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    Thumbs down Challenges of Winter

    This week has been a not-so-friendly reminder that winter (or the "cool season" if you live in a warm climate) is here.

    What are some of the extra challenges winter brings to you at your facility. I can think of a couple -- snow removal, heating costs, etc. -- but what are some others I'm missing?
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    Around here lately it's rain, rain and even more rain!

    So far my roofs are holding up just fine, but this El Nino year will give them a test.


    As long as it doesn't turn to snow I'll be happy!!!
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    Same here Rain, Rain, Rain! Tennessee is so mild comparatively to other parts of the country that we really do not have to do things much differently throughout the year. Occassionally we will get ice and we just keep salt around!
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    Finally the rains have begun... But when it rains and rains for days and days, part of my back lot floods. We are in a coastal zone, and the water can get as high as 6 inches back there where we store vehicles. The tow truck drivers dread it when they have to come here for a tow in the rainy season.

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    The wind and rain wreaks havoc on my roof.

    Sooo, as long as my patches stick to my patches, we should be fine!
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    Snow removal and the heating bills are the big ones during a Canadian winter. Bone chilling -40c today.

    But the absolute worst of the worst is all the sloppy, slushy, and salty footprints to clean up all day long.

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    I almost forgot to mention salt for ice removal.

    Imagine potential tenants trying to get in your office on an icy day and someone falls and breaks an ankle because the sidewalk isn't salted.
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    Unhappy winter...

    i don't mind the snowy winters in Ontario, we have to shovel snow and sand/salt anyway.
    but it's the rain and the freezing we sometimes get, that i hate. My biggest pev is the frozen locks and broken keys. Here at our facility we use only disc lock. their a bugger to defost. i have to keep a mini torch to thaw the ice out of them.anyone else dealing with this?

 

 
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