Your commercial building is one of the biggest assets in your business. The winter months can bring unique challenges, making maintenance of your building crucial. Here are some ways to protect your commercial building during winter.
Check the Roof for Snow Buildup
Wet, heavy snow can put a strain on any building, especially one with a large, flat roof. You don’t always know how much snow is on your roof until it’s too late. Be diligent about checking it often and clearing the snow away on a regular basis. Install a sensor and you’ll know when it’s time to clear the buildup. Contact a dmd sensor installer for more information.
Also, check the gutters to make sure they’re not clogged and there is no standing water on your roof.
Check the Insulation
The last thing you want is for the pipes to freeze and then later burst, causing major water damage. Make sure you have sufficient insulation in your walls and around your pipes so they and your customers stay warm.
Check for Drafts
A building that lets in the cold means higher heating bills for you and misery for your employees and customers. If cold air is coming through your windows, cover them with cellophane and tape it in place with double-sided tape. Then heat it with a hairdryer to shrink the plastic to contract it.
Also, install foam tape underneath and around the entrance to your building to keep out the chill air.
Have the Thermostat Serviced
If your thermostat isn’t working properly, it will be impossible for your furnace to evenly heat your building. Have an HVAC professional service your thermostat annually, and if it’s faulty, replace it with a new one.
By following these tips, you can protect your investment and have a warm, safe building that will last for years to come.