How to Avoid Costly Facility Maintenance Repairs
Poor facility maintenance can lead to lost business opportunities and costly repairs. If you are cutting corners by using subpar cleaning products, you may be doing your facility more harm than good.
When people arrive at your commercial or residential business, what do they see? First impressions start on the outside of your facility. If your parking lot, sidewalks and entryway have not been maintained, potential tenants, partners, or clients may decide to take their business elsewhere before even entering the building.
Facility safety is more important now than it ever was. It is vital to sanitize and protect all surfaces as your business reopens post-COVID. Include all high touch surfaces such as lobby tables, doorknobs, and reception desks. Don’t forget your employee areas, including computers, keyboards, phones, copy machines, and gathering spaces.
Facility Maintenance and Liability Laws
Maintaining your facility and keeping it clean is not just about keeping customers and tenants happy. It's also about keeping them safe. If someone is injured due to negligant facility maintenance or exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals used by many janitorial services, you could find yourself on the wrong end of a lawsuit.
Create a Cleaning Schedule
The simplest way to implement and stick to a cleaning plan is to create a schedule. First, determine all the surfaces — indoors and outdoors — that need to be cleaned, disinfected, and protected. Then, categorize them into hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly tasks. Given the current circumstances, it’s likely that most of your tasks will be carried out hourly and daily
To get started, use this CAF Clean & Disinfect Hourly Checklist (PDF). It has a full itemized list of surfaces and areas to clean in forecourts, indoors, and restrooms so you don’t miss anything. It also helps ensure these areas are being inspected and cleaned as often as they should be.
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