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Commercial Handyman Services Help Tackle Maintenance Backlog

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 @ 03:38 PM

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Is Your To-Do List Threatening To Topple Your Desk?

Even experienced Facility Managers occasionally get swamped by the amount of work they have piling up in their inboxes and on their desks. And with so many other responsibilities, it doesn't take much before things feel like they are threatening to spin out of control. A little unplanned maintenance issue here, a little hiring problem there and you have yourself a recipe for overload. These pile ups are bound to happen from time to time, especially if you don’t have regular preventative maintenance in place. So, if you are falling behind and in a perpetual game of catch up, one of the best ways to keep yourself from getting bogged down is by enlisting the help of a professional commercial handyman service. Not only can a handyman service attend to day-to-day problems before they ever reach your desk, but they can also manage preventative maintenance and work on projects that you have been putting off for more pressing issues. Now of course, you are probably thinking “Of course I would love some help, but there is no way that I have enough money in the budget to afford that?”

 

Is The Price Of Commercial Handyman Services Getting You Down?

Sure you want to tackle your expanding to do list, but you don’t want to topple your carefully planned budgets in the process. There are a couple of important things to consider when deciding if you can afford a handyman service for your facility. First, when you partner with a solid commercial handyman service, you are creating a partnership that benefits you both. Your maintenance company gets ongoing work and you get to move to the front of the line paying less than you would with a steady stream of new, individual contractors. Second, you have to balance the long-term benefits of having a handyman service with the pain of short term costs. Things are going to go wrong in your facility and invariably it is going to cost you more to get a last minute repairman out to your facility than to have a regular, established relationship with a handyman performing regular inspections and preventative maintenance. Think about it, if your HVAC system break in the middle of summer it is going to cost a small fortune to have someone drive out and fix it as opposed to having your contracted handyman service fix the problem or have made sure that the problem never happens in the first place. Third, having a partnership with a professional handyman service rather than hiring a handyman or team is always going to be less time consuming. Having to deal with wages, benefits, overtime costs, healthcare and other associated costs will take your time away from managing your building. Outsourcing your handyman service is a good way to save you time and money.

 

Don’t Start From The Beginning Every Time Your Facility Needs Maintenance 

If every time a maintenance issue comes up you have to find a new contractor to fix it, it is little wonder that you have so much work piling up. Finding a contractor often involves lengthy appointments to assess the problem and suggest remedies, price negotiations, scheduling and often waiting ridiculous amounts of time to get simple services completed. On the other hand, a solid, professional commercial handyman service is always ready to go whenever you need them. Even better, your commercial handyman service already has knowledge of the ins and outs of your facility and how to diagnose, price and complete work while causing minimal disruptions to normal traffic flow. What if every time you needed carpet cleaning you didn’t have to scour the marketplace to find a reasonable quote. Or when you needed electrical done you already had a contractor that you trusted could do the job? Having commercial handyman services is a cheaper, faster, more effective way to handle maintenance when compared to dealing with multiple contractors or trying to go it alone.

 

What Should You Expect From A Handyman Service?

If you are on the fence about outsourcing your building maintenance to an experienced professional, it can be helpful to get a sense of what services they can offer you. While not every service provider will offer the same thing, generally, larger maintenance companies have a vast network of industry professionals and technicians that are all skilled in a variety of maintenance tasks. Here are some services that many commercial handyman services can provide you: 

  • Lock and Door Repairs
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Water Clean Up
  • Floor Restoration
  • Wall Repair
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Window Cleaning
  • Caulking and Glazing
  • Painting & touch-ups
  • Ballast Replacement
  • Door/Hinge/Hardware Repair
  • Light bulb changes/Light fixture installations
  • Construction Cleanup
  • 24/7 Emergency Repairs
  • Roof Inspections
  • Exterior Power Washing
  • Comprehensive building inspection
  • Carpet/Tile Repairs, Restoration & Replacement
  • Office Furniture Moving & Assembly
  • HVAC preventative maintenance & repairs
  • Painting/Wallpapering
  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Ceiling Tile Repair/Replacement
  • Life/Safety Audits
  • Remodels/Alterations
  • Group Relamping

 

Outsourcing Is The Way To Go In More Ways Than One

With an established, reputable, experienced building maintenance company, you can get quick fixes to your maintenance issues, go straight to the front of the line, extend the life of your property’s assets, forecast better, cut maintenance expenses and even plan work around your needs. If you are in a long term contract with a commercial handyman service, it means you can get the help you need at anytime without having to put in all of the leg work every time you need help. Don’t go through the time consuming, beyond frustrating process of looking for a contractor every time you need help, contract with a professional handyman service to save yourself some time and money and keep your facility running without fail.

 

How Customization & Experience Affects Service 

You may have an exact of idea of what you want done in your facility but think that you simply don’t have enough work to necessitate ongoing service. Or, perhaps you have the work that needs to be done but you don’t think your budget can support a professional handyman service provider. Fortunately for you, most professional handyman services can adjust and customize their services to varying levels of work and a variety of budgets. The best commercial handyman services know that there is no one-size-fits-all service and they work to find the best solution for you. So don't think that just because you are on a budget or don’t have an immense amount of work that needs to be done that you can’t have an effective, affordable handyman service.

 

The Direct Benefits Of Outsourcing Your Handyman Service

There are some clear upsides to outsourcing you maintenance to a professional handyman service. Not only will it help you manage your ever growing to-do list, but it can help reduce the time and money associated with finding and contracting with an independent service provider each time you need a fix in your facility. Further, it means that you don’t have to worry about buying, maintaining, fixing, replacing and storing you own equipment and other necessities, Finally, you’ll have immediate access to industry professionals that can help not only with small tasks but can take on larger, more difficult projects that you may have been putting off. Not only can you avoid the premiums of individual contractors but you have a responsive service that you already trust to do the job correctly the first time. Let your handyman service do the work so that you can focus on your business.  

 

Let Stathakis Help You Tackle YOUR To-Do List

If your to-do list feels out of control or you feel like your job has become you running around trying to put out maintenance fires, it may be time for you to make a decision that will benefit you and your facility for years to come. Making the choice to outsource you building’s maintenance needs can help stabilize maintenance costs and assure that you get service when you need it most. Partner with a company that has 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.

