Regular building maintenance is key to upholding the appearance and safety of your commercial property. As part of the facility management team, you should be making it a point to upkeep various aspects of building maintenance that get worn out by frequent use or environmental conditions.
Adhering to a building maintenance checklist can help you avoid costly and even life-threatening problems down the road. Here’s a simple guide and checklist to help with keeping everything safe and in working order.
Roofs should be inspected by licensed waterproofing contractors at least once every six months and especially after adverse weather conditions. During perimeter inspection of the roof, be sure to note the following:
- Check for presence of cracks and leaks
- Check roof connections between the wall and roof flashing for tears
- Check for presence of rust on metal roofs
- Clear debris from roof drainage
- Install roofing membrane protection
Waterproofing plays an important role in building maintenance. The only way of preventing roof and ceiling leakage is having an excellent waterproofing system. Different commercial roofs are waterproofed in different methods. The most common types of waterproofing membranes installed by waterproofing contractors in Singapore are:
- APP modified bituminous torch-on applied membrane
- Polyurethane liquid-applied waterproofing membrane
- Acrylic liquid-applied waterproofing membrane
- Cementitious waterproofing membrane
- Nano waterproofing
The longevity of waterproofing membranes mostly depends on the environmental conditions of where they are installed. However, to avoid the hassle of unforeseen leaks, it is wise to get your roof’s waterproofing membrane inspected every once in a while.
Heating & Cooling (HVAC)
The HVAC system requires cleaning and regular maintenance for it to last as long as the manufacturer intends it to do. Similar to roofing, it should be inspected at least twice a year. During the inspection, be sure to take note of the following:
- Check and lubricate the pumps once a year
- Check energy efficiency settings
- Clean and replace the air filters once every few months
- Clean the condenser coil
- Check for screw issues
- Hire a professional to inspect the boilers and chillers
As part of the facilities maintenance guide, you should also be carrying out long-term inspections for:
- Doors, gates, and windows: At least once every year for wear and tear
- Electrical systems: Once every three to five years
- Access control systems: Once every three to four months or depending on the maintenance requirements with your vendor
Contact Reliable Commercial Building & Waterproofing Contractors
Inspecting your commercial property need not be difficult when you hire professionals to help. Commercial building and roofing contractors will be able to accurately analyse structural problems and offer excellent solutions to solve an otherwise massive problem from happening. Learn more about what professionals like Allstar Waterproofing & Services can do for your commercial building.