4 Common Building Maintenance Issues (And Fixes)

4 Common Building Maintenance Issues (And Fixes)

Property Managers Should Beware of These Building Maintenance Issues

There are countless problems that may arise in commercial buildings - from plumbing and drainage problems to pest concerns to electrical issues. While the fix might be as simple as changing a lightbulb or two, many times repairs require property managers to make good use of their expertise. Here are four common building maintenance issues property managers should be aware of and how to fix them.

1. HVAC Issues - Dirty Filters 

Your building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system can be called the heart of your building. After all, your employees won’t get much work done if they’re extremely hot or freezing. One common HVAC problem is a dirty filter. If left untouched, a dirty filter will prevent airflow from circulating properly in your building, making your AC units work twice as hard. To avoid this, replace filters regularly to keep things running smoothly. Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance services are suggested to ensure that HVAC systems are running to their full capability.

2. Electrical Problems - Light bulbs

Electrical problems in your facility can quickly bring all work to a standstill. It could cause the appliances in your building to malfunction or cause power surges and shorts. Property managers generally need to deal with burnt-out light bulbs now and again. While this may be a simple fix, other issues require you to call in a professional. If you suspect that circuits are overloaded or have wiring issues, it’s best to contact a building maintenance company to handle the problem or set up an assessment for infrared thermal imaging to ensure you are not overworking your buildings power systems.

3. Fading Exterior 

As time goes by, the exterior of your building can start to look faded and old, especially in areas with extreme weather. This is generally the result of accumulated dirt, grime, mold, algae, or other pollutants. To combat this, consider adopting a regular exterior cleaning schedule, having painters apply a fresh coat of paint, or letting a professional perform power washing and window washing services.

4. Plumbing Issues 

Proper plumbing helps keeps your facility’s water system running as it should. Clogged toilets and overflowing drains aren’t fun for your employees, but they are common. Clogged toilets or drains are often the results of debris preventing water from flowing correctly. Since clogged pipes contribute to low water pressure, it’s best to contact a plumbing professional or building maintenance services to deal with these issues all at once.

Safety Facility Services Can Help with Building Maintenance Issues 

Want to learn more about how preventative building maintenance can benefit your facility? Safety Facility Services can work with you to create a routine maintenance plan for your building. Then, when problems arise, you can handle them quickly, keeping your building in its prime for years to come. As a facility services company, we make it easy for our clients to add or drop services as needed. Contact us online to learn more.