At a school district in New Mexico, the maintenance scores from the Facility Maintenance Assessment Report were low and many of the issues were due to simple things that could have been fixed easily.
For many, flushable wipes are a the tool to use! Not only do they help you stay cleaner after using the restroom but they're disposable too – or are they? According to Bloomberg News:
Just recently it became breaking news that the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) had not been properly maintaining the airport screening equipment in United States airports. Not only is this a serious allegation, this has supposedly been going on for nearly ten years.
As a Maintenance Manager, you know how important preventative maintenance is in keeping down costs. But as a Plymouth area town recently found out, it may be more costly than you think. With the repairs needed on their municipal buildings, the costs are in the millions.
At Yale University, you most likely expect the best education but you should also expect to have a safe environment. In March of 2015, almost 100 college dorm rooms had to be repainted due to unsafe lead levels. This posed a risk to not only the students but also the maintenance staff who keeps the rooms maintained on a regular basis.
Everyone knows that a surprise visit from an inspector can be nerve wracking. No matter how much work is done and even if things are all caught up, it can still seem as if something will be found.
Running a facility isn't always easy and it can be even more difficult if you don't have everything organized when it comes to ordering more supplies or hiring help on specific projects.
There are two terms that you hear a lot of in the maintenance world – predictive and preventative maintenance. They may seem similar and while they do have similar traits, there are differences that determine your approach to running your facility as well as your bottom line.