An important part of maintenance for a condominium association is making sure that it is prepared for winter. These important steps can help make sure that your condominium association is prepared for the cold weather and snow.
Make sure that you have your snow plowing vendor lined up well in advance of winter. The good ones book up fast. It is always a good idea to reach out to your snow plowing vendor before the snow falls to go over the expectations of the association to make sure every goes smoothly.
Have your heating system inspected to make sure that it is operating efficiently. An HVAC technician will clean your heating system and make any needed repairs to make sure that it is ready for winter.
Have your roof inspected. The roof should be inspected for any cracks or loose shingles and be repaired as needed. This will help avoid water from melting snow being an issue. You will also want to make sure that your gutters have been cleaned to avoid ice dams.
Cold weather can cause pipes to burst. It is always a good idea to send out a reminder to all residents advising them to not turn their thermostats below 60 degrees. Make sure that your sprinkler systems and outside faucets have been turned off for the winter. If your association has a pool, make sure that it has been winterized. Also it is a good idea to have any attics inspected to make sure that there is proper insulation. Have your windows inspected for any cracking and have any cracks sealed and caulked.
No one wants to have to deal with water leaks from melting snow or burst pipes. If these steps are followed you can help your condominium association avoid winter weather problems and everyone can have a warm and dry winter.