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Preparing Your Commercial Premises for Winter

December 23, 2014 – by Tony Earnshaw

With the weather growing colder by the day and the dark nights drawing in, talk turns to how commercial property owners can prep their buildings for the harsh winter months ahead. Ensuring your building is fully protected and prepared for the plummeting temperatures and snow, as well as the little quirks that both the autumn and winter seasons bring is an important part of every business’ annual maintenance regime.

As a leading supplier of cleaning services for commercial premises across the country, we can help you safeguard your property through the autumn and winter months. But remember if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and in the majority of cases commercial building owners and business occupiers can face hefty fees for repair as a result.

Keep your building in good working order

Your guttering system is one part of the building that will require a helping hand over autumn and winter, particularly as falling leaves, debris and snow can block gutters and downpipes easily. Blocked gutters cause a number of problems for commercial buildings and if left over a long period of time, clogged gutters can even cause structural damage to develop in the building’s walls and foundations.

By enlisting our professionals, you can harness clean and clear gutters all year round, we can also carry out repairs to ensure your system remains in tip top condition.

Put health and safety first

One of the major concerns associated with commercial buildings in winter is the risk of trips and falls. Having a plan of action for when ice does strike is essential for ensuring optimum health and safety, whilst de-icers can be used throughout late autumn to make sure that when snow does fall, it doesn’t stick to your premises’ walkways.

Surfaces, both inside and out, can also be protected with non-slip mats to improve health and safety further.

Don’t let winter wreak havoc

The winter weather can have a damaging effect on operations within your building, and ensuring you have protective measures in place as well as protocols should disaster occur is important. Electrical shutdowns are particularly common in office and other commercial buildings, call in a professional handyman or electrician to help you take the steps you need to prevent shutdowns.

To get your commercial property ship shape before the winter months roll in, contact our commercial cleaning specialists today for further details.

All posts by Tony Earnshaw

Managing Director
Since single-handedly forming the UK Commercial Group a decade ago, Tony Earnshaw has remained at the helm – overseeing the company’s developments and making all of the plays necessary to remain at the forefront of a highly competitive industry.

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