Conducting routine building maintenance can seem overwhelming and even stressful at times, especially as a small, growing business. Many larger corporations spend considerable amounts of money and devote an entire team to keeping up with facility maintenance. Considering this, how can small businesses with lower funds and fewer employees accomplish this task? For this month’s blog, we will be diving into four tips for commercial building maintenance that can help protect your business from financial setbacks.
Start From the Outside
The outside of your facility will be the first impression for any new visitors coming into or simply passing by your business. That said, the plants, lawn, walkways, outer walls, parking lots, and other outside aesthetics need to be well maintained in order to create the right first impression. This includes mowing the lawn regularly, making sure plants stay watered and healthy, sweeping walkways, and cleaning the outside doors/windows. Although this might seem like a lot of work, minimal periodic maintenance is necessary to maintain a professional curb appeal. Failing to keep up with outside maintenance can ultimately snowball and create time-consuming projects. It’s easy to clean if it’s well kept. If you would like to schedule recurring power washing services for your storefront, contact Omni Facility Maintenance.
Conduct Roofing Repairs Immediately
When it comes to having a small team, you might not have the resources or training to get up on the roof and conduct inspection or repairs. In fact, if you do not have this training, do not try to do this! Safety should always be your number one priority. That said, it is still important to keep a lookout for any visual damage to your roof and conduct routine inspections, especially after season changes or harsh weather. To stay safe, you can partner with a team like Omni Facility Maintenance Services to schedule preventative maintenance visits and keep your roof intact. This will ultimately save your business time, money, and resources. As we’ve said in our previous blogs, proactive maintenance is key.
Maintain HVAC Quality
Similar to roofing, HVAC specialists are required for most of the work that is done within HVAC systems. With the complex technology and electronic systems, it can be difficult for a business to maintain their HVAC systems without properly trained individuals. This is why we recommend partnering with a professional team like Omni Facility Maintenance to take care of all of your HVAC systems proactively which will save you money in the long run. A professional team will conduct routine inspections so that parts can be examined or replaced, and the system can be checked for major issues. This prevents any possibility of costly downtime due to a faulty system.
Upgrade Your Light Bulbs
Although LED and CFL light bulbs come with a hefty start-up cost, they can end up saving you money down the road. First, you will save time and money on future installations due to LED and CFL light bulbs lasting much longer. Also, you will begin to see savings in your electricity bill because they consume less energy. Setting up an automatic system so that lights will turn off during downtime will also save you money on your electricity bill. Ultimately, switching to energy-saving light bulbs comes with a variety of different benefits for your building maintenance.
We understand the workload and stress that can come with building maintenance, especially as a small business. Applying preventative care tactics is the best way to maximize your building maintenance efforts, ultimately saving you and your team time and money. This applies to all aspects of your facility including the outside aesthetics, roofing, HVAC system, light bulbs, and much more. Whether you choose to tackle maintenance privately or outsource the work to a professional team like Omni Facility Maintenance Services, these four tips are guaranteed to save your resources.