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Get Your Facility Ready for Spring: Strategies, Tips and Tools

2/15/24

Spring is in the air, and there's so much work to do.

Asphalt to patch, roofing to inspect, HVAC checkups to conduct, vegetation to clear – getting a facility ready for the warmer months ahead isn't easy.

Here are some strategies and tips on many of the seasonal tasks, and some supplies that can help you get the job done.

SPRING INTO ACTION

The Building Envelope: Roof Inspection and Maintenance

For the building envelope to do its job, every piece must be inspected and maintained regularly.

The Building Exterior and Grounds: Parking Garages, Lots and Drives

Don't fall behind on the upkeep of the roads, parking lots and garages your employees and customers use every day. 

A Month-by-Month Lawn Maintenance Schedule

It's time for property managers to begin the annual ritual of preparing lawns and thinking about lawn maintenance schedules for the days ahead.

How to Keep Birds Out of Your Facility

Species known as pest birds can cause a variety of health and safety issues.

How to Clean Concrete Stains

Concrete is highly durable and relatively low maintenance, but regular cleanings are an important part of proper upkeep. 

What to Do When Water Meets Your HVAC System

Sure, workbenches can get messy at times, but there’s a difference between clutter and chaos. 

How to Clean Floors by Type of Flooring

The best floor care comes from knowing the most effective way to clean the kind of flooring you have.

Manufacturing Plant Shutdown Checklist

A successful planned facility shutdown begins weeks if not months in advance.

Pest Prevention and Methods of Pest Control

Unfortunately, once pests are noticeable, it often indicates a larger problem, and may even indicate an infestation.

Mold Control: How to Clean Up and Prevent Mold After a Flood

Water damage from a flood can quickly lead to mold, posing serious health risks. 

How Clean Air Spaces Can Mitigate Wildfire Smoke Dangers

Building managers can take steps to help protect occupants from the health dangers associated with wildfire smoke.

Tornado Preparedness Plan for Businesses

While tornadoes can happen in any month, April, May and June are considered tornado season in the U.S. Tornadoes can strike quickly, leaving little time for preparing your business.

Choose the Right Supplies for the Season

8 Must-Have Pruning Tools for Outdoor Maintenance

With the right pruning tools, you can trim and shape trees and shrubs, helping them grow well and look their best.

Choose the Right Pressure Washer for the Job

Our pressure washer guide will walk you through the basics to help you select the best pressure washer for your needs.

How to Choose the Right Floor Cleaning Machine for Your Facility

Routine floor cleaning and maintenance with the proper tools can help extend the life of your flooring.

How to Choose the Right Dehumidifier

Excess humidity isn’t just uncomfortable. If left uncontrolled, it can destroy a structure with mold, mildew and corrosion.

String Trimmer vs. Lawn Edger: Which One Do You Need?

With so many options, what’s the difference between an edger and a trimmer and do you really need both?

Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklists

To keep lawns looking healthy, your lawn maintenance equipment must also be maintained regularly.

Understanding MERV Ratings

Using an air filter with a MERV rating higher than what your furnace or air conditioner manufacturer recommends can actually impair its performance.

Choosing the Right Broom

They might not be the most high-tech tools in the closet, but there's a reason brooms have stood the test of time. 

Essential Supplies for Tornado Response and Recovery

If your business is damaged by severe weather, your team will want to move quickly to begin the recovery process.

Wildfire Supply Essentials

If your business is located in a higher-risk area, having the right supplies is an essential part of your preparation

Get What You Need to Get the Job Done

Totes

Riding Lawnmowers

Compartmented Boxes

Power Rakes and Overseeders

String Trimmers

String Trimmers

Hanging and Stacking Bins

Walk-Behind Aerators

Floor Scrubbers

Floor Scrubbers

Floor Polishers

Floor Polishers

Panel and Pleated Air Filters

Panel and Pleated Air Filters

Portable Dehumidifiers

Portable Dehumidifiers

Portable Air Cleaners

Portable Air Cleaners

Brooms

Brooms

Pressure Washers

Pressure Washers

Herbicides

Herbicides

https://www.grainger.com/category/outdoor-equipment/sprayers-and-spreaders

Sprayers and Spreaders

Portable Generators

Portable Generators

Hoses and Sprinklers

Concrete and Asphalt Repair

Concrete and Asphalt Repair

The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.