Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Maintenance Tips

Spring is here, and it’s time to start doing some maintenance work on your property to undo the damage from winter! 

Here is a list of the basics:

Check the roof. Snow, ice and rain may have created leaks, now’s the time to check.

Clean and inspect gutters to ensure they can handle spring rains.

Repair building facades. If the cold weather has caused any part of your building exterior to deteriorate, fix it now before spring wind and rains cause additional damage.

Reinsulate. The fluctuating temperatures of winter can cause the caulking around  doors and windows to crack and fall away. Check these seals, recaulk if necessary.

Clean the common areas. Now that snow, sand and salt is gone, give the carpets a thorough cleaning.

Repair the sidewalks and parking lot. Inspect for broken curbs, pot holes, cracks and other damage and tripping hazards.

Landscaping. Start getting garden areas and grass up to shape by removing debris and raking out excess sand.

Follow these tips, to get an early start on the spring season and keep your property in optimal condition!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Cracked Walkways ... How Much is Too Much?

Spring is here and it's time to address some of the problems that may have turned up over the winter months. With shoveling and salt, the paths and walkways on your property may have taken a beating. 

If your walking surface has settled or is cracked or damaged and has a raised area of over 1/4" it can be considered a tripping hazard and should be repaired immediately. 

Our clients should contact us right away if they notice any damaged walkways.