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Projects Can Be Done Year-Round with the Right Contractor. Here Are the Top 5 Tips to Make Your Comm

Four Kaloutas contractors standing together Projects Can Be Done Year-Round with the Right Contractor. Here Are the Top 5 Tips to Make Your Comm

A new year might be an arbi­trary turn of the cal­en­dar page, but it also serves as a bench­mark for eval­u­at­ing our past suc­cess­es and fail­ures so we can con­tin­ue to improve. The ques­tion is; how com­pre­hen­sive were your safe­ty pro­ce­dures last year? And, more impor­tant­ly, what can be done to improve these efforts? There’s no deny­ing that over­haul­ing your safe­ty pro­ce­dures requires a mul­ti-faceted effort — that’s why it’s help­ful to work with a full-ser­vice con­trac­tor that’s always adapt­ing to cus­tomer needs. Most projects can be han­dled year-round with the right provider. Let’s go over five tips to make your com­mer­cial build­ing safer in 2021 and how Kaloutas can help you every step of the way.

How to Make the Most of a Contractor

1. Assess and Adjust Your Safe­ty Protocols

Now is the per­fect time to take stock of your com­mit­ment to safe­ty. A good start might be to cre­ate new and improved safe­ty train­ing pro­grams for your employ­ees or final­ly replace that piece of old equip­ment that might no longer pass inspec­tion. What­ev­er the case may be, the right con­trac­tor can help you devel­op and adhere to these actions by offer­ing their expe­ri­ence and resources. Con­trac­tors, like Kaloutas, who are qual­i­fied to work on mul­ti­ple projects in a giv­en facil­i­ty can offer a unique per­spec­tive with the task at hand as well as make the right rec­om­men­da­tions and take the prop­er action to ben­e­fit the build­ing as a whole. Under­stand­ing how one project can affect oth­er parts of your facil­i­ty is what sets Kaloutas apart from oth­er con­trac­tors and makes our ver­sa­tile cat­a­logue of skills so ben­e­fi­cial to your business. 

2. Inspect Your Facil­i­ty and Equipment

Set­ting goals is a great place to start when seek­ing to make your com­mer­cial build­ing safer. That said, you won’t get very far with­out tak­ing tan­gi­ble steps as well. You’ll want to begin by thor­ough­ly inspect­ing every inch of your facil­i­ty, includ­ing its struc­ture, assets, phys­i­cal safe­ty com­po­nents (i.e. intu­mes­cent coat­ings for fire pro­tec­tion, trip & fall haz­ards, con­trol joints, etc.) to ensure that it’s in prop­er con­di­tion and to note any areas of con­cern. While you can do a cur­so­ry inspec­tion on your own, it’s impor­tant to hire experts in each respec­tive area to per­form a prop­er assess­ment and make the nec­es­sary repairs/​replacements. Ide­al­ly, you’ll work with a sin­gle con­trac­tor who can over­see your entire facil­i­ty inspec­tion. With an under­stand­ing of every facet of your busi­ness, you can rest assured Kaloutas will not only prop­er­ly inspect every applic­a­ble part of your facil­i­ty, but also mit­i­gate and tack­le future issues from occurring. 

3. Enhance Your Facil­i­ty Main­te­nance Efforts

Any prob­lems you encounter after inspect­ing your facil­i­ty were like­ly caused by a lack of prop­er main­te­nance over time. If you wish to pre­vent sim­i­lar issues in the future and ensure the ongo­ing safe­ty of your employ­ees and cus­tomers, com­mit your­self to a more rig­or­ous main­te­nance rou­tine for 2021 and beyond. You might keep cer­tain indus­tri­al clean­ing tasks in-house, but it will be wise to part­ner up with a ded­i­cat­ed main­te­nance and clean­ing pro­fes­sion­al to reg­u­lar­ly care for your facil­i­ty so you can focus on opti­miz­ing your oper­a­tions with peace of mind. Not only does this keep you and your employ­ees work­ing, it saves you mon­ey in the long run by mit­i­gat­ing cost­ly repairs. We work how you work, and our pri­or­i­ty is always to align with your sched­ule and workflow. 

4. Invest in Increased Visibility

Vis­i­bil­i­ty often gets over­looked (no pun intend­ed) in dis­cus­sions of work­place safe­ty. How­ev­er, the abil­i­ty to keep track of your sur­round­ings is key to stay­ing safe on the job. One sim­ple yet effec­tive way to boost your building’s safe­ty rat­ing this year is to bright­en up your work­place and bet­ter define its var­i­ous areas. Resur­fac­ing and prop­er­ly main­tain­ing your indus­tri­al floors is cru­cial in these efforts, along with safe­ty strip­ing, where­in floors are demar­cat­ed to sig­ni­fy foot traf­fic vs. machine traf­fic, orga­nize areas, and more. Sim­ply put, the eas­i­er it is for every­one to see and under­stand their envi­ron­ment, the safer they’ll be. This keeps your employ­ees on the floor and helps your com­pa­ny cul­ture by spread­ing the mes­sage that you care about their health and safety. 

5. Seal Those Joints and Cracks

Last­ly, don’t under­es­ti­mate how much hav­oc can be wrought by the tini­est of breach­es in your com­mer­cial build­ing. Cracks in roofs, walls, floors, and cor­ners can lead to pest infes­ta­tions, water leaks, drafts, and more. Even if these prob­lems are rel­a­tive­ly minor, they can evolve into more seri­ous issues — pest and water dam­age, for instance, can dete­ri­o­rate your prop­er­ty from the inside out. So, if it’s been a while since you last caulked your build­ing, make this a pri­or­i­ty in 2021. Kaloutas uti­lizes the most appro­pri­ate prod­ucts to pro­tect your build­ing from cor­ro­sion, con­den­sa­tion, mold, and more. You won’t find that kind of exclu­siv­i­ty with just any­one. With Kaloutas, you know you’re work­ing with peo­ple who get your bot­tom line, who are qual­i­fied to tack­le an array of jobs in a giv­en facil­i­ty, and are trust­ed by oth­ers to have their company’s name asso­ci­at­ed with ours.

Com­mit Your­self to Safety

By boost­ing your safe­ty efforts with the help of a reli­able ser­vice con­trac­tor, you can save your­self time, mon­ey, and has­sle in 2021 and beyond. At Kaloutas, we make your pri­or­i­ties our own and work accord­ing to your needs so you don’t have to wor­ry about how to oper­ate dur­ing a shut­down — we work how you work. To learn more about us and all that we do, con­tact us online, or give us a call at 9785321414 today.

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