Property managers must conduct routine maintenance to their properties in order to keep things running efficiently. As summer rolls around, there are certain management protocols that make sense for owners to complete for the warmer months. Making sure your properties are in tip top shape each season helps save money, prevent future problems and ensure tenant safety and comfort. Here are some property management tips for the summer
It is important to check your roof for any sort of damage or issues. Make sure to look for leaks, broken shingles, wear and tear, rust, storm damage, cracked caulk and signs of critters. Make repairs as needed and take measures to prevent future damage or unwanted critters from making their home on top of your business.
A poorly maintained landscape around your business can not only send a message of carelessness, but it can also potentially cause some physical damage to your building. Prune the trees and bushes that you have there already, and plant new greenery or flowers as needed. The summer months are the perfect time to get new plants in the ground!
Cleaning up not only the inside but the outside of your building is very important. Summer thunderstorms and daily living of tenants can cause debris to litter the area. Power washing walkways and common areas and cleaning out gutters is great for keeping your property pristine. You also want to check indoor units, common areas and outside walls to paint if needed. A fresh coat of paint can do a lot in sprucing up the look of your property.
One of the most important steps in property management is inspecting and conducting routine maintenance on mechanical systems. This includes your HVAC systems, electrical systems and water systems. It is important to get your HVAC systems inspected as early as possible before it gets too warm to make sure everything will be running smoothly when it is hot outside. This is one thing you will really want to invest the time and money into. After getting it inspected, adjust your thermostats to fit with the warmer temperatures.
Another important thing to check on is your safety equipment like indoor sprinkler systems, fire extinguisher, first aid kits and emergency plans. With the warmer weather, there is a higher risk of fire. Having all of your safety equipment in good shape gives you, your tenants and/or employees a good peace of mind.
It might seem like a lot to handle, but if you take it step by step and keep up with it year-round you shouldn’t have too many issues. Of course, there is always the chance for an unexpected mis-hap, but taking these measures lessens the likelihood of any of those happening. Luckily for you, we provide commercial property management services at MWM, and would love to help you out. If you would like some help managing your property this summer, get in contact! We hope these property management tips for the summer were helpful to you!