Seasonal Checklists: Tailoring Your Property Maintenance for Every Time of Year

Property Maintenance

As the seasons change, so do the needs of your property. Each time of year brings its own set of challenges and opportunities for maintenance and improvement. By creating a seasonal maintenance checklist, you can ensure that your property stays in top condition year-round. Let’s dive into how to tailor your property maintenance for every time of year.

Maintaining your commercial property throughout the year might significantly increase your to-do list. Knowing what you need to care for during different seasons can help you keep your property in excellent shape. Whether you’re preparing for the harsh elements of winter, celebrating the regeneration of spring, basking in the warmth of summer, or navigating the transition of fall, tailoring your maintenance approach to the season is crucial for safeguarding your investment and maximizing its value. From preventative maintenance to strategic improvements, using a seasonal approach allows you to address challenges head on while capitalizing on opportunities for development and success. Below is our seasonal guide to property maintenance. 




Spring: Renewal and Preparation

Spring is a time of renewal, growth, and preparation for the warmer months ahead. As the snow melts away and the temperatures rise, it’s important to address any damage that may have occurred over the winter months. Consider including the following in your summer checklist:

  • Inspect the exterior of your property, including the roof, for missing or damaged shingles or leaks, remove debris from gutters and downspouts, and ensure the siding of your property is in good condition.
  • Power-wash windows and siding. Give windows and doors a good clean. 
  • Fertilize your lawn and prune trees and shrubs. 
  • Clean outdoor faucets and sprinklers. 
  • Examine the chimney for any damage. 
  • Hire professionals to service the HVAC system and AC before it’s turned on for the summer.
  • Change any air conditioning filters.
  • Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries if needed. 
  • Repair caulking and weather stripping if needed. 
  • Flush the water heater. 
  • Perform any repairs that were sustained during the winter season.

By following these fall preparation steps, you can ensure that your property is ready for cooler weather and minimize potential issues as the seasons change.



SUMMER: Maintenance and Enjoyment

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors and take use of your property’s facilities. It provides a stunning array of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors while fully enjoying your property’s comforts. However, in the middle of the fun and relaxation, it is essential to remember the necessity of regular maintenance to ensure that everything goes properly during the summer.

  • Check the roof and remove any debris.
  • Inspect the exterior of your property for cracks, peeling paint, window seals, rust, erosion, water damage, or anything else that needs to be repaired.
  • Check irrigation systems and ensure that your sprinkler system is functioning properly and adjust the settings as needed to avoid over or under-watering.
  • Inspect and maintain your pool, make sure that it is clean and skim regularly, check the chemical balance, and inspect for any leaks or damage.

While summer is clearly a time for leisure and enjoyment, it is also a time when property maintenance must be done diligently. So, as you bask in the warmth of the sun and enjoy the pleasures of the season, don’t forget to give your property the attention it deserves to keep everything running smoothly all summer long.



FALL: Preparation for Winter

As the seasons change from fall to winter, so do our surroundings. The crisp air sends signs of winter’s chill, signaling the need to prepare our living spaces for the colder months ahead. As the days go shorter and the temperatures drop, it’s vital to begin a series of preparations to ensure our properties are ready to meet the challenges of winter.

  • Take care of fallen leaves and aerate the lawn.
  • Have a professional HVAC technician inspect the furnace and prepare the AC for winter.
  • Inspect the windows and doors for proper installation and sealing in preparation for winter.
  • Winterize irrigation lines.
  • Ensure gutters are clear of fallen leaves and debris. 
  • Check for leaks and cracks in the plumbing.
  • Check exterior lighting and replace any burnt-out bulbs.
  • Create and finalize your winter emergency plan. 

By taking the time to prepare your property now, you can enjoy a cozy and stress-free winter season, knowing that your home is well-equipped to handle whatever Mother Nature throws its way.



Winter: Maintenance and Protection

Winter presents unique challenges for property maintenance, especially in regions where snow, ice, and freezing temperatures are common. However, with proper preparation and proactive measures, you can minimize the impact of these elements. You can start by;

  • Cover your building’s AC unit.
  • Have pet-friendly sidewalk salt and ice melt on hand.
  • Keep an eye on water damage during snow melts and warmer days. 
  • Set up snow and ice removal and winter property maintenance.

By taking proactive steps to prepare for winter, you can minimize the impact of snow, ice, and cold temperatures on your property, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for yourself and your tenants or visitors.


Benefits of Hiring Professional Snow & Ice Management

Snow and ice removal is a valuable investment in the safety of those around your property. Our cold and snowy winters require a prompt and attentive response to snowfall on sidewalks and in parking lots. 

Summit Property Group offers: 

  • Plowing
  • Snow Removal
  • Parking Lot Sanding
  • Sidewalk Clearing
  • De-Icing
  • Written and electronic reporting procedures
  • “Safety First” processes & procedures tailored to your property

Our best-in-class industry and safety standards allow us to be the best in the business regarding winter commercial property maintenance. Canadian winters can be unpredictable, snowy and cold, so we aim to provide convenient and dependable service. We’re available on-call 24 hours a day. Invest in your property and hire a qualified team to take snow removal off your plate while ensuring the highest quality of service, safety and a commitment to environmental standards. 


SummitLogo-Expanded copy 4 (Small) copy

At Summit Property Group, we pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled maintenance services that stand out as the very best in the industry.

CLICK HERE to book our services now!