A Commercial Cleaning Preventative maintenance plan is an important part of your facility. The goal of any successful maintenance plan is to establish consistent practices that improve performance of your cleaning staff and the safety of your employees and guests. At this point, you should ask yourself if you have a maintenance plan established for your facility. Planned maintenance of your facility and the equipment that you use to keep your facility clean are equally important. Today we are going to focus on the equipment your janitorial staff uses to keep your facility clean.
Successful Maintenance Plans
Implementing a preventative maintenance plan can be time-consuming and costly. This creates a constant debate as to whether a preventative maintenance plan is even worth it. With all the man-hours and money invested into such a plan, it often outweighs the cost of emergency repairs to the equipment you use. As a cleaning company in the Upper Valley region, we have years of experience in implementing a preventative maintenance plan on our own equipment to prevent breakage. Of course, breaks do still happen, just not as often if you didn’t maintain your cleaning equipment. Here are some important benefits of a preventative maintenance plan for your commercial cleaning services:
- Equipment downtime is decreased and the number of major repairs are reduced
- Better conservation of assets and increased life expectancy of assets, thereby eliminating premature replacement of machinery and equipment
- Reduced overtime costs and more economical use of maintenance workers due to working on a scheduled basis instead of a crash basis to repair breakdowns
- Timely, routine repairs circumvent fewer large-scale repairs
- Improved safety and quality conditions for everyone
Focus On The Customer First
At Upper Valley Cleaning, we focus on the customer first regardless of the size of the company. Our preventative maintenance plans help us to keep costs down for customers by having reliable equipment on hand. Many commercial cleaning companies are more interested in repairing or replacing a piece of equipment instead of extending the life of this asset. The cost of constantly replacing equipment drives costs up for cleaning companies and that gets extended onto customers with rising commercial cleaning costs.
When we are entrusted with the facility of our customers, our integrated approach will help reduce the administrative workload for our customers and our staff. This allows us to focus more on the customers’ needs and not as much on constant repair or replacement of equipment.
Changing What Employees and Customers See
Part of a successful preventative maintenance plan is also assessing not just the cleaning equipment, but the static equipment that your customers may see and use too. Here are some areas that you should address:
- Implement touchless interactions where ever possible with mobile check-ins, mobile keys, texting for services, and touchless payment systems.
- Implement touchless room changes like plastic cups, touch-free soap dispensers, voice-controlled shades, touchless hand drying units.
- Implement free disposable masks for employees and guests that don’t have one and touchless sanitizer stations throughout your building.
- Implement touchless toilets and urinals in all bathrooms. This reduces water waster and reduces the spread of germs.
All of these measures implemented in your facility will help to reduce the cost of maintaining your cleaning equipment and reduce the wear and tear on static fixtures in your facility too. No preventative maintenance plan is perfect, but a little bit of planning and extra effort will help to reduce operating costs in your facility.