The season of remodeling and improvement projects has finally arrived! You have about four months to build an addition to your commercial property, give it a face lift by applying a fresh coat of paint or perform a series of maintenance tasks that should be done before autumn kicks in.
Now, let’s go over five summer maintenance tips that can help you bring your Florida commercial property to life, from top to bottom.
Tip #1: Clean your gutters and downspouts.
Leaves, debris and dust can build up in your gutters and clog up your downspouts over the fall and winter. As the rain has already started to sweep across the Sunshine State, water can accumulate in your gutters, which may lead to water damage in your commercial property, including damp spots, mold growth, dry rot, peeling and cracking paint, efflorescence and even extensive structural damage. You can easily prevent all these by enlisting the services of an expert who will clean your gutters and downspouts, and make the necessary repairs.
Tip #2: Take a look at your roof.
Conducting a roof inspection at least once a year is one of the best ways to prevent roof leaks along with extensive water damage that may destroy the ceiling, trim, walls and floors in your commercial property. If you notice any loose tiles or shingles, or rusted areas, call in a roofing specialist as soon as possible to have your roof fixed before the next round of rain comes through.
Tip #3: Freshen up your commercial property’s exterior.
The heat and humidity of Florida’s summers are two of the most ferocious enemies of exterior surfaces, often facilitating the accumulation of dirt and algae along with mold growth, dry rot, pest infestation, permanent staining and last, but not least, early paint failure. An important element of maintaining your commercial property’s exterior is to pressure wash exterior surfaces at least once a year. With a pressure washer, you can easily remove dirt, dust, grime, mold growth and the like from walls, fences, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and even plants.
Tip #4: Carefully inspect all surfaces.
Checking all surfaces for fading, cracking, chipping and/or peeling paint will allow you to detect coating failure early. When inspecting the exterior surfaces of your commercial property, keep in mind that south-facing painted surfaces tend to deteriorate slightly faster than north-facing ones. If you observe any defects, including small holes and fine stucco cracks, implementing the right corrective measures as soon as possible will allow you to prevent the premature failure of the paint and wall systems.
Tip #5: Apply a fresh coat of paint.
In addition to boosting your commercial property’s curb appeal, applying a new coat of paint will:
- provide an impervious protective layer against the elements;
- improve employee morale, motivation, retention and productivity;
- reduce the need for major, unexpected repairs and the high costs associated;
- bring you more referrals from your current customers.
By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to keep your commercial property looking its best and ensure full compliance with Florida Building Code.
As a premier painting company operating in Jacksonville, Tampa and adjacent areas across north-east-central Florida, Performance Painting Contractors provides comprehensive exterior maintenance services, including pressure washing, waterproofing, preparing and painting various surfaces that range from stucco, brick and drywall to metal, wood and concrete. If you’re looking for a team of dedicated Florida commercial painting contractors that is ready to keep your property in tip-top shape throughout the year, we invite you to get in touch with our professionals by calling (904)-641-4800 or (813)-308-0388.