Securing Your Vacant Building and Property Checklist
Vacant buildings are an increased exposure to loss. This is because vacant buildings are not maintained and checked as frequently as buildings in use. As a result, we are more likely to see fire losses, vandalism and theft, and water damage losses from these types of buildings. Whenever a building is closed, for any period of time, it is important to regularly check and maintain the building to ensure it is in good condition. Depending on the circumstances, vacant buildings should be physically checked every day. In addition, you should consider installing closed circuit TV cameras, as well as other smart monitoring technology to stay alert on any changes to the building conditions. Use this checklist to help you properly close your building.