Despite the fact we are already part-way into October, the weather is still yet to cool to normal temperatures for this time of year. However, the weather forecast is showing a steady drop towards the end of this week. With this in mind, you’re likely to be on the hunt for facility management services in Essex to help make sure that your school is ready for the colder months ahead. Keep on reading for our autumn-ready checklist!
What is Facilities Management?
Providers of facility management services in Essex, like the team we have here at M + C, are responsible for supplying a service that is efficient, reliable, and adheres to strict processes. In short, we are responsible for the upkeep of your building and keeping it secure.
4 Ways to Get Your School Ready for Autumn
There’s lots to prepare for as we head into autumn and winter, especially considering the UK weather is as unpredictable as it is. It’s for this reason that many local schools invest in facility management services in Essex. From snow and ice to storms and high winds, here are 4 things you need to keep on top of this October…
Protection for Your Pipes
Cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and crack, causing leaks. If not caught early, these problems can be expensive to fix. This is especially true if water ingress goes on to cause further issues such as a damp and mould. Wrapping your pipes with a foam sleeve during the colder months is a cheap, simple, effective, and quick fix.
Clearing Your Gutters
With the leaves falling, your gutters are likely to end up clogged without you even knowing. When this happens, they are unable to do their job. Gutters aren’t just decorative, they’re a crucial protective measure to prevent water damage and so keeping them clear is vital.
Check Your Roof
As we all know only too well, the UK is prone to rain. As such, it’s important that you are regularly checking your roof to ensure no damage has gone unnoticed. This is an important job to keep on top of all year round, but particularly in the autumn and winter where weather tends to be much wetter. Failure to do so could lead to ingress or further damage to your roof. Look out for water pooling in particular!
Boiler Services and Upgrades
As we venture further into the final months of the year, your boiler is likely going to be doing overtime. To prevent school closures from lack of heating, it’s important you are carrying out regular boiler services. What’s more, it might also be worth researching more eco-friendly upgrades to lower your costs and carbon footprint!
Getting In Touch
Here at Munday + Cramer, we provide facility management services in Essex and the surrounding areas. We also specialise in bid writing, architecture, surveying, procurement, and project management too. For more information about working with us, get in touch today. You can reach our team by clicking here or by calling us on 01245 326 200.