The Summer Essentials of Preventative Maintenance

Managing Property Management OrdersMaintenance tasks prevent an influx of maintenance orders.

As we roll into August, which represents the tail end of summer and the hottest part of the year, there are a few maintenance items that you should keep in mind to make sure that your properties are running at peak performance.

As the property maintenance orders roll in, property managers can take heed and prepare their building during the hotter months! Though not a definite list, these few tasks ensure an adequate inspection of your building during the summer.

Replace air conditioner filters. The air filter on your heating and cooling system needs to be replaced somewhere between one to three months to keep the air in the building clean and flowing freely. If you forget to do this simple activity, the air conditioner is going to have extra strain put on it potentially causing bigger maintenance problems – that could cause more maintenance orders!

Test smoke detectors. You typically want to do this once a quarter outside of changing the battery every so often.

Check the building’s windows and doors for proper sealing. Replace weather-stripping as needed so that once the weather does change over, you don’t have to worry about it.

Take a look at the gutters. Even though cleaning out the gutters is typically an autumn maintenance task, it’s always a good idea to check (and double check) that the gutters aren’t overflowing from debris and summer dust. All property managers will understand that healthy gutters are essential to a sturdy building.

Enjoy the remainder of summer while it’s still with us, but don’t let your property maintenance fall by the wayside – possibly causing you bigger problems and a greater influx of maintenance orders.

Be prepared with all of your maintenance orders with Landport Systems property management software! Contact us, located in Walnut Creek, California, to get started on the right work order management system for your property.