Fall To-Do List for your Property!
Clear View Tips & Tricks: How to Prepare your Facility for the Fall Season.
- Check the drains and downspouts to ensure they are free from any blockages that would inhibit proper drainage.
- Look at the roof’s penetrations and flashing to check for any tears or gaps.
- Inspect vents and equipment to make sure they are sealed properly.
- Look for signs of damage to the roof and recommend (or seek recommendations for) solutions.
- Fix any divots or pooling and replace any loose or broken shingles.
- Be sure to inspect the material and coating of your roof. Consider whether or not it would make financial sense to upgrade them.
- Install gutter guards—this makes the gutter cleaning process a lot easier.
- Remove leaves from your gutters as needed to keep them free of debris.
- Lawn and Garden – plant grass seed that will grow next spring, if needed.
- Clean your lawn and garden tools to prepare them for winter storage.
- Create your snow and ice removal plan now so that you’re ready when the first winter storm hits.
- Drain your water heaters and turn off exterior faucets to prevent them from freezing when temperatures dip.
- Check your pipes for leaks and ensure they have adequate insulation to protect them from the cold winter temperatures.
- Check the water pressure on your tanks and visually inspect them for damage, if applicable.
- Bleed any radiators you have, if applicable. Bleeding a radiator involves letting trapped air out of your water tank system to prevent cold spots.
Essential commercial property maintenance for fall should always include work on assets that involve safety.
- Begin by checking your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to make sure they’re working correctly and replace the batteries.
- Inspect and check the operation of your generators.
- Fall HVAC Maintenance
- Maintaining your HVAC system before the start of each season, especially completing inspections, is important to prepare for the change of seasons.
- Perform a furnace inspection and change the filters.
Make sure to inspect all outdoor assets and make any repairs as needed before the winter months. It will be much more bearable to work outdoors now than when it’s really cold outside!