Each new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on our successes and failures of the past year, realign our motives, set new goals, and create plans to accomplish those goals. Most people focus mainly on personal matters, such as health, finances, and personal relationships. If you own or operate a commercial facility, it may be a good idea to apply the same ambition to your facility.
Commercial facilities are to businesses as our bodies are to us. This means that facility maintenance is synonymous with health. Most of what is done to support the health of commercial facilities (i.e. commercial maintenance) addresses short and medium-term needs and tasks. You may not know that there are a number of benefits to long-term commercial maintenance. Here are 5 long-term commercial maintenance tips for the New Year:
Comprehensive Routine Inspections
It’s impossible to know your facility’s long-term maintenance needs without inspecting everything frequently. This includes the exterior, interior, every room, surface, system, and piece of equipment that’s used within.
Beef Up Routine Maintenance
You may have a commercial maintenance system in place that works, but like everything, there’s always room for improvement. Beefing up your routine commercial maintenance plan, from schedules to supplies, and task checklists, will inevitably reinforce your facility’s longevity.
Check For Water Damage & Mold
Water damage can not only require expensive repairs, but can lead to mold and mildew if ignored, the remediation of which is even more expensive and time-consuming. Regularly inspecting your commercial facility for water damage is a maintenance tip you definitely should consider for the New Year!
Believe it or not, pests pose a serious risk to commercial facilities in the long run, if ignored of course. Pest infestations not only pose a health risk to staff and visitors, but the presence of pests and the buildup of their waste, over a longer period of time, often damages and leads to the deterioration of facilities. This can be both costly and dangerous, making pest control an important long-term commercial maintenance tip.
High & Low-Traffic Maintenance
Obviously, the high-traffic areas in and around your commercial facility require the most time and attention when it comes to maintenance. Those areas tend to incur the most wear-and-tear and damage, and experience much greater exposure to contaminants, dirt, and debris. The maintenance of high-traffic areas often consumes our attention and efforts, making long-term maintenance difficult and even forgotten.
The maintenance of low-traffic areas is a valuable long-term commercial maintenance tip. For example, make sure to regularly check and address any issues to your commercial facility’s foundation and roof – two often ignored areas. Problems that go unaddressed to these areas and more can lead to serious, costly issues in the long run.
As you can see, long-term maintenance work can go a long way without taking too much additional time or resources up front. For more information or assistance on commercial maintenance, visit our website or call us today!