As a property owner, you pay close attention to your income and assets. An annual preventive maintenance schedule helps you protect both. Any time of year is a good time to start if you don’t already have a schedule set. Since it is a new year now, we will discuss setting it up on a calendar-year basis.

Starting in December, take some time to list out all maintenance needs and then place them on a calendar will save you time and money down the road. A thorough maintenance schedule. covering major and minor items, will protect your investment for years to come.

While every property type is different, most properties will require maintenance of the following items:

  • HVAC
  • Electric
  • Plumbing
  • Kitchen/bath
  • Roof
  • Routine cleaning
  • Exterior
  • Fire Alarms/sprinkler
  • Technology/access/security

As you walk through your specific property, add any additional items to your list. Now you’re ready to set your maintenance calendar.

Seasonal planning is key

December through February is the best time to focus on keeping ice, snow or other winter weather from causing damage to the roof or surfaces. With the start of the new year, this is a great time to replace batteries in smoke detectors or make any repairs needed to interior sprinklers.

March through May is the ideal time to focus on spring cleaning, power washing, HVAC tune ups and plumbing maintenance. This is also the time to consider any hurricane preparation if you live in an area where one might hit. Check your landscape sprinkler system now to have it ready during the hottest months.

June through August is when to focus on keeping your property well-insulated to minimize expenses for heating and cooling. Remove debris, update any landscaping, and make all outdoor repairs.

September through November is preparation for winter months. Check the roof, winterize your exterior plumbing, assess any exterior security issues and keep your property free of debris before any inclement weather.

Add specific tasks for each item you list to a calendar that you can easily refer to throughout the year. Find suitable contractors to check off each item as it is repaired. Save all of your receipts in case of any future repair warranty issues. During months that you have less maintenance, you can focus on the technology maintenance issues. Keeping your property in shape also includes all of your related technology.

At Weaver Realty, we have an expert team to assist you in managing your property and in assessments to help you along the way. We have a clear knowledge of a property’s financial and operational requirements, and we are ready to help you with your business. Call us today at 904-733-0039.