We're Ready, Are You?
If you are a commercial or residential property manager or condo association member, you should be dreading the swirly wind emoji on the accuweather app every bit as much as the single and negative temperatures we face this weekend.
Here are a few reminders from SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County and Connecticut Reconstruction Services:
Make random inspections of heat and air units, particularly those with external access. Specifically, look for insulation that has settled and no longer covers pipes as intended.
Re-inspect any plumbing or external work to make sure proper installation is in place and that there are no vents where cold air can blow in.
Check doors, windows and heat in vacant units.
Remind tenants of protocol for reporting any water situation and not to ignore any signs of water intrusion or leaking. Let them know you are prepared for anything that happens.
If you have vacancies, you should consider relocation options for renters in the event there is displacement.
Make sure your on-call crews are ready to roll and that there is back up. There should also be clear protocol for structural emergencies that includes calling SERVPRO at 203-234-1100 or 914-241-8100.