As the summer months approach and the weather gets warmer, you will want to make sure you prepare your building for summer. The winter months can often cause some wear and tear to your building, so routine maintenance before summer is common. Here are some of the best tips to help you prepare your building for summer.
Check windows and doors
Before it gets really hot, you want to make sure you check the windows and doors of your building for any holes or gaps in the seals. You want to keep the hot air out and keep the cooler air in the building as much as possible. Making sure your windows and doors are properly sealed will also help you reduce energy costs.
Since the winter months are behind you, you may want to check the landscaping around your building and spruce it up if the cold weather damaged anything. Do a walk around of your property to make sure everything is looking its best.
Check your sprinkler system
If you have an underground sprinkler system, run it a few times to make sure everything is in working order. Also, check to see if any of the sprinkler heads were damaged during the winter and fix them if necessary.
Check your air conditioning unit to make sure everything works properly. You don’t want to wait for the middle of summer and have all of your tenants complaining that the AC in their unit is broken. Changing the filters in your HVAC unit will also ensure everything runs smoothly.
Check the roof
Your roof can take a lot of weight in the winter from the snow. Make sure your roof is not damaged in any way, and plan to get the proper maintenance done if you notice any problems.