Valuable Property Maintenance Tips to Do this Spring

Chicago area property owners, landlords, and property management firms know how the winter elements can greatly affect the exterior structure and value of real estate properties. From frigid temperatures and blustery winds to the freeze and thaw of ice and snow, these midwest weather conditions play havoc with property value.

Spring time is the perfect opportunity for building and/or property maintenance tasks to be completed. These projects will not only maintain the property value but restore the overall curb appeal. Also, this proactive approach for both interior and exterior maintenance helps prevent further damage or extensive repairs down the road.

The following is a quick list of spring property maintenance tips you should consider to maintain property value. Find more information at

  1. Inspect the exterior and roof:  blustery winds and cold snow can accelerate the aging process of the building structure.
  2. Clean up the landscaping:  clear dead plants and limbs broken from the weight of snow or from plowing
  3. Check the irrigation system:  watering plants can help break them out of dormancy
  4. Troubleshoot drainage issues:  comb the premises to identify traces of standing water or any drainage issues
  5. Freshen plant life: trim plants before they leaf out in spring—improving the health and growth of the vegetation
  6. Update all mechanical systems:  replace air filters in air conditioning units to guarantee indoor air quality—removing dust, pollen, mold, and bacteria from interior spaces
  7. Focus on the long term:  look beyond just the curb appeal and focus on longevity of the property—don’t put off repairs to face catastrophic failure later

Categories: Building Maintenance 101

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