If you’re finally preparing to reopen your business after a long closure, then you want the place to be as ship-shape as possible. It’s also necessary to carry out certain maintenance checks on a commercial property before reopening. This will help protect your staff and customers, and will also save you money on repairs.
By keeping your commercial property well-maintained, you will also save on your bills, and ensure a safer environment for your employees. Before reopening your business, here are five maintenance tips you should follow.
Check Fire and Burglary Alarms
It’s vital that you protect your business from burglary. Whatever type of business you run, whether it be a store, restaurant, or office, there’s always the risk of a break-in. Test all the burglary alarms, and make upgrades to a smarter system if necessary.
Go round the building and also test the fire alarms. These are in place for a reason and you have to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Ensure your commercial property is up to speed regarding fire escape regulations.
Invest in Insulation
A properly insulated building can save you a lot of money on your heating bills. It’s also better for the environment. Hight Performance Spray Systems can provide spray foam to seal any gaps or cracks. It’s also worth upgrading to double-glazing or more eco-friendly windows. It’s a good idea to make these updates before you reopen your business.
Check Plumbing and Pipes Regularly
It can be difficult to know what to check when inspecting your plumbing. If you have any doubts, call in a commercial plumber. Your plumbing system is very important to the functioning of your building. Burst pipes or blockages can get messy very quickly and you don’t want to have to shell out for these when you’ve only just reopened your business.
Check Your Electrical
It’s a health and safety requirement to check all your electrical components annually. A commercial electrician can do this for you. Power outlets, breakers, and switches all need to be reviewed and assessed for potential hazards. If you notice any cracks in older looking electrical components then consider upgrading these. Do a general spot check of all the outlets and switches before you reopen your business.
Inspect Your Roof
A roof check is normally done as part of a commercial building inspection, as they will look at all your exteriors. If your commercial property is contained in an office block or larger building then you won’t need to worry about this. Just be aware of any maintenance going on in the building that could affect the reopening of your business.
Some of these checks will need to be carried out by a professional. It depends on when you last went through a maintenance checklist for your property. Commercial property maintenance will save you a lot of money in the long run if you stay on top of it. It’s also vital to ensure that your business runs smoothly. Get your business spruced up and ready to open.