Are you Winter Ready?
1. Drain the pools.
Areas more prone to water damage include basement windows and concreate steps. And if any outer walls have cracks, repair them immediately to ensure pipes are protected from freezing.
2. Breathe clearly.
Extra pressure on these set-ups can lead to moisture problems, and possibly mould or rot. Make sure all vents are cleaned and clear of debris, and also have your boilers and furnaces inspected and serviced.
3. Dams are for rivers.
When this snow melts, it trickles down and freezes back into ice, which can lead to the formation of dangerous icicles and cause water infiltration into the attic space.
4. Get festive. Safely.
It may be helpful to send a note to your residents early in the holiday season, passing along handy safety tips and reminding them to extinguish candles before bed, and ensure real Christmas trees are adequately hydrated to prevent drying out and turning them into kindling.
5. Start melting.
Know your ice melts. The traditional, granular application is most effective as a first line of defence on large exterior driveways and parking lots, away from buildings.
These granules, when melted and tracked indoors, can scratch floors and even corrode metals, and pose health risks to humans, pets, vegetation and surrounding bodies of water.
For areas close to a building, a liquid, chloride-free de-icer is a much better choice.
These simple steps will ensure your property is ready to weather the chill, free from any unwelcome surprises.
But if the unthinkable happens and you’re faced with a remediation or restoration emergency, there’s only one step that you’ll need to take.
Our Restoration Professionals are available 24/7 to respond to any emergencies or suspected property damage. If you notice something out of the ordinary with your property, or if you come across noticeable damage, don’t wait. Call us immediately, and our team of compassionate professionals will be there for you.