During the current COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses and organizations that provide non-essential services have been required to close across Canada. As a result, many buildings and structures will be sitting idle for an unknown period of time.
Organizations are implementing contingency plans such as : home-working, skeleton staffing, social distancing and cleansing regimes to maintain operations. However, for some organizations this is not possible. Following the latest government instructions, these workplaces will now be temporarily shut down.
Idle properties are at a greater risk of arson, vandalism and theft. Property damage can also occur from more common perils such as burst pipes and leaking roofs. This means that a higher level of attention to the condition and security of your property is needed to manage these situations and reduce the risk of loss.
The following measures and steps have been provided to assist you in mitigating potential losses for idle buildings.