Your staff can handle the majority of facility maintenance tasks, but some situations call for a pro. If you don’t have time to hunt and peck for the perfect provider, Retail Contracting Service (RCS) could be a big help. We maintain a database filled with qualified, trustworthy repair and maintenance professionals located across the country.
For instance, we can quickly find just the right person to fill one of these three facility maintenance tasks:
1. Changing Locks
First of all, if you manage a medical facility, no one has to remind you your patients have a right to privacy. This means keeping their records secure. It’s vital to change locks whenever an employee leaves without returning a key or loses their keys while away from work. In the event this does happen, you should hire a professional service, if only to cover your liability.
Another reason to use lock and doorknob specialists? They know about the latest products on the market. These can go a long way to improving your security and can influence patients’ opinions. Electronic keypads, biometric locks and other new-fangled technology give your practice a cutting-edge look and offer preventive maintenance.
2. Waste Removal
Secondly, regulations in many areas require medical facilities to hire waste removal companies specializing in biohazardous materials. Used syringes are one of dozens of items you shouldn’t dispose of in the community garbage bin. Doing so can result in serious fines or sanctions. More importantly, it could make someone sick.
In addition to blood products and needles, medical offices have to be careful about throwing out paper trash. Medical bills, credit card receipts and other papers including identifiable information are in high demand by thieves. This critical paperwork gets thoroughly shredded beforehand. The question is whether your office staff would be more valuable to you if focused on other activities instead of a facility maintenance checklist of non medical jobs.
Finally, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning around your office is much different from the unit inside most homes. The HVAC unit is often on the roof or a slab outside the office. Instead of an indoor and outdoor system, they exist together in one location. Popular add-ons for medical facilities include air filtration and humidity control.
These complex systems have maintenance needs above and beyond what you’d find in a normal business. You can bet they cost a lot more to fix or replace when they break down. You need an HVAC expert to keep them in good working condition and keep an eye out for potential problems. RCS will assign the job to a talented HVAC professional with the experience to keep your equipment running strong year round.
RCS Can Help With Facility Maintenance Tasks
So, do you have time to hire facility maintenance tasks out to individual providers in your area? And, will not having time lead you to assign those jobs to staff? Leave your building maintenance plan to specialists. Contact RCS to fill those positions with the right people fast.