Don’t wait for an emergency to occur, let AAFM help you prepare your business for this coming winter season. Winter storms in general can be extremely dangerous, therefore every facility manager needs to start getting ready and take precautions in advance before a winter storm comes.
When the weather gets bad, business owners are obligated to close their businesses until it is safe to reopen. Some of the higher risks that business owners can face during a winter storm are power outages and property damage.
It is important to pay attention to any structural damage to the building and look for any areas that can cause leaks to the roof. Other areas that can get affected are plumbing pipes, as well as doors and windows that aren’t properly sealed.
Additional threats to keep in mind are road closures and parking lot damage, winter weather has a huge impact on damaging the asphalt and pavements. Any of these threats can force your business to shut down for a long period of time, and the repairs can be very costly.
Our team has some recommendations for commercial property managers that can help keep your customers safe for this coming winter season.
It is essential to look for any loose, broken, or cracked shingles. Damaged shingles should be replaced in order to prevent any leaks or any potential structural damage.
Inspection of Heating Systems
Although we always recommend you scheduling regular professional winter HVAC maintenance, it is necessary to double-check your thermostat, air filters, and attic insulation. These are a few actions that we will implement to help your HVAC unit continue to function at full capacity.
Plan ahead for Snow and Ice Removal
We can continuously provide you with the extra assistance you need to remove snow. You should typically have salt and shovels available to remove any snow and ice that may be blocking your entrances or heavily trafficked areas.
Preparing for Winter Power Outages
We recommend you investing in a small generator that will keep your building operational if the power goes out. We also recommend making sure that gutters and storm drains around your property are clear of any debris, so that when snow melts it can flow freely down the drains without causing any flooding issues.
We offer a 24/7/365 live call center with Customer Service representatives ready and able to handle any call at any time. We offer a 1 stop call solution for any of your team’s needs. Remember AAFM is just a call away, contact us today at (855) 347-1613.