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Building Maintenance & Preventive Maintenance Over the Summer

Posted by Dale Saylor on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 09:15 AM

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The Building Maintenance To Do List

Ah, summer, sand between our toes, the sun’s warm rays on our shoulders, the smell of the grill and the long days that promise to go on forever. It often seems, or at least many of us would like to believe, that summer’s days are truly never ending. Yet, before you know it, those long summer days come to a close, the weather turns cooler, kids return to school, summer turns to fall and the long, cold, wet winters that Michigan is famous for bellows in to add a million things to your already full plate. It can be difficult to address these problems in fall and even spring with wet weather and the bustling, busy season in full swing. So, summer’s natural slow down and vacation time offers an opportunity to give your facility a truly deep cleaning and to tackle those maintenance tasks that you simply couldn’t before. Getting a head start on preventative maintenance and cleaning can be the best way to prepare for the full swing to ‘back to business’ that so often happens in fall. So, what can you and your commercial building maintenance company do to take full advantage of summer?

  

Preventative Building Maintenance Isn’t Just for Your Building’s Interior

One of the biggest challenges that winter presents is the damage it does to the exterior of building. Not only can constant rain and snow damage your building’s exterior, it can make it difficult to spot and address the problems it causes allowing them to bloom into much larger, much more expensive future fixes. The best way to avoid this is to, whenever weather permits, inspect fences, gates, gutters, siding and your building’s roof. Check landscaping to be sure everything is operating as intended and that any needed maintenance is done. A seasoned, professional Michigan Building Services Contractor can help take that burden from you and inspect these crucial areas for you. Having a professional that knows what to look for and how to address problems can greatly extend the expensive assets of your building like roofs and windows. Finding a problem when it is still a minor one, will always be cheaper than finding it later after it has gotten out of control. So, during summer be sure to address key areas like: carpentry repairs, concrete and stucco repair, wood replacement and power washing.

  

Summer is an Ideal Time to Address Your Carpets and Floors

Summer’s warmer temperatures, dryer weather and reduced traffic can make it a good time to attend to some deep floor and carpet cleaning. Low moisture carpet cleaning methods like the Whittaker System Carpet cleaning can be done nearly any time with minimal down time. And truck mounted hot water extraction carpet cleaning can remove soils, bio-pollutants and other grime and allergens that wear carpet, diminish your facility’s appearance and downgrade indoor air quality. And perhaps, your hard flooring is also in need of some TLC. Are scuffs, dings dirt, grime and dullness making your flooring look less than appealing? Summer is still the best time to address repairs and cleaning for it. Does your commercial handyman service offer cleaning, polishing, stripping, waxing, and other repair services that are needed to keep your floors looking new and polished? If not, it may be time to inquire into a building services contractor that offers preventive maintenance packages, special cleanings and even complete refurbishing.

 

There are Only Three Things Certain in Life, Death, Taxes & HVAC Problems in the Middle of August

Why is it that every HVAC system decides to stop working on the *hottest* day of summer? It is an unanswerable mystery. What isn’t a mystery, however, is how to avoid the summer rush to fix air conditioning problems. First, make sure that you schedule routine service before you and everyone else need them on the first 114-degree day of summer. Next, contact your building services or cleaning company about preventative maintenance so that when your HVAC system inevitably breaks you skip to the head of the line for repairs. Regularly scheduled maintenance and inspection will always keep your HVAC system in better condition and save you from the quadrupled price of an emergency repair in the middle of August. This way you can keep your building at a comfortable temperature all summer at a comfortable price for your budgets.

  

Judging A Book by its Fresh Coat of Paint 

While we should all live by the creed “never judge a book by its cover,” but when it comes to deciding where we do business or how we see a business, perhaps it's best we’re a little judgmental. So is your building’s exterior sending the right message to potential customers, employees, tenants, the community, employees or student’s parents? Summer offers an opportunity to paint the inside and outside of your building, giving your facility and instant, affordable makeover, refresh and update. And if you are looking for specialized commercial and industrial painting including things like: special coatings, finishes, textured coatings, multi-color spray applications, electrostatic painting, paver and deck sealing and more, many professional janitorial companies, painting companies and building services contractors offer a myriad of services to fit the needs of your facility.

  

Your Summer Building Maintenance Isn’t Limited to Just Cleaning

If your planning on remodeling or doing construction on your facility, it’s worth inquiring with your Michigan commercial building maintenance company if they can help. Many building services companies offer services like wall mounting, fixture/furniture moving, light fixture installations, office furniture moving, remodels/alterations, lighting retrofits, studs and drywall, not to mention basic electrical and plumbing services. Perhaps even more attractively, many of these companies will also deal with post construction cleaning so you don’t have to.

 

What’s the Difference Between a Building Maintenance Plan & a Commercial Handyman Service?

There are three types of building maintenance service that you should be aware of so that you can pick the one that fits your facility best: on site maintenance, multi-facility maintenance and on-demand maintenance.

On-Site Building Maintenance:

A building that is outfitted with on-site maintenance has the advantage of having an around-the-clock staff dedicated to keeping your facility in its best operating condition. Having this type of maintenance is often necessary in larger facilities where problems can compound quickly, especially with regard to mechanical and electrical systems. Further, in larger facilities, having a staff that is familiar with its needs is often the most effective way to quickly address problems.

Multi-Facility Building Maintenance:

This style of maintenance puts a single building service contractor in charge of facilities across numerous locations. This way, you only have to go through one company when addressing different facilities needs often making service more effective and affordable. 

On-Demand Maintenance:

This service often goes by the name “Commercial Handyman Service”. This type of Maintenance is often best for facilities that may not have the budget or workload for an on-site team of technicians but still needs factional service with a commercial building service provider that is familiar with their facility and its needs. You can use services as you need them while still having a relationship with a single provider so that your needs are always put first.

 

Get on That Summer To-do List:

Not matter what the needs of your facility happen to be, summer is the ideal time to attack that to do list and get your building ready for the coming year. Many if not all janitorial service companies and commercial cleaning companies provide such services. Make sure to ask you Building Services Company how they can help you make the most of the summer months to get and keep your facility looking its very best now and for many seasons to come.

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Commercial Handyman Services to the Rescue

Posted by Dale Saylor on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 04:56 PM

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Commercial Handyman Services To the Rescue

Building maintenance can quickly become overwhelming as a list of work orders seems to grow faster than you can keep up. Putting out fire after fire can also create a situation where preventive maintenance is put on the back burner further increasing the likelihood of unplanned for problems. If your building maintenance is causing nothing but headaches, it is likely time for a commercial handyman service. Ongoing maintenance issues from light electrical to plumbing to patching and painting or even installing fixtures, can quickly fill your day with appointments, site visits, estimates and follow-up. Not only does this kind of maintenance eat up your day, it can chew through your budget in no time. A few unscheduled outages and emergency service calls can quickly throw your facility into chaos and your carefully planned budget out the window. Contracting with a commercial handyman service is not only significantly more convenient, it’s typically much less expensive. Get the maintenance you need, stay on course and on budget and minimize the headaches associated with the cascade of problems that can so often plague even the best run facilities.

