Preventive maintenance is important in any building. For example, it is important not to let maintenance get behind in your school setting. If you're concerned that you and your team have not been staying on top of preventive maintenance in your school, then it's time to make some changes. The simple changes here can make a big difference in keeping the school building in good shape.
Be Careful When Handling Your School Budget
For one thing, if your school is like a lot of schools, you might not have a very big budget to work with. You may have a relatively small amount of money that has to be dedicated to everything from books for the students to maintenance of the school. Even if your school is on a tight budget, though, it's important to make sure that at least part of the budget is dedicated to preventive maintenance in the school building.
Fight for More Funds When Possible
Next, it's important to fight for more funds for your school's maintenance if you can. There might be grants or other opportunities available for your school, for example, if you are willing to look for and ask for these funds. Even a small grant or loan might be enough to help you take care of maintenance for your school.
Use a Preventive Maintenance Software Program
If your school isn't already making use of a preventive maintenance CMMS software program, it might be time to find, install and make use of one. These programs are great for keeping track of maintenance that has been done and that needs to be done to school buses, the school building and more. Then, you can avoid forgetting any important maintenance, and it should be easier to keep track of maintenance and repair costs and more.
Hire the Right Maintenance Crew
The maintenance crew that works in your school can make a big difference in the condition of the school and the overall experience that students, staff members and parents have when they are there. Make sure that your school employs enough maintenance professionals to stay on top of things and that those professionals are properly trained and have the equipment that they need to keep the school in tip-top shape.
If your school has been having trouble keeping up with necessary maintenance, then it's time to make some changes. After all, keeping up with school maintenance is critical if you want to keep the building safe for students, energy efficient and overall in good shape.