The past few weeks have brought bitterly cold temperatures to the great state of Minnesota. How is your commercial property holding up? While some of your employees may be working from home, it is still important to maintain your commercial property, especially during the harsh winter months when the most damage can occur. Here at Building Maintenance Management, we are the trusted name in commercial property maintenance from Brooklyn Park we would like to tell you more about what we can do to help your property functioning properly throughout the winter.
Tenants, employees and visitors require comfort in the form of reliable heat. That is why it is so important to maintain 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. If the equipment can’t keep the inside temperature where it’s set, don’t panic. As long as it is still running, it’s doing the best it can. Most heating systems will struggle to overcome temperatures 20-30 degrees below what the equipment is designed to handle.
But the most important thing when it comes to your property’s heat is that you have an after-hours team on standby if anything goes awry. As a busy building manager, you likely have a lot on your plate and don’t have time to monitor your property 24/7. BMM can provide a maintenance person to rely on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can still have your own in-house maintenance staff to handle ordinary tasks and any emergencies during their working hours. However, once they go home, you can relax knowing our team can take care of it. If the heat ever stops working in the middle of the night, we will be available to take that call and work to get things back up and running as quickly as possible.
Make sure no hoses are attached to outside faucets since they will trap water that can freeze and burst the pipe. If you have a crawl space, make sure it is insulated properly to eliminate cold air from infiltrating around pipes. Sinks located on an outside wall should have the lower cabinet doors open to allow more heat around the pipes.
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
And, these are just some of the winter maintenance tasks that should be performed. Give us a call to learn more. We will be happy to talk to you at length about what you need out of a commercial property maintenance service.
For more information on commercial property maintenance in Brooklyn Park, call Building Maintenance Management at 763-541-4886 or Contact Us. Stay warm and stay safe!