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How to prepare your Business for the Fall season

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

What does the fall season mean to you? Perhaps vibrantly colored leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, early morning fog and cooler weather setting in. As the seasons change its always a great time to check in on the health of your building. Temperature and weather changes can affect structures more than we think.

SERVPRO of Edmonds would like to offer you some great advice on how to prepare your business for fall.

  • Clean Out Your Gutters: Throughout the summer months there a high chance your gutters filled with leaves and grime and this will get worse as fall progresses. Clogged gutters can form ice dams in the colder months that prevent your drainage systems from working properly. Then, leaks can happen within the business, causing a multitude of issues. Get ahead by simply clearing out your gutters as the leaves begin to collect.
  • Light Up Your Outdoor Area: Fall and winter means less daylight, leaving a possibility for more accidents. If you don't have lights outside of your home and driveway yet, installing some is a great way to keep your home just a little safer. Lights around the perimeter of your driveway and business or home can mean fewer accidents and even act as a deterrent for break-ins.
  • Check In On Your Heating System: Fall signals the first time in months that you will be using your heating system. Schedule an annual heating system checkup, and manually survey your heating vents to make sure they aren't blocked by anything that could be a fire hazard. Dust off vents and clean filters to ensure everything is functioning properly.

Lastly make sure you have SERVPRO of Edmonds’s contact information on hand if you may have an emergency; our helpful team can be reached at 425-775-5723.

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