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To save money, every commercial property owner needs to be mindful about performing regular maintenance.

So, routine checks are important. If you don’t conduct routine checks, minor issues become bigger and will cost you time and money.

To save yourself thousands of dollars, consider these tips:

1. Roof

Depending on your location, your roof is exposed to snow, rain, thunderstorms, hail and high winds.

Inside, check the attic and ceilings. Look for leaks, rot, stains and any signs of daylight.

Externally, check vents. Look for water and gaps in connections to HVAC hoses and pipes.

Look at your shingles. They shouldn’t be unattached, chipped or torn.

Check for clogged gutters. If they are clogged, you risk paint and roof damage.

2. Plumbing

To save your foundation and prevent mold and rot, exposed water pipes shouldn’t have leaks and have good insulation.

If necessary, wrap them.


Frequently inspect your filters. Check your thermostat or even consider your replacing your unit.

4. Doors & Windows

Check your windows and door frames for rattling or daylight.

The No. 1 reason for cooling and heating energy loss is air leaks. Check your caulking and install weather stripping.

5. Landscaping

Trim bushes and trees away from your structure. Bring in an arborist to see if any limbs of trees are likely to break and fall from high winds onto your roof.

6. Electrical and alarm systems

Annual inspections by electricians are advisable for appliances, breakers and wiring. The main reason for fires stem from appliance, electrical and heating equipment malfunctions.

Don’t forget your smoke alarms and fire retardant systems.

7. Foundation

Look for cracks between adjoining walls, bricks, and mortar. Check for cracks where your ceilings and wall meet.

Look at your flooring for possible cracks, sloping or warping.

Doors and windows should also work well.

Here’s a helpful infographic:

Outdoor Factors That Are Costing Your Commercial Property Money from Raider Painting

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“I used to love it when I walked down the street and construction workers would whistle.”

-Eartha Kitt


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