Keeping on top of maintenance around your facility means that you need to develop a schedule to handle it. You don’t want to have to pay for emergency repairs because you weren’t in control. Here are some of the ways that you can go about making the most of periodic maintenance.
Analyze Historical Reports
When you’re looking at the areas that are most likely to need to be serviced, examining old repair reports is the place to start. This will give you a starting off point on the areas of the building that need regular repairs. It will also allow you to develop an understanding of the things that are likely to go wrong around your facility. Creating a historical calendar of when major repairs cropped up lets you know if there’s another problem in your facility, such as faulty wiring.
Scheduling out your maintenance in a seasonal manner helps you keep all of your bases covered. For example, having your roof refurbished before the rainy season approaches ensures that you don’t have to repair any water damage inside your facility. It also avoids having to call in a repair team and paying them emergency rates. Another thing to consider seasonally is painting the exterior of your building. Keeping the elements sealed out will prevent more costly repairs in the future.
Manage Environmental Controls
One of the most important parts of any facility is your HVAC system. This needs to be serviced at least annually with filters being changed more frequently. It will keep your HVAC system operating in peak condition so that you don’t have to replace it after it fails. Appropriate temperature control will also ensure that your employees are comfortable while they’re at work. Regular HVAC service takes work to maintain the atmosphere of your entire facility. Consider making this a part of your seasonal maintenance schedule.
Focus on Building Needs
The needs of your building will vary depending on your location and how much wear and tear it sees. A manufacturing environment may need to focus more heavily on filtration and equipment upkeep. An office environment is more likely to focus on the aesthetics of the building in order to appeal to your customer base. Compiling a list of things that are important will give you a place in which to focus your efforts.
The point of periodic maintenance is to stay ahead of problems. Use these tips so that you can make the most of it without having to pay for unexpected but controllable repairs.