“Winter is coming” is a phrase that’s synonymous with the TV show, Game of Thrones. Here we are amid autumn, anticipating the same thing as we prepare for winter arriving in a few months. On a personal level you’ll invest in warm clothing in anticipation of it, but are you doing anything to prepare your building? Buildings need preparation for the colder months too and checking your heating system is just the beginning of it. Our expert team compiled a few guidelines for building cleaning services to help you get ready in time for the dropping temperature.
Winter Prep Tip #1: Conduct A Thorough Inspection On Your Heating System
There’s no worse time to discover that your heating system is broken than in the thick of winter. At that point, there’ll be little to no difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures. How do you fix this before winter arrives? Do a maintenance check and repair any issues as soon as you find them.
Winter Prep Tip #2: Clear Out Your Gutters & Downpipes On The Regular
What’s the most obvious thing that happens in autumn? Trees shed their leaves. These can fall into your gutters and drainage system, causing unnecessary damage. The best way to handle this is by scheduling regular clearing of the affected areas. Don’t forget to clear any pipes, inlets and the like of debris. You don’t want to deal with the flooded aftermath of rainstorms when it can be avoided.
Winter Prep Tip #3: Tidy Up Your Garden
In addition to clearing up the leaves that have already fallen, use the time you have in autumn to trim your branches, shrubs and other plants. This will leave your garden looking neat in the upcoming months.
Winter Prep Tip #4: Do A Maintenance Check On Your Outdoor Lighting
It gets darker in winter, which means that days will end quicker and criminals will become more brazen. Make sure your outdoor and security lighting is working well to ward off burglars and other uninvited guests.
Make the task of preparing for winter easier by enlisting professional help. Building Wash Services can help you with gutter cleaning and more, so contact us today while there’s still time.