Commercial Property Maintenance Tips for Summer

Preventative maintenance of a commercial or industrial property is critical in minimizing the cost, time and effort involved with property maintenance projects that will inevitably arise.  The summer season provides an excellent time to implement several routine exterior maintenance tasks that take advantage of the often warm, sunny weather.

Inspect the Mechanical Systems

Summer is an excellent time to inspect the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, the electrical systems and water pipes. Without the burden of dealing with snow, ice, or freezing temperatures, there is much easier access to the mechanical systems. Additionally, if there are any repairs needed inclement weather will not be as big of a factor in the timeline.

Inspect the Roof

It is recommended to inspect the roof of a commercial property twice a year. The inspection during the summer months should look for signs of wear and tear. A few things to look out for:

  • Are any shingles missing, broken or damaged?
  • Has any rusting occurred?
  • Have any animals created homes on your roof?
  • Are there any other signs of damage?

You’ll have the opportunity in the summer to complete a thorough inspection for all the items listed above and then also have weather conducive to any repairs that may be needed for your commercial property.

Clean Gutters and Spouts

Storms throughout the winter and spring can leave all kinds of debris in gutters and spouts, which left unnoticed will could cause damage from wear and clogging. Severe weather with heavy rain can be experienced throughout the summer season, so it’s important to keep gutters and spouts as clear as possible for your storm drainage system.


Regularly inspecting all exteriors for signs of wear and tear is a recurring recommendation, but specifically checking the exterior paint of your commercial property and having any necessary painting completed during the summer months allow you to take advantage of the often warm and sunny weather.

Clean Walkways and Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas and walkways should be cleaned frequently, and the summer season is no exception. Power washing, removing any debris, and repairing any damage as needed will ensure your tenants, customers and employees can utilize your property’s outdoor space safely and happily.

Learn More About Unlimited Restoration

Since 1996, Unlimited Restoration has worked with commercial and industrial clients to provide quality, dependable emergency response and restoration for property damage caused by water, fire, storms, mold or other disasters. Contact us today to learn how we can help your property minimize business interruptions with pre-loss planning for any season utilizing our URI Emergency Response Plan.


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