 

You Need A Qualified Maintenance Man Service to the Rescue

Find a qualified maintenance technician and everything becomes at least a little bit easier. With the best building maintenance services companies, not only do you get a quality technician you get a TEAM you get a team of highly qualified maintenance technicians. These commercial handymen have experience in plumbing, HVAC, electrical and more. The most effective building services companies employ a number of skilled and experienced maintenance technicians trained to handle nearly all of your facility’s issues, in real time as you need help. These commercial handymen handle most of the service, repairs and problems that arise in your facility. On the rare occasions where the project is larger or more complex than they can do, your building services company are still a valuable source of information to help you break down understand the scope of work and likely cost of those more involved projects.

 

You Could Have Your Own Team Of Highly Skilled Technicians At the Ready

With the right commercial handyman services, you can reduce the ongoing hassles of finding and coordinating a bevy of maintenance services in your facility. When you establish a relationship with a professional, attentive, experienced and responsive commercial handyman, everything is easier, smoother and more straightforward. Check off your to do list and know that you have a highly skilled team of technicians in your pocket, ready to step in and help you with whatever you need. Whether it's light electrical, plumbing, installing bookshelves, hanging pictures or televisions, installing fixtures, ongoing repairs or patching and painting, the right commercial handyman services company can go where you need them.

 

Is A Professional Maintenance Technician or Commercial Handyman Right For Me?

Is a professional maintenance technician the right solution in your facility? Maybe you wonder if perhaps there’s too much work for one company or maybe not enough work. Maybe you think you’d love to have a commercial handyman service at the ready but worry it is out of your budget. The good news is most commercial handyman services offer a number of options that fit the needs and budget constraints of most facilities. The best commercial handyman services can develop a maintenance program customized to the unique needs of your facility. Maybe you need daily ongoing maintenance at more than one facility. Or it could be that you require a once a week visit to whittle down a growing to-do list. Maybe you need someone every other week to keep your to do list in check and keep up with scheduled and preventative maintenance. Or maybe you need help for a one time project, seasonal needs or periodically as needed. Larger commercial maintenance companies typically have the capacity to adjust staffing and facility visits to meet your facility’s unique needs.

 

Keep Your Facility Ready to Go With A Planned Maintenance Schedule

The demands of a large, bustling facility can make even the most organized and efficient Facility Manager pull their hair out now and then. The best Facility Managers are not the ones that can do everything themselves, but rather the ones that know how to find great people and organizations and then let them do what they do best while they as Facility Managers focus on those responsibilities that only they can do. You know that if all of the little and not so little repairs and maintenance tasks are left to languish on a growing to do list, in time they may diminish the perception of your facility and even your building’s value. Among the benefits of working with a commercial handyman service is the ability to create a maintenance schedule that keeps your facility looking and running it’s best. Similarly, with a thoughtful, planned out maintenance schedule, you can simplify you planning, budgets and forecasting.

 

How Do You Find the Best Commercial Handyman Services?

There is no shortage of commercial handyman services however, landing the right maintenance technicians to care for your facilities can feel like a gamble. Building maintenance companies and commercial handyman services can vary tremendously in size, type and capabilities. When looking for commercial handyman services for your facility, you need more that one-man and a van kind of operation. A commercial maintenance company with a team of professional maintenance technicians and vast experience in a number of different facilities handling a number of different issues is most often the optimal solution. The reality is in this service business, you are only as good as the people you employ. The most effective maintenance companies have a really good team.  

It can be helpful during your search for building services to ask prospective maintenance companies about their people. How long have they worked there? What is their background? And is your commercial handyman services company doing enough to find, screen, hire, train and manage the very best people for your facility? Ask a prospective commercial handyman service about their people, their processes and experience. It isn’t easy setting up a long term solution to your maintenance issues but invest the time in upfront and you could be rewarded with better maintenance, fewer headaches and better cost management. If you are in search of a commercial handyman service in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Dearborn, Livonia, Troy, Auburn Hills, Novi, Plymouth, Downriver, please reach out to us at Stathakis. With over thirty years serving the businesses of southeastern Michigan, we have become a respected and trusted part of the business community.

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Tame That To Do List With Commercial Handyman Services

Posted by Dale Saylor on Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 01:55 PM

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Do You Need To Tame Your Commercial Building Maintenance To Do List?

Caring for your facility is no easy task. You might feel like a lion tamer sometimes trying to tame the growing to do list that can overwhelm even the most competent, professional Facility Manager. Are building maintenance issues piling up faster than you can tame them? Have you reached a point where you realize what you are currently doing just isn’t working or is taking up far more time than you have? Maybe a small spark of an issue has been left unattended to become a fire to put out. Perhaps what is keeping you from addressing maintenance issues and even preventative maintenance is the likely cost of getting everything on track. So often, maintenance issues like electrical, HVAC, plumbing, patching, touch ups and painting and more can grow to the point where you are not even sure where to begin. When you put off needed maintenance, you know the problem is likely to grow into a more complicated, expensive and pressing issue but really, there are only so many hours in the day and dollars in the budget right? When your to do list of building maintenance threatens to go feral on you, enlisting the help of a commercial handyman service can help you save time, save money and tame that to do list that threatens to overwhelm you and compromise your building’s maintenance and overall appearance and functioning.

 

Commercial Handyman Services Can Help Tame A To Do List & Save Money

Not only can commercial handyman services save your time AND your sanity, outsourcing building maintenance can save you money. Likewise, the right commercial handyman services can offer a level of maintenance that goes above and beyond anything you will get from individual contractors working on piecemeal projects. That’s because with the right commercial handyman services, you develop a relationship that benefits both of you. What can you expect when you contract with a professional handyman service for your building maintenance?

  • Reduced, consistent facility maintenance costs
  • Increased value and lifespan of your building’s assets
  • Less hassle of finding, scheduling and managing critical building services
  • Easier coordination of services
  • Adequate preventative maintenance
  • Increased facility efficiency
  • Fewer headaches, fires to put out and wasted time for you the Facility Manager
  • You can shift your focus to other essential elements of your job
  • Increase tenant, employee and customer satisfaction and retention

Why struggle to put out fires and tame a wild to do list when you could have commercial handyman services that make your life easier AND save you money in the long run? 

  

Who Needs Commercial Handyman Services?

