It’s a problem that all building facilities struggle with. The ceilings get dirty and dark making the overall space look the same. Not only does this look terrible, it is unhealthy as pollutants and contaminants are lying within ceiling tiles and above in the HVAC systems.
Quite often, dirty ceilings go untreated because managers are busy and the typical maintenance options of replacing ceiling tiles or painting them are simply too costly and time-consuming.
Importance of Regular Maintenance
According to the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI), ceiling tiles should be checked periodically for noticeable quantities of soil or water. A soiled tile can hold surprising amounts of contaminants that compromise air quality. As well, any absorbed pollutants reduce the acoustic and fire retardant qualities of ceiling tiles.
So, what do you do when you realize your ceiling surfaces need attention?
The easiest and most efficient way to take care of ceilings is by having them cleaned and restored. Don’t replace your acoustic tiles. Don’t paint. It’s expensive and requires downtime of your operation. The restoration process typically costs 50-75% less, can be done during off-hours and with almost no prep.
Costs for restoration range between $0.40-$0.60 per square foot versus replacement which can be $2.00-$8.00 per square foot.
Plan and Budget for It.
The cleaning and restoration of an office ceiling should be done every 2-3 years. In areas with high levels of soil and pollutants, such as kitchens, restrooms and industrial buildings, ceilings should be restored every 3 – 6 months.
Plan ahead. With regular ceiling cleaning and maintenance built into your budget, you will save both time and money in the long run. It’s an investment in the health of your staff, the appearance of your building and maintaining high standards to be proud of as an organization.
Founded over 20 years ago, Ceiling Professionals International (CPI) is the worldwide leader among ceiling cleaning companies. The CPI national and international network includes over 500 CPI dealers in over 47 countries, who serve thousands of satisfied customers everyday.
Ceiling Pro International is excited to now be represented in Alberta, Canada, as a division of EFS Clean Building Services. For more information and to book an on-site demo, call 403.949.3344 or send us a message on our Contact Us page.