Commercial property maintenance is necessary all year-round, but it’s especially crucial to implement physical inspections, mandatory repairs, and make preparations in the winter months. Failing to do so could have detrimental consequences for your business’s customers, your building residents, and you as a property owner or manager. You need to do everything you can to take pre-emptive steps to keep your property as safe as possible and free of potentially harmful or unattractive obstacles during the colder months. This includes inspecting your windows and doors to examine and optimize their functionality, winterizing your irrigation system to keep it up-to-date, taking excellent care of your plants, regularly removing all snow and debris from your property, and hiring professional landscapers to assist with all of these tasks.
Prepare Your Irrigation System for Winter
The last thing you want to have to deal with is a frozen or burst pipe in the winter because you neglected to properly prepare your outdoor irrigation system for the sudden temperature decline. Examining the state of your irrigation system ahead of time and on a regular basis can help to prevent it from incurring severe and costly damages. It’ll also help you determine the extent of damage, if there’s any at all, and put into practice the appropriate repair methods before the problem worsens. You should always insulate your irrigation system in the fall to prevent it from freezing up in the winter. Another practice to prevent any damage to the lines is to have the irrigation lines blown out. This ensures there is no water in the lines to freeze up and prevents the frozen water from expanding and ripping/breaking the lines.
Take Good Care of Your Plants
An essential part of comprehensive commercial property management is taking care of your plants and making sure that you put all appropriate provisions in place before the first snowfall. This means pruning trees, putting down fresh mulch, and covering your cold-sensitive plants to help keep them warm and retain their moisture.
Remove All Snow and Debris from Your Property Regularly
Not everyone is physically capable of implementing routine snow removal practices and for that reason, you might want to consider hiring a professional company to do it for you. Most professional snow removal companies also offer de-icing as part of their winter services packages. This is necessary because it helps keep your property safe for everyone who uses it and prevents slip-and-fall accidents from occurring. Keep in mind that it’s your responsibility as a commercial property owner or manager to ensure the overall safety standards of your property and make sure that everything is up to code.
Hire Local Professional Landscapers
To help guarantee that all of the above mentioned tips are taken into consideration when caring for your property, you should consider hiring FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC. to provide comprehensive winter services for you. We have over 20 years of experience working on commercial and residential properties in Toronto and throughout the GTA, which also means that we’re completely familiar with the climate in these areas and are capable of preparing your property for even the worst possible weather conditions. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and discuss the needs of your property.