In our opinion, nearly all Facility Managers and facilities could benefit from a more directed maintenance plan. Similarly, they could benefit from a commercial handyman company experienced in delivering the best, most cost effective maintenance services. Some Facility Managers consider their own in house facility maintenance but really, unless you have huge operations that requires constant services, the likelihood is you will be paying for a team of employees that will have significant downtime and you will STILL have to call a separate contractor for more specialized services. And if you call a contractor as maintenance issues arise, you are not likely to receive the kind of service and responsiveness you would get from a dedicated commercial handyman services company. Outsourcing maintenance to a commercial handyman service can both offer you the quick response and specialized services you need minimizing waste and unnecessary added costs. In fact, your commercial cleaning company or janitorial services company may offer added maintenance services and commercial handyman services making it eaven easier to get the building maintenance you need.

 

What Can Commercial Handyman Services Offer You?

Who wouldn’t want their own team of pros at the ready? Whether you are looking to schedule preventative maintenance, tame your to do list of unresolved tasks or deal with an emergency, having the right commercial handyman service at the ready is immeasurably helpful. No need to phone a new contractor every time you have an issue or wait for return phone calls or work around someone else’s schedule in order to arrange maintenance. If you establish a direct relationship with a commercial handyman service, not only will you save time and money on maintenance, you can also work with them to schedule it around the needs of your facility. How can the right professional commercial handyman service help you tame your facility’s maintenance to do list? What areas of service do many commercial handyman services offer?

  • Electrical repair
  • Office Furniture Moving & Assembly
  • Wall Mounting
  • Ceiling Tile Repair/Replacement
  • HVAC preventative maintenance & repairs
  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Carpentry Repairs
  • Wall repair
  • Light bulb changes/Light fixture installations
  • Comprehensive building inspection
  • Caulking & Glazing
  • Life/Safety Audits 
  • Furniture assembly
  • Lock and Door Repairs
  • Flooring restoration
  • Painting & touch-ups
  • Exterior power washing
  • Carpet/Tile Repairs, Restoration & Replacement
  • 24/7 Emergency Repairs
  • Water Clean Up
  • Ballast Replacement
  • Door/Hinge/Hardware Repair
  • Remodels/Alterations
  • Construction Clean up
  • Group Relamping
  • Roof Inspections
  • Painting/Wallpapering
  • Trip Hazard Repair

 

Don’t Put It Off, Get the Commercial Handyman Services You Need

Don’t put off needed maintenance or wait for an emergency when you can get effective, affordable service and peace of mind now. Eliminate the hassle of hiring, scheduling and managing individual contractors with commercial handyman services. There are several different variations of commercial handyman services to suit the needs of your facility.

On Site Commercial Handyman Services

Quite often, for larger buildings where there is a need to have immediate oversight of mechanical systems, electrical service and plumbing, having a full-time Building Maintenance Technician or team of technicians dedicated to your facility is the right path. A dedicated staff that is aware of the specific needs of your facility and can keep your facility on track. With on site Commercial handyman services, scheduled and routine preventative maintenance are easily folded in to day-to-day duties.

Multi Facility Commercial Handyman Services

Sometimes, Multi Facility Commercial Handyman Services are the best choice. If you require facilities maintenance services across multiple buildings, this can be the right solution. The right company can provide a consistent, managed service to more than one location. With Multi Facility Commercial Handyman Services, services are customized to your facility’s specific needs and requirements.

On Demand Commercial Handyman Services

Do you want your own team of Building Maintenance Technicians but perhaps don’t require them 24/7? On demand facility maintenance can be a great way to get the help you need, when you need it. On-Demand services can be planned in advance or on a recurring basis so you get all of the benefits of your own Building Maintenance Team but on an as-needed basis.

At Stathakis, we have served the businesses of Southeastern Michigan for over thirty years. We are proud members of the BSCAI (Building Services Contractor Association International) and are CIMS certified. The Cleaning Industry Management Standard assures our customers that whether its our Commercial cleaning, janitorial services, day porter service, commercial facility maintenance or handyman services, we will deliver effective, affordable solutions. If you are looking for a Commercial cleaning company in Michigan that can deliver a multitude of solutions for your facility or facilities, from Commercial handyman services company to Day Porter services to industrial cleaning, medical cleaning and Janitorial, please get in touch. We provide commercial cleaning and commercial handyman services to Genesee County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Wayne County, Macomb County, St. Clair County. We offer effective, professional facility services to the cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Farmington, Livonia, Plymouth, Downriver, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy, Auburn Hills, Novi and more. For more information on our services and how we can help you, please contact us at 1-800-278-1884.

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Tackle Big & Small Jobs With Commercial Handyman Services

Posted by Dale Saylor on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:25 PM

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Is Your Commercial Building Maintenance Threatening to Overwhelm You?

Commercial building maintenance is not for the feint of heart. Between ongoing preventive maintenance and putting out the occasional and not so occasional fires, if you go it alone, your facility maintenance can quickly overwhelm even the best Facility Manager. When your ‘to do’ list becomes ‘to do’ lists, and tasks are accumulating faster than you can tackle them, it’s time to consider the help of a commercial handyman service. Regular maintenance and preventative maintenance assure your building is optimally maintained. Likewise, day-to-day facility maintenance issues can overwhelm your schedule with calls, site visits, estimates and more, leaving little room for your other important responsibilities. Contracting your commercial building maintenance to a professional handyman service can not only free up your time to focus on other things, it can save you money while keeping your building in great shape.

 

The Right Commercial Handyman Service Is Like Having Your Own All Star Team

One of the many challenges as a Facility Manager is finding the right people to do the work when something goes wrong or needs attention in your facility. Contracting with individual plumbing companies, electricians, HVAC techs and so on means finding, qualifying, managing and paying multiple separate businesses. With the right commercial handyman services, you get your own team of highly qualified maintenance technicians. These technicians come highly qualified with experience in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, general building maintenance and more. With the right technicians, your handyman service can offer premier building maintenance, managing most issues as they come up and even attending to preventive maintenance so you can catch small issues before they become major, costly problems.

 

Commercial Handyman Services Give You The Help You Need

The right commercial handyman service works closely with you and your facility. Your needed work is their priority. No more long service waits, missed appointments, reschedules and unnecessary delays. When you contract with a premier building maintenance company, you form a relationship with your commercial handyman or team of maintenance technicians operating like your very own A-Team, doing the work need done with just a little guidance from you. Are you wondering if a commercial handyman service might be the right fit for your facility? Maybe you worry that you don’t have enough work for a whole service or maybe you worry you have too much. Among the benefits of a commercial handyman service is that you can adjust your services to fit your individual facility needs. Some companies require continual maintenance at multiple facilities while other companies may require a once a week visit to tackle ongoing issues as they come up or even as needed help. The right commercial facility maintenance company has the staffing and flexibility to give you exactly the services you need without paying for services you don’t.

