Maintaining Your Facility

Whether you own a large warehouse or an underground train storage facility, keeping it in top condition is always a must. If you’re thinking of buying a space for your industrial or commercial needs, here are some must-do tips to make sure it lasts.

Have a Stable, Efficient Air Production System

A steady, well-regulated air current may be instrumental to keeping your product in good condition… not to mention your lungs. Finding a quality air production system isn’t rocket science, but you should do the legwork and research the best company for the job by consulting accredited reviews from the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. Chances are they’re the ones you’ll be calling for repairs, so make sure you have a good relationship with them.

Cleaning Is a Must

Dust, mold and mildew can creep into just about any closed space, no matter how wide, so set a regular comprehensive cleaning routine—hire an outside team of professionals, if necessary. Also be sure everyone picks up after themselves– if you own a warehouse, make sure everything has been returned or put away in its proper location.

Instill Organizational and Cleanliness Values in Your Employees

If the people who work for you regularly are in charge of keeping things tidy and in order, don’t just give them tasks to do—tell them from day one that keeping your space spotless and organized is a top priority. A pristine facility shouldn’t be seen as an obligation, but as part of a calling.

Establish Set Tasks and Timetables

Map out all required tasks—when they must be done, who will do them and so on—and make the schedule accessible to all employees to avoid confusion and redundancies. Forming teams for certain tasks can increase speed and efficiency dramatically, so keep that in mind when deciding who does what. With this advice in hand, you may find keeping your space intact and in good condition significantly easier.