Building Maintenance – Portland, OregonBy
Building Maintenance- Portland, Oregon
Building maintenance is extremely important to potential and existing customers! Now that summer is over and fall is making its way here, it is time to start thinking about fall building maintenance.
The exterior of the building and property is the first thing a customer sees before ever walking in the door. That’s why it’s important to keep your parking lots clean, free of debris and in good shape. Not only for aesthetics but for safety reasons as well. Trash, leaves and other items can easily gather around water drains and cause water to back up into the lot.
Also, make sure the parking lot gives clear direction as to the flow of traffic by having proper striping arrows and designated parking and handicap spaces. Building maintenance encompasses many aspects.
Building Maintenance – Exterior paint on the building
In order to maintain a building’s facade, the exterior materials need to be cleaned annually and painted when needed. Keeping the exterior clean from moss and grime ensures it’s longevity – whether it’s wood siding, metal, stucco or brick. The building should be inspected on a regular basis. Do a visual inspection and take a walk around the building. Look for any signs of disrepair.
Building Maintenance – Parking Lot
Replacing a parking lot can be very costly if it’s not maintained properly! Once the parking lot is paved, it should be sealcoated in order to prevent the pavement from coming apart. Sealcoating extends the life of the pavement! Again, do a visual inspection and walk around the parking lot. Look for large cracks or potholes.
Have a licensed striping contractor stripe the parking lot with adequate handicap spaces and regular spaces to maximize parking.
Building Maintenance – Landscape around the building
Does your building’s lawn need a little TLC? Do some work around the building – rake up leaves, remove broken branches, and make sure the walkways are clean and clear. Keep the shrubs and bushes trimmed and away from the building’s exterior. Moisture against a building for an extended period of time can cause damage. Easy to manage, low maintenance landscaping is ideal because it will take less time to maintain. Prune trees and shrubs before the first frost. Keeping up the lawn care now and throughout the winter months will help you when spring rolls around. If you don’t have enough time for all of this maintenance, then hire a licensed contractor to do it for you. Building maintenance can be stress-free if you let the professionals handle it.
Building Maintenance – Roofs and Gutters
Your building’s roof and gutters should be inspected. If you’re not comfortable getting up on the roof, call a licensed contractor to do it for you. Any debris that has accumulated during the summer months needs to be removed. Take a look at the gutters too and clean them out as soon as possible. Clogged gutters can lead to other issues – leaky roof, broken gutters, etc.
Building Maintenance – Local Areas We Serve
Oregon: Beaverton, Bend, Canby, Central Oregon, Clackamas, Dayton, Dundee, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Hood River, Keizer, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Newberg, Oregon City, Portland, Sherwood, St. Paul, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, Woodburn and more.
Washington: Bellingham, Bremerton, Camas, Centralia, Chehalis, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Kalama, Kelso, Kent, Kirkland, Long Beach, Olympia, Pasco, Port Townsend, Ridgefield, Seattle, Vancouver, Woodland and more.
Champion Property Improvement is a preferred building maintenance contractor in Portland, Oregon and Washington. Call us today for a free consultation at 503-969-6613. We’d love to earn your business!
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