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Facility Management Best Practices

Physical facilities require ongoing maintenance and care. Without facility management and maintenance, buildings would quickly deteriorate. Generally speaking, facility managers ensure a business’s buildings, assets, equipment and grounds are safe and efficient.

Here are four facility management best practices:

  1. Preventive Maintenance

With preventive maintenance, your equipment undergoes routine checks to avoid more costly fixes down the road.  It ensures your equipment is functioning efficiently and helps prevent unexpected downtime at a fraction of the cost. Preventive maintenance supports cost savings, increased safety, prolonged equipment life and efficiency, reliability and more.

  1. Utilize a CMMS

A computerized maintenance management software system (CMMS) provides an easy-to-use web portal for reactive & scheduled maintenance requests, work orders, status tracking and inventory control. From your computer or wireless device, the system gives you, your team and your tenants, ease, efficiency and control. Scheduled tasks are performed on a planned rotating basis, before a problem occurs, rather than at the time of an emergency or on overtime. This is an advantage that protects your facility’s assets and value, while reducing operational and capital replacement costs.

  1. Standardized Processes

Whether you’re dealing with the original electrical system of a historic building or the inner-workings of a modern facility, standardized processes help protect your facility, tenants and environment. A standardized approach  can decrease ambiguity and guesswork, guarantee quality, boost productivity, and increase employee morale.

  1. Customized Plans

Because every facility is different, the needs of individual businesses can vary. Snow-removal, day-porter services, HVAC maintenance, building automation and other service are only some of the tasks the facilities team will encounter. An adaptable and flexible plan must be created for all expected and unexpected facilities management activities.


Facility Management and Maintenance at Continuum Services

Continuum delivers value in facility services though our unique combination of knowledge, capability, performance and price. In addition to daily building operations Continuum can provides a full range of services including:

  • Building Engineering and Operations
  • Maintenance and Day-porter Services
  • Tenant Request and Work Order Management
  • Scheduled Mechanical and HVAC Maintenance and Repair
  • Building Evaluation, Due Diligence and Asset Valuation
  • Building Automation, Temperature Controls and Energy Management
  • Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
  • Lighting and Relamping Services


For more information on facility management and maintenance at Continuum Services, please call us at 248.286.5200.