September 6, 2016
If you are a facility building owner or manager, you may be looking for ways to prepare your building for the fall. By scheduling some routine fall maintenance you can lower your energy costs during the cooler months and have a safer environment for those in your building. Check out these four simple ways to prepare for the season ahead.
One of the first things you should do as the fall weather begins is ensure your commercial building is up to safety code. Make sure if it is a building with employees that they are properly trained in safety plans. Check to see that all your alarm systems and smoke detection systems are functioning properly.
Before the leaves fall and the weather gets chillier, schedule an appointment for your roof inspection. Roof inspections should be performed at least annually if not bi-annually. The fall is a perfect time of year to have your roof checked for small damages and maintained for the upcoming season.
As part of your fall maintenance program ensure the roofing company clears any debris from your roof. On flat and low slope roofing systems this is particularly important so that water pooling does not occur.
As you look to bundle up in warmer clothes in the months ahead, think of the same for your commercial building. Proper insulation will go a long way in cutting your energy bills as the temperature begins to decline. Your roofing system is a critical component of your insulation system so be sure to talk to your roofing contractor about the insulation in place.
These four quick tips on fall maintenance for your commercial building will help you prepare for the beautiful autumn ahead.