If your business is the kind that experiences a pre-Christmas rush, you may find yourself yearning for the Christmas shutdown. The last thing you want is to be called back into work during the break because a pipe has burst, or to return after the holidays to find that you have to deal with damage from a flood caused by frozen or faulty pipework. It’s time to get watertight for Christmas!
Even if you do nothing else, there are two essential precautions which will mean that you can relax in the knowledge that your business is watertight while you’re away. Here’s how:
Avoid the freeze
Whilst nobody will be around to feel the chill, it’s important to keep the heating switched on even when buildings are empty to prevent your pipes from freezing. Leaving the heating on at a minimum of four degrees Celsius should ensure that your pipes are warm enough that they won’t freeze and burst, which can cause substantial damage. To ensure you can do this, you need a working (and preferably efficient) boiler. A simple service should be enough to give you complete peace of mind.
Simply checking for and repairing any small leaks or drips on sinks, taps and ball-valves could save your business considerable amounts of money in larger-scale repairs. You should also check the seals on doors and windows, and make sure your roof is watertight before you head on home for Christmas. Small drips and puddles could become cracks and floods if left unchecked! For more information, why not take a look at our handy infographic.
A New Year’s resolution
2017 will bring new incentives for you to think about the way in which your business uses water, particularly when the water market opens in April 2017. Why not make it a New Year’s resolution to stem the tide of water wastage and get to grips with how you use water and how you could reduce consumption. If you’re unsure where to begin, expert help is available! Why not get in touch today?