Outdoor Property Maintenance Checklist: Focus on Prevention vs. Intervention

When dealing with large-scale property maintenance, it’s very important to remain proactive rather than reactive when it comes to your parking lots and walkways. While this sounds like it would be simple, it’s not always easy due to the nature of property maintenance. Many maintenance team members become so sidetracked trying to handle urgent issues that occur and require immediate attention that they forget how much value there is in prevention efforts.

construction site cleanupOne of the easiest ways to ensure that property inspection and preventative maintenance of your parking lot and walkways is regularly conducted is to pass the responsibility for inspection to a third-party company. There is a lot of value in allowing a company to assess the condition of a property before issues become a siphon for time and money. An effective way to do this is to schedule a thorough quarterly inspection to your ongoing maintenance activities. While this sounds simple in theory, it’s very easy to get caught up in the urgency of the day-to-day and overlook the steps that could have prevented the problem in the first place.

Bottom line? Prevention is less expensive than intervention.

Take advantage of the expertise and specialization of third-party companies – they can help you avoid a lot of costly issues. We have provided a checklist of inspection items that cover the basics for most properties:

Property Grounds

  • Landscaping
  • Parking lot
  • Line Striping
  • Parking breaks
  • Fences
  • Dumpsters
  • Exterior sidewalks
  • Lighting

Building Exterior

  • Walkways and entries
  • Roofing
  • Foundation
  • Window frames and glass
  • Exterior doors
  • Skylights
  • Gutters, downspouts, and drains

Building Interior

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical panel
  • Fire alarm system
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinkler system

Reilly Sweeping provides custom programs to meet street sweeping requests for residential, construction, and commercial businesses. We employ the use of state-of-the-art equipment, thorough knowledge of the industry, and, with a superior team, we get the job done right. Our street cleaning experts will work with you to determine the best plan to meet your goals. We can help you avoid costly repairs in the future by working now on preventative maintenance that will reduce costs and stress. Contact us today to find out how we can make the maintenance of your property easier.