Preventative maintenance always beats reactive maintenance. Small and on-going investments in maintaining the quality of your property will save you time and money in the long run. Avoid the pitfalls of unexpected fixes by inspecting and replacing a few items throughout your properties for a successful summer!

Plant Growth

Small weeds and tree shoots may look harmless, but the potential damage caused by their roots can get expensive. To prevent this, plan to walk your properties regularly during the summer months to ensure growth is not occurring beneath concrete surfaces.  Be aware of the importance of avoiding pavement fixes and resurfacing due to overgrowth. Also, keep an eye on growth encroaching on walls of nearby properties, AC units or power lines. Overgrowth of this kind can cause troublesome issues such as power outages at best or a hazardous situation such as a fire at worse. Keep your landscaping in check every summer!

Air Conditioner and Electrical Units

Replacing HVAC filters every month is a good standard practice.  However, if tenants do not keep this schedule for replacements, make sure the filters are new before and after the summer arrives. This is a vital task for increasing the life of your systems and avoiding a breakdown. In addition, performing an annual servicing of the unit before summer starts hits will keep your tenants happy and your pocketbooks fuller by avoiding system failures. Be sure to also check other electrical features for damage will help you avoid fire hazards.


Insects can be an issue for any facility. Taking precautions to curb the problem before it becomes a full-fledged infestation is an important task. These proactive measures during the summer months include inspecting windows, doors and screens. Tears in screens or gaps in frames can allow bugs to invade a property. Fixing these small repairs upfront will help avert these issues. Regular pest control by an exterminator can also prevent long-term insect problems that keep tenants happy.

A little preventative maintenance goes a long way.  Avoid larger, long-term problems and middle of the night calls by being proactive and have a fun summer!  For additional summer maintenance tips, contact MAC today.   MAC is a contractor Kansas City property and facility managers have trusted for more than 25 years.  MAC can help you with any facility repairsremodelingcustom cabinetryconstruction and many other projects.

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