Tips for Managing Your Building Remotely

This year, facility managers have had to combat several changes to their operational systems. From shelter-in-place orders to mandatory shutdowns, many businesses are resorting to remote work to keep their operations afloat. However, effective facility maintenance is not a simple job to handle from home. 

One element that facility managers must keep watch over is their energy costs. With a decline in physical attendance onsite, a decrease in energy costs should be reflected in your monthly expenses. However, this may not always be the case. If you have only selected employees showing up to the building, you may not have adjusted the building and maintenance protocols. This should be reviewed to maintain efficiency and performance without paying for unnecessary expenses. 

For example, you may be heating and cooling areas of your building that are no longer in use. Or, you may be paying for maintenance programs that are no longer necessary with certain facilities shut down. It is not enough to cut out the obvious expenses. These minor changes to your maintenance and operational systems will help you better manage your facility during COVID-19. 

You can do this remotely with a maintenance monitoring program. MaintenX provides all clients with remote maintenance monitoring to ensure that problems are addressed quickly. We use a work-order management system that tracks repair history and adapts to your facility’s changing needs. We look out for your building while keeping costs and visits minimal. 

That doesn’t mean that we’re diminishing service. MaintenX still believes that preventative care is the best solution for reducing maintenance costs. However, we also have empathy for our communities and business owners, and want to help you reduce your expenses as much as possible. 

Remote facility management is no easy task, but MaintenX is here to help. To learn more about our remote monitoring and preventative care services, talk to your local MaintenX team today! 

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