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Preparing Your Property for Spring Maintenance: A Checklist

Updated: Mar 6


As the winter chill begins to fade away, property managers are gearing up for the upcoming spring season. Spring is the perfect time to rejuvenate and prepare properties for the warmer months ahead. To ensure your properties are in top-notch condition and ready to impress customers, follow this comprehensive checklist for spring maintenance.

Spring Maintenance Checklist

  • Exterior Inspection:

    • Conduct a thorough inspection of the property's exterior, including the roof, siding, and foundation.

    • Look for any signs of winter damage such as cracked foundations, loose shingles, or damaged siding.

    • Schedule necessary repairs promptly to prevent further damage.

  • Grounds Maintenance:

    • Evaluate the grounds and address any issues caused by winter weather, such as fallen branches or damaged plants.

    • Plan for springtime groundskeeping activities, including trash removal, power washing, and general upkeep of common outdoor spaces.

    • Schedule regular maintenance for irrigation systems and ensure they are ready for increased usage during warmer months.

  • Gutter and Downspout Maintenance:

    • Clean gutters and downspouts to remove debris and prevent water damage.

    • Check for any leaks or damage, and repair or replace as needed.

    • Ensure proper drainage away from the property to prevent flooding.

  • HVAC System Inspection:

    • Schedule a professional inspection of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

    • Replace air filters and clean vents to improve indoor air quality.

    • Test the air conditioning system to ensure it is functioning efficiently for the warmer weather.

  • Window and Door Checks:

    • Inspect windows and doors for drafts, leaks, or damaged seals.

    • Clean windows and screens to enhance natural light and improve the overall aesthetic.

    • Lubricate hinges and locks for smooth operation.

  • Interior Deep Clean:

    • Schedule a deep cleaning of common areas and vacant units.

    • Inspect and clean carpets, flooring, and walls.

    • Check for any signs of pest infestations and address them promptly.

  • Safety Systems and Equipment:

    • Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

    • Check fire extinguishers and replace or recharge them as needed.

    • Ensure emergency exits are clear and accessible.

  • Painting and Touch-ups:

    • Evaluate the exterior and interior for areas that need repainting or touch-ups.

    • Refresh common areas and high-traffic zones to maintain a welcoming appearance.

  • Communication:

    • Keep residents and tenants informed about the upcoming maintenance schedule.

    • Provide clear instructions on any actions they need to take, such as moving vehicles for parking lot maintenance or allowing access to units for repairs.

  • Documentation and Record-Keeping:

    • Keep detailed records of all maintenance activities and repairs.

    • Document any tenant concerns or requests and address them promptly.

BGSF: Your Spring Preparation Partner

Spring maintenance is a crucial aspect of property management, ensuring that your real estate investments remain attractive, functional, and safe. By following this comprehensive checklist, property managers can streamline the spring maintenance process, creating a positive living experience and preserving the long-term value of the property.

Are you looking for extra staff as you prepare for spring? We have skilled talent readily available to support you! Click here to contact us today.

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