Summer is right around the corner and that means now is the best time to get your commercial property ready for the humid summer heat. Your building is your first impression of tenants and customers. It’s important to keep your property in good shape year-round not only to maintain your brand image but also to prevent property damage later down the line.
That said, here is your ultimate checklist to follow to get your commercial property in better shape for the summer season.
Your commercial roof ought to be inspected at least twice a year: once before summer arrives and once before winter. This ensures that your roof is ready to take on the more extreme weather conditions. Summer may not seem as threatening as winter, but the hot sun can take a toll on your commercial roof if you’re not careful. Be sure to have a professional come by and take a look for any potential leaks, cracks, or open flashing. It’s essential to take care of small problems before they can become major disasters.
Humidity can be a problem during the summer months for many reasons. Interior humidity can cause mold and mildew growth in your property’s insulation. It can also cause issues for your commercial flooring. Moisture build-up in your floors can cause cracking, mold, and swelling. To prevent potential damage to your commercial property, be sure to keep humidity levels between 35% and 55%. A dehumidifier can work wonders.
It’s true that curb appeal can increase your property value by up to 14%, but it’s important to make sure during the summer months that you’re not going overboard. It’s best to keep your grass as long as possible, typically about 3 inches high, during the summer season. This is because the longer your grass is, the more water content it has. Mowing your grass too short can cause your grass to die, leaving dead patches that don’t look great to customers, business partners, or tenants. Be sure not to overwater your commercial lawn, either. Too much water can cause flooding, run-off, and other problems that aren’t the most fun to deal with.
Summer is the best time of the year to go ham with your pressure washer. Pressure washing is the most effective way to remove dirt and grime from your commercial property. Use it to wash the walls, sidewalks, flooring, and even the parking lot to get rid of any stains and grime that have built up over the course of the year.
Like your commercial roofing system, your HVAC system ought to be maintained at least twice a year. Before the dog days of summer officially arrive, it’s best to contact a professional to come inspect your HVAC system to get it up and going. A well-maintained HVAC system is more likely to last longer and will typically be more energy-efficient, helping to cut down on utility costs throughout the year.
Your commercial floor experiences serious foot traffic throughout the year, regardless of the season. However, the winter months may put your commercial flooring at greater risk of damage because of salt from your workers’ or tenants’ shoes. Any water from snow and slush can also widen any cracks you may have, putting people at risk for slips, trips, and falls. Slips, trips, and falls are the number one cause of accidents in commercial buildings. Summer is the ideal time to restore your commercial floors to their former glory.
Collins Concrete Coating offers a self-leveling concrete system for residential floor coatings and commercial floor coatings. What makes this system ideal is that you don’t need additional contractors to smooth out the floor and you can feel confident knowing that no mistakes are made with the leveling. Additionally, the floor coating is fast-drying. That means you can have tenants, workers, and contractors walking on the floor again by the next day.
Interested in learning more about improving your commercial floor coating? Looking for a quick and efficient way to restore your floor? Contact Collins Concrete Coating today.