Winterize Your Vacant Commercial Property

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Don’t forget to winterize your Vacant Commercial Property!

Keep your vacant property in top condition for showings during the upcoming winter months. Below are a few suggestions to prevent unnecessary damage and costs:

  • Keep your heaters low for a comfortable environment for potential tenants viewing the property, but more importantly leaving a heater off can lead to frozen pipes.
  • Service your heaters and replace filters twice a year in vacant buildings to save energy and money.
  • Test the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Caulk around pipes where they enter the building.
  • Insulate exposed irrigation system lines.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts to insure proper drainage and less ice build-up.
  • Shut off water to outside bibs and faucets at the shut-off valves. Open the outside valve to allow remaining water to drain and detach all water hoses from the hose bibs.
  • If outside temperatures drop extremely low, then all interior water faucets (hot & cold) should be left with the water running at a fast drip or a low trickle.
  • Pour anti-freeze into toilets (tanks & bowls), urinals and sinks to keep p-traps from freezing.
  • Keep the walks and parking lot clear of snow and ice.
  • Finally, check the property every week of so if possible. Unexpected winter effects can still occur. Frequent visits can help spot a problem early before damage is done.

Be Safe & Have a Happy Winter Season!

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