Summer…where have you gone?! 2017 has certainly been a washout for London and the rest of the UK, and it will soon be autumn! Wet weather is not only a spirit dampener, it can also cause urgent office maintenance issues. The rainy season has come early, so business owners and facilities managers should start preparing now. As London workers kiss goodbye to a very short summer, it’s time to admit that an umbrella is now an essential handbag or briefcase item.
So what should office managers be focusing on at this time of year? The maintenance specialists at Regional Services have put together their top tips.
Of course it’s probably not cold enough yet to start thinking about heating the office, however the wintry weather isn’t too far off. This is the ideal time to check that everything is in order with your heating system and arrange a boiler service before the cold weather arrives.
If the office is quieter than usual because the majority of the workforce are on holiday chasing the sun, then why not take the opportunity to clean the office well. Book a deep clean from your commercial cleaning company and focus on areas which don’t get regular care and attention, such as kitchens, storage cupboards and workstations.
Constant wet weather can be a health and safety issue in commercial buildings. Do what you can to protect floors and remove surface water from outside, including using large dust mats and providing umbrella holders. If you have marble or stone flooring then you may want to consider specialist floor maintenance and cleaning services to keep floors looking their best in all weathers. If you have carpets, then carpet and upholstery cleaning can remove mud and dirt trodden in from the outdoors.
It’s really important to have natural light in a workspace, and dirty windows are surprisingly noticeable. Make sure you make a good impression with sparkling windows inside and out. If you don’t have a regular window cleaner then your London commercial cleaning company may offer it as an extra service.
If you’re lucky enough to have some grounds at your commercial building, then the gardens or courtyard need special attention throughout the summer regardless of the weather. Keep lawns trimmed to make the outdoor space look inviting, and as the leaves start to fall make sure you’re on top of cleaning up the grounds.
Here at Regional Services we can take care of all these maintenance jobs and more. Get in touch for more details.