With all that needs to get done in a commercial or industrial facility, cleaning and painting your equipment might seem like secondary or even tertiary tasks. On the contrary, they are essential for a business’s efficiency, safety, and overall success. That’s not to say that you must paint your machines every day or perform deep cleaning just as often. However, your company should have some regimen in place (as well as painting and cleaning services on call) to make sure your facility and its assets function and look their best.
Here are five major benefits of regular equipment cleaning and painting.
1. Protect Your Assets
Above all else, equipment cleaning and painting are protective measures. Thoroughly removing residue and contaminants from a piece of machinery helps keep it functional for a longer period of time, minimizing the need for major repairs or replacements in the future. Likewise, quality coating services provide a protective layer that shields equipment from various sources of harm, such as impact, temperature fluctuations, moisture, wind, etc. In conjunction, regular painting and cleaning serve as a one-two punch for maintaining your equipment’s durability.
2. Increase Safety
Safety should be the number one priority for all kinds of facilities. And for those workplaces containing heavy, mechanical, electrical, and/or otherwise hazardous equipment, proper safety precautions are especially crucial. As it turns out, performing regular equipment cleaning and painting promotes worker safety in multiple ways.
For one thing, a clean, freshly-painted environment is brighter and therefore more visible, which reduces the risk of accidental impact and falls. Additionally, as mentioned above, these measures keep equipment in good shape, meaning they’re less likely to malfunction and lead to injury. Regular cleaning also ensures that personnel won’t slip on liquid spills. And, of course, keeping equipment clean minimizes the possibility of contamination within tanks and silos, which can harm both workers and consumers.
3. Boost Company Morale
How your employees feel about coming into work each day plays a major role in your business’s success. While there are many ways to promote strong company culture, something as seemingly small as keeping the walls, floors, ceilings, and equipment looking fresh can go a long way in boosting morale and, in turn, productivity.
4. Enhance Your Reputation and Branding
Your staff isn’t the only group of people you want to satisfy and impress, of course. Think about your guests, business partners, and customers. The condition of your facility speaks volumes for your values and commitment to quality. If and when you open your doors to the public, you should want them to see a clean, well-painted facility both inside and out. Not only that, but painting your equipment also gives you a chance to reinforce your branding. If, for instance, you have multiple locations, you should try to have your industrial painting contractors use the same colors in every location to establish and maintain a sense of brand identity.
5. Comply with Industry Standards and Regulations
Lastly, performing routine equipment cleaning and industrial painting helps your facility remain compliant with relevant industry standards and regulations as set forth by OSHA and other government entities. Failing to meet these requirements can result in hefty fines and other legal penalties ranging from minor to severe. It’s more effective to simply create and stick to a cleaning and painting schedule than it is to scramble at the last minute to avoid a bad rating.
As for how often you should invest in industrial or commercial painting and cleaning, the answer will depend on your facility’s specific needs. The experts at Painters USA can help you in this regard and provide all the services you need without interfering with your production schedule, including specialty coatings, sandblasting, commercial and industrial flooring, and much, much more.
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