 

Get Premier Building Maintenance & Get Back On Track

Ongoing maintenance and preventative maintenance can overwhelm the best of us, and yet, a commercial handyman service can help you get to all of the little and not so little fixes that can add up, stress you out and even diminish a building’s value. With the right commercial handyman service, you can create a maintenance schedule and preventive maintenance plan that works best for your facility. Likewise, having a solid plan for repairs, fixes and installations will help you budget and forecast more easily and stay on track with those budgets while keeping your facility well maintained.

 

Finding A Professional Handyman Capable of Servicing YOUR Facility

While there is no shortage of maintenance companies, finding the right company can be challenging. Building services companies that are really up for the job of partnering with you in the maintenance of your facility will have a few important qualities you should look for. First, your maintenance company must have really good people. With a service business, you are really only as good as your team. What does your prospective commercial handyman services company do to attract, screen, hire, train, retain and manage the best technicians? Do they conduct consistent, reliable drug and criminal background check screening? Do they provide the training, management and incentives to drive reliability through accountability? Likewise, even with great technicians, if your commercial maintenance company doesn’t operate with great communication in place, service is bound to suffer. So how does your prospective building maintenance company handle problems when they arise? Do they have procedures in place to manage issues? Do they have a formal process for communicating with you the customer when you need help? Do they offer transparent pricing so you can compare their services to other companies and be clear about what you are getting and what you're paying for it? Asking a few probing questions upfront can save you the hassle of partnering with a building services contractor who is simply not up to the job.

  

The Right Handyman Services Can Make a World of Difference

Make your job as a facilities manager significantly more manageable, enlist the help of a commercial handyman service. Tackle big jobs and small jobs with ease knowing you have a true partner and your own A-Team of trained, experienced technicians. Shorten your to do list and keep your building and its assets properly maintained. Whether you need electrical, plumbing or HVAC or you need furniture assembled, shelves or televisions installed and mounted, patch and painting and so much more, a commercial handyman service can keep your building in good shape and be a sanity and time saver for you.

Here at Stathakis, we provide commercial cleaning and commercial handyman services to the following Southeastern Michigan Counties: Genesee County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Wayne County, Macomb County, St. Clair County. We offer effective, professional facility services to the cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Farmington, Livonia, Plymouth, Downriver, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy, Auburn Hills, Novi and more. For more information on our services and how we can help you, please contact us at 1-800-278-1884.

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Can Commercial Handyman Services Tackle An Out of Control To Do List?

Posted by Dale Saylor on Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 06:45 PM

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Is Your Building Maintenance To Do List Growing Out of Control?

Even experienced Facility Managers can get flooded by the sheer volume of work their facilities can create. It doesn’t take much to tip a Facility Manager’s ‘To Do’ list from barely workable to teetering out of control. A few unplanned maintenance issues accumulate faster than you can take care of them or ongoing maintenance issues start to pile up to the point where you aren’t even sure what to tackle first. Sometimes it is a lack of preventative maintenance coming back to haunt you, sometimes it’s new tenants or a building issue happening in multiple places at once and sometimes it is just plain old bad luck. When you are in the weeds and it feels like you might never catch up, commercial handyman services can save time, save money and reduce your workload to a manageable level. An effective commercial handyman service can attend to day-to-day issues before they get out of control and even help you complete projects that you have been putting off. Sure, what Facility Manager wouldn’t want some professional help, but maybe you think it’s going to throw your budget completely out of whack.

 

Are You Concerned Commercial Handyman Services Are Too Costly?

If you have put off critical maintenance because you think you cannot afford it, you should consider the following. First, when you partner with a solid commercial handyman service, you are creating a partnership that benefits you both. Your maintenance company gets ongoing work and you get to move to the front of the line and pay less than you would with a steady stream of new, individual contractors. Second, as tough as it can be to budget for preventive maintenance, a little money upfront for maintenance can save a lot of money and hassle later when things start breaking. For instance, an HVAC inspection off season is going to be much easier and cheaper than an AC service call from a new company on the hottest day of the year. An experienced building maintenance company can help you schedule preventive maintenance and even put their expertise to work creating an affordable maintenance schedule that makes sense for your facility and your budget. Third, supervising a team of in-house maintenance staff is a full-time job that you don’t want and there are simply too many associated costs. There are wages, benefits, health care costs and overtime associated with employees, not to mention the costs connected to recruitment, screening, interviewing, training, drug testing and criminal background checks and training. Outsourcing your building’s maintenance to the right building services company will save time and money as well as shield you from unnecessary liability and the issues associated with managing additional employees whose responsibilities are beyond the scope of typical business operations. 

 

Are You Tired Of Starting From Square One Every Time You Have A Facility Maintenance Issue?

If you have to start from square one every time you have a maintenance issue, no wonder you are overwhelmed. Think of what you must endure every time you need help. There are often canceled appointments, frequent more no-shows, price gouging and waiting far longer than you should for service to be completed. With a reliable, effective commercial handyman service, you go directly to the front of the line. If you have already established a relationship and trust with your building maintenance company, diagnosing, pricing and completing work is much more straight forward. What if an electrical issue comes up and you didn’t have to search a contractor out, meet with them, haggle over price or get multiple estimates? What if when it was time to have your office’s carpet cleaned, you had a great company at the ready? What if you could just dial up or email your point person at your building maintenance company and let them coordinate it for you? What if you could get a faster response and better work all while paying LESS than you would with multiple, individual contractors?

 

What Things Will a Professional Handyman Service Do?

Considering outsourcing building maintenance? Can you imagine the ease of having a trusted, reliable building services company that does it all? While not all building maintenance companies offer such an abundance of services, there are many that do. It is generally the larger maintenance companies that can afford a large team of trained technicians and professionals at the ready. So what kind of work and tasks can you expect a large facility maintenance company to offer?

  • Wall repair
  • Painting & touch-ups
  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Carpentry Repairs
  • Electrical repair
  • Carpet/Tile Repairs, Restoration & Replacement
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Ceiling Tile Repair/Replacement
  • Flooring restoration
  • HVAC preventative maintenance & repairs
  • 24/7 Emergency Repairs
  • Office Furniture Moving & Assembly
  • Remodels/Alterations
  • Lock and Door Repairs
  • Ballast Replacement
  • Door/Hinge/Hardware Repair
  • Roof Inspections
  • Group Relamping
  • Painting/Wallpapering
  • Life/Safety Audits
  • Light bulb changes/Light fixture installations
  • Comprehensive building inspection
  • Exterior power washing
  • Caulking & Glazing
  • Water Clean Up
  • Construction Clean up

 

How Will Having Your Own Team of Building Maintenance Pros Make Life Easier?

