A Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Commercial Buildings

Friday, September 30th, 2022
preventative maintenance checklist

When you own a commercial building, you want to ensure it remains continuously operable. From the HVAC system to your plumbing, any unplanned downtime eats into your profits and productivity. Performing preventative maintenance with our checklist below keeps your building in good condition while helping you find potential problems before they become costly repairs.

Electrical and Lighting

Electrical issues may cause equipment failure, contribute to lighting problems, or pose a fire risk. Regularly check your electrical equipment to remove dust, clear away debris, and ensure proper ventilation to prevent overheating. Besides testing your light switches and power outlets, other areas to keep on your routine maintenance list include:

  • Circuit breakers
  • Wires
  • Cables
  • Chargers
  • Power stations

HVAC System

While some business owners think of their HVAC as part of their electrical system, you should count your HVAC system as a separate piece of equipment with its own accessories. Check your outdoor and indoor units for leaks, foul odors, or sounds like clicking, rattling, or thumping. You can lengthen the lifetime of your HVAC unit by making ductwork inspections a regular maintenance activity.

You can attempt DIY methods of cleaning your HVAC system, but most business owners hire a professional HVAC company for an annual tune-up. Some of the most common preventative maintenance tasks include the cleaning and inspection of:

  • Condenser coils
  • Temperature sensors
  • Nozzles and valves
  • Fan blades
  • Motors
  • Wiring and hoses

Plumbing and Drains

A functioning plumbing system keeps your bathrooms, break rooms, kitchens, and other drain-dependent areas clean and clear of backed-up sewage or dirty water. While sinks and toilets first spring to mind, other plumbing systems include drains in garages, kitchen floors, and janitorial closets. Preventive maintenance tasks for your plumbing system should also include:

  • Water heaters
  • Sewage pumps

Safety Equipment

Regular maintenance on building safety equipment keeps you up to code and ensures the protection of every staff member or customer in your building. From fires to floods, preparing for the worst helps you avoid it in the first place. Regular safety equipment maintenance includes ensuring the functionality of:

  • Overhead sprinkler systems
  • Fire alarm systems and pull handles
  • Emergency exit doors
  • Emergency exit stairs or ladders

Ceilings, Flooring, and Other Structural Details

Besides contributing to the visual appeal of your building, your ceilings, walls, and floors should provide a safe environment. If major parts of your building fail, you may incur structural, product, or equipment damage or loss. You may also endanger the well-being of your employees or customers, which could hurt your wallet and reputation.

Types of damage to check for regularly include:

  • Water damage
  • Bowing or cracking
  • Mold or mildew growth
  • Crumbling, peeling, or bubbling

Commercial Preventative Maintenance in Amarillo, TX

To schedule maintenance for your commercial building, give us a call! You can contact Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical at (806) 376-8345, or Send Us an Email to learn more about our commercial services.