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Get a Jump Start on Your Spring Cleaning

Get a Jump Start on Your Spring Cleaning

January 29, 2020

Preventative maintenance is the most effective method of keeping your community in top shape and reducing the need for costly future repairs. Make a list of the areas your maintenance team will inspect every spring and what specific tasks should be performed. Here are the areas we recommend inspecting every spring:

  1. Gutters. Prevent old leaves and heavy snow from damaging your property and even forming hazardous icicles. Create a seasonal schedule to clean the gutters and consider investing in a gutter system that will direct water away from the foundation of your buildings.
  2. HVAC. Inspect HVAC systems 1-2 times annually (your cleaning and inspection schedule may vary based on manufacturers recommendations, but always follow the manufacturers suggestions).
  3. Dryer vents and lent traps. Maintaining the cleanliness of dryers is vital to fire prevention and for optimal performance of the dryers. Empty out the traps and vacuum the vents to eliminate lent that may travel down the vents.
  4. Smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors. Check that both have been properly installed; check the manufacturers website for specific instructions. Make sure batteries are working and change them as needed.
  5. Check for mildew After a long, wet winter season check the exterior for proper drainage. Water and moisture left over a long period of time can cause mold, wood rot and deterioration.
  6. Trim trees. Prune trees to remove unnecessary branches and limbs that can cause property damage and reduce liability of injury and property damage.
  7. Pest control. Seasonal changes are ripe for pest and rodent infestations. The start of spring is a good time to spray each apartment as a preventative measure.

Here’s a few supplies to help optimize your spring maintenance:

Door hangers- Use door hangers to alert residents when maintenance is in their home. Our Super Heroes Maintenance Door Hangers allow your maintenance professionals to leave notes of the services performed.

Dry erase boards. Keep your projects organized; create a schedule for maintenance to easily keep track of their tasks.