Is Your Boiler Ready for Winter?

Is Your Boiler Ready for Winter? Building Maintenance Management August 31, 2015

It is hard to believe, but it is already back to school season and winter is not too far behind. Now is the time to start thinking about winter property maintenance at your Brooklyn Park commercial building and property.

One of the most important things you can do is to make sure your boiler is ready and in good working order. Your boiler is what helps keep your building warm and toasty from winter’s frigid chill, so you want to be sure it does not need any repairs or service well before the temperatures start to drop. So here are a few tips on how to cross this property maintenance task off your To Do List.

The first thing you should do is call a licensed boiler inspection service. Get your boiler looked at by professionals to make sure it does not need any repairs and to make sure it is running as safely and efficiently as possible. You can call our property maintenance company for assistance with this. We have an entire team of licensed boiler engineers on staff and they know exactly what to look for when inspecting and servicing your boiler.

Next you should bleed your radiators. This means making sure all of the excess air has been released from them. This helps ensure they give out as much heat as possible.

You should then make sure all of the boiler’s valves are open and that all of the tubes, fuel oil strainers and steam traps are clean. This is also a great time to look for any leaks or dirt around your boiler because these could indicate a problem.

You should also keep an eye out for any cracks in the heat exchanger. These cracks can be dangerous and could be a source of carbon monoxide, which is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that can cause a variety of health problems and, if left unchecked, even death.

A property maintenance service like Building Maintenance Management can take a look at your boiler and make sure it is winter-ready. We can also help winterize the rest of your commercial property. So give us a call and we will get you on our property maintenance schedule as soon as possible.

If you would like even more information on or assistance with property maintenance in Brooklyn Park, call Building Maintenance Management at 763-541-4886 or you can Contact Us.