If you own or operate a data center, it’s likely one of the most crucial aspects of your business. Implementing proper maintenance and cleaning practices can help you keep your data center running efficiently. Jerry L. Johnson & Associates specializes in renovating data centers, but there are many ways you can take care of your data center on your own. Try these 4 tips:
Bust the Dust
Most data centers receive far less foot traffic than other areas of the business, making them highly susceptible to dust. It’s crucial to keep all surfaces of your equipment free from dust buildup, especially the fans. Once dust enters the fans and ventilation, it can lead to significant issues.
Don’t Cross Cables
With every data center comes a lot of cables to maintain. Be careful when setting your equipment up and keep cables from getting tangled up. Consider labeling them so there’s no confusion when someone needs to work in your data center. There are a variety of cable management solutions that can help you keep your data center tidy.
Monitor Your HVAC Systems
As you know, data centers produce a lot of heat, and overheating can be a significant problem for electrical equipment. When thousands or even millions of dollars are on the line, proper HVAC becomes paramount. Invest in the proper cooling systems and employ the services of an expert who can routinely check to ensure your data center is cooling properly.
Like any other area of your facility, your data center needs to be cleaned. However, traditional methods, like mopping or deep scrubbing can be risky due to water. This makes dusting equipment even more important. It may be a good idea to find a cleaning contractor with experience working around sensitive equipment.
While your data center will need a renovation some day, you can extend its lifetime by keeping it clean and tidy. Use these tips to get the most out of it and avoid major problems and downtime.