A Building Maintenance management is designed to provide the Building Maintenance of a building that may have unique maintenance requirements, or it may have specific requirements that need to be performed on a regular schedule to avoid excessive costs.
Maintaining a building is going to add to its useful life, increase its utilitarian value, increase the respect that visitors have for the company, reduce drastically or totally eliminate pests and insects. Building Maintenance will increase the level of respect and comfort that employees have for their work place. Building Maintenance will also reduce the risk of employee and visitor injuries. This will not only save the company money, but good Building Maintenance will also prolong the life of the building.
Good Building Maintenance begins with a thorough analysis of every part of the building with the intention of deciding how each part should be maintained. This is a critical step in the Building Maintenance program. The larger the building, the more difficult will be this analysis. However, the analysis must be made so that the maintenance staff will know exactly what steps need to be taken in every part of the building. The loading dock, the building floors, the bathrooms, office areas, and the lunch room all need to be considered. Good Building Maintenance leaves no area overlooked.
Once the areas of the building that require a good Building Maintenance program have been identified, it is then essential to determine the best cleaner that can be used for that area. Of course, good Building Maintenance also implies green cleaning, and this implies that the uses of green cleaning products are essential. The goal of good Building Maintenance is to use the best green products to completely clean the building. Using green products will not only favor maintaining a good environment, but these products will also do a better job of Building Maintenance.
The job of Building Maintenance is to accomplish the following:
Prevent failures of building operating systems that would interrupt the occupants’ activities and the delivery of their services. Trouble-free buildings allow employees to do their jobs and serve the customers. Since preventive Building Maintenance includes regular inspections and replacement of equipment that is essential to operating a building, Building Maintenance staff reduces the problems that might otherwise lead to a breakdown in operations.
Other results of good Building Maintenance is:
• Sustaining a safe and healthful environment by keeping buildings and their components in good repair and structurally sound.
• Protecting the physical the integrity of building components preserves a safe environment for employees and the public.
• Providing Building Maintenance that is cost-effective. Preventive maintenance can prevent minor problems from growing into major system and equipment failures which can lead to a large problem. The seven best practices are:
1. Know the condition of building components.
2. Learn how to rank maintenance projects and evaluate their costs.
3. Plan for preventive maintenance in the short and long term.
4. Develop a method for a functioning preventive maintenance program.
5. Use appropriate tools to maximize the preventive maintenance program.
6. Increase the skill level of maintenance workers and managers.
7. Involve the appropriate maintenance personnel.