Snow, ice, and sleet can wreak havoc on businesses during the winter. Taking steps now to prepare your business can help reduce the risk of downtime, lost productivity, and damaged inventory. Winterizing your business may also help to lower your energy bills and most importantly, help keep you and your employees safe. Here are four reasons why you need to winterize your business before the first big snowfall hits:
Ice dams are a fact of life in snowy areas of the country. They are a safety hazard to businesses of all shapes and sizes as they can lead to ice falling, roof sagging, and water damage to your facilities. The good news is that they can be reduced and even eliminated with a proper heat tape system in place. At Suburban, our team of professionals will access your existing heat tape system and make the necessary changes to increase the safety of your facilities and minimize property damage.
With cold weather and daylight savings on the horizon, now is a good time to access your parking lot and perimeter lighting system for potential outages. It’s also important to remember to program the time change so that your parking lot and perimeter lights aren’t left in the dark, causing customers to think you are closed or your employees to walk to their cars in darkness. Our lighting technicians at Suburban will access your existing outdoor lighting system and implement an energy efficient lighting plan to keep your employees and facilities safe.
In many regions throughout the country, plugging in your fleet vehicles at night is just a part of the end-of-day routine in the winter. Engine block heaters help provide reliable engine starts and minimize engine warm up time in cold weather. If you use an engine block heater for your fleet vehicles, you need power. At Suburban, our team of professionals will verify all your block heater outlets are functioning properly and will make the repairs needed to keep your fleet vehicles running efficiently, to reduce your operating costs.
It’s important to stay proactive and take preventative measures to prepare your business for the cold winter months. The last thing you want is for that first snowfall to hit and your business is unprepared, leaving your employees and customers at an increased risk for injury. At Suburban, we’re here to take the stress away from winterizing your business as you can depend on us for all your winterization and fall service solutions.
If you haven’t taken advantage of these services, we’d love to help you get started. To learn more about how Suburban can help prepare and protect your business this winter, contact us today.