5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Company Down Time

The holidays are a time for celebration in the office and at home, and a unique opportunity for businesses to take advantage of down time and shop shut downs. Most businesses have lower employee attendance, less traffic, and slower production schedules and customer orders during Thanksgiving week and between the Christmas holiday and New Year’s.

Facility Maintenance

Company down time is an opportunity to make repairs that need to be done, but you haven’t had the time to tackle during busy times. Schedule maintenance tasks like removing and replacing ceiling tiles, fixing drywall patches, painting walls, fixing and repairing HVAC units, building inner offices, restroom repairs, and installing new interior and exterior doors.

IT Maintenance

Most businesses have (or should have) a regular back-up system for electronic files. The holidays are an ideal time for server maintenance, upgrades and comprehensive back-ups when you don’t have a lot of online users affected by the down time. If your IT crew has any new software to download or upgrade, now is the time to take advantage of an empty office and production floor.

Floor Cleaning

Take advantage of an empty shop and office. Schedule a floor cleaning and wax of your production floor when your shop is down for the holidays. Ask your office employees to clean items off the floor before they go on vacation so you can coordinate carpet and rug cleaning before they come back to work.


The holidays are a prime time to take advantage of decreased shipping schedules. Inventory your receiving and shipping areas to ensure you have accurate numbers, and double check your computer amounts.

Building Cleaning

The key to coordinating and flawlessly executing these tasks during down time is to plan ahead. Contact your vendors and IT crew now to coordinate schedules during your scheduled shut down or down time.

Call your local southeastern Wisconsin cleaning company to schedule down time cleaning for your commercial building or rental property. Holiday downtime is an ideal opportunity for regular and deep cleanings of your office, kitchen, restrooms and production space. Your tenants, employees and shop workers will be amazed when they return to their office or shop in the new year.

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