5 Essential Maintenance Tips for Fall & Winter

Winter is just around the corner, which means commercial building owners and managers in Albuquerque are prepping their facilities for falling temperatures and rainy weather. Proper maintenance can save you quite a bit on costly repairs in the long run. It can also make your workplace a more pleasant place to be, no matter the weather outside. Here are some essential maintenance tips that will help you protect your building this fall.

Inspect You HVAC System

A well-functioning HVAC system requires regular maintenance, and fall is the perfect time for a thorough inspection. Having air filters replaced ensures your facility’s indoor air quality is ideal. An inspection also allows your HVAC tech to identify any possible issues and fix them before more serious problems occur. Remember, regular maintenance is usually far less expensive than repairing or replacing your HVAC system after a major problem.

Schedule Commercial Cleaning Service

Cold and flu season means deceased productivity and lowered morale. Commercial cleaning service is crucial this time of year, as it sanitizes shared surfaces and common areas, which prevents the spread of illness from one employee to another. Consider that computer equipment, such as keyboards, are home to more germs than bathrooms and kitchens.

Remove Leaves & Other Debris From the Roof

Your roof’s drainage system may be clogged with leaves and various debris, which prevents water from draining properly. This can cause damage to the roof in the form of leaks or even mold growth when water is left to accumulate on the surface. Cleaning out gutters and downspouts ensures proper drainage and keeps your building’s roof intact.

Test Smoke Detectors & Fire Alarm Systems

Your building’s fire alarm system is an essential component of employee safety. Fire alarms should be tested on a monthly basis, while battery powered smoke detectors should be tested at least once every three months. Make sure employees are aware of the evacuation plan should a fire break out, and practice this plan regularly with fire drills.

Have a Plan for Entryways

Inclement weather can make a mess of your entryway, which affects both staff as well as customers and clients. Make sure entrance doors are kept closed throughout the day to prevent dirt and debris from making their way into your facility. You can also place floor mats at all entrances to encourage employees to wipe their feet before entering the building.

If you need help keeping your building clean this fall and winter, contact our team at Maintenance Service Systems, Inc. Our general maintenance services, which include deep carpet cleaning, exterior cleanup, and pressure washing, can be customized to suit your buildings specific needs.  Call 505-219-2685 to schedule service at your commercial building.