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Seasonal Changes – Are You Prepared?

31 Oct 2023

Be prepared…

As we move into a new set of seasons, the prospect of dark nights and the imminent change in weather brings its own set of challenges. If this falls under your remit, here is just a few pointers you might want to start considering.

Lighting

As the darker nights creep in, visibility becomes all the more important. Make sure that all exterior lights are in good working order, lamps are replaced as necessary and that all lenses and diffusers are cleaned. Emergency lights are vital so these must also be kept in good working order. Lastly in the current climate consider where LED alternatives could be introduced as a cost saving measure.

Car Parks & Walkways

Potholes and the dark aren’t really a winning combination, potholes can cause untold damage to vehicles so it’s vital to get these repaired as they appear. Cracked or uneven pavements must also be repaired to keep pedestrian safe. It’s essential to make sure all groundworks are up to par to avoid accidents.

HVAC Systems

Dirty filters are one of the main reasons that ventilation and air conditioning systems fail. Regular, preventative maintenance will help to prolong the life of your HVAC system and ensure that it operates at peak performance. A pre-season service will also help to not just avoid system failure in cold weather it will also go some way to keeping your energy costs as efficient as possible.

Pipework

Pipes freeze during cold spells and as they expand, they can burst leading to a multitude of other issues. Make sure that all interior and exterior pipes are insulated and protected from the cold to avoid any disasters.

Compliance Checks

Regular checks must be carried out in several areas across your premises, including fire & smoke alarm maintenance and carbon monoxide detector maintenance. Autumn & Winter is a time when ventilation is lower, windows and doors will be shut so the risk of gasses building up are more likely this time of year.

Be Ahead of The Weather

Heavy rain, high winds and snow can all affect a building and how efficiently it operates. During Autumn & Winter its not uncommon for ice to build up in gutters that do not drain properly. Regular clearing of debris from gutters and downpipes especially after harsh periods of weather will ensure your building is kept as watertight as possible.

If you believe that your premises requires any of the above points mentioned or that you would like one of our team to come to site to carry out an Autumn/Winter survey, just get in touch today, we will be more than happy to assist.

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