Keeping Your Building In Tip Top Shape

If you are a building owner, you understand the importance of having things working at optimal levels. The sad reality is that many buildings don’t operate at peak performance due to lack of maintenance. Here are a few things that you should make sure you pay attention to and maintain in order to avoid costly repairs down the road.

Sprinkler Systems

Nothing gives property owners more nightmares than that of a potential fire burning down the property. Fire damage can happen very quickly and can be devastatingly destructive. One of the best ways to make sure you can avoid serious fire damage is to make sure your high pressure sprinkler lines are working.

Hiring a professional to use a hydrostatic test pump can help you to have peace of mind that the sprinkler lines are charged and will work properly in the event there is a fire.

Another very important thing to check is that the fire hydrant access isn’t being blocked by vehicles or other structures on the property. The last thing you want is for there to be a fire and the firemen can’t access a fire hydrant due to debris or vehicles.

Exterior Inspection

It’s easy for property managers to focus on the things inside of a building and not focusing on the things on the outside of the building. Leaks of any kind, whether it be from the roof, cracked siding, or broken rain gutters can eventually lead to very costly repairs if left unattended. Inspecting the building exterior often is a good way to find things that need repairing to keep repairs immediate and smaller than big repairs down the road.

Plumbing

Plumbing issues seem to happen in every building eventually. Making sure that appliances that use plumbing are working correctly and inspecting them every so often is also a good way to avoid huge repairs in the future. Hiring a professional plumber to look over the building’s plumbing is something that should be done every so often to give you peace of mind that everything is operating the way it should be.

Ceilings and Walls

Checking ceilings and walls for bulges or cracks is a good way to catch bigger problems earlier in the damage cycle. If you aren’t able to determine the source of a bulge or crack, you should call a professional to help you to figure out the root cause of the issue.

 

Paul Petersen

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