Winter Prep Tips for Business Owners

As colder weather approaches, we tend to see an increase in property concerns from our clients. With that in mind, I wanted to reach out with a few helpful tips to ensure your space remains safe, functional, and well-prepared for the challenges of winter.

  1. Ensure proper insulation: Check for any drafts or cold spots inside your space, and consider applying weatherstripping or caulking to seal any openings. Insulate around windows and doors to prevent heat loss, maintain a comfortable working environment, and save on energy costs.
  2. Keep pathways clear: Regularly clear snow and ice from entrances, parking lots, and walkways to prevent slips and falls. Use salt or ice melt to ensure safe passage for employees and visitors.
  3. Schedule a roof and gutter inspection: Have your roof inspected for any signs of damage or potential leaks. Ensure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to prevent ice dams and water accumulation, which can cause damage to your property.
  4. Make an emergency preparedness plan: Review your emergency procedures with staff and ensure they are well-prepared for potential winter-related incidents, such as power outages or severe weather conditions. Stock essential supplies like flashlights, batteries, first aid kits, and non-perishable food items.
  5. Winterize your plumbing systems: Prevent frozen pipes by insulating exposed pipes and providing adequate heating in vulnerable areas. Identify any areas where pipes may be at risk and take necessary precautions. Have a trusted plumber inspect your plumbing systems to identify and address potential issues before they escalate.

As always, reach out with any questions. Wishing you a successful and worry-free winter season for your business!