Thanksgiving was last week and that means winter is just around the corner. Is your property ready for the dropping temperatures, ice and snow? There are some pretty essential tasks that should be taken care of before the big freeze here in Minnesota. As the trusted name in property maintenance for Minnetonka and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more about what can be done to help your property function properly throughout the winter.
One of the first things homeowners and business owners alike do to prepare for the winter is prepare their property’s pipes. As soon as freezing temperatures loom, it’s important to turn off water to any outside faucets, disconnect and drain garden hoses and cover with insulating foam covers. It is also important to turn off your sprinkler system and winterize them by performing a fall blowout.
You should also ensure your property maintenance team takes care of some other important outdoor tasks before the next big snow. You should caulk and cracks or holes on the outside, drain fountains and birdbaths, clean gutters and downspouts, rake and clean up leaves and debris among other tasks.
Is your heating system ready for the Minnesota winter? Your tenants, employees and visitors require comfort in the form of reliable heat! That is why it is also important to prepare your heating system as well as perform other essential tasks to keep things warm indoors. You should have your furnace inspected, install a clean air filter and check to make sure the thermostat is working. Also, cover or remove any window air conditioning units if you haven’t already. Also be sure to:
- Repair or replace weather stripping
- Purchase a water heater blanket if needed
- Flush your water heater to prevent sediment build-up
- Install plastic sheet installation on your windows if they are drafty
- Ensure your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working
- And more
These are just some of the property maintenance tasks you should be sure are taken care of before the winter hits. And, our professional property maintenance team can take care of these for you! Simply don’t have the time to do these all yourself? Contact the experts at Building Maintenance Management and we can schedule time to come out.
We will custom tailor a property maintenance schedule to fit your unique needs and the needs of your property. Our property maintenance experts can help on a scheduled, temporary or as-needed basis. And, we can customize all of our property maintenance services to meet your specific needs. So whether you need temporary help, on an as-needed help every once in awhile or long-term help on a scheduled basis, you can rely on BMM.
Ready to learn more about property maintenance for your Minnetonka business? Call Building Maintenance Management at 763-541-4886 or Contact Us.