All buildings deteriorate with age and weather exposure. In Arizona, your commercial building is particularly vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat and monsoons.
At Fleming Complete we advise building owners and property managers how to save considerable time and expense by following this simple checklist on a routine basis:
Classroom damage caused by neglected ceiling repairs
Here are our top 7 tips for avoiding big repair bills in 2017:
Identify and keep an accurate inventory of your building’s maintenance and upkeep needs and challenges. Use your own or download our comprehensive checklist by clicking here.
Visually inspect your roof four times a year. This is critical because your roof is all that stands between the weather outside and your expensive investments in fixtures, furnishings and technology.
Visibly inspect your exterior masonry, mortar, stucco and siding four times a year. Look for cracks, stains, wet spots or bulges.
Walk through your parking lot, landscaping and grounds once a month. Look for safety hazards, cracks, oil stains, storm drain debris, standing water and overgrown trees and bushes. Check retaining walls for cracks and spalling (crumbling of stone, masonry, brick).
Inspect your interior once a quarter including your basement or crawl space. Look at load bearing masonry walls, wood joists and beams, steel beams, masonry floors, carpets, wood floors, ceramic tiles, interior wall and ceiling finishes, interior doors and windows including trim, kitchen cabinets and counters, appliances and stairs.
Inspect your mechanical and electrical equipment once a quarter. For electrical, make sure outlets are not overloaded with too many connected items. Visibly inspect all outlets and exposed wiring, especially aluminum wiring connections. For mechanical, make note of the types, models and ages of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. Inspect the furnaces, ducts, registers and radiators (if any).
Inspect your plumbing connections and fixtures frequently. Look for active dripping or signs that water has been dripping by visibly inspecting all supply lines to sinks, water fountains, toilets, dishwashers, refrigerators and showers. Make sure that supply line valves are in working order and can easily be turned off and on if needed.
Keeping your commercial building or space in tip-top shape is relatively simple but requires effort, just like your car and home maintenance. At Fleming Complete we’re committed to this endeavor and we’re always happy to share what we know with you.
For a comprehensive checklist free of charge just click here and download. Fleming offers complete commercial building repairs and we can meet with you on short notice. Feel free to call us at (480) 237-0765 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.