Recent Retail Maintenance Project Completed
Edward's Enterprises General Contractor & Outdoor Handyman
Facility Management, Facility Maintenance, Retail Maintenance
Sure you can climb right up in that attic of yours at home using a conveniently placed ladder to get your Christmas lights, old camping gear, or who knows what else down when you need it, but retail stores don't always have such an easy time getting into their "attic".
Stores designed with "hard lid" or drywall ceilings rather than easy to access ceiling tiles present challenges to the service companies called out to handle mechanical issues, typically HVAC units that are suspended overhead and accessible via access hatches. Sometimes the access panels are not convenient to the unit, and you may have to climb up into the "hard lid" drop ceiling. This is fine when there is structural steel "black iron" installed, but when the store has elected to go with a T grid installation you must be extremely careful when in the overhead work area that your weight is fully distributed and supported so that equipment can be accessed and serviced safely.
While we don't handle HVAC ourselves, we often are called out to investigate leaks when these units backup or overflow drip pans. A client recently approached us regarding a location they were needing to be able to safely replace filters and access HVAC units in just such an overhead crawl space.
We fabricated (3rd party) and installed new service platforms in an overhead crawl space for a retail maintenance client in Pacific View Mall overnight. Included threaded drops, steel frames with plywood covers and a little crawling. Now the HVAC technicians can access the equipment without falling through the ceiling. Win-Win.
, Facility Management
, Retail Maintenance