Advice from an expert on preparing a property for winter
Winter is the most difficult and unpredictable season, so preparing a property for this season is an extremely important step in managing the operation of the building. SHEN experts have prepared for you a list of key points that you should pay special attention to.
First of all, it is necessary to draw up a work schedule. Usually it is created on the basis of the results of the spring inspection and maintenance of the facility. In this document it is necessary to indicate as clearly as possible all the necessary list of works so that the client’s expectations are consistent with the capabilities of the contractor.
Seasonal preparations for winter should include the following:
Preparation of building facades. To maintain the microclimate inside the building, as well as to prevent the destruction of walls and roofs, before the onset of cold weather, it is necessary to inspect the facades, roof, entrance groups. Eliminate possible cracks, check the strength and integrity of the roof, ensure that the entrance groups and windows are isolated from blowing and leakage.
Preparation of the adjacent area. Thaws and heavy rainfall are not uncommon in our latitudes, therefore it is extremely important to ensure the organization of wastewater and its treatment for the unhindered drainage of water from the property. In addition, you should think in advance where to export snow from parking lots, access roads, etc.
Preparation of engineering systems. Maintenance of heating and water supply systems before the winter period is the most important stage of preparation, which will protect the building from possible pipe breaks or equipment breakdowns.
Preparing for winter service. Winter always comes unexpectedly, so it is important that the staff is trained and trained in the maintenance of the building this season, machinery, equipment, inventory and tools are purchased, repaired and prepared for work at the facility.
SHEN, having many years of experience in the Ukrainian market, strongly recommends that you carefully prepare your property for the winter and choose only reliable contractors who take responsibility for the work done.