Regardless of the season, keeping your business well-maintained is often a priority. However, there are certain maintenance issues that commonly occur during the summer, and learning about these common problems can be helpful to business owners.
1. Water Damage
Heavy rainfall can help plant life around your business thrive, but unfortunately, the structure of your business may suffer. Storms with strong winds or hail can remove or damage roof tiles, making it easy for water to accumulate and seep through your building’s roof. Even small amounts of water that leak through your roof can cause damage to the floors, walls and ceilings in your business. Basements are also prone to flooding during the summer, particularly if there are small cracks at the base of your building that allow water to come through. Checking that your building does not have any openings to the outside and having maintenance to your roof prior to summer can help to prevent your property from sustaining water damage.
2. HVAC Issues
If your business’s HVAC stops working on a hot day, the temperature in your building can quickly rise. Commonly, HVACs struggle in the summer if the air conditioner is in constant use in your building. Though opening your business without a functioning HVAC often isn’t possible, it can be frustrating to have to temporarily close your business’s doors because of a problem with your HVAC. Royal Oak Property Services can perform routine maintenance on your HVAC to ensure that your business is not left without air during the heat of summer. Additionally, it can be helpful to give your air conditioning a break by turning the temperature up in the summer, especially at times when no one will be in the business.
3. Mold Growth
Mold growth is a common problem that affects businesses during the summer, especially in climates with high levels of humidity. However, your property will also become vulnerable to mold growth if your building has recently sustained water damage. Although mold growth can occur in many areas in your business, some areas in your property, such as bathrooms, basements, kitchens and attics, can be especially prone to mold growth. Frequently checking these areas for signs of mold can be helpful. Other steps you can take to prevent mold growth can include keeping the levels of humidity low in your building and keeping the interior of your building dry and clean.
Water damage, HVAC issues and mold growth often affect businesses during the summer. Being aware of these common issues can help you to maintain your business by scheduling regular inspections as well as preventative maintenance. Royal Oak Property Services ensures your business maintenance concern are stress free this summer. Give us a call at 310-872-5999 for help.