With summer now officially behind us, it is time to start preparing for the fall / winter seasons. Cooler temperatures in certain parts of the country are already dipping to 32 degrees at night. Leaves are changing colors and falling from trees.
Before the snow arrives, fall clean up and preventive maintenance can help prevent future injuries, damages or expenses. These preventative measures include:
Along with the colder temperatures, wintertime also brings increased gas and electric bills. There are some ways to help prevent and reduce some of those costs. Measures to take include:
Should a snow removal be contracted out to a snow removal company or should it be handled in house by the maintenance staff? Hiring a company to remove snow / ice can:
If a snow removal company is engaged to provide plowing and salting:
If you choose to have snow removal done in-house, now is a good time to:
Whatever your decision is on how to remove snow/ice, now is the time to address this issue. With fall in full swing, and winter right around the corner, a company needs to be ready for the snow removal challenges. Real estate owners owe it to their tenants, residents and guests to have a solid plan for snow removal to prevent any injuries caused by slipping on wet snow.
At AssuredPartners, we pride ourselves in helping our clients with a variety of services to protect their assets including loss prevention. To learn more, contact our team of real estate insurance and risk management professionals.
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