When you own a business and run it from a commercial property, there is a lot you need to be aware of. Running a business is more than taking care of your employees, keeping product in stock, and keeping a growing customer base. You have to worry about the property as well. Doing regular maintenance on your property is important to ensure that you do not suffer from any major problems in the future.
It is important to do regular maintenance on the interior and exterior of your commercial property, ensuring it is safe, saving you time and money, and helping you avoid problems that may come up in the future. Your roof is among one of the most important things to do maintenance on, a leak can lead to bigger issues and eventually affect the interior of your property as well. If you haven’t done maintenance on your roof for some time, it is time to take care of this important issue, especially before winter comes.
At Northeast Roofing Systems LLC, we can help you with metal and membrane roof restorations, ensuring your roof is in good condition and will hold up against the elements. As you make your maintenance checklist be sure to put roofing on the top of your list!
In this blog, we will go over the aspects of your property that require maintenance and why it is so important to keep up with it all. We will start with roofing, since it is an extremely important aspect.
The roof over your head is an extremely important aspect of your business and property. Just imagine for a second the worst possible scenario—your flat roof begins to collect water, whether from rain or melting snow, and over time a leak appears. This leak goes unrepaired and eventually gets bigger, and suddenly your entire roof caves in. It happens more often than you might think, and it could cost you a ton of money and ruin everything inside your business.
Regular maintenance on your roof can help you avoid these types of accidents and keep your business safe from falling roofs and water. Metal roofs and other commercial flat roofs are more prone to leaks due to the fact that they are flat, water pools and collects and starts leaks, which could escalate quickly if not taken care of. After big rain or snow storms, it is important to do a quick check of your roof, this could help you identify any problems that may develop, helping you save money and your business.
You should do an inspection of your roof at least twice a year, and after storms. If you don’t have time to worry about doing a roof check biannually, give Northeast Roofing Systems LLC a call! We can help by doing a free roof inspection for you!
During your inspection (or ours) debris should be cleared from the gutter to help prevent them from clogging and water not being able to drain properly. Check for pooling water, corrosion, flashing tears, and previously repaired sections of roof. If anything looks as if it may cause a problem in the future, call our trusted team and we can help with roof restoration!
Inspecting your roof is not a tough job, but it is important to ensuring your business remains problem free and safe. If you are not sure what you are looking for during a roof inspection, let us help you. We can make sure your roof looks good and that your business is safe from future problems.
Just like a roof leak, a plumbing leak could cause more damage to your property and business than you may think. To avoid these future problems, check the plumbing in your business to ensure there are no leaks and everything is working properly.
Doing an annual plumbing inspection is important as well. Pipes leak all the time, and while some leaks may be harmless, it is better to be safe than sorry. If you notice a leak, find out what it is and call your local plumber to ensure that the leak won’t lead to anything more.
Water heaters and boilers should also be inspected. And every so often, they need to be fire tested. Sewage pumps should be checked on a regular basis as they often need to be replaced. Even if you have a small amount of plumbing on your property, you should do a quick inspection to make sure no problems will arise in the future.
Your HVAC system may not be one of your main concerns, but it should be. Not only can regular inspections and maintenance help with your properties energy efficiency, but it can also help to ensure you maintain good air quality in your business.
You should do an inspection on your HVAC at least twice a year. Make sure that your system is running properly, air filters are replaced when necessary, and check for any leaks. HVACs require a lot of maintenance and if you are not sure what you are doing, it is best to hire a professional that knows a thing or two about HVAC and inspections.
The refrigerant level should be checked and adjusted, coils should be inspected and cleaned, fan motor and blades should be checked for damage, as well as compressors and tubing. These are some of the maintenance items to be aware of for an outdoor HVAC unit. For indoors, the list is much longer—everything from replacing the fan belt to inspecting the ignition system. Again, if you don’t even know where your HVAC unit is located, call for a professional.
Electrical problems can become hazardous to your business. Ensuring that your electrical work is properly maintained and inspected can help you feel better about keeping your business and the property safe. Regular electrical checks can also help your business be more energy efficient and save you money.
Check exterior lights and electrical components for torn cables. Replace any light bulbs that are burned-out and consider replacing all of the bulbs. Clean light fixtures to help create better lighting performance. Make sure areas of your business are well lit, as well as your parking lot.
Electrical problems can become safety hazards, which you surely want to avoid. Light bulbs often contain mercury and lead and should be disposed of properly and safely or stored until a certified vendor can come and remove them from your property. If your electricity is faulty, it could cause a fire or electrocute an employee or even a customer. This is why electrical inspections are so important.
These are only a few of the important inspections you should make in your business regularly. These are all important aspects of your property and can easily be forgotten, but that could lead to further issues. If you are too busy to worry about inspections, hire a professional. At Northeast Roofing Systems LLC, we would be happy to come and inspect your roof for free. We offer metal roof restorations as well as membrane restorations. If your roof has a problem, contact us and we will help repair your roof and keep your business safe! We are your commercial roofing experts and can help you with all of your roofing needs!