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Commercial Building Maintenance Tips

4/12/2023 (Permalink)

Safety is an extremely important topic when it comes to commercial buildings where people are constantly working and going in and out of. These tips will be able to offer insight on how to keep your commercial space as safe as possible during the winter months with colder temperatures and weather conditions.

  • Heating Systems

Commercial buildings are typically using heating systems with the frigid weather outside to keep their employees warm and comfortable during their working conditions. SERVPRO can inspect your heating systems and make sure they are being well-maintained to survive the colder months and make sure they are efficiently working and are as up to date as possible. 

  • Thermostats

Even if it appears that your heating systems are working perfectly, cold winds and dropping temperatures can freeze pipes and affect temperatures as well. By calibrating your thermostats and making sure everything is according to plan, you will be able to have a similar success with your heating system 

  • Inspecting Doors and Windows

Doors and windows are primary locations where you can find a sudden rush of cold air entering your building. Even a small crack left open in a window can cause your heating bill to skyrocket if it is constantly trying to keep up with maintaining warmth throughout the building with the breeze coming through the window. Doing a walkthrough of your building at least once a day and making sure doors and windows are properly closed and locked will save you both money and warmth

  • Outdoor Conditions

Employees are at risk during icy and snowy conditions, especially if the building is still up and operating after a snowfall overnight. If it is safe for employees to come into work, it is crucial that sidewalks and walkways leading to and around the building are both efficiently salted in order to prevent anyone falling and hurting themselves. Rock salt and de-icing liquid are two options that your building could invest in to prevent any accidents happening during these snowy months. 

SERVPRO is a commercial cleaning company that can keep your building in perfect condition and help with any needs you may have. 

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