With an experience building maintenance company, you can get quick fixes to your maintenance issues, go straight to the front of the line, extend the life of your property’s assets, forecast better, cut maintenance expenses and even plan work around your needs. When you contract with a commercial handyman service, you get help where you need it at any given moment. That means you don’t over hire or pay someone when there isn’t work. Likewise, with a team of building maintenance pros, you can forego individual contractor specialists without settling for sub par contractors who might lack the experience needed to get the work done. Rather than go through the frustrating process of searching for and waiting on individual contractor for minor repairs, you get a turnkey, hassle free solution to the bulk of your building maintenance needs.

 

Do You Have Enough Work For a Commercial Handyman Service? 

Some Facility Managers like the idea of having their own ‘A’ team but worry that they simply don’t have enough work to make it worthwhile for a commercial handyman service. Others worry that a professional maintenance company is beyond their budget. The reality is that most commercial handyman services will customize a maintenance plan to correspond with your requirements and your budget. They know there is not any one size fits all solutions. They already wok with a variety of businesses, they understand each facility is going to be different. While some facilities may need a lot of help getting back on track, others might only need less frequent help. The most effective professional maintenance companies will work with you to figure out precisely what you need and how they can help you.

 

Are There Benefits to Outsourcing to a Commercial Handyman Service?

Yes! Outsourcing your building maintenance services not only helps you maximize your building services budget, it makes life easier by better managing your ever growing to do list. The advantages of farming these tasks out to technicians with specific expertise are clear. First, you can reduce and even eliminate the time and money associated with finding, hiring, administrating and managing your own in-house facility maintenance staff. Likewise, you do away with the costs associated with procurement, maintenance, inventory, equipment, supplies and uniforms. Third, you have access to expert service in a variety of specialties and even help with when planning larger, more difficult projects. Fourth, as far as budgets go, outsourcing can help you control and predict costs. You don’t pay for help you don’t need but you still aren’t paying the premium you might with individual contractors. Fifth, you get quick turn around and responsive service from people you already trust. Finally, enlisting the help of a commercial handyman service allows you to focus on your business.

 

Let Stathakis Help You Tackle Your Facility Maintenance 

Need help tackling your towering to do list? Feel like you are constantly running around putting out fires? Investing a bit of time to find the right maintenance company to meet your needs will pay off for many years to come. Outsourcing your building maintenance services is likely to reduce and stabilize your maintenance costs considerably, while also offering you, tenants and employees more consistent maintenance. 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. 

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Stop Putting Out Fires, Get Ahead With Preventive Building Maintenance

Posted by Dale Saylor on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 11:36 AM

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As a Facility Manager, you likely have a ‘to do’ list a mile long. Along with your regular day to day duties, problems arise and it doesn’t take long before a small issue can turn into a big problem with an even bigger price tag. If your goal is to minimize hassles and save money, you need to plan ahead with preventative building maintenance. Sure, the thought of tackling preventive maintenance with so many balls in the air can seem futile, but one of the surest ways to get a handle on your work load is to plan ahead. Plan ahead with preventative maintenance and it will pay dividends in the long run. Your building maintenance plan becomes intentional and streamlined when you plan ahead and the right building services company can help you come up with a plan that is reasonable, affordable and sure to shorten your to do list and reduce the challenges that come with putting out fires.

 

I’m Not Sure I Can Afford Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive building maintenance is not unlike other preventive measures we take. For example, a twenty-five dollar oil change can prevent a $3000 engine repair. And a routine teeth cleaning can prevent much more costly future dental repairs. There is an upfront cost in money and time, but the overall savings is significant. The costs involved with preventive asset maintenance is money well spent. A building that gets regular preventive maintenance experiences less downtime, which leads to happier occupants. But beyond that, there is money saved from reduced energy usage, less lost productivity from unexpected failures and service headaches. Timely preventative maintenance will cost far less than last minute, high season emergency calls. For instance, scheduling routine maintenance for building A/C off season will likely cost less than an emergency service call on the hottest day of the summer. Similarly, preventive maintenance maintains the value and lifespan of costly building assets. Not only will planning ahead cost less over the long run and protect building assets, a building that is operating optimally sends the message you as a Facility Manager are skilled at planning and managing.

 

Pulling Together Your Preventive Building Maintenance Plan

Preventive building maintenance is intended to prevent failures, plan service when it is most convenient and cost-effective, reduce unplanned for equipment failures and maintain and extend the lifespan of building assets. The right building maintenance company can work with you to create a preventative building maintenance plan that prevents failures, schedules maintenance for convenience and savings, reduces the likelihood of unscheduled equipment outages, eliminates or diminishes unexpected, expensive emergency maintenance and extends the usable lifespan of your facility’s assets. A well thought out Preventive Maintenance Plan should include the following three basic components: budget, job’s plan task for each asset and have skilled technicians to perform assigned. In both the planning and the execution phase of your building maintenance plan, a commercial building maintenance company or Commercial handyman service can be exceedingly useful. You can opt for on site building maintenance, multi-facility maintenance or on demand, as needed maintenance, whatever method suits the size, need and budge constraints of your facility.

 

Where Do I Find Time For Preventive Building Maintenance?

It can be absolutely daunting to try to plan scheduled preventative maintenance when you are already beyond busy. This is why outsourcing building maintenance to a reputable, professional facilities maintenance company can help you get ahead of the fires and plan maintenance without overcrowding your already full plate. If you fail to plan your maintenance ahead of time, you throw yourself into a constant battle of putting out fires. You simply get so busy putting out fires that you put off preventive building maintenance and in so doing, create your next fire to put out. Preventive building maintenance helps you break that chaotic cycle. You must make scheduling preventive maintenance a part of how you work and manage your facility. We all understand the challenges of planning ahead, but it is critical to getting proactive rather than reactive. Repeating this reactionary cycle reduces the lifespan of building assets, creates more work for you, significantly more hassle and eats away at your bottom line.

 

Professional Facility Maintenance Services Can Be A Real Ally

Planning is great, working ahead is wise but in this business, there will always be things that come up in spite of our best planning. Add to that the fact that sometimes it’s difficult to know precisely how much labor you need and when you are going to need it. Additionally, if you handle building maintenance in-house, there is the added cost of employees, equipment acquisition, storage and maintenance and more. More often than not, partnering with a building maintenance company or using a commercial handyman service offers the best solution to the changing needs of your facility. Even seasoned Facility Managers can become overwhelmed with the amount of work generated by their facility. A professional commercial handyman service can help you deal with day-to-day issues before they escalate into bigger, more expensive issues. When you partner with a qualified commercial handyman service, they can help you customize a maintenance schedule that works for your facility. Repairs, fixes and installations can be planned, forecast, budgeted for and scheduled. Likewise, no matter which plan or option you choose, you will have a building services contractor at the ready when the unexpected happens. Choose a commercial handyman service or commercial building maintenance company that offers a great deal of services and your days of calling new contractors and hoping they show up and don’t gouge you is over.

