Ideally, there should be a priority list for tasks we have to do each day. Otherwise, everything can seem like it has the same importance level, which can lead to feeling overwhelmed and frustrated—especially if you don’t get to everything on your list. 

Likewise, some building maintenance services are more important than others. Which ones you should you prioritize? Here are our six recommendations.

1. Air Conditioning

If there’s one thing that affects the comfort level, mood and performance of everyone who works in your building, it’s the air conditioning. This is especially important during Texas summers, which are notoriously long and hot. Regular building maintenance should include HVAC system tune ups as they can help prevent breakdowns and ensure your business maintains a comfortable temperature at all times.

2. Plumbing and Electricity

Electrical and plumbing systems are critical to the operation of any business, and regular maintenance and inspections can help prevent costly and disruptive issues. This includes checking for leaks, ensuring proper wiring and grounding and testing emergency generators and backup systems. If your business relies on computers or technology, this might be one of the biggest building maintenance priorities to ensure there is minimal downtime and lost profits.

3. Fire Safety

Fire safety is critical to any business, and building owners should ensure that fire suppression systems, alarms and sprinklers are regularly inspected as part of building maintenance. Tenants should also be educated on fire safety protocols and procedures, such as the quickest way to exit in the event of an emergency.

4. Painting

Your business needs to look good to maintain credibility and a level of professionalism. Customers won’t like seeing chipped paint, worn-down signage and dirty walls. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for how your business looks and can even give the appearance of a remodel or renovation.

5. Walls, Ceiling and Drywall

Ensuring the structural integrity of the building is another top priority when considering building maintenance. This includes regular inspections of the foundation, walls, roof and other structural components to ensure they are stable and secure. When you do identify issues, make sure to repair or replace them immediately before they become bigger problems down the road.

6. Asphalt and Concrete

From the pathways to the parking lot, people need to feel safe walking in and around your business. This includes areas with asphalt and/or concrete, which are prone to cracks, potholes and seal separation. This is a component of building maintenance that is sometimes neglected. Be sure to inspect and repair these areas regularly to avoid complaints.

These are just a few services you should prioritize for your business. To see all of the services that Fernic can help with, check out our building maintenance services page today.