Office, retail and industrial buildings require regular maintenance for safety and efficiency. Maintenance needs cover every part of the premises, from the roof to the foundation and the parking lot to the front doors. Keep these four essential maintenance tasks in mind for your company.
Fix Parking Lot Potholes
Employees come and go on a daily basis. Delivery trucks and trash and recycling pickup activities also lead to a lot of wear and tear on the parking lot. If your company is open to business with the public, your driveway and parking lot could wear out even more quickly. Be sure to fix potholes in the parking lot. Large potholes are a risk for vehicle damage and for pedestrian accidents.
Schedule a Roof Repair
Even a small roof leak could lead to major damage in your business. Be sure to have a roof inspection every year or two. At the first sign of a problem, schedule a roof repair, like those available from Melton Industries LLC, when needed. Fixing a small problem with your building’s roof could prevent the need to replace the entire roofing system earlier than you expected to.
Take Care of Broken Sidewalks
An uneven or broken sidewalk could lead to an accident when your employees or customers come in to your business. Many sidewalk problems are caused either by poor drainage or by tree roots that grow under the path and shift the cement. Be sure to have broken sidewalks repaired as quickly as possible in order to reduce your liability in case of a person trips and falls.
Correct Plumbing Problems
A little plumbing leak could result in major mold or water damage. If you see that there is a leak in any plumbing fixture in your business, make sure to call a plumber and have it taken care of. It is also a good idea once per year to have a plumber come out and clean all of the drains and make sure that fixtures have no leaks. Fixtures should also be cleaned of mineral buildup every three to four months.
Maintaining your building is a key part of your company’s operating expenses. Preventive maintenance allows you to take care of problems while they are still small. The early identification of safety issues also allows you to take action so that none of your employees, partners or customers are injured while on your property. These four maintenance tasks are best left to experienced professionals in order to ensure that they are done correctly.