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Commercial Property Maintentance

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Maintenance

As a commercial property owner, being proactive with the maintenance to the building can help prevent damage to your property, which in turn can help save you time and money. Regular maintenance of your commercial property may also help with the inevitable property insurance claim. Weather can affect the exterior and the interior of the building structure. These are a few property maintenance suggestions.

Roof and Exterior

Wind, snow and rain can impact a building’s roof and exterior. Walking the property and being on the lookout for standing water or leaks from roofs and gutters is important. Look for chipped paint, siding dents, damaged, cracked or leaking windows, foundation cracks, roof leaks, and clogged gutters. Any of these should be photographed, reported and repaired. If these issues are left unresolved for long term, can lead to more serious problems including foundation erosion and more.

Landscaping and Irrigation

Harsh winds, rain and snow can damage plants and limbs, especially on boxwoods, small shrubs and ornamental trees. Mulching, trimming broken limbs, pruning back plants, and cleaning debris is suggested to prepare for spring and new growth.  Inspect irrigation systems for damage and for proper drainage in order to be ready for the dry summer season.

Mechanical

Temperature changes suggest that the commercial facility’s mechanical systems should be regularly inspected and maintained. The replacement of air filters, flushing of water heaters, and checking carbon monoxide detectors and sprinkler and fire suppression systems should be done before summer or winter arrives.

Call to learn more about our Emergency Ready Profile for commercial businesses at SERVPRO of Chesapeake South 757-465-9700. 

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