December 2013 eNews
CentiMark proudly announces a new service experience website, FixRoofLeak.com. This website is designed to inform you on the lifespan of your roof. The online simulator illustrates the aging of a roof and will inform you how to evaluate, maintain, extend and eventually know when to replace your roof.
At FixRoofLeak.com you can receive an instant budget estimate, request a proposal, order repairs, and see suggested roof accessories.
Winter Safety Checklist
By Keith O'Brien, National Account Manager
The first step is of the Winter Facility Safety Check List is to Sign up at no Charge for CentiMark's free Emergency Priority Plus Program. By doing so, you will be placed on a priority list following a severe weather emergency. Once it is safe to travel, we will send a repair crew to your facility who will inspect the condition of the roof, determine any damage and perform the necessary emergency repairs. This program is designed for all weather emergencies: hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms, thunderstorms, hail and wind uplift.
3. If your facility does encounter snow and ice, there are products that are recommended for your roof. Snow guards will hold onto the snow at the edge and the peak of the roof. This will eliminate or minimize snow from falling to a lower level. Heat tape is another product that is placed on the downspouts to help control ice build-up. Our crews can steam your gutters to break up ice buildup and prevent the gutter from collapsing. View these products along with our other accessories on FixRoofLeak.com
4. You should have ice melt on hand and place it on sidewalks and surrounding walkways before a snow storm arrives.
5. To prevent slip and fall accidents inside your facility, walk-off mats help employees and visitors dry their feet and keep from tracking water, snow, ice and salt across the floor.
6. Keep mats and interior floor areas clean and dry throughout the day.
CentiMark professionals have the knowledge and expertise to identify potential roofing and flooring problems. We can not predict the winter weather this year, but we can prepare your roof for anything Mother Nature may decide to send your way.
Like Snowflakes - Every Floor is Different
By Steve Davis, Western Regional Sales Manager, QuestMark
At QuestMark, we have a 46-year history of work during plant shutdowns. We will support and help create a customized plan to match our work to your demanding environment and strict schedules. Our experienced Project Managers will review the steps of the shutdown and the scope of work (SOW) to execute an optimal plan. In every shutdown, we work under a strict time schedule and provide attention to detail to ensure a successful project.
We have a four phase plan as a guide for the execution of your facility shutdown
Phase 1: Determine what you want to accomplish during your shutdown. Start planning for your next shutdown as soon as the last shutdown is complete. Identify the parts, processes, systems, services, and vendors you will need for each step of your shutdown. Make sure everyone is clear in their role, responsibility and deadline. Have a back-up plan for problems beyond your control such as power outages, parts on backorder, breaking pieces and weather. Contingency plans are just as important as the primary plan.
Phase 2: Communication is the key to success. Everyone needs to know the schedule for the plant shutdown and the specific impact to their respective areas. Share your lists and schedules with your team at the plant, vendors and suppliers who would be involved with the work during shutdown. Representatives from each department should be involved during the planning meetings. If you have vendors coming in to do work, make sure they are also at the planning meetings that pertain to their specific areas of work and the departments they will be working with during the shutdown.
Phase 3: Procurement - Order the materials; Issue the P.O.'s The last thing you need to hear from a vendor or supplier is that they will not be ready, a part was never ordered or a P.O. (Purchase Order) was not generated. Follow-up to ensure tasks are completed. Otherwise, you are vulnerable to surprises during your shutdown and, at that point, it may be too late.
Phase 4: Set your plan and deliberately execute it At this point, you know what you want to accomplish. Assignments have been made and schedules and deadlines have been set. Vendors have been coordinated and materials have been ordered. Now it's time to execute the plan.
Have a final meeting with all vendors, suppliers, departments and company staff that will be managing the shutdown. Do this BEFORE the actual date of closure to make sure that all parties know what their roles are and when they are expected to execute their tasks. This level of communication and planning will help to ensure you get the most return from your shutdown.
The results of a flooring shutdown include: aesthetic improvements, less equipment failures, increased facility compliance with governing agencies (safety, OSHA, USDA) and improved production integrity. A facility or plant shutdown is usually quick in time and beneficial.