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Grounds care plays an important role in facility appearance, safety

September 19, 2010
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Although grounds care might be the furthest concern from your mind during this winter, spring is approaching.

And, there is no better time to prepare for grounds care than right now.

Grounds care for security
For many facilities, a pleasant landscape can provide customer appreciation, facility health, and a pleasing environment to work and visit.

However, proper landscaping can also be used in an effective security plan as well.

Careful, ongoing landscaping can ensure adequate vision from a building to another area, such as a parking lot.

Additionally, for example, improperly groomed trees are not only an obstruction, but criminals can also use them to climb and get access to higher floors.

During busy months, grounds care can be daunting tasks.

However, care and attention are critical for appearance, health and safety.

Therefore, keeping equipment in good condition during these off months is crucial.

Keep equipment in check
Preventive maintenance for outdoor equipment is a practice that will extend the life of the equipment and also ensure effectiveness.

Keep updated on the different types of equipment your facility operates.

Remember, different machines have wide-ranging schedules and maintenance requirements.

Some might only need to be checked a few times per year, while others may require daily maintenance.

It is also important to keep maintenance records of the equipment.

If possible and needed, your supplier should inspect your equipment each year.

When it comes to grounds care, effective maintenance can play an integral role in the facility’s and its occupants’ safety and well-being.

Make sure your equipment is in proper working condition to get the job done every time.

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