Winter is coming, which means it’s time to winterize! Failing to properly winter-proofing your commercial property could result in headaches down the road. This checklist will have your property in perfect shape for the season:
Make sure all pipes are sufficiently insulated by conducting an audit of all outdoor pipes.
By taking the time to do this you can prevent your pipes from freezing over those cold winter nights. This can save you lots of money in the future!
Caulk all of your pipes at their points of entry.
Doing this helps keep not only your heat in but can help keep unwanted visitors out! Keeping your heat in helps save on heating cost. And I’m guessing you don’t want anything running into and around your property!
Don’t shut off utilities in empty units to avoid freezing of pipes.
Keeping the heat on helps keep the pipes warm and even if the water is off the pipes still have water in them that can freeze. Frozen pipes are no fun and very costly repairs.
If it get’s cold enough, leave the tap running often.
Doing so helps keep the water flowing though your pipes making it harder for the water to freeze.
Make sure all your windows and doors are draft-free, even if that means hiring a professional!
This helps keep the cold out, the heat in, and your heating bill low!
Don’t get lazy with maintenance!
All of these tips and key to having a little to no major maintenance event on your property over the winter season. Missing, or even doing something wrong can lead to a very costly event. Call re:fab for help with winter-proofing your commercial property!