Whether you’ve lived in New Jersey for a year or a decade, you know that winters can be nasty. That’s why it’s important to take the necessary safety precautions, from allowing yourself extra time in the morning to wearing multiple layers. As a property manager, it’s your responsibility to keep your commercial space safe for residents, employees, and visitors during the winter months.
Here are some safety tips to consider this time of year:
Inspect your property
Now is the time to perform a property-wide safety check. Inspect all sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots before New Jersey gets hit with the first storm of the season. In addition, see that every handrail is properly secured and that no water is pooling near downspouts.
The sooner you do this inspection, the more time you have for any necessary repairs. The last thing you want to do is procrastinate and put the safety of others at risk.
Drop salt and sand
Icy sidewalks and heavy foot traffic are a recipe for disaster. The longer you wait to address ice buildup, the harder to see it becomes. Here at Tanz Inc, we recommend designating someone who puts down salt and sand on walkways and parking lots.
Don’t let ice buildup lead to a costly and dangerous mistake. Stay ahead of frigid winter temperatures by regularly applying de-icing products around your commercial property.
Add lighting to high-traffic locations
We’re willing to bet there are a few locations on your property where visibility might be compromised. Here’s the thing: The better your visitors can see while navigating your commercial space, the easier it will be for them to avoid hazards. That said, now is probably a good time to consider upgraded lighting.
The addition of enhanced lighting to main entrances, walkways, stairs, and parking lots can make a world of difference during the winter. Not only that, but your property will be much more secure. Please don’t hesitate to ask Tanz about outdoor lighting installation.
Here’s the most obvious one. If you have yet to review your property’s snow removal procedures, then put it at the top of your to-do list. Keep in mind that snow removal is best done by experienced professionals who have the right training, insurance, and equipment.
Depending on the size of your property, a contractor will likely use a combination of plowing, shoveling, and de-icing to get the job done.
The Best in Winter Property Maintenance
At first thought, it may be tempting to tackle snow and ice removal yourself. Frankly, though, your best bet is to hire the professionals at Tanz. For decades, local property managers have counted on us to keep their commercial spaces up and running, even in the worst winter weather.
Commercial snow and ice management requires more than a few pickup trucks with plows and several guys with shovels. Here at Tanz, we take a proactive approach to storms regardless of what the meteorologists are saying.
Get a free estimate on commercial snow removal today!