One of the most straightforward ways to create a healthy facility environment is to improve maintenance procedures and implement a plan to prepare for each new season. No matter what kind of facility you operate, take the opportunity to treat the changing seasons as a reminder to check in with your facility. Taking a walk around your facility can clue you in to possible problems or areas of improvement. Click To Tweet
Preparing Your Facility for Summer
With the right preparation and care, you can optimize your facility operations to help keep your customers happy while reducing your energy consumption. In turn this will bring down your utility bill, and promote a healthier and cleaner environment.
Have your HVAC Inspected
Regular HVAC inspections can ensure your system is operating at an optimal level to properly cool your space while controlling energy costs. Inspections can also eliminate unexpected future costs by helping to identify and address any potential problems before they occur.
Take a Walk
If you don’t already walk your facility indoor and out, it’s time to start. This is the best way to catch small problems before they become big. It also allows you to make a list of improvements, from landscaping to repainting. Take your time to look around and consider prioritizing needs, like caulking, painting, and deep cleaning. Inspect inventory and ensure that all facility linens are cleaned and freshly stocked, and there are plenty of cleaning products at the ready.
Preventative maintenance can help prevent damage or risk to your facility and larger systems within it. Changing air filters, regularly cleaning and having a building maintenance checklist can prevent pest problems, minimize environmental irritants and allergens, and create a healthier environment for visitors and staff.
There’s no better time of year to adopt more eco-friendly practices than summer! Swapping paper products and linens for industrial textile products can save you money and cut the amount of waste your facility produces.
A Complete Check-In
With each new season, it’s critical to take time out of the regular schedule to ensure that all systems are running smoothly and the building is ready for extreme temperatures. A good facility operations and maintenance plan includes procedures for cleaning and maintaining the entire building infrastructure, including the foundation, exterior and interior walls, windows and doors, and roofing.
Wilkins Linen has decades of experience managing facility linen, laundry and cleaning services. Contact Us to learn more about how to set your facility up for success this summer!