Complete Fall Building Maintenance Checklist

The saying, “the best offense is a good defense” definitely applies to building maintenance. It’s up to Wisconsin facility managers and property owners to maintain key building systems to prevent future breakdowns. This strategy applies from the smallest (but important) systems, like light bulbs, to the largest systems, like the HVAC unit. Every part of the facility should be in good repair to maintain a productive, smooth-running environment.

Every item on the building maintenance checklist should be performed promptly. If staff are not available, many items on the checklist can be outsourced to local businesses, such as a Wisconsin cleaning and maintenance company. Outsourcing building maintenance comes with another benefit; many cleaning and maintenance companies can perform maintenance and cleaning, such as floor cleaning and light bulb maintenance, during non-peak times when the building is empty or at low staffing to maintain peak productivity.

In Wisconsin, autumn is an opportune time to tackle building maintenance and check items off the list before the snow arrives. Fall provides ideal conditions for inspections and outdoor maintenance which prepare the property for severe winter weather.  

Building Maintenance Checklist

Machine & Interior Maintenance

  • Preventative Machine Maintenance (if applicable)
  • Inspect Floor Walkway Markings and Touch-up (if needed)
  • Doorway Inspection & Repair (i.e. locks, hinges, etc.)
  • Wall Inspection & Repair (if needed)
  • Ceiling Inspection & Repair (if needed)
  • Plumbing Inspection (i.e. water heaters, toilets, pipes and connections, pumps, etc.)

Light Bulb Maintenance

  • Interior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting



  • Full Inspection
  • Replacement of Filters & Lubrication (if applicable)
  • Condenser Cleaning
  • HVAC Repair and Part Replacement (if needed)


  • Exterior Inspection (i.e. leaks, roof, windows, etc.)
  • Building Power Washing
  • Driveway Sealing
  • Tree & Hedge Trimming
  • Bed Maintenance (i.e. weeding, litter clean-up, cleaning)
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Pest Inspection & Extermination
  • Gutter and Drain Inspection & Cleaning
  • Property Litter Clean-Up
  • Sidewalk Inspection & Repair
  • Fencing Repair

Health & Safety

  • Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Replacement (if needed)
  • Flushing Station Inspection (if needed)
  • First Aid Supply Restock
  • Exit Lighting Inspection & Replacement
  • Smoke Alarm Test & Unit/Battery Replacement
  • Sprinkler Inspection & Repair (if needed)

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