If you’re busy running your business on a day to day basis, general office maintenance can often take a backseat. While it’s definitely not as exciting as focusing on growing the business, it’s important to ensure that your commercial building is in the best shape possible.
As we edge closer to the New Year, it’s time to tie up all the loose ends in your business, which includes fixing up your workplace for next year. At Doorway Services, we’ve put together a list of 3 office maintenance tips to prepare your workplace for 2021!
Let’s take a look!
1. Inspect Your Workplace for Necessary Repairs
Often maintenance and repair work in your commercial building is routine and consists of common wear and tear incurred over time. In some cases, you don’t notice a problem until it’s a full-fledged repair issue. Cracks in your building’s structure or buildup of rust and debris in your plumbing system are good examples here.
Usually, you don’t notice these problems unless a repair is required. The key is to spot such issues in advance and a routine workplace inspection should take care of this.
Don’t wait for these maintenance issues to get out of hand; actively seek them out. Where possible perform routine maintenance checks in your office building including your roof, floors, structure, electric connections and plumbing.
You know your office building better than anyone so create your own bespoke checklist based on all the equipment and space you own.
2. Modernise and Restore Office Equipment and Facilities
While giving your whole office a new look can be quite expensive, investing in key office equipment and facilities will pay off in the long run. For instance, installing energy efficient light fixtures can help reduce your energy costs.
Similarly, installing automatic glass doors in your premises will prevent warm air from escaping, meaning your heating system doesn’t have to work too hard. Following social distancing guidelines, it will be good to install measures that safeguards the health and wellbeing of your staff when they return in 2021. Ensure that in the New Year, cleaning of office premises and surfaces takes priority over everything else.
Ensure that you undertake timely review of your facility, with special emphasis on business door performance and technical equipment.
With these office maintenance tips, you’ll be investing in the future of your business and positioning yourself for better returns in the New Year.
3. Check and Replace Office Furniture Heating Systems
As a part of general office maintenance tips, inspecting the validity and functionality of your existing furniture is key. Old and creaky chairs and work desks can frustrate your employees and impact their productivity, not to mention it could cause health problems.
Consider replacing old furniture with ergonomic models that provide the necessary support and comfort to your staff. Look into brightening up your office space by adding a few indoor plants or a fresh lick of paint to the walls.
Often a major source of office debate, ensure you maintain an optimum office temperature; make sure your thermostat is in sync with the season. Conduct routine maintenance checks on your heating equipment to ensure your systems are working when you need them most.
Don’t forget to review the efficiency of your electrical systems and fixtures along with plumbing and other standard maintenance work.
Call Doorway Services for Business Door Repair, Servicing and Maintenance
With the year we’ve had, the doors to your business have probably had a more in depth review than they ever had, ensuring they’re sanitised and operating effectively. In 2021, consider installing bespoke automatic sliding or swing doors installed, to limit physical contact with the door’s surface.
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