 

Choosing a Partner to Help Manage Your Building Maintenance

Maybe you know that partnering with a professional maintenance company or commercial handyman is the direction you should go in but you aren’t sure where to start. Perhaps you are unsure if you even have enough work for a building maintenance contractor or maybe you are worried you have too much work for a single company. It could be that you are still worried about whether there is enough money in the budget to warrant outsourcing parts of your building maintenance. You don’t have to know what you need to enlist the help of a professional. A commercial building maintenance company or commercial handyman services will tailor the work to fit your facility and your budget. Maybe you need regular daily maintenance at multiple facilities or perhaps you only require a weekly visit or every other week to manage a revolving to-do list and perform preventive maintenance. It’s even possible that your facility only requires occasional help during specific short-term periods or seasons. A commercial building maintenance company can provide you with flexibility and a wide range of service options to come up with an individualized maintenance plan to help you shorten your to do list, reduce the headaches and cost associated with unplanned maintenance and keep your facility in great shape.
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Put a Fresh Face on Your Facility With Commercial Handyman Services

Posted by Dale Saylor on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 02:21 PM

 

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Commercial Handyman Services Can Help You Keep Your Facility Operating Smoothly

If your life is anything like most of the Facility Managers we talk with every day, your ‘to do’ list is a mile long and you spend more time than you wish you did putting out fires. And while you try to get ahead of the seemingly revolving door of maintenance issues, scheduling work, reviewing possible contractors, setting up site visits, estimates and hoping a small issue doesn’t grow into a nightmare, often leave you overwhelmed and crossing your fingers that you get a small reprieve until the next fire blazes. Yes, it is in part the nature of the job. While you can’t entirely remove maintenance surprises or anticipate every issue, you can make sure your facility runs more smoothly and even make your job, and your life easier. The best Facility Managers, the ones that make it look so easy, so seamless aren’t likely to be any more capable or competent than the rest of us. Rather, they likely have an effective and professional building maintenance company at the ready. Maybe they have a team of go to guys when maintenance issues threaten to overwhelm the smooth and uneventful operation of their facilities. Perhaps you don’t know where to find these mythical helpful creatures, the adept commercial handyman. Or maybe you think having a team of pros in your back pocket is outside of the limits of your budget. We can help you learn where these pros can be found and how to work them into your building maintenance budget in a way that works for you and your facility.

 

Your Janitorial Services Company Might Be An Untapped Source of Help In Your Facility

Do you already have a janitorial services company or commercial cleaning service? Have you checked in to see what additional services they offer? Many of the large building services companies, including Stathakis, offer customers a myriad of special services that go beyond cleaning and janitorial. This added menu of building maintenance services might include specialized cleaning tasks like window cleaning and carpet cleaning or general building maintenance issues like electrical, HVAC, plumbing and other repairs. Often commercial cleaning might be your main ongoing professional partnership with these building maintenance companies, but they can supply you with occasional tasks like carpet cleaning or relamping or even special projects like a construction cleanup or ongoing basic as-needed maintenance. Commercial building maintenance isn’t something you should wait until you are in the weeds to plan. As a Facility Manager you know you will eventually have a need, issue or emergency, so why not plan now?

  

The Right Player On the Bench Just Waiting to Be Put In the Game

Having a commercial handyman service in your back pocket is like having an all star player or even team, suited up and on the bench just waiting for you to need them. Think about what you go through when you must start from scratch to find a building services contractor. There are unreturned calls, canceled appointments, no shows, price gouging, reference checking and more. Even if a Commercial handyman service is great, they probably have a long line of customers ahead of you. Imagine if you already had your go to company, a group of technicians and professionals just waiting for you to dispatch them. Imagine if you could go into every unplanned maintenance situation with at least a basic plan, rate and contractor in place that you trust and makes you a priority. What if instead of starting from scratch, you could just call your go to guy at your current janitorial services company and let them manage it for you? When you have an existing, ongoing relationship with your building maintenance company, you have a far greater likelihood of getting faster response times, better work and a more reasonable price.

 

Get the Highest Levels of Service With Your Existing Building Services Contractor

You can get the highest levels of service by establishing a relationship with capable and professional Commercial handyman services and even dive further into what your existing facilities maintenance company can offer you. When you use your current janitorial contractor for other building maintenance services, you reap advantages like elevated service, faster response times, better follow through because you are already their customer. In fact, the more business you do with your existing building services contractor, the more important you become to them. When everyone is having AC or heating issues at once, who do you think a commercial handyman service will attend to first, a new customer who might eat up their time getting quotes never to lock and load on the job or a regular customer who they work with all the time? Don’t be content to get in line. Don’t sit anxiously awaiting a fix on a problem just hoping the guy you talked to shows up. Don’t write a check hoping a contractor you didn’t have time to vet actually does the work right. Instead, capitalize on the benefits of partnership, the valued professional relationship you and your existing Building Service contractor already have.

 

Plan Ahead With Preventive Building Maintenance & Stop Expensive, Reactive Maintenance

Needs change, issues come and you can’t predict today what you will need tomorrow. In fact, staffing and predicting labor can be a frustrating exercise in what ifs. This is one of the reasons handling your building maintenance in house can be labor intensive and expensive. Sometimes, you just don’t have what you need and other times, you are paying for something even when you aren’t really using it. The needs of your facility can be every changing and predicting what you will need today, tomorrow and a month from now isn’t always possible. When you team up with the right partner for your facility maintenance, you can get a myriad of building maintenance solutions that you can actually adjust in real time to meet shifting needs in your facility. Rather than put out fire after fire, repairs, check-ups, installations and other similar items can be planned, forecast, budgeted for and scheduled whenever possible. And when this preventative maintenance isn’t possible and a fire blazes, you have a partner at the ready to help you put it out quick and get right back to business.

 

Commercial Handyman Pros At the Ready When You Need Them

What Facility Manager wouldn’t want their own team of pros just waiting to step in and lend a hand? Having a trusted contractor not only saves you money by avoiding costly mistakes and the hassle of managing individual contractors, it creates fewer headaches for you by doing the work ahead of the need to find a trusted, economical, effective partner ready to help. But maybe you wonder, do I have enough work for my own commercial handyman service? Most commercial handyman services have a number of different options to fit what you need now and what you might need later. It can work as an incremental need where you ‘share’ a team of experts with other facilities but still get concierge level service when a need arise but also benefit from spreading the cost of these experts around. Maybe all you need is an occasional plumbing or electric fix. Maybe you have a series of known repairs or rehabs that you must budget and address over the course of the year. Maybe you don’t even know what you need yet, but you know you are going to need something eventually. What general matters do many janitorial companies also handle? 


