Maintaining the nice and comfy look of a residential building may seem difficult but when done right, the process will be simple and effective. The most important thing, in this case, is consistency. You can’t close your building for maintenance. Instead, you have to work around the fact that everyone still has to go through the hallways. This is precisely why regular cleanups, checkups, and repairs are necessary. In order to get a better insight into the best ways to keep your building in a pristine condition, keep on reading.
Most buildings have a yard with a lawn around them. The more beautiful the yard, the more welcoming and valuable the building residence is. That’s why these yards usually come with trees, flowers, and shrubbery around a lawn. However, the beautiful natural look may easily turn into a wild mess if no one takes care of it. Therefore, it’s essential that you create a schedule for gardening and lawn mowing and stick to it. That way, there won’t be a lot of work every time you have to deal with the task but the outside of your building will still look amazing.
Clean The Floors
In general, floors can pose the biggest problem for a residential building when maintaining a nice appearance is concerned. People exit and enter the building all the time, which causes a lot of grime and mud to spread around. Not only does this look bad but it can eventually cause a potential health risk. In that respect, cleaning the floors on a daily basis is essential. If you want to make this task easier and jazz up the building’s look at the same time, opt for runner rugs that will protect the hallway floors. Moreover, placing absorbent outdoor mats at the entrance will effectively reduce the spread of mud and grime indoors.
Proper wall care
Walls may not require as much attention as other areas of a residential building but if completely neglected, they can really bring the entire building’s look down. Wiping the walls from time to time is a smart practice. This means that you should always opt for a glossy finish when painting the walls in the first place. Speaking of painting, you should never allow your walls to become patchy. Painting the walls in your hallways should be done every 5 years. Moreover, painting the apartment walls should be done between the tenants. If the residents plan to stay in the apartment for longer, you should notify them about this practice.
Even if some appliances still work, that doesn’t mean that your tenants should be using decades old ovens and fridges. With constant advancements in technology, you can’t expect to maintain the good appearance of your building if you don’t keep up with the times. Appliances should be replaced with newer models every few years. The same goes for carpeting and tiles. Moreover, some tenants won’t even notice that there’s some damage or an issue with their walls, floors, appliances, etc. or they’ll be reluctant to tell you. This is why you need to perform regular check-ups.
Even with regular checkups, there will be times when something troublesome and unexpected happens. Be it a leaky pipe, broken appliance or elevator that’s out of order, you need to tend to these issues fast. Some damages can cause even bigger problems when left unattended. Your quick reaction won’t only show your tenants that you’re responsible and trustworthy, but it will save you a lot of time, trouble and money on potential repairs that might be required if you put off important tasks like these for long. Now that you know the essentials of proper building maintenance, as mentioned, it’s important to stay consistent. Being on good terms with all your tenants is only going to help you when taking care of cleaning and repairs. Therefore, be open and friendly and always ready to address any issue.