing nights persist. Continue to monitor the state of the property even after you’ve done your thorough assessment.
Do a Maintenance Check
When is the last time you had your HVAC system serviced? If you can’t remember, odds are good that you’re overdue for an appointment. Spring is the perfect time to replace air filters, flush your water heater, replace batteries in smoke detectors, and assess the state of your building’s fire system. While these kinds of chores don’t necessarily need to be completed in the spring, making this routine a habit is a great way to preserve the integrity of your investment year after year.
Pick Up Debris
Landscaping can fall by the wayside over the winter months. Broken tree limbs, leaves, and twigs will need picked up and mulched landscaped beds will need pruned. Once you’ve cleared the sidewalks, consider powerwashing the areas where people walk. Tidying up the walkway can add massive curb appeal and be more inviting.
Spring Into Commercial Property Maintenance
If you’re hoping to get your commercial property in the best shape possible before spring and summer get truly underway, take a proactive approach to these tips. Taking great care of your space will help protect your investment and ultimately reduce maintenance expenses.
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