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3 Tips For Managing An Empty Building

As the pandemic continues to intensify, commercial spaces are left vacant. Non-essential professionals are working from home, but their former office buildings still need to be maintained. From emergency systems to your operations, you don’t want to let any fall subject to breakdowns and inflated energy costs.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind to ensure your building remains intact during COVID-19:

Adjust Operating Procedures

If your office space is not inhabited or is nearly empty, your HVAC controls, lighting, and plumbing systems should be adjusted to reflect low consumption. However, it is imperative that these systems remain on and running, as allowing your indoor climate and environment to go unchecked can lead to dangerous humidity levels and water system compromise. Both of which can lead to mold growth and detrimental health implications for returning employees.

Have your systems maintained regularly to avoid these outcomes. This includes regular cooling cycles, frequent flushing of toilets, and habitual fixture use. If you have gone without performing these tasks since the beginning of the pandemic, it is recommended that you hire professional technicians to get your networks back in shape sooner rather than later. The longer that humidity and standing water go unchecked, the worse the negative effects.

Keep Your Emergency Systems Up To Date

Empty spaces are more susceptible to crime. And, an empty office building, filled with top-of-the-line technology is left extremely vulnerable during the pandemic. That’s why you want to ensure your property is properly protected. From fire precautions to motion sensor video surveillance systems, your security must remain intact. Pro tip: place your lights on a timer system, so your building does not appear dark day after day. This will make your space look occupied, deterring break-ins.

For your convenience, we are here to help you restore your vacant property to its pre-pandemic integrity. For HVAC and plumbing maintenance, contact Del-Air Mechanical at (865) 205-9929. We are continuing to practice the CDC recommended precautions to ensure the safety and health of both our clients and technicians. Don’t hesitate to reach out, your livelihood is not worth taking a chance on.