The outward and inward appearance of the building is, therefore, a reflection of how well the business is performing; in the eye of the beholder, at least. Regardless of whether you are a sole proprietor or on your way to becoming a major corporation, you want to present visitors with an aesthetically pleasing building that promotes your brand.
A great looking paint job was probably high on your list of priorities when you built or bought your first commercial building. Maintaining that look should, therefore, be part of your ongoing business plan. Regular painting maintenance is a key focus for successful businesses, but which areas demand the most attention?
Exterior Painting Maintenance
You have heard of curb appeal, right? The concept which usually refers to making a property that is for sale appealing to buyers takes on a different meaning when it comes to commercial buildings. You need curb appeal all year round when you own a commercial building, otherwise, customers and clients will soon turn away.
The exterior of your commercial building speaks volumes about the business. If you don’t take the time to make sure the exterior of the building looks clean and freshly painted, what does that say about your focus on other aspects of the business? Before painting exteriors, it is important to ensure that everything is cleaned down and any minor repairs are carried out.
A clean building suggests constant activity and traffic, which in business translates to success. It doesn’t matter if your last sale was six days or six months ago, a commercial building should look like the doorbell never stops ringing and you are always ready for visiting.
Regular power washing will help to keep paintwork and other exterior features looking fresh and clean. Customers are more likely to opt for a building that is well maintained as it says you are open for business and provide excellent products or services.
Regular Cleaning Checkup
Repainting and power washing will take care of the big jobs, but you also have to micro-maintain the appearance of your commercial building. The little defects are what visitors will spot and they could cost you significantly if you don’t keep on top of maintenance.
Mold, mildew, and cobwebs are just some examples of a poorly maintained commercial building. These issues are easily remedied when you create a regular housekeeping schedule that focuses on identifying and cleaning up any undesirable stains. You can use Epsom salt mixed with water to handle erosion on the exterior of the building. For more serious issues such as damp or condensation, you may want to have relevant inspections and repairs carried out.
Every building has its own cooling, heating and plumbing needs. Ideally, the building should have passive design elements that help utilities coexist in harmony. However, this is a relatively new concept and many commercial buildings have been standing for decades. Monitor utilities such as air conditioning and heating to help prevent condensation or damp from occurring in the building.
As mentioned, in extreme cases you may need to have the building inspected, which could result in the need for repairs or even renovations. In the case of the latter, it is important to weigh up the long-term benefits against the cost of regular repairs or maintenance to combat the effects of a poorly designed building.
Maintenance Vs Repairs
If you are diligent in carrying out maintenance in a commercial building the cost of repairs is typically much lower. However, maintenance is often a challenge in larger buildings, or for business owners who don’t have the time or resources to keep on top of all the necessary work. If you find that maintaining your commercial building is like a full-time job, consider hiring professionals to ensure the building is always in top shape.
Prevention is typically more cost-effective in the long run than constantly repairing the damage resulting from inherent building defects. If you have it within your budget, consider improvements such as stain or mold-resistant paint.
Arizona Painting Company
At the Arizona Painting Company, we more than understand what it takes to build a business and a brand. That is why we provide excellence in painting maintenance to all our commercial clients. We treat your business like it is our own; creating fresh and clean exterior and interiors that will keep the customers coming back. Our team works diligently around your schedule, making sure to respect visitors, customers, and employees whether inside or outside your commercial premises.
If you are interested in discussing your specific maintenance needs in greater detail, the Arizona Painting Company would love to hear from you. Call today to speak to a friendly and professional member of the team. We are your trusted Arizona partner in maintenance for commercial building paintwork.