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Spring Facility Maintenance: Key Building Areas to Check

commercial building that needs summer building maintenanceFacility managers, it’s time to grab hold of the opportunity that comes with spring. Spring is an ideal time for building system maintenance and facility cleaning. It’s time to remove all the grime, wear and tear of winter and prepare the facility and major systems for efficiency and minimal breakdowns over the summer. The spring is also a time to do exterior facility maintenance without the threat (hopefully) of snow.

HVAC

Even commercial heating and cooling systems are susceptible to the conditions of a hard winter. Every facility commercial HVAC system should be cleaned and key components checked. Filters should be changed and, periodically, a duct cleaning performed to minimize allergy issues. The level of the refrigerant needs to be checked. If there is a low level, the unit should be checked for leaks. For optimal operation, moving parts should be lubricated.

Flooring 

Spring is an ideal time of year to strip and wax floors, especially in high-traffic areas. A regular strip and floor wax adds shines to floors and extends the life of the flooring. Schedule floor cleanings for hours when the facility is at low-staff or empty to avoid interruptions in productivity. For carpeted areas, contact a professional floor cleaning service about an after-hours carpet cleaning. In addition to floor cleaning, all rugs placed by doors should be laundered to remove salt, dirt, and grime.

Exterior

While a solid facility exterior may seem infallible, winter conditions can negatively impact a building exterior. Every spring, inspect the building for cracks, holes in caulk around windows, and roofing for damage. Any damage found during inspection should be repaired. The facility should be power washed and gutters cleaned out. All light bulbs in exterior light fixtures should be inspected and light bulbs replaced as needed. The entire exterior maintenance process can be done in-house, outsourced, or completed by both staff and an outside service. (Contact a facility maintenance service for a quote.)

Grounds

Facility ground maintenance is an essential part of building maintenance, especially after a long, hard winter. In addition to being part of maintaining a professional appearance, ground maintenance is a preventative effort.  Trees should be trimmed and branches cleaned up. Maintenance should also be completed on lawns and floor beds. Driveways and sidewalks should be washed and sealed if needed.

Restrooms

Restrooms need a regularly scheduled cleaning and periodic deep cleanings. Spring is an ideal time for a deep restroom clean that sanitizes every surface. A deep restroom clean should be completed during times when the restroom is not utilized by staff or scheduled for off-hours. A deep cleaning is also a chance to do any outstanding scheduled maintenance or repair work.

Complete Company Spring Cleaning Checklist

office space in a facility where they are analyzing outsourcing or in-house cleaningThe temperatures are rising, the number of vacation requests are increasing. It’s spring at companies all across Wisconsin and that means checking off tasks on your business spring cleaning list (or hiring the pros to do so during your off hours).

Parking lot & building

___ Clean up trash and branches around building.

___ Power wash sidewalks and driveway.

___ Reseal driveway.

___ Prune trees and vegetation.

___ Power wash building exterior (if needed).

___ Wash windows.

___ Refresh flower beds & plant new vegetation.

___ Initiate lawn maintenance around your facility (i.e. rolling, reseeding, etc.).

___Bring in pest control to spray and exterminate any infestations.

___  Schedule HVAC maintenance and have ducts cleaned.

Reception area

___ Have your rugs washed to get rid of the ice and snow from winter.

___ Dust common areas.

___ Clean cobwebs.

___ Mop floors.

Office areas

___ Dust all window blinds and treatments.

___ Dust all counters, shelving, and community surfaces.

___ Vacuum around copiers and common office equipment.

Hallways/Common areas

___ Schedule a deep floor cleaning for your entire facility including the office, warehouse, production floor, etc.

Kitchen

___ Scrub sink.

___ Clean garbage disposal.

___ Clean out refrigerator (let everyone know when so they can remove their items from the fridge!).

___ Mop the floor.

___ Have rugs deep cleaned.

___ Remove cobwebs & dust tops of cabinets.

___ Wash windows.

___ Clean the stove and oven.

___ Make any repairs (tables, cabinets, chairs, etc.) to kitchen furniture and items.

Restroom

___ Deep clean grout and tile.

___ Remove cobwebs.

___ Wipe down top of stalls and counters.

___ Repair leaks.