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Autumn storms – how to protect your warehouse or industrial property

Autumn is almost here… which means one thing – the cold, windy and wet weather will start imminently!

If you’re a warehouse owner, or facilities manager – this time of year likely evokes fear of damage, lost stock and most importantly – cost inflation! Don’t let your gutters (or any part of your warehouse / industrial property) let you down in this year’s autumnal storms… read out latest blog to help you protect your warehouse or industrial property from this autumn’s storms.

Warehouses, industrial properties and retail parks and buildings notoriously lie on the outskirts of cities and towns, or in fairly remote areas. Therefore they tend to witness higher levels of exposure to bad weather. With the approach of autumn brings storms, leaves falling, rain and wind – a potential recipe for disaster, if you don’t take the steps to prevent damage to your property in the first place.

1 – Always prepare for the worst case scenario

Without adequate routine maintenance, gutters can become damaged and weatherbeaten. Regular gutter maintenance services result in gutters and roofing that will provide extended longevity, reducing the risk of damage to property, both internally and externally.

Even after a storm has passed, the likelihood is that the aftermath could stick around for a while longer. Wet and windy weather won’t simply disappear overnight, but could your property withstand the implications of a storm? The best thing to do if unsure, is to prepare for the worst. Schedule a routine gutter inspection prior to any known damage, we’ll check your guttering and industrial roofing for any areas susceptible to damage. Don’t let minor issues become major problems – regular and routine gutter cleaning could save you a fortune in the long run.

2 – Use a gutter cleaning and industrial roof inspection company you trust

There are many commercial gutter cleaning and industrial roof repair companies out there – but are they the right company for the job? We recommend that you always ask for testimonials of similar works conducted, and ensure the companies you use are health and safety accredited – that way you are in the best position to make an informed decision about any work that needs undertaking.

Many companies advertise the use of a power pole system, which, in domestic instances can be extremely useful. However, for warehouse, industrial and commercial properties, this is unlikely to touch the surface of a gutter clean – it is impossible to fully examine a guttering or roofing system at ground level.

3 – Keep goods in a safe and secure place

If you are really worried about the effects of an incoming storm, as you would in your home, make sure you keep high value goods and equipment in a lower risk area. This could be at a height, to ensure it is less likely to be affected by flooding, away from warehouse walls, to protect from moisture and wind damage to the warehouse walls or even by simply moving equipment inside in the first place.

Many companies don’t have the experience or man power or equipment needed to service the roofs and guttering of entire warehouses and industrial park properties, this means you can often suffer from highly inflated prices. Luckily for you, we have over 15 years if experience in looking after the properties of household names, including Topps Tiles and Roadchef. Our dedicated health and safety manager will asses every job for feasibility and give a rough estimate prior to any work commencing – this is just one of the many reasons we’re one of the UK’s most trusted gutter cleaning companies!

OUR NATIONAL GUTTER MAINTENANCE AND REGULAR GUTTER CLEANING SERVICE IS SECOND TO NONE! IF YOU’VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR GUTTERS THAT YOU’VE BEEN AVOIDING GIVE US A CALL ON 0800 046 1376 or 01748 529 154 BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. STILL NOT SURE WE’RE THE ONES TO CALL? CHECK OUT OUR CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS HERE.