How To Prepare Your Building For Winter
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June 10, 2021

How To Prepare Your Building For Winter

Winter is coming.

And for business owners, that means it’s time to prepare your commercial space for the long and cold season with the help of office cleaning companies.

Doing the work before the snow starts to fly can lessen your burden. It can also help avoid any potential problems that can become more costly as the thermometer drops. Here are some tips on how to get ahead of Jack Frost.

Clean Your Gutters

Unless you have a gutter guard on your eavestroughs (if you don’t, you might want to consider it), then your eavestroughs may fill up from foliage falling from nearby trees. Unless you enjoy climbing tall ladders, then office cleaning services might be a better option.

Clogged clutters can back up water and then freeze, putting strain on the eavestroughs that can potentially tear off the side of the building. This is also a good time to ensure your gutters are carrying moisture away from the building rather than to its foundation.

Check Seals Around Windows

Windows are one of the culprits for heat and energy loss, which can drive up your utility bills during the colder months. Closely inspect the seals around windows to make sure they don’t show signs of deterioration that can open the window to cold outside air.

Have Your Fireplace and Chimney Inspected

If your building has a fireplace, then you should have it cleaned annually before regular use to avoid any hazards including fires or carbon monoxide leaks from built up creosote or blockages. Even if you don’t have a wood-burning unit, you should also have any chimney flues or vents checked as well.

Keep in mind that you may void the warranty from some manufacturers of fireplaces and chimney liners if you don’t have proof of regular maintenance.

Put Down Mats at Entrances

In an office environment, there are many people coming in and out of your building – which means they’re also tracking in salt and grime with them that can deteriorate floors. Put down mats outside the door as well as sufficiently sized ones inside to allow people to wipe down their boots before trudging into the main areas.

Looking up “office cleaning services near me” can help you establish a schedule of cleaning hard floors and carpeting to ensure they remain in good shape year-round.

Learn more about how office cleaning companies can keep your building clean and fresh even in the coldest months from Arelli Commercial Cleaning.

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