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Food Service Facilities Maintenance

Our Mission: To Become the Leader in Food Service Preventive Maintenance Quality, Consistency, and Efficiency.

Pickett Facilities Maintenance is a self performing, insured, bonded and uniformed full-service facility maintenance division of A. Pickett Construction, Inc. We provide a comprehensive service menu capable of performing within the customer’s budgetary restraints, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Pickett Facilities Maintenance is equipped and setup to work around the clock to ensure minimal operational impacts.

Personalized Preventive Maintenance Programs

Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Program will enable you to detect and prevent many problems before they become incidents, impacting your operations and ultimately, customer sales, gross revenue and profit.

Combining your Preventive Maintenance Program with effective quality monitoring will provide a means of measuring the effectiveness of the maintenance activities, identifying repeat offenders and allowing more time to make critical capital decisions.

Food Service Preventive Maintenance Benefits

  • Eliminate the Need for a Middle Man or In-House Maintenance Staff
  • Consistently Maintain Your Franchise Mandated Image
  • Avoid Operational Impacts; Maintain Gross Sales Targets
  • Increase Life Expectancy of the Sales Environment
  • Timely Routine Repairs Means Fewer Large-scale Repairs
  • Improved Safety Conditions; Safe Environments Produce Healthy Returns

GREEN MAINTENANCE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Why do green buildings cost more than conventional buildings?

This is not necessarily true. Comparing different types of building, i.e. one with solar panels vs. a traditional building will show an initial upfront cost but the operating costs will be much more economical. This return on investment should cover and offset the initial upfront costs compared with a traditional building.

Which is better: a recycled material or a natural material?

There is no perfect material or product. All materials in one form or another have a negative effect on our environment. The key is setting priorities for what you want to accomplish with that material or product and then minimizing the environmental impact of that material or product. Some key questions to consider when making your decision are:
a) Where did this material or product come from?
b) What are the by-products of its’ manufacturer?
c) How is the material delivered and installed?
d) How is the material maintained and operated?
e) What do we do with them once we are done with the materials?

Does our heating or cooling operate over night?

Yes, unless you manually set your temperature down or up depending on your location. You may also be able to shut down your system overnight. A final option is to have a programmable thermostat. Using programmable thermostats automatically adjusts the target temperature for your system so you can minimize the amount of energy your system will use.

The environmental benefits are nice but what can I do to conserve electricity costs in my office?

Turn off electronic equipment that is not in use. Energy savings is an essential part of being “green”. An easy way to start is to simply turn off electronic equipment that is not in use. For example turn off printers, computers, radios, lights, etc that aren’t in use. This should also include unplugging chargers that are not in use. While still plugged in chargers still use a small amount of energy. Using “Energy Star” office equipment or equivalent for all new equipment purchases will help reduce the amount of electricity used. Using motion sensors inside your building will reduce the amount of time that the lights are in use.

How can we set up a recycling program?

Identify a central location for recycling in your building. In the past when land fill space was readily available and disposal fees were low, recycling or reuse was not economically feasible. Now recycling is the norm and many municipalities require recycling of corrugated paper, plastic and metal products. Designate a used goods area for reusable items like binders, folders, boxes and padded envelopes that may be reused.