SUMMER FACILITY MANAGEMENT TIPS
With rising temperatures and direct sunlight comes a host of issues that your facility could face this summer. Fortunately, there are some routine maintenance activities your management team can do to keep your facilities in top condition. Check out these tips below:
The first tip for caring for your facility in the summer is to inspect the exterior of your buildings. Check for loose or rotting siding, cracks in the foundation, or weaknesses in the overall structure. Also, be sure to check the grounds for any sprinkler head or fence damage. If you detect any damage to the buildings or property, give us a call! We can help you address these issues before they become major disasters.
During this time of year, the warm temperatures provide an excellent opportunity to focus on regular repairs, fixing irrigation systems, repainting structures, or repairing cracks in the sidewalks. Each of these simple repairs can improve the overall facility’s appearance and prevent potential issues down the road.
One tip we recommend is to get your HVAC system serviced before the hot weather settles in. A regular maintenance program can prevent significant problems from happening in the future and lower your monthly bills. Performing this check before summer is essential. Routine HVAC maintenance can prevent costly replacements if it is done thoroughly.
A quick power wash of the siding and brick can help remove any residue left from dirt and pollen from the spring and reveal any issues that may be lying underneath. Next, clean out gutters and faucet traps early to make sure you remove any debris. After you have cleaned the exterior of the building, including doors and windows, you should reseal and re-caulk any problem areas.
GIVE GREEN SPACES EXTRA LOVE
If your buildings and facilities have green space for employees and tenants, it is essential to schedule maintenance activities to care for these spaces properly. Cutting the lawn, pruning the bushes, and pulling weeds require the use of your resources. You can make it easier for your management team to incorporate these maintenance procedures into their routine by including them on your facility calendar.
READY TO TACKLE YOUR SUMMER MAINTENANCE?
Rubicon is here to help with your preventative maintenance plan. Facility management is our specialty and we would be happy to walk you through our process.