What is on your check list?
Being in charge of a large building or many different buildings can come with a completely out of the norm set of hurdles to over come. If one little thing breaks it could very easily affect 10 other very big things in the building you are managing. He is a small checklist of routine things that need to be checked monthly to help avoid those pesky hurdles.
First on the list is checking the structure. You want to make sure there are no cracks in the masonry, foundation, inside or outside walls. This will help to prevent any leaks from a slab or water coming in from the outside of the structure.
Next on the list are checking the openings of the buildings and entryways. Things to check need to be the doors, gates, windows and any other open to the outdoors.
Lighting is always important to check. If you are running a building open to the public, lighting can be a big mood changer. If a bulb is blown or needs to be changed, now is a good time to get those taken care of.
Plumbing is up next on the list of things to check. Looking over all of the plumbing in site once a month will help catch a small leak before it turns into anything bigger.
Fire equipment needs to be renewed every year at the same time. This equipment needs to be professionally inspected every year and kept a log of.
Heating and cooling systems need to be check to prevent leaks, change filters and do regular check ups. Keeping up with these yearly check-ups with a professional can help to prevent any catastrophic damage to the rest of the structure.