As the US economy continues to move forward in some semblance of recovery, the impact of rising copper prices poses a threat to commercial and industrial property owners. Dozens of stories can be found of copper theft across the United States. While some criminals may be part of a sophisticated crime ring, others may simply be looking for a quick score. And, your vacant or even occupied property is an easy target.
Stealing copper from your building’s HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems not only renders the systems inoperable but can result in thousands of dollars of damage as well as business interruption. Fortunately, even if you cannot be at your property all the time, there are steps you can take to mitigate the risk.
- Inspect the property regularly
- Hire a guard service
- Engage and work with local authorities to pay special attention to your property
- Have the HVAC equipment moved inside the building
- Use security fencing around your property
- Disable roof access
One of the best ways to stay protected and maintain the condition of your property is to get professional assistance. Commercial Asset Preservation (CAP) specializes in the protection and preservation of vacant commercial buildings across the United States.
Our locally based skilled contractors provide services to ensure that properties are maintained in a way that retains value. Ready to discuss how to best protect your property? Call (800) 445-0640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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