Spring is the time to get outside and access the impact winter weather has had on buildings and landscaping. We’ve put together five tips to be ensure your properties are prepared for the new season. Getting a fresh start with spring cleaning is a proactive move. A well-cared-for building enhances your properties image for both current and future tenants.
- Walkthrough for winter damage
Months of extreme weather and cold can bring damage to buildings, inside and out. If there is significant damage that needs to be fixed immediately, do not wait. The longer you wait the more serious the issue may become.
- Make a to-do list
During your walkthrough keep a list of maintenance items and the level of urgency to remedy. After you are done with the walkthrough you should have a good idea of what needs to be fixed and the priority of each. Making a list of all damages will help with scheduling and time efficiency. This list should include a contact list of property maintenance services you will need to enlist for more complicated repairs.
Landscaping has a lot to do with first impressions. Make people happy before they even walk in the door. Plant some seasonal flowers and schedule a fresh lawn cut and fertilization. Greenery inside your buildings will also create a warm, welcoming environment. Ask your facility service providers about maintenance. Create a set schedule with your landscapers for less stress each month.
- Air conditioning units
The air conditioning season is around the corner, but before the temperature gets warmer check your AC units. Dusting and cleaning out vents and replacing air/furnace filters is a vital part to air quality, boosting effectiveness, and keeping out a moldy odor in your buildings. Preventive upkeep this spring will keep everyone pleased and cool this summer.
- Pipes and water lines
Examining the hot and cold-water lines throughout the building could stop major water damage from happening down the road. Winter can wreak havoc on your pipes. Check all pipes to ensure there are no water leaks or cracks.
Spring maintenance responsibilities include a few areas where you may have to get down and dirty, but checking these tasks off your to-do list can guarantee that your rentals are safe and well-cared for, boosting your property’s image and tenant satisfaction.