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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Ensure a Leak-Free Winter for Your Hotel's Plumbing

11/29/2023 (Permalink)

Wintertime can be a magical time, but also be chaotic, especially for those working in the hospitality sector. With holiday events to accommodate, you need to keep your hotel safe and ensure everything is operating well for the new year.  Keep reading for tips to avoid leaks and flooding this winter from SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville

Precautionary Tips For Winter

    • Cover and Warm Pipes: When the weather gets colder, it is important to cover and insulate all pipes, ensuring that your sprinkler systems stay warm enough. Wet fire sprinkler systems are of high risk for rupturing. In the case of bursting pipes, all staff members should know where both the main water shutoff and fire sprinkler valves are located. It is a good idea to leave water running on a slow drip if it is near exterior walls.
  • Seal Cracks And Gaps: Burst pipes are not the only way your hotel may flood during the winter. Water from storms or melted snow or ice can leak into your hotel through cracks in the walls and windows. It is important to survey your hotel for any signs of damage and address them before severe weather strikes.
  • Insurance: It is always a good idea to have your hotel insured in case of disaster. You should be sure that your commercial insurance policy covers water damage caused by burst or leaking plumbing, and also consider a separate flood insurance policy for added protection. 

Other Care Tips To Keep Your  Hotel Running Smoothly

  • Clear Fire Safety Instructions: Keeping clear and detailed fire escape maps in each hotel room is paramount, and it is also important to consistently run drills with staff to make sure they are up to date on hotel fire safety protocol.
  • Keep Electronic Devices Updated: Old or malfunctioning appliances in hotel rooms can be fire hazards. Have staff check and maintain these devices so that guests do not accidentally set off a fire.
  • Keep Hallways and Doorways Clear: No matter the type of disaster you may experience, having an easily accessible and clearly designated exits will help keep guests and staff safe. Debris or trash should be moved from exit doors in order to ensure everyone's safety.
  • Informed Staff: Running flood or fire drills with your staff is a great way to make sure everyone is informed and confident during an emergency. Safety should be everyone's top priority during a disaster: leave the cleanup and restoration to SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville

SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville has the equipment, workers, and experience to handle any job, no matter the size. If your hotel floods due to burst pipes, know that you can call us at (615) 242-9391, and our experienced technicians will be on the way to help! 

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