Preparing Your Property For Fall

A Guide to a Smooth Transition 

As fall quickly approaches, it’s time for multifamily and commercial property owners and managers to prepare for the changing season. Getting your property ready for the cooler weather can make a significant difference in terms of the property’s safety, preparedness, and overall functionality. You never know when quick drops in weather can cause major damage. Read on to explore different and essential steps to ensure your commercial property is well-prepared for fall. 

Outdoor swimming pool remodelPrepping your outdoor areas ahead of freezing weather can prevent further damage.

Inspect and Maintain Exterior

The exterior of your property takes the brunt of seasonal changes. Doing an annual inspection this time of year on the building’s roof, facade, and gutters is a great step to implement if you haven’t already. Looking for any damage or signs of wear that have developed during the summertime can save you from further damage (and expenses) or any additional problems. Addressing any issues you may find can prevent costly repairs in the future. 

Pro tip: Clean the property’s gutters to ensure proper drainage as fall brings increased rainfall. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and mold that can compromise the integrity of your building. 

Heating System Inspection

With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, it’s critical to make sure your heating system is in working order. Scheduling a professional inspection to clean and service the HVAC system is always a good idea to include in your ‘preparing for fall’ list. Replacing filters will also improve air quality and energy efficiency. While you’re tending to the filters, you’ll also find it valuable to have the wiring and unit elements serviced to ensure they are ready for cooler temps.

Pro tip: Investing in energy-saving tools such as programmable thermostats and sealing drafts around windows and doors can save you money during the fall and winter months. 

Emergency Preparedness

Fall often brings unpredictable weather, including storms, hail, heavy rain, and wind. Review your emergency preparedness plans, including evacuation procedures and backup power resources like generators. Ensure that fire extinguishers are up-to-date and that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working throughout the property. Take time to go through each area that has a detector to check or change the batteries.

Pro tip: Keeping a construction company’s number on hand for emergencies is always recommended. Our team at Gage Commercial Construction proudly offers 24/7 emergency services, so keep our number handy – (512) 368 – 8376

By taking these proactive steps to prepare your commercial property for fall, you can ensure a smooth and seamless transition into this season. Not only will these help make sure your property is safe for all occupants, but you can also have peace of mind that everything was inspected and maintained, and all preventative measures are set in place. If you need help getting your commercial property ready for the fall season, our team of experts can help you every step of the way! Reach out to us today to set your property up for success for the upcoming seasons. 

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