Enumerated below are some of the essential tips you have to take into consideration when you are managing a condominium during the winter season.
Administer The Room Temperatures
Make sure that you are conducting regular security check for your condominium’s emergency management program. This will enable you to keep track of any minor changes that might affect the state of the condominium in the future. These details would be inclusive of the changes in the temperature of the condominiums. During the winter season, it is obvious that the core temperature of condominiums for a dropdown to a lower degree. However, if you have temperatures that are unusually cold, you would have to monitor the room temperature and adjust them if necessary. In this case, we can cite examples of rooms such as generator rooms, fuel storage rooms, parking garages, sprinkler rooms, electrical rooms, and the like. During this time, there is an increased chance of the house being susceptible to frozen pipes, false alarms, temperature complaints and HVAC concerns which constitute a major part of a house emergency. However, when you are scheduled to conduct in the inspection of the condominium on the regular, it is likely that you will be able to detect and diagnose the problem before becomes the major issue.
Secure The Premises
It is highly recommended that you employ security personnel to conduct daily patrols and inspection of the premises of the condominium that you are in charge of so as to minimize any risks that are associated with injuries at work which comprise the predominant part of injury claim that is faced by several property managers. Making sure that you have some sort of a system in place that administers the operation of the condominium daily, as well as keeping track of the access routes and driveway that leads up to the building, will assure you with the guarantee that the premises are made secure and help you in implementing proactive measures that will go a long way in the future.
The security personnel is experienced and competent in localizing imminent concerns like slippery, icy, and wet surfaces, and search that can be potentially harmful to those who are working in the demarcations of the condominium. For this reason, you would have to hire the services of the security personnel who are in fact adept in dealing with such circumstances so that they are quick to diagnose the problem and come up with a viable solution and the shortest amount of time possible. For instance, if there is an icy walkway, security personnel must take the measures of applying salt on the surface so that the walkway is not become a slipping, falling, or tripping hazard for those who are working.
The Building Staff
Lastly, you have to make sure that the staff of the building is up to date with all the regulations that they have to follow. This would be inclusive of the fire department-approved building plan that will help them to and responsibly and judiciously during any contingencies or emergencies that might arise in the future. Be certain to let them know if there are any training programmes that they can undergo to make themselves more conscientious.
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