If you own a commercial building, there are many things you need to think about. If you’ll be starting business with it, you’ll need Sunshine Coast shopfitting services. Then, maintenance would be a constant. After all, the building is an investment and to gain the best out of it, you’ll have to take care of it.
Importance of Maintenance
Maintenance ensures that all the components of the building are functioning as they should. This means there will be no disruptions to the businesses being conducted inside. More importantly, you ensure safety for the people inside, along with equipment and many other valuable things. Besides, if your commercial building isn’t properly maintained, you might get in trouble with the law.
Building Maintenance Checklist
Different buildings might have different maintenance needs. However, there are common ones that most, if not all, buildings share.
Electrical Systems. It’s the lifeblood of your building. The lighting and any electronic equipment will be useless if they cannot get power. WBDG, an online resource for information about building designs, further indicates that electrical safety is a crucial element for successful daily operation of a building.
HVAC. The HVAC system is an important component of any building not just because it maintains a comfortable temperature inside the building but also regulates the indoor air quality. It is recommended to have the HVAC inspected at least twice each year, along with run inspections and seasonal start-ups.
Plumbing. The plumbing system should be inspected at least once a year, plus if there are any leaks or odd noises. The domestic water heaters must be tested for efficiency. Drinking water chillers must be at optimal condition for obvious reasons. Also, make sure sump and sewage systems are working as intended.
Roofing. There is no need to explain the importance of a building’s roofing, right? At least twice a year inspection is ideal, but you should also have it inspected after it goes through a severe storm. Extra attention is needed for roof-to-wall connections, sheet metal, flashings, copings, and any previously repaired parts.
Sunshine Coast building maintenance requires a good deal of experience and expertise. It would also be good for you if you contact companies that can cover as much of the maintenance tasks as possible, such as Oakridge Building Group.
(Electrical Safety, WBDG, Jun. 22, 2010)
(Preventive Maintenance Checklist, BUILDINGS.com, Jan. 1, 2009)