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Steel Building Sales: Maintaining your TotalSpan Steel Building

As a steel building provider it is our duty to ensure that your steel building is properly maintained and cared for, meaning it will stay in great condition for longer. We have to say there is not much to do usually, but below are a few tips and tricks.

Building maintenance and care is so important to keeping your building in the best shape possible, for longer.

Routine Inspections

Regular inspections are the cornerstone of effective steel building maintenance. These inspections help identify any issues or signs of wear and tear early on, allowing for timely repairs and preventing more extensive damage. It is advisable to conduct inspections at least once a year, or more frequently in areas with harsh weather or heavy traffic.

During your inspections, pay close attention to the building's exterior, including the roof, walls, and cladding. Look for signs of rust, corrosion, loose fasteners, or damaged panels or flashings. Additionally, inspect the interior for any water leaks, moisture build up, or structural issues e.g. damages caused by a forklift truck.

Cleaning and Washing

Cleaning your TotalSpan steel building can significantly extend its lifespan and maintain its aesthetic appeal. Dust, dirt, and pollutants can accumulate on the surface over time, potentially causing corrosion or degrading the finish. Regularly washing the building's exterior can help prevent this.

Use a mild detergent or a specialised steel building cleaner and a soft-bristle brush or pressure washer to remove dirt and grime. Pay particular attention to areas prone to moisture buildup, such as gutters and corners, as these are susceptible to rust. Rinse thoroughly and allow the building to dry completely after cleaning. Alternatively, bring in a contractor to clean and maintain your steel building.

Rust Prevention

Preventing rust is essential for preserving the structural integrity of your steel building. Apply a rust-inhibiting coating or paint to any exposed steel surfaces that may be susceptible to corrosion such as damaged areas. This protective layer acts as a barrier against moisture and oxidation, effectively preventing rust formation.

Regularly inspect the building's steelwork and cladding for signs of wear or damage. If you notice any chips or scratches, promptly touch up these areas to prevent rust and inevitable further damage from taking hold.

Maintain Gutters and Drainage

Proper water management is crucial to prevent moisture-related issues in your steel building. Ensure that gutters and downspouts are free from debris and clogs, as blocked drainage can lead to water pooling on the roof or around the foundation. This standing water can contribute to leaks or rust from starting.

Regularly clean and maintain your building's gutter system, ensuring that rainwater flows freely away from the structure. If there is a lot of foliage around the building or trees over handing the roofline, consider installing gutter guards to minimise debris build up.

In conclusion, maintaining your TotalSpan steel building is a straightforward process that can significantly extend its lifespan and keep it looking and performing at its best. Routine inspections, regular cleaning, rust prevention measures, and proper drainage management are essential steps in preserving the longevity of your investment. By following these tips and tricks, you can enjoy the benefits of a durable and well-maintained steel building for many years to come.

To sum things up we are a down to earth and practical team that is just aiming to bit a bit different in the way we do things. Providing a bob on service without the eye-watering costs you might expect. You can alway reach one of the team on 01757 2890067 or by emailing

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