Without a second thought, employees, customers, and guests expect the lights to turn on when a flip is switched. Indeed, lighting systems are often taken for granted, running in the background of normal operations. It’s only when lights start to flicker, fade, or burn out entirely that we recall their importance.
Without working lights, facilities become unsafe and inefficient. Poor lighting also hides potential problems with machinery and surfaces and affects everyone’s moods for the worse, hurting a business’ productivity and reputation. Additionally, an outdated, malfunctioning, or improper lighting setup can become quite costly, as The U.S. Department of Energy reports that lighting systems make up 20% of a commercial facility’s total energy output. For all of these reasons, proper lighting system maintenance is essential for all facilities.
Many tasks are involved in keeping up a building’s lighting systems, such as cleaning, repair work, replacement, calibration, and even painting. All of these seemingly disparate duties are designed to maximize bulb longevity and efficiency, reduce energy costs, and ensure safety. To be more specific, lighting system maintenance includes the following procedures:
In order to keep track of all of these tasks, facilities and/or building maintenance providers should have a written lighting maintenance policy in place. This policy will outline key maintenance practices to maintain and optimize lighting systems on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, such as:
At The Budd Group, our approach to facility maintenance is holistic, encompassing every aspect and component that keeps a building and business safe and successful. This includes lighting systems maintenance. Our providers can handle any type of lighting system in any industry, and our services are tailor-made for each specific client and their needs. Whether you require office maintenance services, condominium janitorial and landscaping, hospital cleaning — you name it — we have it covered.