Facility Management New Years Resolutions

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Just like with personal resolutions, the new year is a perfect time to make important decisions that will benefit your business greatly for the year ahead. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions you can make for your facility management to ensure a safer and more productive 2022 for your business.

Clean Up

Consider your existing commercial properties. Do you have existing contracts in place or maintenance plans for routine cleanup? Here are some things to keep in mind in 2022.

Extermination: Regular preventative care of your commercial buildings is crucial in preventing things like an infestation. Not to mention other threats to your structures that are less obvious — things like termites, or trees being damaged by invasive insects or disease problems. Make sure you have a good preventative schedule with an exterminator. 

Janitorial: Almost all commercial building leases include janitorial services of some kind, whether it be common areas or tenant spaces. If the terms of your building leases include janitorial services, ensure that you have a reliable service in place. Keeping things clean can not only maintain your buildings but help with tenant morale and re-leasing. In seasons with precipitation like rain or snow, janitorial services can also save you money by preventing costly accidents for you or your tenants. 

Landscaping & Snow Removal: It’s also important to make a plan for your seasonal needs. We’re talking about things like landscaping including leaf removal, irrigation maintenance, and more. If your commercial properties include parking lots, this could mean regular cleaning with a driven street sweeper. Most customers prefer to contract this type of equipment out to avoid costly maintenance. Finally, don’t forget to include plans for snow removal in your annual maintenance schedule.

Maintenance & Upkeep

Roofing: Protecting your commercial properties begins with your roof. It’s your most important line of defense against the elements. We recommend that a qualified person with roofing experience visually inspect your roof at least once per year. Ensure that after any storm, especially hail or heavy rain, you also do an inspection.

Painting: Painting is important for the appeal of your commercial property. When it comes to exterior types such as stucco or wood, it can also help protect your building from wear and tear. If you are in a coastal climate, painting is crucial. Make sure you have a schedule for painting your commercial buildings in 2022.

Rubicon Contractors offers turnkey facility management services that can help with some or all of the above. If you’d like to discuss a trusted partner in your facility management, let us know. As always, we hope these tips have been helpful for you and your business partners.