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Ignoring Steel Building Care Can Lead to Big Problems

By Mid-Land Enterprises | Mar 17, 2016
Ignoring Steel Building Care can Lead to Big Problems


As a hard-working professional, you have a lot on your plate on any given day. With so many demands on your time, sometimes it’s easy to forget about tasks that don’t require daily attention. One of these is steel building maintenance. But ignoring this important job can lead to dire consequences for your business, your people’s safety, and your peace of mind.

While your steel structures may be under warranty, more often than not these guarantees require you to do some basic maintenance on your own. These can include:

  • removing loose or foreign objects from the roof
  • cleaning the building exterior at least once a year
  • lubricating the door mechanisms
  • clearing gutters
  • checking the interiors for signs of vermin like mice or rats
Putting off these tasks can cause many problems with your steel buildings over time. For example, clogged gutters can lead to a leaky roof. Rain deposits on the walls may contain toxic chemicals. These problems can weaken the structure’s framework and cause extensive corrosion.Problems like a leaky roof or a mice-infested shed can result in costly damage to tools and supplies. Rainwater can rot wood, promote rust, and short-circuit electrical equipment. Rats destroy wiring and leave their droppings everywhere. Sometimes they even nest inside equipment.

These problems are easy to overlook at first, but in the long run, they can lead to costly repairs. At Mid-Land our team of trained professional know how to evaluate maintenance needs and create an appropriate schedule for service. This outsourcing puts the job in the hands of professionals and keeps you from putting your guys at safety risk performing jobs they are not used to doing. We’d also love to see you experience the peace of mind our maintenance service brings.

Just contact us for a free evaluation at 417.782.7168.

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Topics: Metal Building Maintenance, Metal Buildings