Whether your mobile office trailer is used as a temporary office, a breakroom or a training area, it’s important to have a maintenance plan in place to keep your modular building functional and safe throughout the spring and summer. Here are five easy ways to keep your space ready to work.
Keep it Cool – Clean air circulation and cooling are critical to both the health and safety of your workforce. To help maintain your HVAC system, change the air conditioning filter every 30 days. Clean the evaporator coil, clear the condenser coil and check and fill HVAC refrigerant as needed. All other air conditioning maintenance should be performed by trained and qualified HVAC technicians only.
Remove Built-up Debris
Routine cleaning is a great way to prevent damage to your unit. Dirt, mud, pollen and other debris can build up through the spring winter. Regular cleaning can remove much of this, but a thorough wipe down of all surfaces can help keep your building in top condition. Pay extra attention to areas that tend to collect dirt, such as window sills, HVAC vents and restroom facilities.
Check for Water Leaks
Spring and summer can also bring heavy rains, so be sure to check windows and doors thoroughly for any signs of water leaks in, on and under the modular unit. You are responsible for proper site drainage around the mobile office. If the building has gutters, keep them free of debris. Damage, deterioration or contamination of the unit due to water infiltration or exposure is not considered ordinary wear and tear, so contact WillScot as soon as you suspect any issues.
Check for Pests
The spring and summer months also bring pests like mosquitoes, ants and other insects. Regularly inspecting the building for signs of these pests and taking appropriate measures to prevent their entry can help maintain a comfortable and safe environment for your team and avoid any delays due to infestations. Pay extra attention to the underside of the building and vents where bugs like to hide.
Check Your Foundation
The ground under your modular unit can become soft during the spring and summer months. Check all the areas where your building meets the ground, including tires, leveling blocks and anchors. Remove any standing water that can soften the surface and cause the building to shift. Most modular building providers charge lessees to pay for re-leveling so spending a little extra time here is in your best interest.
Understand Your Contract
Read your lease carefully and review the terms with an expert. Leases with WillScot include service calls for repairs resulting from routine wear and tear of the building and equipment, with a few exceptions. At the same time, damage from normal wear that goes unreported may be your responsibility. This is another reason for regular and seasonal maintenance.
WillScot is always on call to help you keep your mobile office trailer unit in good condition to serve your worksite needs. Refer to our mobile office Service Guide for more information.