Managing the Often Unmanageable
With the ridiculous amount of work that goes into being a Facility Manager, even seasoned Facility Managers can get overwhelmed with the amount of work that can pile up. We all know that the job is a careful balancing act and even little things can send upend the most carefully laid plans. An unplanned failure here and an unexpected expense there and suddenly, poof, the plan is out the window. We all know to expect the unexpected. Things are going to come up, whatever the cause, one of the best ways to help address this all too common overload is to proactively work with a commercial handyman service to help you save time, money, and reduce your workload to something a little more manageable. Any commercial handyman service worth its salt will help deal with day-to-day issues before they become overwhelming so that you can effectively manage your time and turn your attention to other projects and goals around the building.
How Much Do Commercial Handyman Services Really Cost?
All too often we see companies that put of or simply ignore critical maintenance because it is often expensive and time consuming. Maybe they worry that they cannot afford preventative maintenance or a dedicated commercial handyman service. Maybe they get so busy putting out fires they struggle to make time to prevent the fire in the first place. If any of these sound like issues you have faced, consider a few things. First, when you partner with a commercial handyman service, both of you are benefiting. Your handyman service gets a steady stream of business, and you get the reliability and affordability of a single company offering you a multitude of building services solutions.
Second, preventative maintenance is always going to be an upfront expense. But it is almost always going to be cheaper than dealing with the problems that crop up as a result of ignoring it. Have you ever had your HVAC system break in the middle of July on a weekend? With a little inspection and upkeep, you can avoid the enormous bill that comes with fixing it and you save yourself the hassle of finding someone to do it. Third, using in-house maintenance isn’t a workable solution for most businesses. Not only do you need to consider wages, but also screening, hiring, training, drug-testing and criminal background checks along with insurance and compliance issues. One of the primary advantages of outsourcing building maintenance is that you can avoid the trap of trying to run what is essentially a business within a business and instead, let your commercial handyman provide you with effective, efficient, affordable services focusing on your own core competencies.
One and Done
Finding a qualified, affordable, dependable commercial handyman service can take some time and patience. But once you have a working relationship with a commercial handyman that you trust, you can skip all the upfront work that goes into finding a contractor and instead get right to business getting the work you need done when you need it. When a problem comes up in your facility, you want a solution, not to spend hours finding someone who can and is available to do the work then negotiating a price that fits your budget. Having someone at the ready to handle whatever issues comes up without having to worry about pricing or the quality of their work is always going to be preferable. Why pay more for a less consistent service when you could have a true partner less and always go to the front of the line?
The Tasks Your Professional Facility Maintenance Service Can Offer
If you are considering outsourcing maintenance, you may be wondering what kind of services a commercial handyman service can assist you with. Obviously every company is different and some will be more capable of doing certain things for you while others less capable, especially with more complicated tasks. Generally, the more specialized the task, the fewer companies that offer it, which can be a useful way to narrow down who you are looking at. But most offer a base level of service, so here is a sampling of what might be offered:
- Roof Inspections
- Carpentry Repairs
- Wall Repair
- Painting & Touch-ups
- Plumbing Repairs
- Flooring Restoration
- Electrical Repair
- Carpet/Tile Repairs, Restoration & Replacement
- Caulking & Glazing
- Ceiling Tile Repair/Replacement
- 24/7 Emergency Repairs
- HVAC Preventative Maintenance & Repairs
- Lock and Door Repairs
- Office Furniture Moving & Assembly
- Group Re-lamping
- Ballast Replacement
- Door/Hinge/Hardware Repair
- Carpet Cleaning
- Construction Clean up
- Exterior Power Washing
- Comprehensive Building Inspection
- Water Clean Up
- Light Bulb Changes/Light Fixture Installations
Just As You Would Expect, A Team of Professionals Makes Things Easier
Partnering with an experienced commercial handyman service means that you can get your issues fixed as they come up, extend the life of your company's expensive assets and work to help better structure maintenance around your budget and around your facility’s needs. Having a single partner means that your needs are prioritized. A commercial handyman service will also potentially offer you a high level of consistency because the commercial handyman team will become acquainted with you, your staff and your facility. Don’t deal with all the problems that come along with many independent contractors, instead outsource for an easier, cheaper and less painful building maintenance experience.
Customization Is Always an Option
More often than not, we see two different types of Facility Manager: those that want to outsource their handyman services but think that they don’t have enough work to offer, or those that worry a professional service will hurt their already slim budget too much. Fortunately for you, most handyman services have worked with people like this and can customize their service to fit your needs. Not every building is the same and the best companies know that. Your best bet is to communicate your needs and work with your prospective company in order to build a plan that fits your needs and your budget.
Stathakis Does the Job Right
If you feel like your to-do list is getting larger than you’d like or that you are stuck in a never ending game of catch up when it comes to your facility maintenance, it might be time to consider outsourcing maintenance tasks to a commercial handyman service. It may require some upfront effort, but finding a solid maintenance company will benefit you and your facility long term. You’ll be spending less money, getting more reliable service and you can change it as your needs change. Make outsourcing commercial handyman services work for you and your organization by choosing a building services contractor with a solid reputation and over 35 years of experience. To get more information or to schedule a free consultation, call Stathakis at 1-(800) 278-1884.