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Buildings And Their Maintenance

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Many building owners often neglect the maintenance of their facility in order to save money or due to lack of time. While this may seem like a good idea in the short term, it can have negative impacts in the long run. This article will outline all areas that need regular care and what kind of problems they are prone to if neglected over time, so read on to find out what things need to be on your maintenance list.

Windows

Windows need regular TLC because they are made with different types of materials that can allow them to break down when not checked on regularly. In addition, wooden windows are especially at risk for rotting when water is allowed to sit between them without drying out during the winter months.

Roof

The roof attracts dirt and grime over time, making it harder for heat/cooling units to properly, not to mention sunlight which can break down roofing materials. If left unchecked, this can lead to leaks and other damage to the walls.

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Walls

Walls are also at risk of dirt build-up that can cause a wide variety of issues depending on what kind of material is used in that wall’s construction. Better ventilation will help keep humidity from staying in one place too long, cracking walls and ceilings while creating rust with metal structures.

Ceilings

Ceilings are an important part of space; they need upkeep because cracks or holes make them look unattractive and lower property value. Not enough sunlight or heat getting through the windows also has an effect on ceiling quality over time if it isn’t checked on regularly by facilities staff.

Stairs

Stairs are sure to get lots of foot traffic, leading to a lot of wear and tear over time if not properly maintained. In addition, loose stairs, or those that are slanted, can be dangerous for employees or visitors.

Window Panes

Window panes are especially prone to breaking when there is an earthquake or other natural disaster. Therefore, it’s important to have these fixed as soon as possible in order to prevent injuries and further damage to the building.

Elevators

A lift refurbishment could be more cost effective, and as elevators are important pieces of machinery, they need regular inspection and care.

Electrical

Electrical wiring is important in any facility – businesses should have a licensed professional come in every few years to check on the state of the wiring and make sure everything is up to code. Not only is this important for safety reasons, but it’s also necessary in order to avoid any fines that the business may incur.

Flooring

Flooring can last a long time with proper care, but over time it will start to show signs of wear and tear if it isn’t regularly polished or shampooed/cleaned. This can lead to slips and falls, which can be dangerous not just for employees but customers as well.

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Lighting

Light fixtures are often overlooked when it comes to building maintenance, but they should be checked on at least every six months. A lot of light fixtures come with sensors that will turn off the light when no one is in the room – these to be calibrated so that the lights turn off as soon as a person leaves.

In Conclusion

There are other concerns about building maintenance, but this article should help owners understand what areas need regular care and why neglecting them can lead to larger issues over time.

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