For most business owners, their endeavor is their biggest investment, and as such, maintaining it is crucial.
Although spending time on a ladder pulling leaves out of a gutter may not be a desirable option, it is a necessary task. We all know time is money and with so many tasks to run a business itself, we all know maintaining it is time consuming.
Commercial property maintenance can be daunting, especially for new business owners who may not have experience with basic maintenance tasks such as draining a boiler. However, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By following the natural arc of the seasons, and staying on top of small tasks, your property will operate like a well-oiled machine.
When spring arrives, many of us feel enthusiastic about opening the windows and decluttering whatever needed to be stored during the winter months. Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to thoroughly inspect and clean both the interior and exterior of your commercial property.
Before we start, I would like to point it out, it’s important to note that the specific commercial property maintenance tasks for UK businesses may vary depending on the industry and location of the business.
Business owners should consult with professionals and local regulations to determine the necessary maintenance tasks for their specific circumstances.
Commercial Property Maintenance Checklist
Spring is the perfect time to pressure wash the building’s exterior to remove dirt, grime, and debris that may have accumulated over the winter. This will help to improve the building’s overall appearance and make it more welcoming to customers and employees.
Spring is also an excellent time to clean windows and window frames. This will not only improve the building’s appearance but also allow more natural light to enter the building, which can help reduce energy costs.
Gutters and downspouts can become clogged with leaves, branches, and other debris over the winter. Cleaning them out in the spring will help ensure that they are functioning properly and prevent water damage to the building.
- Inspect Roof and Remove Debris
Winter storms can leave debris on the roof of the building, which can cause damage if left unattended. Spring is a good time to inspect the roof and remove any debris to prevent future problems.
- Clean pavements and carparks
The winter can be tough on pavements and parking areas, with snow, ice and rain leading to the accumulation of salt, sand, and other debris. Cleaning these areas in the spring will help remove this debris and prevent damage to the pavement. Our pressure washing services are a great solution for this.
- Trim Trees and Shrubs
Spring is a good time to trim trees and shrubs that may have grown out of control over the winter. This will help improve the building’s appearance and prevent damage to the property.
- Check Outdoor Lighting
Spring is also a good time to check outdoor lighting and replace any bulbs that may have burned out over the winter. This will help improve safety around the building and make it more welcoming to customers and employees.
- Clean Signs
Signs can become dirty and faded over the winter, which can make them difficult to read. Spring is a good time to clean signs and ensure that they are in good condition.
- Clean Air conditioning Units:
Air conditioning units can become dirty and clogged over the winter, which can reduce their efficiency and increase energy costs. Cleaning them in the spring will help ensure that they are functioning properly and can help reduce energy costs.
- Check and Clean rubbish bins:
Rubbish bins can become dirty and smelly over the winter. Spring is a good time to check and clean them to ensure that they are in good condition and not attracting pests.
By following this spring commercial property maintenance checklist, you can help ensure that your building is clean, safe, and ready to welcome customers and employees alike.
MB Exterior Cleaning values and appreciates all of the community around Sutton and surrounding areas and it’s committed to help spread useful information to help businesses and homeowners maintain the properties in a good state.
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Owner at MB Exterior Cleaning