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Condo Building Maintenance Checklist

For HOAs, condo maintenance helps to keep your community safe and happy. Unfortunately, condo building owners can see their buildings fall into disrepair if they fail to maintain their property. Routine preventive maintenance and timely repairs protect your employees, your investment and create a safer and more welcoming facility. 

Below is a condo maintenance checklist to follow regardless of your building or community size.

  1. Exterior maintenance
  2. Interior maintenance
  3. Utilities 

Exterior Maintenance

  1. Check the foundations and walls to see if anything needs repairing. It can include paintings and engraved art.
  2. Examine the external vents to determine if they require replacement. Spot any breakages or wear outs.
  3. Assess the windows for cracks or deterioration of the caulking. Inspect the screens for rips, tears, or holes and replace them if necessary. Also, be keen on any faint dirt on your screens.
  4. Check your doors and have them inspected for locks. Examine the hinges. Be keen on any abnormal sound while opening the doors or instances of resistance to push and pull.
  5. Examine electric supply boxes and cable boxes. Check on the switches and sockets to ensure they are working appropriately.
  6. Gas lines, water faucets, and satellites must also be added to this checklist. Ensure proper flows and account for any minor leakages.
  7. Roofs need to be maintained regularly as well. Ensure proper installation of roof tiles. Inspect the roof for large icicles hanging from the edge of your roof during the winter months.
  8. Inspect fences and gates. Check the locks, and for electric gates and fences, check that the power supply is working.
  9. Inspect gutters to make sure there are no overflows.
  10. Inspect decks and patios for proper setups.
  11. Check driveway, sidewalks and walkways for any cracks, holes, or other faults. Pressure wash your property’s hardscapes and walkways.
  12. Landscaping. Trim trees and shrubs, and mow and fertilize the grass. Check the irrigation system and establish a watering schedule for grass/plants. Rake and remove leaves in the Autumn season.
  13. Pressure wash your building’s exterior.
  14. Inspect outdoor lighting for any damage, and replace burned-out  light bulbs of exterior fixtures.

Interior Maintenance

  1. Check the floor mats and tiles. Have rugs deep cleaned and tile floors scrubbed.
  2. Take note of any signs of leaks or cracks in the ceiling.
  3. Inspect indoor vents proper functionality.
  4. Inspect interior walls for visible cracking or sloping that may indicate structural issues.
  5. Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  6. Inspect the property for signs of rodent or pest damage.
  7. Check the building for any signs of leaks or water damage.
  8. Have the fire alarm and fire suppression system tested and serviced.
  9. Have the fire extinguishers inspected.
  10. Replace any burned-out interior light bulbs.
  11. Ensure building common areas met accessibility requirements.


  1. Inspect electrical units.
  2. Inspect HVAC systems and ducts for debris and dust buildup. Air conditioning units should be functioning well.
  3. Heating and furnaces should be functioning correctly.
  4. Water heaters. Flushing the unit, check for leaks, and replace the anode rod if needed.
  5. Phone lines. Connectivity should be uninterrupted.
  6. Water lines. It should be smoothly running.
  7. Gas lines. Check for leakages.
  8. Electric lines. Uninterrupted power supply.
  9. Plumbing. All water pipes should be working well.

Hiring a Commercial Maintenance Service

Keeping up with maintenance and repairs is important to keep your tenants and employees happy, while boosting your property’s value. 

Hiring a Commercial Maintenance Service

If maintenance becomes too much to handle, consider hiring a commercial maintenance company. U&S Companies has more than 10 years of providing commercial maintenance services for Michigan condo building owners. Contact us for a quote on your next project.

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