The extremely cold winters of recent years have led to many businesses sustaining losses from burst pipes, weight of snow on roofs and escape of water. There are a number of simple but effective steps businesses can take to both prevent and reduce the impact of cold weather on their operations.
Check you have the following things in place so you know you can react quickly if there is a problem:
In periods of cold weather, inspect your premises on a daily basis for signs of freezing.
During heavy snow, look for accumulations of snow on roofs and safely clear anything more than 4-6 inches.
Overhanging icicles may indicate that guttering is not draining thawing snow adequately.
Article courtesy of Covea.