Safety Checklist for Your Facility’s Spring Cleaning

Spring has finally arrived which means it’s time for a seasonal facility inspection and outdoor maintenance checkup. In Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, we see drastic changes between the spring and summer. Some of these changes are minor, while others can cause a host of maintenance and safety issues for your staff. 

 

While scheduling your spring maintenance, be sure to plan for these inspections and services: 

 

Assessment of winter damage

Even with the mild winters, we have in Florida, the change of season can reveal issues from colder months. Potholes, dead landscaping, and damage from freezes can all contribute to maintenance issues addressed in the spring. It’s important to schedule a consultation to identify these issues before jumping into your spring cleaning plan.

 

Address issues with water drainage and irrigation

Spring usually brings more rain in Florida, and can also come with melting snow and ice in northern parts of the country. That is why it’s essential to check your water drainage systems as early as possible to ensure you don’t run into problems when the first April showers hit. Issues with water drainage can lead to slip and fall hazards, flooding, mosquito breeding, and hardscape damage. The sooner you act, the safer your facility will be. 

 

Spruce up your landscaping

As the weather warms up it’s important to tend to your landscaping. Remove debris, trim overgrown landscaping, and ensure that hazardous materials are cleaned up from your property. This should be taken care of early in the spring so that your landscaping doesn’t become overwhelming to manage in the summer. 

 

Plan for pest control

Pests cause serious safety hazards for your facility. Not only can they spread disease, but they can also do serious damage to your infrastructure (not to mention your reputation if they are seen by clients). Schedule pest control services for the early spring and ask your maintenance team to address any infrastructural damage such as chewed wires or termite-infested wood. 

 

Protect your parking lot

After a long winter, your parking lot may need repairs. Colder months can cause cracks in asphalt or for potholes to get worse. Don’t let employees and visitors injure themselves or damage their vehicles on your property. Schedule parking lot maintenance to ensure everyone has a safe ride. 

 

Spring maintenance can be easy with MaintenX by your side. We ensure that your facility tenants and employees are not only safe but are always taken care of with their maintenance requests. To learn more about our spring preventative maintenance services, contact us today!

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