If your company stays open during the winter months, making it safe for customers to enter and for your workers to work there is an important step for you as a business owner. Making sure that walkways are clear and shoveled, your roof is stable, and the interior is warm are all good places to start. Sierra Vista Maintenance can help protect your business during the winter, keep the weather outside, and make your business look more professional. Our cleaning technicians are trained to work with all kinds of buildings and services with our company, so you will know that you are getting the best of the best.
1- Prepare Walkways
In order for people to access your business, you will need clear walkways. Winter weather comes with lots of snow, ice, rain, and sleet. Having your walkways cleaned during the fall time will stop the ice from building up or sticking as much during the bad weather. Removing mold or moss, which can be slippery when wet, before the winter season will make the walkways safer.
Keeping your business’s walkways and parking lot clear will make sure you prevent injuries to your customers. You may face a lawsuit if someone slips or falls and experiences injuries because of your negligence. Snow accumulation is bound to happen but having the walkways clear and cracks filled in beforehand will prevent more serious issues for your business during the winter.
2- Inspect Emergency Measures
Checking alarms, and generators, and developing an emergency plan will keep you and your employees safe. These alarms will give warnings and provide protection in case of major weather. Having emergency communication devices may help you during a power outage or shut-in, so prep these each year with batteries or have them fully charged.
Discussing a plan with your employees for earthquakes, extreme weather, or loss of power can make sure your business does not experience chaos. Make sure you know what to do when the power goes out, how to save projects, how to run transactions, how to help customers home or keep them safe inside your building, and contact third party suppliers to know if you are working through the storm.
3- Make Sure Your Gutters Are Clean
Clean gutters without leaves, dirt, or other debris will be able to correctly direct water away from your business during the winter. When gutters are full, they can overflow with water and snow and leak onto your customers or walkways, making them slippery.
The build-up in gutters can also cause mold growth and deterioration to the gutters themselves. Having clean and efficient gutters is important to your business during the winter.
4- Clean Off Roofs
Cleaning off the roof before snow and ice make their way to your area will help keep debris out of gutters and prevent mildew or mold from growing when snow covers it up. Sierra Vista Maintenance provides roof and gutter cleaning to help keep your home or business healthy and pristine. Cleaning all types of roofing materials and underneath solar panels is our specialty. Your business will always benefit from a good cleaning because it will help it look more professional.
5- Ensure Windows And Shafts Are Air Tight
Keeping the warm air inside your business during the winter is probably the most important tip we could give. Sealing up windows and door shafts will prevent drafts from coming through your business and will prevent you from running the heat constantly during business hours.
Cleaning window wells, and tracks, and improving the closure of windows and doors will help keep your business safe during winter weather. Those who enter your business will want to get out of the cold weather and be comfortable, so keeping your temperature at a reasonable level can be helped by eliminating drafty windows.
Enlist The Help Of Sierra Vista Maintenance
Sierra Vista Maintenance offers many cleaning options for commercial and residential buildings. We work to protect your business during the winter and keep customers coming back to your business. While California may not get a lot of snow, there can still be cooler weather and your business should be a safe place from the storms.
If you want to prevent lawsuits and liability for injuries, contact Sierra Vista Maintenance to improve the look and function of your local business. Don’t let these small areas get ignored, take the time to call our high-quality cleaners to do it for you! Contact us to schedule an appointment today!