A Facility Manager’s Guide to Spring-Cleaning

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The sun is shining and the wind-chills are saying goodbye! The never-ending brutal winter is finally coming to an end. While that is great news, there are a few things you need to take care of for your facility. We have all heard of the glorious term “spring-cleaning”. You might have heard that in the context of cleaning your house, your wardrobe, or even clean eating, but here, we are referring to spring cleaning your facility.

  1. HVAC Cleaning
    With the beautiful weather of spring comes a subtle wave of allergies. One way to prevent allergies is to eliminate the hidden allergens such as mold, dust, or other materials from your HVAC equipment. In addition to cleaning out the air filters, these particles are deeply engrained in the equipment which requires a more thorough cleaning. HVAC cleaning can also result in duct cleaning as the particles can go as deep as the ducts. Duct cleaning will further prevent contamination of air supply caused by any insects living in the ducts.
  2. Landscaping
    After the harshness of the winter, the greens around your building could definitely use some loving and care. They might also require core aeration and fertilization after removing the debris, a result of winter. You can also use the weather to your benefit and plant some new vegetation to give your landscape a fresh look. Remember, those first impressions can make a big difference!
  3. Floors & Carpets
    From snow stains to mud marks, your carpet has been through a lot over the long winter. It is highly recommended to deep carpet clean to prevent any long-term stains or damage which in turn will increase the lifespan of your flooring.
  4. Restroom & Office:
    With spring comes its fair share of dust and pollens. Spring-cleaning is a great time for deep cleaning that focuses on sanitization, high dusting, and fixture cleaning. Areas like the restrooms and office that have a higher traffic volume require special attention to keep clean regularly and most certainly need a good deep cleaning after winter to ensure all of that cold-weather bacterium is eliminated.

The upkeep and care of your facility is a key player in the success of your business. As spring is about fresh beginnings, this is a great time to make sure you are giving your facility the attention it needs. For deep spring-cleaning, it is highly recommended to leave these jobs for professionals who are equipped with the right tools to effectively carry out the tasks. For additional information and tips regarding interior facility maintenance contact us 312.948.9929.