Preparing Your Building for Winter
By Shari Engstrom, Sid Grinker Restoration
Water Loss Concerns Tied to Cold:
When the temperatures go below freezing, especially below zero, pipes that are not properly insulated are at HIGH RISK of freezing and bursting. What is even riskier is having fire sprinkler pipes bursting. In order to minimize risk consider the following:
Regardless of the cause of water issues, you need to know where your shut off valves are located:
In addition to dealing with concerns from cold, winter brings on a few new fire hazards. Things to check this fall:
All staff, especially on call, should have names and contact info for contractors of record such as fire suppression (sprinkler) contractor and fire alarm contractor. A restoration company will need those to coordinate and expedite an emergency response. If possible, the cell phone number for your salesperson is especially helpful.
So, enjoy the winter and all is has to offer from ice skating to an excuse to stay inside. And come spring, inspect concrete for cracks or heaving & repair as necessary in order to prevent falls.
About the Author:
Shari Engstrom is Sid Grinker Restoration, Inc’s Marketing Maven. She loves people, stories, and being out and about. Active on multiple charitable & industry boards, she hopes to see you at the next real estate event before she heads home to Muskego to see her husband and two school aged children. Hobbies are a fantastic goal, but for now work, kids and a little bit of exercise fill her days. Find her on LinkedIn!
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