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    Default Why is maintenance so important?

    What are the most important tasks to include in maintenace programs? What's your least favorite task?

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    Talking WoW! Noone has answered this one?

    Well, I gots to tell ya, my LEAST favorite thing in the maintenance world is cleaning roll-up doors! It's never easy, it's time consuming, and I can't stop sneezing.

    Next would have to be cleaning and mopping hallways on an indoor building!

    Any ideas for the former?

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    Default what's most important?

    What do you think HAS to be done regularly--whether or not you like, but for the sake of keeping customers coming back?

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    Wink To keep 'em coming back,

    ...you've got to keep the site frontage, office, and display units on the top of your daily maintenance routine. Second, the best managers clean all vacant units on a regular basis, which helps to prevent the embarrassment of opening up a space full of trash to a new customer. At AAA Storage, we also maintain a list of 'certified' sub-contractors who are available on short notice to repair doors, do electrical work, etc. The two-part goal of our maintenance program is #1- to create an appealing environment for our customers, and #2- to enhance the value of the asset.

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    Well, I know how important it is to have a strong and inviting curb appeal. When it comes to the interior of a building, very clean, shiny floors appeal to everyone, but dusty doors can put people off. I just think that doors are the most difficult to keep up on, and I wonder if anyone has any good ideas...

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    Thank goodness, we have a full time maintenance man! We are very fortunate. He cleans the doors as he cleans the vacated units. When he has time, we have him clean the doors of our good customers for customer retention. Beyond that, we pray for rain.

    This has been the one thing that has been driving me crazy. From time to time, we get the hose out and wash a row of doors. We've had a professional who comes along with his machine and cleans the doors, but it doesn't get the grit off, so we have stopped that.

    There was conversation with the professional guy about adding something to the water to get rid of the grid, but he advised against it because the solution would leave marks on the concrete.

    I look forward to a solution for this problem. We even tried waxing them, tried using a (too) expensive cleaner specifically for the doors. I wondering if we wax them when they are new and hose them frequently if the is the solution. Door manufacturers, what's the answer?

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    Default Roll up doors

    If the roll up doors are inside, and the problem is dust do the following: use a very soft bristled push broom (you don't have to use the handle) and a lambs wool duster. Used in combination, they work fairly well. That is what (achoo, excuse me) I am using now.

    As for the sneezing, maybe a dust mask. If it is outdoor roll up doors, eithr=er a steam cleaner or cheap labor with soap, water, and rags.

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    How many of you take the time to clean the inside of your roll up doors? Check it out some time - go inside the unit and close the door - see the dirt and dust -- clean it for a longer lasting door.

    The previous managers here never did, so now every time a unit vacates I make sure to clean the 20+ years of dust that has built up on the inside. Not a fun job, but needs to be done.
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