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Bringing In Third-Parties for Healthcare Community Maintenance

October 24th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Bringing In Third-Parties for Healthcare Community Maintenance”

Maintenance Safety is Vital in Retirement Communities

The stan­dards for a health­care com­mu­ni­ty are under­stand­ably high. Main­te­nance safe­ty in retire­ment com­mu­ni­ties is vital. When main­te­nance work needs to be done, the high stan­dards a com­mu­ni­ty prides them­selves in should car­ry over. Not only do you need to con­sid­er the qual­i­ty of work that needs to be done, but also need to take the impor­tance of the res­i­dents into con­sid­er­a­tion. Those you hire to work for you must be will­ing to main­tain the def­er­ence and respect that comes with work­ing near res­i­dents and the pub­lic. Tak­ing this into con­sid­er­a­tion, when look­ing for a com­pa­ny that can address your paint­ing main­te­nance tasks, make sure that you chose one with uncom­pro­mised char­ac­ter.

What type of main­te­nance work needs to be done? There are sev­er­al rou­tine main­te­nance jobs that should be com­plet­ed on a reg­u­lar cycle. Roof repair, mason­ry repair and paint­ing are all projects that need atten­tion.

Your roof should be inspect­ed by a qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­al at least once a year. Don’t for­get that heavy storms with lots of snow, hail or wind can dam­age a roof.

Your annu­al inspec­tions should extend to any mason­ry on the build­ing as well. The effects of weath­er can dam­age walls and oth­er sur­faces. A crack can allow water to seep in and dam­age the under­ly­ing wood. That small crack can get even wider if cold weath­er hits and the water freezes. Wet wood can result in the “M” word prob­lem as well. Mold is an issue that is bad news for any­one, but in a pub­lic build­ing, the con­cern is even greater and ever-present.

Paint­ing the exte­ri­or of your build­ings is an area that can often get over­looked as more of a mat­ter of aes­thet­ics than neces­si­ty, but cracked and peel­ing paint can cause the sid­ing below to become dam­aged. That being said, anoth­er area to be inspect­ed each year is your exte­ri­or wood­work such as sid­ing, win­dow sills and dorm­ers. Just as water can seep into cracks in your mason­ry and ulti­mate­ly ruin your walls, rot­ten sills or peel­ing paint can allow water to dam­age the wood­work. For this rea­son, all prep work, wood repair, restora­tion and caulk­ing should be done pri­or to reg­u­lar repaint­ing. Work­ing on a reg­u­lar sched­ule to paint your com­mu­ni­ties ensures that it looks great, and con­tin­ues to attract and keep res­i­dents as well as pre­serve your build­ings.

Main­te­nance in retire­ment com­mu­ni­ties is extreme­ly impor­tant. Remem­ber that any third-par­ty main­te­nance work­ers should keep in mind the needs of your res­i­dents as they work. Access to the build­ing should not be com­pro­mised but should con­tin­ue to adhere to the ADA stan­dards. Their work should be top notch, and their atti­tudes and com­mit­ment should be stel­lar. With the right con­trac­tor, you’ll have a com­mu­ni­ty you and your res­i­dents will be proud of!

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