Preventive maintenance in any building should always be conducted in order to keep its occupants safe and the building in working order. Otherwise, it can result in hazardous situations that could have been completely avoided. While building maintenance may sound like a large task to undertake, it’s a necessary measure.

In this post, general construction services Allied Construction Services discuss the six building maintenance tasks every property owner should conduct.

  1. Openings – These openings include any doors, gates and windows in the property. Depending on the material used in manufacturing them, these openings will have various levels of durability and may not even need to be replaced often. However, you do need to pay extra attention to smaller parts such as hinges, locks, and handles as any damage they sustain can prevent your opening from properly functioning.

  1. Construction – The buildings construction should be routinely checked and maintained as well. Exterior walls and masonry can eventually wear out and sustain cracks and damage. The roof of the property should also be inspected with the rest of the building’s exterior.

  1. Plumbing – Plumbing defects can be difficult to spot so have a professional inspect it every now and then. The irrigation system should also be checked to prevent any problems that can further cause your plumbing to deteriorate.

  1. Heating and Cooling – Your HVAC system requires regular maintenance in order to work properly and help you keep your property energy efficient. With that in mind, be sure to have a professional like waterproofing system pros Allied Construction Services inspect your HVAC system regularly to prevent any damage.

  1. Lighting – Lighting defects is one of the most obvious problems that you can spot during your building maintenance checks. However, you shouldn’t wait for these defects to take place before you take action. Instead, consider having professionals conduct periodic check ups of your lighting system in order to prevent any problems immediately.

  1. Fire Safety Equipment – The maintenance checks of your fire safety equipment is required by law so this is an absolute must when it comes to building maintenance. Otherwise, you’re not only putting your facility at risk but you’ll also likely face fines and penalties for failing to comply. Depending on your area, this equipment has to be serviced at least once a year or better yet, as often as possible.

Turn to Allied Construction Services for your property maintenance needs. We are your leading provider of roofing and building maintenance services. Give us a call at (925) 297-5788 or fill out our contact form to request our services. We serve clients in Oakland, CA and other nearby areas.