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Maintenance is key to adding longevity and value to your property. Before embracing the harsh winter in Canada, fall is a great time to complete an annual maintenance check for your building. Here are our top 5 tips this Fall:
1. Get the right entrance mats
2. Inspect all exterior doors and windows
Check to ensure caulking is flexible and sealing any gaps between window/door frames and exterior walls. This ensures warm air stays inside the building and keeps water from entering. For added energy savings, check the weather stripping at all exterior door frames to ensure it is in place and serving its intended purpose.
3. Clean gutters and downspouts
Ensure all gutters and downspouts are free of debris and adequately drain water away. This continues to be important as the season progresses and leaves continue to fall. Consider pruning overhanging trees to keep leaves and debris off the roof. Clogged gutters cause water backup, which damages roofs, the trim around roofs and soffits, and siding. During cold winter weather, standing and backed-up water in gutters can freeze and cause ice dams that damage roofs and sheathing and lead to leaks. Downspouts should discharge into underground storm-drain leaders or empty onto splash blocks that adequately divert water away from the exterior of the building.
4. Check exterior faucets and service the irrigation system
Install frost-proof exterior hose-bib faucets or drain older non-frost-proof faucets to keep them from freezing and breaking during winter. This is a good time to have the underground irrigation system serviced and prepared for winter by a qualified irrigation contractor.
At Executive Building Maintenance, our aim is to exceed our customers’ expectations as the quality leader in providing environmental-friendly cleaning services for commercial, industrial, professional and retail facilities. Our philosophy is that no two businesses have identical needs, nor do they warrant identical treatment. For that reason, we do not begin a relationship with a solution. For us, a more logical method involves an examination, a diagnosis, a plan of treatment, and only then, a cure. If you think this Fall is a great time to start thinking seriously about Building Maintenance, we're here to talk!
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