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Clock Changing Time/Restaurant Communication

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hello RFMA members,

Daylight Savings time officially ends early on Sunday, Nov.4th. It's time to turn the clocks back one(1) hour. This is also a normal time to follow up with your restaurants reminding them to adjust their clocks and perform a few other housekeeping items preparing for shorter days and cold weather, such as:

- Adjust time clocks for all interior/exterior lighting. Also check for any burned out bulbs (especially exterior) and change or have professionally replaced as it will be darker substantially earlier. This is a must to protect customers, employees and your brand.

- Change times for exterior signage on/off times (time clocks).

- Clean photocell lenses for exterior building and parking lot lights.

- Change programmable thermostat settings for proper times and temperatures. Do not program under 60 degrees in extreme cold climates.

- Adjust irrigation controls to correct time and ensure they are properly winterized for the cold season, where geographically applicable.

- Change times for the security systems, i.e., burglar, fire, POS, and CCTV, if not done automatically.

- Have roof drains cleaned out as they be be clogged from summer/ fall storms.

- Walk the roof and remove items that could cause leaks if stepped on.

- Check all exterior door sweeps for good conditions. Replace as needed.

- Ensure HVAC/R fall PM's have been completed or are scheduled.

On your personal residence, now is a good time for:

- Change batteries in all smoke/CO2 detectors.

- Change filter on hvac unit.

- Clean out dryer vent.

- Clean refrigerator coil.

- Check windows for drafts, caulk where necessary.

- Check all exterior door sweeps to ensure they are in good condition.

- In the northern, colder climates, unhook all exterior hoses from their spigots and cover with insulation cap.

What did I miss? Always looking for feedback.

Dover and out



Jeff Dover, CRFP 
Facilities Resource Manager | Restaurant Facility Management Association 
jeff@rfmaonline.com
972-805-0905 ext.

 

 

 

 

 

Tags:  changing clocks  daylight savings time  winter tasks for restaurants 

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Daylight Savings Time is Almost Over

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Daylight Savings time officially ends early on Sunday, Nov.5th. It's time to turn the clocks back one(1) hour. This is also a good time to follow up with your restaurants reminding them to adjust their clocks and perform a few other housekeeping items, such as:

- Adjust time clocks for all interior/exterior lighting.

- Change times for exterior signage on/off times (time clocks).

- Clean photocell lenses for exterior building and parking lot lights.

- Check for burned out light bulbs in all exterior fixtures as it will be darker earlier.

- Change programmable thermostat settings for proper times and temperatures.

- Adjust irrigation controls to proper time and ensure they are properly winterized for the cold season, where geographically applicable.

- Change times for the security systems, i.e., burglar, fire, and CCTV.

- Adjust POS time setting if not done automatically.

- Have roof drains cleaned out as they be be clogged from fall storms.

- Walk the roof and remove items that could cause leaks if stepped on.

- Check all exterior door sweeps for good conditions. Replace as needed.

- Ensure HVAC/R fall PM's have been completed or are scheduled.

On your personal residence, now is a good time for:

- Change batteries in all smoke/CO2 detectors.

- Change filter on ac/heating unit.

- Clean out dryer vent.

- Clean refrigerator coil.

- Check windows for drafts, caulk where necessary.

- Check all exterior door sweeps to ensure they are in good condition.

- In the northern, colder climates, unhook all exterior hoses from their spigots.

What did I miss? Always looking for feedback.

Dover and out

Tags:  daylight savings time  HVAC PM  programmable thermostat  roof cleaning 

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Updated: Monday, October 10, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

Daylight Savings time officially ends early on Sunday, Nov.6th. It's time to turn the clocks back one(1) hour. This is also a perfect time to send a message out to all your restaurants reminding them to adjust their clocks and perform a few other housekeeping items, such as:

- Adjust time clocks for all interior/exterior lighting

- Change times for exterior signage on/off times (time clocks)

- Clean photocell lenses for exterior building and parking lot lights

- Check for burned out light bulbs in all exterior fixtures as it will be darker earlier

- Change programmable thermostat settings for proper times and temperatures

- Adjust irrigation controls to proper time and ensure they are properly winterized for the cold season, where geographically applicable

- Change times for the security systems, i.e., burglar, fire, and CCTV

- Adjust POS time setting if not done automatically

- Have roof drains cleaned out as they be be clogged from fall storms

- Check all exterior door sweeps for good conditions. Replace as needed.

- Ensure HVAC/R fall PM's have been completed or are scheduled

On your personal residence, now is a good time for:

- Change batteries in all smoke/CO2 detectors

- Change filter on ac/heating unit

- Clean out dryer vent

- Clean refrigerator coil

- Check windows for drafts, caulk where necessary

- Check all exterior door sweeps to ensure they are in good condition

- In the northern, colder climates, unhook all exterior hoses from their spigots

- Hope and pray for a mild winter

What did I miss? Always looking for feedback.

Dove and out.

 

Tags:  adjusting time clocks  CO2 detectors  Daylight savings time  smoke alarms 

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Time to Change the Clocks

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

Well, it's almost time to change the clocks. For the majority of the country, Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00 AM Sunday March 13th. This is a good time to send a message to all your stores to check the clock settings on their programmable thermostats even if the change is supposed to be automatic. It's also good to check the settings on the security and sprinkler systems and time clocks for exterior lighting and signage. This is also a good time of the year to check the roof drains to ensure they are clear for proper water flow. On a personal note, it's time to reprogram your t-stat at home and check the time clock settings for your sprinkler system. Last, but most importantly, replace the batteries in all your smoke and carbon monoxide detection alarms.

Well, it's almost Conference time. Are you ready???  We are.

Dover and out.

Tags:  daylight savings time  programmable thermostats  security system  sprinkler system  time clocks 

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Daylight Savings Time

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hello RFMA members,

It's time to turn the clocks back one (1) hour this Sunday (Nov. 1st) as Daylight Savings time ends. This presents an opportune time to send a message to all your stores reminding them to adjust their clocks and complete a few other housekeeping items, such as:

- Change times for exterior signage on/off times (time clocks)

- Adjust time clocks for all exterior/interior lighting

- Clean photocells for exterior lights

- Change programmable t-stat time settings

- Adjust irrigation on/off times, if applicable. These should already be winterized in the all areas of the country except the south & southwest

- Change times for security system(s), i.e., burglar, fire, & CCTV

- Adjust POS time setting (probably will be automatic)

- Check parking lot and building lights for any burnt out bulbs as it will be darker earlier

- Clean out roof drains as they may be clogged from the leaves falling

- Check dates of last service for PM services - greasetrap pumping, hood cleaning, fire suppression, and HVAC

- Ensure heat start up's have been completed on all heating units

On a personal note, this is a good time to check on the following at your residence:

- Change batteries in all smoke/CO2 detectors

- Clean refrigerator coils

- Change filter on air conditioning/heating unit

- Clean dryer vent

Now, breath a sigh of relief as the hurricane season is almost over and hope the winter is relatively mild!!

Have a great day.

Dover and out.

Tags:  daylight savings time  exterior lights  photo cells  time clocks 

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