With the ice from winter having thawed away and replaced by the warmer weather, greener grass, and more pleasant temperature, it’s important to perform spring maintenance as more people take advantage of the pleasant climate and show up at your commercial property.
Whether you manage a plaza, commercial building, church, or condo development, there are many advantages of performing such seasonal upkeep. Not only will it make your establishment more aesthetically pleasing, but it may save you from some costly repairs down the road.
Here are some easy maintenance tips that can help you this spring:
#1 Check the Concrete and the Woodwork
Check to see if your woodwork needs repair. Your wooden decks, fences and the like should be resealed every few years to stay in the best condition. Be wary of insects and call the exterminator if you notice something unusual.
Likewise, make sure that your concrete structures are intact after the winter’s freeze-thaw cycle. While some cracks are normal, larger ones must be repaired. A sealant may be required to shield the concrete from the elements.
#2 Get Your Lawn Ready
With winter over, your lawn will need to be primed for the warmer weather. Get rid of any debris that was trapped under the ice. Check the lawnmower to make sure it’s operational and perform maintenance before handing it over to your contractor.
Make sure that your sprinkler and irrigation system are in prime condition. Instead of doing it yourself, visit the website of a trusted, professional, experienced, and local source for information on commercial sprinkler systems in your city. With the right professional help, get your sprinkler system ready for spring and save yourself money on your water bill. You can also use them to upgrade your system. The best part is that they’re licensed, insured, and offer a free consultation.
#3 Get the Gutters Inspected
Start by getting your gutters and downspouts inspected. Clogged gutters can cause a variety of costly problems.
- If your gutters are clogged by leaves and debris, then water may collect on your roof resulting in damage
- Clogged gutters attract critters and pests that can damage your property and hurt people
- Water flowing from a clogged gutter can reach the foundation of your property, causing cracks in the winter during freeze-thaw cycles
- Water that flows from a clogged gutter can overwater your lawn and drown your plants
#4 Improve Curb Appeal
If you want to ask for more rent this spring, then consider repainting the exterior of your building. This is a cost-effective way to improve the curb appeal of your property. Likewise, have the windows, doors, and other objects washed to get rid of the stains from the last season.
Another good way to improve curb appeal is to maintain the driveway, sidewalk, paths, and walkways of your commercial property. A good wash with the right product will be enough to clean such areas and get rid of any leftover salt.
While maintaining your commercial property after a long winter can seem like a chore, it’s worth it in the long run. Not only can it lead to more profitability, but it can reduce your future repair bills.