Before you know it, it’ll be time to switch from the air conditioning unit to the furnace. Perhaps you’ve already made the switch! In northern climates, the cooler temperatures in autumn inevitably lead to falling leaves and, eventually, falling snow that can present challenges for commercial building owners and maintenance crews.
It can’t be avoided—commercial buildings need to use energy to get work done. There’s no “going off the grid” for the vast majority of businesses, unless their business is renting out clotheslines for drying laundry. Nevertheless, most commercial buildings are using too much energy for their actual needs.
Topics: Facilities Management
When customers ask Jack’s Maintenance how often they need our commercial window cleaning services, we always answer the same way: “It depends.”
If you’ve ever subcontracted a remodeling project, you can understand the frustration of working with multiple vendors to complete a project—carpenters, plumbers, painters, flooring specialists, drywallers, electrical contractors...the list goes on. The time and effort to coordinate all these services, negotiate contracts, pay invoices and determine specs can equate to a part-time job.
Topics: Commercial Cleaning
Whether it is build-to-suit or an existing facility, making sure your new building is move-in ready is critical to minimizing downtime and lost productivity, and maintaining employee enthusiasm, collaboration and morale. Here are six tips to getting your new building ready for move-in day:
Topics: Move-In Cleaning
When your business is growing, chances are the need for more space is, too. Moving to a new facility, while costly at the onset, can create opportunities for even greater success. As you consider all the features you want in a new building—bigger conference rooms, larger production areas, more bathrooms and storage, etc.—don’t forget about the space you’re in now.
A clean work environment isn’t just about keeping up a professional appearance. Research shows that a dirty working environment can have long-term cognitive effects on employees and thus reduce productivity and job satisfaction. That ultimately means it also can negatively impact your bottom line.
Topics: Commercial Cleaning
Salt trucks have been out in force this winter, and facility managers at businesses have been trying to keep up with one ice storm after another by applying sand, rock salt, and other chemicals to their parking lots, sidewalks, and entryways.
Unlike floors and walls, little attention is paid to ceilings in an office environment. The truth is that dirty, dingy and stained acoustic tiles detract from the appearance of any space, but there’s more to it than aesthetics. Clean ceiling tiles generally last longer, promote healthier air circulation and quality, and better act as a sound buffer and fire retardant.