Conducting routine and preventative care is the only sure way to provide safety for your building and avoid costly damage.
A proactive approach for essential equipment, fixtures, and facilities will strengthen tenant relationships, as well as your profit margins. Follow this fundamental checklist to guarantee you won't miss any red flags this winter.
- Confirm the functionality of emergency fixtures, including fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and sprinkler systems.
- Conduct consistent inspections of the roof, gutters, insulation, and ventilation to take care of any damage.
- Plan for heating and cooling maintenance to prevent fires and save on energy, including bleeding hot water radiators and replacing filters.
- Investigate the building for leaks in problem areas such as windows, doors, plumbing, and water heaters to avoid wall and ceiling damage.
- Schedule routine pest control to avoid infestations that can be harmful to the interior.
- Inspect electrical wires routinely to keep your system updated and safe.
- Repaint the walls if needed and reapply sealant at least every few years to help conserve energy and provide aesthetic integrity.
- Construct a schedule for regular cleaning of common areas, entryways, pools, air ducts, and other places susceptible to traffic or buildup.
- Maintain the safety and appeal of the facade and landscaping, including pruning, ice and snow removal, and eliminating hazards like low-hanging branches.
- Allocate a budget for preventative maintenance beyond anticipated expenses to handle repairs before they get out of hand.
Managing a residential building, especially a condominium, involves satisfying tenants that are significantly invested in the comfort and safety of their homes. Rather than waiting until small issues become extreme repairs, maintain your building's appeal and functionality by putting these procedures into action.