Spring is finally here, and it's time to start thinking about your business property maintenance needs. Winter can be harsh on a commercial property, and it's essential to inspect and address any damage or potential hazards that could harm your business or employees.
Learn about four types of property maintenance tasks you should prioritize this spring to ensure the safety of your property, customers, and employees. Also discover how Aegis Insurance & Financial Services can help you further protect your property with top-quality Commercial Insurance policies.
Texas weather can be unpredictable, and rain or hail storms can be detrimental to your roof's integrity. Inspecting your roof is essential in preventing possible leaks, mold growth, or structural damage.
When you hire roofing professionals to inspect your building's rooftop, they should be focused on checking these three areas:
• Missing or cracked shingles
• Gutters and drains are free of debris
• Water does not pool and drains freely off the roof
This proactive step can extend the life of your roof and prevent possible roof repairs and replacement, as well as keeping employees safer.
It's also essential to inspect and maintain your commercial landscaping for safety concerns. Your business deserves stunning landscaping that both enhances its visual appeal, and also promotes safety on your property.
Trees and shrubs that have overgrown can obstruct your property's visibility, making it harder for employees and customers to navigate around your business. Make sure to prune any overgrown plants and trees, clear away debris, and check for any damage caused by the winter weather.
Additionally, maintaining your landscaping can also deter potential intruders, making your property less vulnerable to theft and vandalism. If your trees and shrubs are large enough to be used as hiding spots for thieves or vandals, then it's probably time for them to be pruned back.
HVAC System Inspections
As the weather in Texas warms up, HVAC systems should be maintained to ensure that they're working correctly. Since Texas summers can be brutal, a malfunctioning air conditioning system can be detrimental to the health and comfort of employees and customers.
Hire a professional to check your HVAC systems for any issues and change your filters to ensure that your system is running efficiently. This step can help prevent costly repairs down the road, and help you avoid a temporary shutdown of your business while your system is being fixed.
Fire Prevention Systems
Finally, businesses should take time to inspect fire prevention systems. Fire hazards can be a significant threat to your property and employees, and it's essential to make sure that your fire prevention systems are in good condition.
Your business should routinely check or test the following fire prevention methods to make sure they're functional and up-to-date:
• Smoke detectors
• Fire alarms
• Carbon monoxide alarms
• Fire extinguishers
• Fire suppression systems
These regular checks can ensure that if a fire breaks out at your business, you can quickly extinguish it and be able to quickly evacuate everyone safely.
Protect Your Business Property with Aegis!
Spring is the ideal time to inspect and address any potential property maintenance issues that could harm your business or employees. Proactive maintenance now can prevent costly repairs and ensure that your business runs smoothly throughout the year.
Aegis Insurance & Financial Services can also help with our full range of top-quality Business Insurance policies, including Commercial Property Insurance, General Liability, Workers Compensation, and more. Contact our office directly at 713-850-7622 to learn more about protecting your business property, or fill out our online form to request a free quote!