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Trying to maintain a large building that houses your business is already overwhelming, and trying to keep it functional can add even more stress. The key is to find quality janitorial services to maintain things.
 
Everything from maintenance, cleaning, and emergency repair should have fast availability when it's needed. While you might have a janitorial crew work during the night, you may need attention during the day as well.
 
Since you have a larger facility, it might require having your janitorial crew work in sections.
 
Setting Up Maintenance
 
For a large building, you'll have to find a janitorial service that can handle your facility's size. Before you put out bids for a maintenance service, you should measure your building. While this might sound simple, you also need to measure each type of floor surface you have on each level.
 
Doing so gives your maintenance crew a better idea in how they can handle their jobs. However, they should also inspect what kind of things are going to need the most maintenance.
 
You'll want to show them where your HVAC systems are to keep your heat and cooling systems consistently operational. Also show them any equipment you need to maintain to keep your business running optimally. Some of this might involve machinery or even equipment of a technical nature. It also involves lighting, something you may leave on 24/7.
The best plan is to allow your maintenance crew to tackle individual floors in groups. If you have dozens of floors, a crew for each floor helps save time if they work during the night.

Using Maintenance for Safety
 
No doubt one of your biggest worries in managing your large building is how safe it's going to stay.
 
A quality building maintenance crew always does routine inspections, and the details can sometimes become overwhelming to maintain safety.
Some things they'll do to prevent potential hazards include:
  • Greasing bearings or changing hydraulic fluid in industrial equipment to avoid sudden machinery breakdowns or malfunctions.
  • Checking electrical systems to assure there aren't any fire dangers.
  • Changing filters in cooling systems for more energy efficiency and to avoid overheating.
  • Inspecting doors and replacing door knobs to assure someone doesn't get accidentally locked in a room.
  • Taking a look at your floors and replacing floorboards if they show any signs of deterioration.
Cleaning Your Building
 
To keep your large building clean, your janitorial service absolutely has to clean daily. Again, this might take place during the night for the most part, though you should have cleaning crews on hand during the day if needing emergency cleanups.
Many cleaning experts note that cleaning by quadrant in a large office or space helps bring better cleaning organization.
 
Whenever you hire a janitorial company, make sure they have proper cleaning equipment to assure they get the job done efficiently and quickly. If it appears they have cheap and outdated cleaning tools, they'll possibly fall behind on duties due to equipment failures.
 
Taking On Repairs
 
Along with the maintenance inspections mentioned above, you'll want to assure your maintenance crew can take on repairs solidly.
Can they properly fix all your lighting fixtures so you won't have continual lighting issues throughout your building?
Some other things needing repair often in large buildings:
  • Bathroom fixtures, including replacing or unclogging toilets.
  • Fixing faucets that drip in your office kitchens and restrooms.
  • Repairing dry rot if you have any interior damage from leaks.
  • Roof repair as a given, but your crew should inspect it often for leakage in particular spots.
Visit us at Eagle Janitorial where we can provide these services to you for buildings of all sizes.
Posted: 1/17/2018 9:13:55 PM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments