Preparing Commercial Spaces For Summer Customers

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Your retail or commercial space is a physical representation of your business or organization and is a significant contributor to your clients’, employees’, and the community’s first impression of your business. First impressions matter, and when customers or clients visit your commercial space, they should leave with a positive experience since outdated or worn-out-looking interiors can leave a negative impression and may even deter potential customers. Refreshing your commercial establishment, whether it is a restaurant or a retail store can give your space a modern and stylish look that aligns with your brand’s image. 

A thoughtfully designed and pleasant environment can attract more customers and build a positive brand image, and different seasons bring forth new opportunities to adapt to the specific needs and preferences of the season. Read ahead to learn how you can prepare your commercial space to effectively prepare for the influx of summer customers and visitors to your commercial establishment.

Refresh The Paint

One of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to refresh your commercial space is to give it a fresh coat of paint or change the wall coverings. Regularly inspect the outside and interiors of your establishment for all signs of wear and tear, and having any painting completed during the sunny and warm weather will allow the paint to dry promptly without affecting the smooth running of services. Select an on-trend colour or pattern to make your space feel new and updated, and also update the fixtures and finishes for a refreshed look. Outdated fixtures can make a space look and feel outdated, and replacing them can have aesthetic and operational benefits. Fixtures can include items such as built-in appliances, lighting, windows, floor coverings, or anything else that is attached to your commercial space.

Inspect The HVAC System

Summer is the ideal opportunity to conduct routine maintenance for your air-conditioning, ventilation, and heating systems to ensure that equipment runs smoothly during summer operations. Keeping employees and customers comfortable during hot weather should be the top priority when you are running a commercial space, and also consider inspecting other mechanical systems, electrical systems, and water pipes to check for wear and tear.

Landscaping 

Professionally-sculpted landscaping can create a welcoming environment for customers, employees, and clients. Overgrown grass and the presence of weeds can provide a neglected impression on visitors and may cause hazardous walking areas around the retail or commercial space. Summer is the right time to have trees pruned and trim any areas that could be growing over electrical wires or spreading around outside equipment such as the air-conditioning system.

Clean Walkways And Exteriors

Outdoor common areas, patios, and walkways should be cleaned frequently. Cleaning the exteriors involves pressure washing, removing any debris, and repairing obvious signs of damage will ensure that your customers, employees, and visitors can utilize the commercial space’s outdoor areas safely.

When it comes to preparing your commercial space and identifying any neglected areas, the summer offers an ideal time to examine your workspace environment. If you are interested in tackling your cleaning tasks ahead of your summer plans, reach out to Regency Cleaning Services today at 403-520-7788 to discover how we can assist you!