Why you should plan early for spring-summer maintenance
It’s winter time when companies—especially those in northern locations—should be planning and scheduling their exterior maintenance projects. To use a familiar adage that’s appropriate for spring, the early bird gets the worm!
By March, the project management teams at Painters USA will be scheduling crews and matching resources to meet client needs and project specifications.
- Industrial cleaning services like power-washing and abrasive blasting of exterior surfaces to rid them of dirt and grime.
- Painting and performance coatings like elastomeric roof coatings to revive and protect buildings, tanks and silos, roofs, and any other surfaces.
- Rust and corrosion control and recoating metal structures like railings, steps, conveyors, towers and bollards.
If you expect to have a need for any of these services during the limited and busy spring-summer maintenance season, the sooner you contact us, the better.
Why early planning and scheduling matters
Summer is really the only time for exterior maintenance projects in northern locations like the upper midwest. Winters are mostly out of the question and spring weather can be fickle. Autumn can be a good time for exterior work, but it can also be a non-starter in industries like agriculture, as maintenance work must be completed before harvest season begins.
That makes summer the sweet spot for exterior maintenance, as it’s the ideal time to:
- Contend with the after-effects, damages, and degradation caused by winter weather.
- Revive and restore exterior structures that are showing wear and tear from the passage of time and regular operations.
- Focus on preventative maintenance for next winter and beyond, to keep minor issues from becoming bigger, more difficult problems, like unplanned downtime and more costly fixes.
Industries that rely on summer months
One of the industrial sectors where Painters USA has extensive experience is agriculture and agriscience. Businesses in this sector rely on the summer months for exterior maintenance, and they must also accommodate and plan for constraints like inclement weather and hard deadlines like harvest time. That makes early planning a priority, as contractors that have experience working on common ag structures like tanks and silos, as well as the resources to work in remote locations and to meet hard deadlines are in limited supply.
Most of the facility managers we work with have a very good process for planning their maintenance needs. But that’s not always the case, and at any rate, reminders are helpful for anyone tasked with assessing needs, defining scope and specifications, sourcing the right contractor, and getting the work scheduled to accommodate deadlines and operational demands.
We created a checklist that can help any facility management team prepare for spring/summer 2023 maintenance priorities. Click here to get your copy of our Facility Maintenance guidebook, which includes the checklist.
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It’s important to plan and schedule early because you are competing with other businesses for limited contractor availability, particularly reputable and experienced contractors that are in demand, during a limited timeframe.
Painters USA can book full and fast for the summer. When you delay planning and scheduling, you risk getting the resources you need, when you need them, and you may end up having to expend additional time and effort to source other providers.