Fall Cleaning Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

Fall Cleaning Tips for Nonprofit OrganizationsPrepare your nonprofit for the cooler months ahead.

Fall is here, and that means the cooler months are right around the corner. As the temperatures start to drop, you will want to be sure that your nonprofit organization is ready for the new season. It’s best to get your building in the best shape possible before the cold snap of ice and snow. Preparing your business means taking steps to keep both the inside and outside of your building safe, as well as ensuring your employees, volunteers, and guests stay comfortable throughout winter. Check out these fall cleaning tips to do today.

Exterior:

  • Clean out the gutters, removing debris and dirt that has built up over time. Ensure that all downspouts are directed away from the building’s foundation.
  • Replace missing shingles and repair leaks in the roof. Moisture can lead to significant issues, ruining your interior paint, drywall, furniture, and equipment.
  • Take a walk around the property. Are there any cracks in concrete slabs or uneven pathways that someone could cause someone to fall? Repair these now.
  • Take your screens from the windows and doors and replace them with storm windows.

Interior:

  • Check the seals around all windows and doors. Are they flaking off? If you feel a draft, use caulk and weather-stripping to seal them to keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
  • Call out a professional to inspect the furnace. He or she will be able to tell you if the furnace is in good condition and if there are any problems that may prevent it from working efficiently. This is another opportunity to save on heating bills.
  • Ensure all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working and have a fresh set of batteries in them.

These tips can help to keep your nonprofit building clean, efficient, and warm all winter long so that you and your volunteers stay productive and safe. Another way to keep your nonprofit secure is by finding reliable insurance coverage. To find the right coverage for your needs, contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298.