Arguably one of the most inconvenient things to plan ahead for, but it must be done nonetheless. Christmas is approaching, and warehouses, distribution centres and corporate buildings will be closing down ready for the holidays.

These buildings need to be maintained before, during (if possible) and after the winter season to ensure that they remain safe for employees to work in. As the weather gets colder, damages will inevitably start to appear that were not necessarily visible a few months ago.

There are many things you can do to ensure that your building is ready for the cold snap and here are just three of them. Our team at Elevation Maintenance have created 3 Christmas preparations for facilities managers.

Clear Blockages

Large commercial buildings contain substantial guttering systems to help drain away excess waste water from roofing systems. However, as the year progresses, and leaves start to fall – these guttering systems can become blocked, and an increase in avoidable debris is likely.

By clearing the blockages in the guttering systems, you are reducing the likelihood of an excess water damaging the system and from getting frozen.

Repair Damages

Large buildings will get external damages. Unfortunately, it’s one of those things that happens now and then. However, you can do a lot to try and avoid regular repairs.

As metal sheet cladding panels are exposed to a range of weather conditions, they can become rusty and occasionally corrode without the correct protection. Correcting any faults before the Christmas rush will prevent injuries to customers and staff members.

Liquid Coat Roof Space

Flat roof spaces are vulnerable to water damage as they have to be able to withstand extra weight and damp conditions. Facilities managers need not to worry as there are a number of protective liquid roof coatings available to help protect the roof from this conditions.

These specialised coatings allow commercial roof spaces to withstand extreme wet conditions without compromising the safety of customers or employees.

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