5 Maintenance Tips For Fall
Many of our customers manage commercial and residential properties. With Fall quickly approaching we wanted to provide those on our mailing list with a quick checklist of some of the most important maintenance tips.
Check gutters and downspouts: Remove dirt and debris to ensure proper drainage of water away from the building to prevent damage. Also, ensure gutters and downspouts are securely attached to the building for proper function.
Inspect HVAC system: It’s best to make sure the heating system is in working order before the first cold snap. Utilizing a professional will ensure filters are cleaned, supply registers are adjusted and thermostats are calibrated for optimal performance – further decreasing your risk of malfunction or costly repairs.
Check water pipes: Exposed water pipes should be checked regularly for leaks, but fall is also a good time to make sure the insulation is prepared for colder weather to prevent frozen and burst pipes in the winter.
Assess landscape needs: Fall is a good time to inspect the landscape for dead trees or shrubs and also limbs that could be a fall hazard. Proper removal will prevent any property damage or safety concerns and also give you a head start on planning your spring planting requirements. A fresh layer of pine straw or mulch will spruce up your property and help insulate the plants for winter.
Inspect Your Roof: Clean out roof drains. Inspect skylights and other penetrations/openings. Ensure that equipment is functioning properly to prolong the life of your roof.