Running a facility takes a lot of work, so managers and owners keep track of essential responsibilities through checklists. A facility maintenance checklist streamlines routine inspections by listing various tasks and detailing how to approach designated maintenance opportunities.
Regardless of your industry, there are four items to have on your facility’s maintenance list that require checking regularly. Continue reading below to learn more about what to include in your facility’s schedule.
Parking Garages and Lots
Believe it or not, about 20 percent of vehicle accidents occur in parking garages and lots which is why you want to maintain this area properly. As you inspect your facility’s parking lot, keep a vigilant eye out for entrances and exits and whether their labels are legible.
Test your security gates and all lights during evening hours to ensure proper function. Clear foliage and debris that could impede sight lines and check that all crosswalks, striping, and traffic directions are visible. Remember to keep fire and traffic lanes free of obstruction in case of emergencies.
Windows and Doors
You shouldn’t have to replace your windows and doors frequently; however, it helps to inspect them to determine whether it’s appropriate to make repairs. Remove dirt, grime, and debris from doors and windows; you’ll want to study interior and exterior finishes for peeling or water damage.
Inspect all knobs and locks to ensure they work correctly, and add lubricant to locks, doors, and windows that stick.
Electricity and Plumbing
There’s a high likelihood of experiencing electrical surges if your facility doesn’t have adequate wiring. When this happens, you run the risk of ruining electrical components. Check cables and wires for proper installation and corrosion during an electrical inspection.
Inspect standby energy sources; it may or may not be time to replace your commercial generator, but it helps to run a test cycle every now and then.
As for plumbing, scan areas for signs of leakage, puddles, and moisture. Damp environments are breeding grounds for bacteria, mold, and mildew, so you want to address concerns as soon as possible.
Check pipes for signs of corrosion, test your drains to ensure no clogs are present, and test shut-off valves are working correctly.
An efficient security system can prevent theft that can result in significant losses for your facility. Inspect your cameras to ensure they’re operating and recording all activity on the premises and test control panels.
Having these items on your facility’s maintenance list allows you to adhere to a rigid schedule and ensure your equipment’s life span, thus optimizing location management.