Prepare your Commercial Property with this Fall Checklist

 

Prepare your Commercial Property with this Fall Checklist

Fall is a wonderful time of year, full of spectacular scenery and holiday cheer, but companies offering corporate property owners need to keep their eye on the ball. This is a crucial time to ensure that your corporate properties are well maintained and ready for the winter. Minor maintenance in the fall can prevent major damage to your property in the winter and save you a lot of money, time and hassle. By doing regular fall maintenance you will not only ensure the safety of your building but you will also demonstrate to your tenants that you are a responsible property owner.

Many corporate properties have specialized structural and mechanical systems that need to be well maintained in order to operate effectively. Latitude Properties Limited understands this and offers a complete corporate property management service that takes the stress out of maintaining your property and ensures that your fall maintenance is carried out in good time.

Latitude Properties has an extensive fall corporate property maintenance checklist, this includes:

Gutters and Downpipes

All dirt and debris needs to be removed from gutters and downpipes to prevent them from getting blocked and causing rainwater to overflow and potentially damage the property.

Gutters and downpipes also need to be in good repair and properly attached to the building in order to work effectively.

Roofs

A roof inspection needs to be carried out in the fall and any loose tiles, boards or shingles need to be repaired to ensure that they don’t blow off in a storm. This could cause damage to your property or injure a tenant. All leaks must also be repaired to avoid rain damage, not only to the building but to the expensive and specialized equipment and machinery inside.

General Structural Repairs

Inspect the exterior and interior of the building for cracks and signs of structural damage. Make sure that all doors and windows closed and sealed properly. A badly fitted door or window could blow off in a storm and cause property damage or injury to a tenant.

HVAC System

It is imperative that the heating systems are in good working order and serviced before the onset of cold weather. A professional service will ensure that the filters are clean, the thermostats are correctly calibrated and that the supply registers are adjusted. Regular services will ensure that heating systems work efficiently and last longer.

Water Pipes

All exterior and exposed water pipes need to be checked for leaks and damage. It is also important to make sure that the pipes are well insulated for the winter. This will prevent the pipes from freezing and bursting.

Safety Equipment

Ensure that all safety equipment, like fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and sprinklers systems are serviced and in good working order. Test the equipment and replace batteries regularly.

Landscaping

With a corporate property, it is important to assess the landscaping during the fall. Any dead trees, branches, and shrubs, that could be a hazard, need to be removed before the winter. Removing all debris from the premises will protect your property and your tenants. Make sure there is no vegetation blocking the emergency and fire exits.

There are many maintenance tasks that need to be completed in the fall. Some of them may seem minor but they are still important and time-consuming.  By using Latitude Properties, you won’t have to do the hard work. When you team up with Latitude you know that your corporate property management needs are taken care of and you can enjoy the spectacular fall scenery without worrying about property maintenance.