Spring forward, fall back – getting your facilities ready for Autumn

The great British weather…from basking in glorious sunshine to flash flooding, thunderstorms and lightning, all in 1 week.  And although we’re not wishing the summer away, it won’t be long the days start to shorten and the beautiful Autumn colours arrive. 

 We understand that facilities managers face daily challenges in ensuring your sites are kept to a high standard. So whilst we can’t control the weather, we can help you plan for seasonal activities, limiting potential autumn threats to ensure that your sites’ facilities are taken care of. 

Check out our top tips to help protect your property this Autumn 

  • Roofs and gutters

Can your roof withstand our ever changing climate? From high temperatures to heavy rain, make sure your roof is well weathered. Now is the perfect time to check your roof for any loose tiles or slates. Look at your gutters and clear out any debris or leaves which might affect water drainage. 

  • Heating & Draught-proofing

The great British summer doesn’t last long and nobody wants to be cold.  Get your boiler ready for winter. Well maintained boiler burns less fuel – save money and avoid any breakdowns by getting your boiler inspected and serviced.  

Do you have back-up power and emergency generators? No-one can predict the UK weather and power cuts. Having a standby generator provides backup power protection during an outage.  Different sizes are available to either back up essential circuits or complete coverage for your business. Whether it’s for lighting, computers, heating or security, it’s important to have a back-up power plan in place.

  • Lighting

As our natural daylight reduces, check that you have sufficient outside lights to keep your property well lit. Have you maintained your street lighting? Light levels can decrease due to dirt so keep your fixtures cleaned on a regular basis.

Equally, make sure your indoor lighting is ready for autumn. Lighting isn’t just essential for the obvious reasons but can also contribute to a business’s energy costs. Convert traditional light-bulbs to energy efficient lighting and control usage through automated lighting in your building. 

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  • Security

With longer nights, keeping your buildings and occupants safe is essential. Make sure your security protections are in place. From mobile security, remote monitoring, manned guarding and technology solutions, there’s lots of ways to ensure you have the most effective security solutions.

  • Ground maintenance

Don’t wait until Autumn to put your ground maintenance programme in place.  When leaves start to drop, paved areas can become slippery with leaf algae and mould – use a high pressure washer to keep your paths clear. Trim trees to get rid of any dead branches, prune back hedges and tidy borders. It’s not a jungle out there. 

And although we can’t think of winter just yet, check your supplies of rock salt for gritting paths when the weather starts to freeze. 

Find out how our team can help today.

We can help you save time and money on everything from maintenance to waste management, cleaning to catering services, and mechanical to electrical services. 

Our FM frameworks provide access to a wide range of specialist suppliers, offering you more choice without compromising on quality. And with our regional lot structure, you can procure services locally and tailor your contracts to match your social value priorities. 

Whether you require a single year contract or a call of contract let for up to 10 years, we can help you drive real value for money for your organisation. 

If you would like to find out more about any of the CCS facilities management solutions and how they can support you please get in touch and quote ‘FM’.