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Building Maintenance Checklist

Keeping up with building maintenance is a lot of work. Neglect, however, can lead to expensive repairs, frustrated tenants or decreased business. Don’t let important upkeep tasks get away from you. Use Mr. Handyman’s building maintenance checklist every season to ensure nothing is forgotten and your building looks great.

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With years of experience in commercial building maintenance and repair, we know how to keep your building in shape and prevent the headache of unnecessary repairs.

Commercial Building Maintenance

Each building, climate and location is different. Don’t forget to add any important maintenance tasks to this list that may be unique to your building or location.

Spring Building Maintenance

  • Inspect HVAC ducts for dust buildup
  • Service AC units
  • Clean and prep the landscaping
    • Trim trees and shrubs
    • Mow and fertilize the grass
    • Clean garden beds and landscaping
  • Establish a watering schedule for grass/plants
  • Pressure wash hardscapes
  • Inspect outdoor lighting for damage

Summer Building Maintenance

  • Clean debris from the roof, and check for damage
  • Clear drains and gutters
  • Confirm that the trash and recycling area is in good condition
  • Inspect the windows for proper operation
  • Inspect structural materials for rot, peeling paint, rust and more
  • Inspect the condition of the parking lot, asphalt striping and signs
  • Inspect the grounds for water run-off or erosion issues

Fall Building Maintenance

  • Rake and remove fallen leaves
  • Service the furnace/boiler
  • Winterize the irrigation lines
  • Mark the streets/driveways with stakes for snow plows
  • Inspect all plumbing fixtures for leaks
  • Seal any cracks in your parking lots or asphalt

Winter Building Maintenance

  • Prepare sensitive landscaping and structures for snowfall
  • Inspect the roof for ice dams
  • Inspect the building’s interior for maintenance issues
    • Kitchen
    • Bathroom
    • Common area
  • Check for proper operation of all GFCI outlets and light switches
  • Inspect the ceiling and floors for damage (e.g., water damage)
  • Hire snow removal services

Year-Round Building Maintenance

Establish a regular service interval for these maintenance tasks:

  • Replace burned-out interior and exterior light bulbs
  • Clean window glass, tracks and hardware
  • Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Replace the HVAC air filters
  • Inspect the property for signs of rodent or pest damage
  • Check the building for visible signs of leaks
  • Test the fire alarm
  • Replace the water filters
  • Have the fire alarm and fire suppression system serviced
  • Have the fire extinguishers inspected
  • Have all OSHA fall prevention devices and equipment inspected
  • Ask your tenants if there is anything they want to have addressed
  • Inspect door closers, latches, hinges and locks for proper operation

Professional Building Maintenance and Repair

Take care of your building to maintain a professional look. If you need help with a repair or would like an expert’s opinion, Mr. Handyman can help. Our handymen are qualified to repair everything from drywall, doors, windows and more. Give us a call at (855) 438-3700, or request service online for residential or commercial building maintenance.