Furniture Decommissioning – Facility Maintenance Services

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Furniture Decommissioning

Wondering what furniture decommissioning is and whether or not it is suitable for your business and specific requirements? Read this piece to find out. 

It is not uncommon to see people confuse the terms property maintenance and industrial maintenance with facility maintenance (FM). However, the three are quite different forms of practices in the US. 

In fact, facility maintenance applies to commercial buildings that do not carry out any sort of manufacturing. On the other hand, industrial maintenance relates to manufacturing properties whereas regular property maintenance pertains to residential buildings.

Typically, you can divide facility maintenance into ‘hard services’ and ‘soft services’. 

Hard Services

  • Lighting
  • Building structure
  • Fire safety
  • Plumbing and drainage
  • Air conditioning
  • And many more

Soft Services

  • Security
  • Catering
  • Recycling
  • Space management
  • Car parking
  • Furniture
  • Equipment
  • Cleaning
  • And many more

Furniture Decommissioning

During relocation, businesses often decide to leave behind their old furniture and replace it. This may be due to a variety of reasons. For example, they may want to upgrade their furniture or redesign their new office space. 

Other times, the new space may put constraints on the type or size of furniture that they can fit. In any case, getting rid of old furniture can be a challenging task. Business owners struggle with finding the easiest way to get rid of old office furniture that they no longer need. 

This becomes more challenging for businesses with dozens or more workstations. If your business is facing struggles relating to this issue, furniture decommissioning can be of great help.

The term furniture decommissioning simply refers to a form of facility management services. This type of service uses a process that involves breaking down workstations in an office and removing them from the space.

Asset Disposition 

Also known as asset disposition, there is more to this entire facility management service than just tearing apart old furniture and replacing it. In fact, furniture decommissioning also involves removing the furniture in a way that it still remains in a usable condition. You must be able to easily rehab, reuse and recycle it.

Space Restoration 

Expanding it, furniture decommissioning is also known as a space restoration process. This means this type of facility management is also responsible for restoring your old office’s space to its original condition. This is especially useful for rental properties because tenants require you to remove assets like workstations and technology. Usually, leaving the space usable for next tenant is part of the leasing clauses. 

Furniture Decommissioning-Why is It Important 

As already discussed above, furniture decommissioning involves liquidation of office furniture and removal. While a business may want to do this any time, most companies make use of this facility maintenance service when moving their business to a new office. 

Many businesses believe that decommissioning their furniture is easy and cost-effective until they have to do it. However, this is rarely ever the case. In fact, removing office furniture can bring quite a lot of challenges. This is why it is important for any business to hire professional facility maintenance services to complete this task. The right company’s expertise can ensure that the entire process is quick, efficient and cost-effective at the same time. 

 

 

Sources

https://rework-furniture.com/resources/blog/office-furniture-decommissioning-and-the-preowned-furniture-lifecycle/

http://blog.rightsizefacility.com/what-is-furniture-decommissioning#:~:text=Furniture%20decommissioning%20is%20the%20process,replacing%20it%20with%20something%20new.

https://www.precisionco.com/blog/what-is-office-furniture-decommission

 

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