How to Plan Repairs Around the Holidays

How to Plan Repairs Around the Holidays

Believe it or not, the holidays are usually the optimal time to make upgrades and repairs to your facility. Unless your business is the rare kind that has more traffic during the holidays, you may likely find yourself with fewer customers and employees around those couple of winter weeks. So while you’re thinking about what repair jobs you’d like to get done within that window, here are some tips for planning your timing well.

Interior Painting and Exterior Painting

Paint jobs are, of course, best performed when fewer people are around. For one, painting large surface areas like interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and floors requires a lot of logistical coordination. Most, if not all, furniture will need to be moved out of the space, or at the very least covered with drop cloths.

If you have an open concept office plan, your workers aren’t going to be able to get much done if they can’t access their desks. The same goes for common areas like kitchens, lobbies, and bathrooms; use of all of these spaces will need to be halted for days or up to a week during a commercial paint job.

A professional exterior painting job might be just what your building needs to fix those cracks, chips, and faded spots. Not only is frequent exterior painting important for curb appeal, but it can help you stay on top of any structural damage that might need repairing, as well as mold and mildew. And that goes for interior painting as well. While a fresh coat of paint can give a space a gorgeous refresh, it can also help you keep an eye on any bigger issues that need tending to.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is a great alternative or precursor to a professional paint job. Just like with painting, you’ll want to ensure that the space is mostly empty – free of people and furniture! This might mean moving or covering exterior furniture like lounge chairs, park benches, or playground equipment. But unlike painting, which brings with it several days of preparation beforehand and a few days of fumes afterward, pressure washing can typically get done within one day, with a few minutes of setup time, a few hours of performing the service, and a few hours of drying time afterward.

Pressure washing can help remove dirt, oil, mold, moss, and other debris from exterior surfaces or high traffic areas. After it’s complete, your surface will look refreshed and like new. If you’re on a tighter timeline and can only close your doors for a day or two, this might be the perfect service for you.

Stucco Repair

Of course, some surfaces are made of material that needs a little extra TLC. Stucco is a very attractive material for residential and commercial spaces alike, but it does require some upkeep. While stucco is a great option that brings many benefits for your building – like fire resistance, natural heating and cooling properties, and noise reduction – it can also present some problems.

Stucco is prone to staining and cracking, which can cause discoloration or even lead to moisture damage and mold growth. If you notice any problems with your stucco, schedule a stucco repair job right away. These jobs may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, so schedule a consultation to see what’s needed.

Trico Can Help

If you’re located in Roseville, CA or the surrounding areas, contact Trico to discuss your needed repairs this holiday season. We’ll work with you on your timeline and budget, show you our portfolio, review your project goals, and answer any questions you may have.