Cool breezes, changing colors, and holiday festivities are not far away. As the summer ends and autumn begins, you want to start changing your maintenance schedule to reflect the new season. There are some major differences between fall and summer maintenance, most importantly exterior maintenance scheduled. Below are five ways you can prepare your building for the season and lower maintenance costs through the winter.
Plan for fall landscaping.
Autumn is the perfect time to prune, plant, and prepare fresh designs for your landscaping. Whether it is the addition of new plants or the simple management of the current design as summer blooms start to fall, you want to be proactive in your landscaping to ensure your outdoor space looks just as fresh as it did in the summer and spring.
Schedule a roofing inspection.
If you live in an area that experiences significant snowfall, you need to schedule a roofing inspection during the fall. You don’t want to wait until there’s a leak or sagging in the roof due to snow before you contact your MaintenX roofing professional. By practically scheduling roofing repairs in the fall, you can save yourself a lot of time and money.
Plan a deep clean of the interior office spaces.
Autumn typically coincides with cold and flu season as more people spend time indoors and in close proximity. Now, it is more important than ever to ensure proper sanitization in the fall, as COVID-19 precautions ramp back up in many parts of the country. Schedule a deep clean and sanitization services throughout the fall and winter in advance to keep the cold and flu at bay.
Schedule an electrical system inspection.
If you operate a large facility, you may utilize space heaters in certain areas to cut down on major heating costs. However, these have the potential to overload older outlets, causing circuit problems and potentially lead to electrical outages or fires. Before it gets too cold, contact your MaintenX electrician to schedule a tune-up.
Service exterior faucets, plumbing, and irrigation.
You need to service exterior plumbing systems not to ensure they don’t freeze over the winter. Be sure to drain all exterior faucets, unhook hoses or replace them with freezeproof equipment, and check with your MaintenX plumber to ensure your pipes are insulated. Any plumbing work you can get done before the first freeze should take priority in the fall.
MaintenX can help you prepare a fall maintenance schedule that is easy to handle and cost-effective. To learn more, contact your local MaintenX team or visit our resource center for more information.