It's that time of year again. The time of year when people who spend their working days in an office trailer need to think about protecting it from the brutal winter months. For the most part, winterizing used office trailers in NYC requires a few steps on your part. Making the effort to properly care for your plumbing will keep your trailer working long into the future, while a failure to do so can result in major headaches as well as repair costs. Winterizing can also protect your stored goods from damage and can keep any employees that work in your office trailer safe and healthy. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Apply Rock Salt
Your office trailer should be easily accessible to all staff and customers who intend to reach it. Unfortunately, the winter months can bring slippery conditions, especially early in the morning when temperatures are at their average low, and morning dew freezes onto heavily trafficked surfaces. You can apply rock salt on any stairs, railing, and walking paths to the trailer. If you store heavy goods in your office trailer, you may want to apply rock salt indoors as well, to prevent moisture buildup and falls as people carry goods in and out of the trailer.
Protect the Roof
Virtually all office trailers will have a flat roof. This means that moisture, particularly snow, can collect there. Used office trailers are at particular risk of roof damage from heavy snow. Even a few inches of snow can apply hundreds of pounds of weight onto a roof. Regularly take the time to remove snow that has collected on your roof to prevent holes, leaks, or breakage.
Invest in Winter-Ready Trailers
Trailer winterizing is easy if you shop smart. Only invest in used office trailers that are wind and watertight. This is especially important in the winter. As winter breezes bring chilling temperatures, you should protect any goods inside your trailers, as well as the people who work in them. Airtight office trailers are designed to insulate against outdoor conditions and keep temperature-controlled conditions indoors where they belong. A watertight trailer, meanwhile, is designed to prevent melting ice, sleet, or snow from leaking indoors and damaging office equipment and other valuables.
So what can you do to ensure you lease the best office trailer for your needs? Whether you need a trailer for storage, office work, or other business needs, Cassone Leasing offers high-quality trailers that are designed to withstand the elements, including the cold of winter and summer heat, too.
Taking the time to properly winterize your used office trailer in NYC guarantees a properly working trailer for years to come. Contact the team at Cassone Leasing to learn more!