As the summer approaches, there are a few specific maintenance tasks a facility manager should be aware of. While maintenance is an important part of managing a facility throughout the year, there are specific challenges that are present during the summer months that are less prevalent during the rest of the year. Planning for these seasonal maintenance services now and scheduling them as soon as possible will ultimately benefit you and save costs in the long term.
Air conditioning maintenance
With the summer months being as hot as they are, especially in the southern parts of the country, the proper running of the facility’s air conditioning system is of particular importance. It’s likely that your air conditioning system hasn’t been running during the winter months, or hasn’t been running as heavily or frequently, but that will change when summer begins. To prepare, you should schedule maintenance before the AC system is needed to ensure that everything is in proper working order from the last time it was run. You should also schedule preventative maintenance at regular intervals throughout the season to ensure that it keeps running, as any interruption of service will be felt by all employees.
Backup power and surge protection
During the summer months, there is also a greater chance of thunderstorms, which also creates a greater risk of power surges and outages. While power outages are always somewhat of a risk, the increased chance should prompt you to ensure that you have a backup plan in place in case of a power outage. This might involve installing a backup generator, equipping important parts of the facility with surge protectors, and having protocols for employees should the power be out for an extended period of time. If you already have a generator, it should be inspected before the season begins to ensure that it will be able to run if it is needed.
These seasonal maintenance services stand out as among the most important for the immediate future, but no aspect of facility maintenance should be overlooked. To help keep you on the right track and ensure that all preventative maintenance is executed perfectly, we at MaintenX are here to serve you and your facility both in the summer and throughout the year. To learn more about our services and plans, please call us today at (855) 751-0075.