Preventative Maintenance For Commercial Buildings

George Eritsyan
3 min readOct 31, 2022

If you have a commercial property, preventative maintenance is essential. Proper care will protect your investment in the long run and will help keep tenants happy. In addition to avoiding costly repairs, proper preventative maintenance can keep your building looking beautiful. Good preventive care should cover all areas of the property. This includes any small outbuildings on the property. Unfortunately, many property managers need to pay more attention to these items, which can lead to more expensive repairs in the future.

Safety inspections should be carried out regularly to ensure that no problems arise. Smoke and fire alarms should be checked and updated according to local building codes. During regular inspections, you should also check fire alarms for obstructions and check fire extinguishers. You should also make sure the foundation is sound and can support the structure’s weight.

A qualified service provider should coordinate preventative maintenance plans. This service provider will have a contract with you outlining which assets should be serviced and what services should be carried out. In addition, the service provider should coordinate all activities and technicians to achieve better results and minimize disruptions.

To avoid costly repairs, it is crucial to conduct preventative maintenance on commercial properties. It can also extend the life of the equipment and lower overall maintenance costs. By following a checklist, you can find problems before they even arise and get them fixed quickly. BlueFolder’s asset management and equipment tracking software are ideal for this purpose. It can manage preventative maintenance on your behalf and help track service histories and equipment serial numbers.

Regular preventative maintenance is crucial for any building facility. When adequately carried out, it can ensure that your property operates smoothly and reduce the number of tenant repair requests. In addition, you should consider seasonal preventative maintenance checklists to ensure you get all critical issues. It will help you minimize costly repairs while keeping your property in good condition.

If your building has plumbing systems, you should have them serviced at least once a year. During this service, you can inspect the sprinkler heads, central control panel, pull stations, and pumps that supply standpipe. You should also check the pressure-relief valves and water flow rates.

Proper preventative maintenance is vital to the safety of your building and staff. Failure to maintain critical assets can lead to expensive repairs and interruptions in business. While preventative maintenance can take time, it will save you money in the long run. AkitaBox offers a free preventive maintenance toolkit to help you manage and document your facility’s maintenance.

In addition to preventing costly repairs, preventative maintenance can also help extend the life of your building’s assets. By keeping your building’s assets in good shape, you can keep costs down and ensure a safe working environment for your employees. In addition, following a preventative maintenance schedule will ensure that your commercial building is ready for any disaster or unexpected event.

Those responsible for commercial property maintenance have an endless list of tasks to handle. Property managers are already stretched thin between dealing with tenant issues and scheduling preventative maintenance appointments. Not to mention that they need to manage their tenant relationships and find tenants for vacant spaces. Having a property management team to take care of these tasks for you will free up time for other critical aspects of a business.

Preventative maintenance for commercial buildings includes regular inspections and cleaning. Regular reviews are essential to prevent the growth of pests. In addition, if your building has a roof, you should consider winterizing it to extend its life and reduce heating costs. Trimming trees and removing fallen leaves is also essential to help prepare for inclement weather.

The best preventative maintenance program starts with an inspection and maintenance schedule. The schedule should follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. It should also include condition monitoring. The data provided by condition-monitoring software is used to plan preventive maintenance. As an added benefit, condition monitoring will provide accurate records of inspections and servicing. This will help create precise lifespan estimates. That way, you can better assess the health of your assets. If something needs to be fixed, you can repair it before it causes more damage to your building.



George Eritsyan

Titan Maintenance Group CEO George Eritsyan gives businesses expertise in operations improvement through experience and education.