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Springing into Warmer Weather: Commercial Property Maintenance

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Grass popping through snow, text saying "Get ready for the thaw" and a SERVPRO logo Protect your commercial property!

As the seasons change, business owners are always looking ahead to what is coming next. The next campaign, the next project, the next meeting, the list is pretty much endless.

What commercial business owners might not think about is how to prepare their buildings for the thaw.

Cold temps, snow, ice, and sometimes even salt, can cause seasonal damage to structures. Due to the way that water expands when it freezes, it can cause cracks and then proceed to melt causing areas of moisture within your structure. The dreaded ice dam can also be a perpetrator of damage. You can read all about Ice dams in our blog on What to Know About Melting Snow!


After the bitter cold has started to subside, one of the first, most crucial steps to getting your commercial building in tip-top shape, is doing a proper inspection. Make yourself a list of things to check for and bring a camera with you for documentation while thoroughly looking over your property. Some things to look out for are:

  • Cracks in foundation, pathways, parking lots, and patios
  • Lose or damaged pavement
  • Missing shingles
  • Chipped paint
  • Leaking or drafty windows


In addition to doing a damage inspection, It is also wise to do a proper maintenance check. This includes things such as:

  • Getting your air conditioning units looked at
  • Replacing air filters
  • Flushing your water heaters
  • Put fresh batteries in smoke and CO2 detectors


If you are unsure of where to begin when getting your property ready for the thaw, make sure to connect with a local professional who can give you guidance on the next steps.

For your cleanup and restoration needs, SERVPRO is here to help in any way that we can! We are simply a phone call away!

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