Tampa-Based MaintenX Offers Tips for Proper School Maintenance this Year

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The company wants to help schools prepare for the school year ahead.

Facility managers play a critical role when it comes to school maintenance. Their efforts keep maintenance and energy costs down, and keep students and staff safe. As school starts back up, MaintenX International, a Tampa-based facilities repair company, wants to provide schools with facility maintenance tips to prepare them for the year ahead.

“Proper facility maintenance is crucial for school campuses all year round,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “However, school facilities maintenance is more than just providing the day-to-day building operations. It is about providing a clean and safe environment for children and fostering an environment that is suitable for learning.”

MaintenX and its network of knowledgeable and skilled technicians have been helping local businesses, schools and organizations for more than 30 years. Below are a few maintenance tips to make sure your school stays safe all year long:

1.    Preventative Maintenance
There are many moving parts on any school campus, from electrical systems and boilers to Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and fire alarms. With so much to maintain, having a designated technician regularly check and clean a school’s critical systems can prevent breakdowns. By taking proactive measures with a thorough preventative maintenance plan, you will be able to sustain a happy, safe school environment all year long.

2.    Green Cleaning
Chemicals in certain cleaning products can be unsafe and cause skin, eye or nose irritation. To avoid these health hazards and protect students, school facility managers should use ‘green’ cleaning products, which are usually low fragrance and have no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is also best to schedule routine cleanings after school hours when the building is empty. These easy steps will ensure you are providing a clean and healthy school environment.

3.    Pest Control
Preventing pests from entering the school is an important part of facility maintenance. However, strong pesticides can be a health hazard for children. An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is a safe, economical approach to protecting your school’s campus from pests. These customizable plans are designed to serve your school’s particular needs and reduce food, water and shelter opportunities for pests. Plans will include treatment for restrooms, cafeterias and other hot spots to keep pests from entering your building.

4.    Proper Flooring
Believe it or not, the quality of the flooring installed in your school is an important part of proper facility maintenance. A school’s floors receive heavy traffic from students, teachers and staff, making it easy for glossy floor finishes to lose their shine. Routine scrubbing and recoating of your school’s tile floors is necessary to ensure they stay scratch and scuff free.

For more information about MaintenX, visit http://www.maintenx.com.

MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For over 30 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. MaintenX International is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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