by Don SimonWhen you are exploring your options for outsourcing your building maintenance services, it is important to remember that the hiring process involves more than just finding good janitorial contractors to clean your facility. You’re hiring and entrusting someone to make sure that your building is a safe and attractive space that runs smoothly.
For the reasons listed above, no one wants to get locked into a contract with a company that delivers substandard building maintenance services. Understanding this, we’ve compiled a list of tips and hints to aid you in your search for the best building maintenance services for you and your facility.
Understand your building’s maintenance needs.
Before you interview prospective commercial building maintenance teams, evaluate for yourself the condition of your building, or facilities, and form an idea of what type of services you will need and how often you will need them.
You may feel that you don’t need full-time maintenance services. If this is the case, then you should look for companies that will work with you part-time, or that offer convenient, on-demand commercial handyman services.
Know what to look for in building maintenance services.The real secret behind hiring good building maintenance services is to do business with a company that is responsible. This may sound like common sense (and it is) but you would be surprised how many facility managers the world over have placed cheap pricing plans above service and reliability.
A responsible company should possess the following elements along with their building maintenance services:
- Well-Trained Staff
- Fully Licensed and Insured
- Experienced in Their Field
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.When you’re interviewing prospective building maintenance services you should feel comfortable asking whatever questions you see fit to make sure you’re hiring the right company. A maintenance service is one that typically has full access to all areas of your building. You need to know who is going to be in your building. An honest, dependable company won’t shy away from an extensive interview. Some good questions to ask include:
- Do you perform background checks on all your employees?
- What does your training process entail?
- Do you provide company uniforms?
- 24/7 Emergency Repairs
- Electrical Repairs
- Painting and Wallpapering
- Plumbing Repairs
- Door, Hinge, and Hardware Repair
- Safety Audits
Forming a partnership with the right maintenance services is an important business decision that will deliver many great benefits down the road and for years to come. Hiring the best building maintenance services gives you the peace of mind that your building is in good hands, will be well-maintained, always looks its best, and will fetch a great price should you ever choose to sell.
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