Maintenance empty greenhouse crucial

At present, a lot of glasshouse companies are vacant, causing many a greenhouse to be empty. That does not mean however, that these greenhouses don’t require maintenance. Why? Because a well-maintained nursery keeps its value and its optimal condition. Here are some tips by insurance company Interpolis on how to prevent your greenhouse from experiencing deteriorating conditions.

Broken window?

Check the windows each month. Broken windows need to be replaced as soon as possible. A broken windows lets in rain and wind, damaging the structure from inside.

Leave your heating system intact

You’ll need to keep some of your heating up if you want to prevent the greenhouse from experiencing frost damage in winter.

Equipment maintenance

Put feeding units in clean water. Turn on pumps on a regular basis. Cover sorting lines with plastic and make sure suppliers conserve CHP units. Proper maintenance on all equipment keeps it ready to go.

Keep climate control hooked on

Keep climate regulating systems hooked on and adjust them to an empty greenhouse. The climate will be monitored and you’ll receive an alarm before frost damage occurs.

Prevent damage by vandalism

Always keep the impression that the greenhouse is still operational. Vacant structures are a magnet for burglars, vandals and drifters.

Fire hazards

Remove dry wood and old crops. A spark may ignite the lot.

Keep pests out

Always be on the lookout for pests. Vermin may gnaw wiring, in turn damaging climate control and other electrical regulation.

Outsource your maintenance?

Interpolis' partner PincAgro may (completely or partially) take over maintenance and monitoring of your vacant business empty, so you can spend your precious time elsewhere.

Source: Nieuwsbrief Agro in Bedrijf, Interpolis

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