Our Generator Experts Present 5 Building Maintenance Tips for Securing Your Property This Winter
Temperatures can fluctuate wildly during a Canadian winter. One day we might experience rainfall, with above seasonal temperatures. The next; plunging temperatures and heavy snowfall. This fluctuation can have a significant impact on building performance, so building managers must be proactive in understanding the maintenance needed to secure their property during the winter season. Following these building maintenance tips from our generator experts will help safeguard your property:
- Monitor the roof of your building and understand risks associated with heavy snow.
Your roof takes a beating from the weather throughout the year. The addition of heavy snow could cause a roof collapse. Work with your maintenance team to assess snow levels and ensure resources are always on-hand to manage significant snowfall. Shoveling snow from the space, and implementing thawing systems can help limit snow’s impact on the roof.
- If you are renovating an interior space or have issues with heat, ensure that you limit your exposure to freezing pipes.
Burst pipes caused by freezing temperatures may result in catastrophic water damage that can be very costly to repair. One small crack in your building’s pipes can lead to a deluge of water throughout the building. You can mitigate this risk by installing temporary heating systems to ensure that pipes do not freeze. GAL Power offers a complete range of heating rental solutions, with heating systems available in gas, diesel or electric formats to suit all applications.
- Be prepared for a winter thaw when temperatures rise quickly.
Ensure that you are not exposed to flooding during quick thaws by channeling water runoff into proper channels.In the case of a flooded area, act quickly to dry out the space and call in an expert to ensure that the area is dried properly so that you reduce water damage and mold issues. It’s critical the experts have experience in analyzing building structures to determine the extent of water damage and its potential impact on building safety. GAL Power specializes in repairing and drying moisture-damaged properties. Our team offers a comprehensive suite of water-damage mitigation services.
- Test your building’s back-up generators.
Emergencies happen. You may be left without power for a considerable period of time. Ensure that you have a regular schedule for testing your back-up generator and an ample fuel supply on-hand, so that you are not left in the dark. Work with your generator specialist to ensure the system is tested effectively. Our team here at GAL Power Systems can provide you with full guidance on generator maintenance and performance.
- Ensure you have key emergency support vendors in place.
If you do not have a back-up generator, make sure that you have an agreement in place with a vendor who can supply you a generator, fuel, and heating supplies for both small and catastrophic emergencies. This will allow you to get your building back up and running quickly, especially when a major storm hits.
Let GAL Power Systems keep you prepared for all future events, with our back up power generators, heaters and drying equipment! We have many years’ experience working with building owners throughout the region to keep their properties running at optimal capacity. To learn more on our generator equipment and maintenance options, call us now at 1-866-425-7697 or visit www.galpower.com.