Over winter many maintenance tasks can take a back seat and many of the tasks can’t be completed until the adverse weather conditions have stopped and the sunshine of spring has begun. During the winter months most companies need reactive maintenance due to issues caused by the wind, rain, snow and cold that need to be addressed quickly to keep the business running smoothly. It’s important to carry out planned maintenance and business improvements now that the weather has changed to prevent any disruption to your company entering the summer months.
The Spring Deep Clean:
Deep Clean: After all those months of people dredging in dirt, water and ice through the winter may have caused your carpets and flooring to look a bit worse for wear. Getting it deep cleaned can make a huge difference to the look of your building.
Cleaning the whole building now that the winter is over is also a good idea, the cold seems to bring in a lot of dirt and grime and giving your building a refresher can make it feel bright and nice for your employees and customers. Now that the inside of you building is spick and span you should repaint. This could be just touching up skirting boards and scuff marks, or you could go for an overhaul with a new, fresher look.
Outdoors: Pressure washing any pavement, brickwork or outdoor areas can remove some of the grime from the slush that’s left behind in the freeze/thaw cycle. Grounds maintenance in the spring is important as it’s the time more plants and flowers will bloom. Tidying up borders, planting new plants and pruning your trees or hedges can make the outside of your business have a good first impression on visitors.
Clean Some More: Now that the sun is back out your staff, customers and you will be craving those rays and there’s nothing nice about sunlight through a streaky window. Getting your windows cleaned and making sure any holes or scratches are fixed is important. Also make sure to wash any signage you may have. It’s an often-overlooked thing but can make your brand stand out.
The Spring Checkup:
General Wear and Tear: The winter weather has a nasty habit of getting in every crack, crevice and hole in your building. Carrying out simple repairs to these can stop bigger problems in the future.
Damp and Leaks: Check your building for standing water, leaks from cracks in the walls or ceilings, water spots or damp patches. While these things may seem small at the time taking the preventative measures can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Roof; The high winds and rain December-February can damage your roof. Repairing any broken tiles or replacing any missing ones will help avert any future leaks.
HVAC: Standing for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Your air conditioning wouldn’t have seen much use over the winter and may not even get much in spring but having it serviced and cleaned will make sure your air conditioning is ready for any heatwaves.
At MSL our planned maintenance packages are tailored to your businesses needs and are very cost effective, we can help with general maintenance to roller shutters and pest control as well as use our decorating expertise to help you get the most from your building. We understand that it may seem simpler to just have reactive maintenance when something goes wrong but using preventative measures you can save yourself and your business a lot of money. We also know that sometimes things go wrong unexpectedly and with access to our 24/7 helpline, we can get your business back up and running swiftly with our reactive maintenance packages.