Now that the warmer months are upon us, it is the perfect time to clean and tidy up a very important, and most often neglected, part of your building . . . THE OUTSIDE!!
Take a few moments out of your day to walk around your property, bring a pad and pencil with you (you can use our “easy outdoor inspection checklist” below as a guide!), take notes, and get some fresh air! Look at the sidewalk, parking lot, street, shrubbery, and signage. Has all of the winter sand been swept up? If not, our manual push sweeper would be a great item for you! Has your parking lot been seal coated in the past two years? Is your shrubbery overgrown and in need of trimming? Are there unsightly weeds that need to be treated or removed? Does your maintenance sprayer for your weed killer work properly? Next, take some time to look at the outside of your building, does it need a new coat of paint? Are the windows clean? Do your outside mats look worn, do they need to be replaced? How do your outdoor receptacles look, are they in need of replacement?
If you have access to your roof, don’t forget to also check there! Check to make sure the gutters are free of debris, remove any excess leaves or other foreign matter. If your HVAC unit is roof mounted, make sure you inspect that also.
Remember, all it takes is a few moments of your time to do an outdoor inspection. It will save you a ton of money in the long run if you keep up with regular maintenance, instead of having to replace big ticket items that could easily have been maintained throughout the years. You will be surprised what damage Mother Nature has left behind after the cold winter months!
Take pride in the appearance of the outside of your building, you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression!
Easy Outdoor Inspection Checklist:
Edmer Sanitary Supply offers janitorial supplies and equipment for all your exterior building maintenance needs. Call us with your outdoor inspection questions at 516-794-2000.