Regular maintenance allows building owners to protect their building investment and to prevent larger, more expensive problems in the future. Summer brings excessive heat, storms, and vegetation growth that can compromise the structural integrity of unprotected buildings if not dealt with in a timely manner. Here are some steps that building owners can take for these summer months:
Summer Heat & HVAC Systems
Check and service HVAC systems to prevent failures (30 min).
Summer Storms & Water Damage
Check the grading around the foundation to make sure water will drain away from building and not pool (15 min).
Inspect the interior of the building for leaks during first heavy rain of season (30 min).
Inspect basements or crawl spaces for excessive water during wet weather (30 min).
Examine roof slope to make sure water is not pooling in any areas on the roof (15 min).
Make sure water can flow freely through the gutters and downspouts. Clean out if they are clogged (30 min).
Sweep debris from flat or low sloping roofs (30 min).
Vegetation Growth & Property Inspections:
Remove plants growing on or close to walls and foundation (30 min).
Visually check for moss or lichen, especially around parapets, sills, and downspouts (30 min).