There’s a lot to love about summer, including the longer days, warmer nights, and endless excuses for frozen treats. As a commercial property owner or manager, however, you know also that the heat brings with it a myriad of issues, making it necessary to prepare your commercial property.
Whether you own or manage an office, an apartment building, a school, or a convention center, you know that when large groups of people are coming in and out of a public space in the summer, things can quickly get uncomfortable and messy.
Here are 4 ways that you can better prepare your commercial property for warmer weather ahead:
1. Assess Ventilation
Of course, proper air conditioning is the golden standard when it comes to keeping your space cool and comfortable. If that’s not an option, or even if you already have it in place, consider what minor changes you can make to better improve the flow of air in the building. Sometimes even adding just a few well-placed windows can make a huge difference in the temperature of the building.
2. Provide Relief
Consider offering your tenants or guests complimentary cold water in common areas of your property. Not only does this show that your management company truly cares about the people that are living, working, or otherwise spending time in the building, but it also creates an opportunity to spark conversation between people in the space.
3. Offer Shade
Take a moment to consider any outdoor areas on your property and assess whether or not it’s possible to add some shade. This could be a permanent structure like an awning or even temporary options like umbrellas. Providing shade allows for tenants and guests to enjoy the outdoor spaces on your property during even the hottest months.
4. Keep It Clean
There’s no denying that warmer weather means sweatier people, and sweatier people means dirtier doors, floors, and common areas. To keep your space feeling fresh, hire a professional cleaning service that will disinfect all surfaces and remove all dirt and grime. If you’re in the Nashville area, Nashville BHS provides premium, reliable commercial cleaning services to offices, convention centers, HOAs, hotels and more.
As the temperature rises, people want to gather in places that are comfortable, clean, and accommodating. Prepare your commercial property by ensuring proper ventilation, providing some cool hydration, offering enough shade and keeping things clean, your commercial property can become a welcome haven from the hot summer sun.