Winter is Coming! – Your Maintenance Checklist for the Season
As we welcome the falling leaves, lower temperatures, and beautiful fall colours, it is important to remember that winter is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get ready for the season! At BEST we understand the importance of a safe and well-maintained property. Therefore, we have created a comprehensive winter preparedness checklist to prepare your properties for the upcoming winter.
Here are six things worth your attention:
Roof and Gutter Maintenance: Inspect your roof for any signs of damage or leaks. Ensure that gutters are free of debris and in proper working condition. Clean gutters help direct the melting snow away from your building and prevent potential damage and costly repairs.
Downspout Maintenance: Downspouts are another key aspect of water management and maintenance. Downspouts also play a critical role in directing rain and melting snow away from your building. Clear debris, check for damage, ensure proper alignment, and install extensions if necessary.
Pipe and Plumbing Check: It is important to ensure all pies are in optimal condition. Frozen pipes can lead to expensive and inconvenient repairs. Insulate exposed pipes, and make sure all outdoor faucets are shut off and drained. Don't forget to check for any existing leaks that might worsen in freezing temperatures.
Heating System Inspection: Fully functioning heating systems are crucial for the winter months. Make sure to inspect, clean, and service your heating systems. Remember to change filters on all furnaces in a timely manner. A properly maintained heating system not only keeps the space warm but also helps save on energy costs.
Inspect Insulation: Proper insulation is also key to maintaining a warm interior during the winter. Check the insulation in your walls, windows, and floors for any signs of wear or damage, and reinforce weather to prevent air from entering or leaving your property.
Fire Safety: Fire safety becomes even more important than usual with the extensive use of heating systems during the winter months. Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are in working condition. Review your fire safety plan with your team and other stakeholders to ensure everyone knows how to respond in an emergency.
Our BEST Maintenance team is dedicated to conducting these checks to keep your properties in prime condition. We take a proactive approach, ensuring early intervention to prevent long-term damage to your buildings.
It is due to this commitment, that our clients trust us to maintain their properties year-round! Contact our experienced team today to prepare for the upcoming season – because winter is coming!