How Property Managers Can Stay on Top of Spring Maintenance
If you’re a property manager, you’re probably well acquainted with the many property maintenance issues that accompany the spring season. From building maintenance to landscaping and beyond, there are several things you can do to make this time of year as smooth and productive as possible.
After a long winter, building exteriors should be examined for possible damage from storms and in preparation for the warm seasons ahead. You’ll want to assess the roof for loose or damaged shingles and flashing, as well as overhanging branches. Gutters and downspouts should be checked for damage from snow, ice, and rain. Air conditioning units should be checked for damage or debris, and they should be properly cleaned. As you’re assessing the building’s exterior features, be sure to look for water stains near seams, which could indicate water damage.
Yard and Landscaping
Spring is the best time of year to prepare yards for the coming months. You’ll probably want to have trees and shrubs pruned, and you’ll want to make sure lawn care services have been arranged. Additionally, you’ll want to check for any broken sprinklers or sprinkler pipes that may have frozen and need to be repaired or replaced. Remember to double-check that sprinklers are directed away from concrete or asphalt pavement to prevent premature aging and damage to those surfaces.
The parking lot and all other paved surfaces provide tenants and clients access to your property, endure heavy traffic, and can present liability hazards if not well maintained. Although asphalt is one of the most important parts of a property, asphalt maintenance is often the most overlooked. Check the parking lot and other paved surfaces for potholes, cracks, or asphalt that is beginning to deteriorate. Look for any areas that may have puddles or pools of standing water, and make sure the pavement stripes are clearly visible.
A little springtime maintenance will not only prepare your property for the approaching seasons, but it will prevent small problems from becoming major headaches later on. If you find that your parking areas need some maintenance, Top Job Asphalt is happy to provide free estimates for any project, from pothole repair to crack sealing and seal coating.