As a commercial business owner or manager, you may be relieved that winter has finally come to the proverbial end. Even though there may be the occasional snow squall or a couple of centimeters to fall throughout the Toronto area, for the most part is over. It is likely a time when you can sit back, breathe a sigh of relief, and take in the wonderfully fresh spring air.
However, there are numerous challenges that any maintenance department has to face in the spring months. Below are just a few things to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your commercial floors and the rest of your property.
Pay attention to those parking areas. During the winter, parking areas may get a significant amount of sand, dirt, and even broken up asphalt from snowplows. Make sure these get cleaned up as soon as possible, otherwise they can get tracked in with every person walking into the building.
Look for damage on the commercial floors. Damage can come in many forms and it might not be readily visible to the average individual at first. A small amount of dirt getting between tiles can create major problems in the future. Cracks can grow in time. Address any damage that occurred over the winter and have it repaired as soon as possible.
Check the cooling system. Even though the heating system worked fine during the winter and it may not be necessary to turn on the air conditioning yet, it’s a good idea to have an experienced, professional HVAC technician come out and inspect the system. If the system goes down and we experience a heat wave, it can create a significant number of problems for the facility and any business operating within it.
Just because winter is in the rearview mirror doesn’t mean maintenance personnel can sit and rest. They need to be vigilant about the condition of the floors as well as the rest of the facility.