Comprehensive building inspections

Painting & touch-ups

HVAC maintenance/repairs

Water Clean Up

Plumbing Repairs

Roof Inspections                                    

Group Relamping

Remodels/Alterations

Ceiling Tile Repair/Replacements

Carpentry Repairs

Carpet/Tile Repairs, Restoration & Replacement

Light bulb changes/Light fixture installations

Wall repairs

Trip Hazard Repairs

Electrical repairs                                    

Flooring restoration                                             

Painting/Wallpapering                    

24/7 Emergency Repairs

Caulking & Glazing

Exterior power washing

Office Furniture Moving & Assembly

Lock and Door Repairs

Ballast Replacement                                             

Door/Hinge/Hardware Repair     

Construction
Clean up

 

 


Get Your Own ‘Easy Button’ With Commercial Handyman Services

Skip ahead of the line, press the easy button, simplify your complicated set of responsibilities with your own ‘Special Ops’ team ready to tackle your problems or do the preventive maintenance work to avoid the problems altogether. Avoid the time suck of rescheduled appointments, no shows, site visits, estimates and follow-up. Avoid reinventing the wheel every time, avoid spending money you don’t have to, avoid not knowing if you should trust the information you are given. Make life easier and maintenance cheaper with your own, at the ready commercial handyman service.

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Reducing Unplanned For Costs in Facility Maintenance

Posted by Dale Saylor on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 03:46 PM

 

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Facility Maintenance Costs Can Be Unpredictable

We all prefer preventative maintenance, be it with our cars, our teeth and yes, the facilities we manage. And yet, how often do we skip routine maintenance because we are busy, or the money needs to be used for something else, or it just never gets scheduled, only to get hit with an unexpected issues and a BIG bill. Sure maintenance and repairs are just an expected part of the landscape when it comes to facility maintenance and yet, the high costs unexpected repairs bring can be significant. It can seem like just when you are sailing smoothly, on budget and on track, an issue comes up that can eat up your budget with months left to go. And once you have a needed repair or replacement, there isn’t much you can do except grit your teeth and write the check. Yet if planned right, you can incorporate predictive maintenance and preventive maintenance into your yearly plan and budget and save yourself the highs and lows of going at it without a plan.

 

Reactive Facility Maintenance Costs More Down the Road

All maintenance requires your time and costs money and yet, reactive maintenance is hands down the most costly. What are the three main types of maintenance and how do they differ? There is reactive building maintenance, preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance. These approaches are used by different Facility Managers in difference scenarios, but here’s some basics on how they break down. Reactive maintenance is pretty much what it sounds like, you REACT to an issue as it arises, basically a ‘fix it when it breaks’ method, or lack thereof. With preventative maintenance, the mindset is to ‘inspect, check and repair’ BEFORE it breaks. Preventative maintenance has the added benefit of allowing you to plan inspections and maintenance outside of peak cost periods. For example, have your AC inspected in fall as A/C reactive repairs wind down. Finally, there is predictive maintenance. This is using a history of your building’s maintenance along with technology to forecast issues before they happen in order to plan and budget for likely issues. While much of maintenance ends up being reactive maintenance, it ultimately costs more than the careful planning of predictive maintenance and the forward thinking preventative maintenance. The only time reactive maintenance costs less in when nothing breaks, and we all know how seldom that is.

 

Proactive Facility Maintenance Reduces Costs

Preventative building maintenance and predictive maintenance take planning and thought and yes, allocating dollars to it. But by choosing this more proactive facility maintenance, you net a significant cost efficiency and plan your time and that of your facilities maintenance company in a way that saves you money and time. If you have a preventive building maintenance plan with an effective and experienced Commercial handyman services, you can also plan work around your buildings use patterns and critical times so that disruption of your business or tenants’ businesses are kept to a minimum.

  

A Preventive Building Maintenance Checklist Can Help You Get Started

There are a few areas to start off with that can net you big gains with a little preventive maintenance. These are lighting, carpets and hard flooring and HVAC. For instance, in very large buildings, you might find yourself or your team frequently changing light bulbs. While this might not seem like wasted time, it adds up. Relamping and even converting to LED lighting can significantly reduce your energy costs. LEDs can last as much as fifty times a standard incandescent bulb! Sure LEDs cost more at the outset but with reduced relamping and reduced energy costs, the long term savings is huge. Another area of your building that can benefit from preventive maintenance is your carpets and hard flooring. Did you know a carpet management program could add five to ten years to our carpet’s lifespan? All too often, Facility Managers wait until hard flooring and carpet is visibly soiled to maintain it. With hard floorings with a clear coat, it is critical to strip and finish before dirt and grime push pas the clear coat to abrade and permanently mark your floors base. Likewise, carpet that is not maintained regularly allows abrasive, sharp dirt and debris to cut at carpet fibers and prematurely wear carpet and dull its appearance. An effective, experienced commercial handyman service can help you develop a preventive building maintenance program that keeps your costly assets like carpet and flooring looking good and lasting longer. Regularly cleaning of carpets and flooring can cut a great deal of expensive repair or restoration work and even delay the expense of a planned carpet replacement. Finally, the last area that can save you money on costly, ill timed repairs and replacements is your HVAC. When heating and cooling go on the fritz, you can be forced to spend top dollar to get your building comfortable and up and running quickly. When you facility’s HVAC is a part of your preventive building maintenance schedule, you save on both money and headaches. Ideally, your HVAC should be inspected at least twice yearly. Likewise, you should conduct start up and run inspections seasonally before you need air or heat so you have time to plan any needed service.

  

Your Commercial Building Maintenance Company Can Help You Identify Cost-Saving Maintenance

Partner with the right Building Services Company and you can get planned maintenance or even on-demand maintenance that still helps you cut service times and costs by having a go to team already on the bench. Working with a commercial handyman service or janitorial services company that handles building maintenance can help you record and monitor maintenance over time allowing you to plan and budget effectively. You can’t totally eliminate those expensive surprises but by shifting more of your facility maintenance from reactive to preventative or even predictive, you can reduce the number of unplanned expenses and shut downs that impact the overall smooth operation of your facility.

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What Has Your Janitorial Services Company Done For You LATELY?

Posted by Dale Saylor on Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

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Your Janitorial Services Company Might Be Able to Do More Than You Think

Like most Facility Managers, do you have more issues than time? Do you have a steadily snowballing to do list that you just cannot seem to get caught up on? Are you praying and hoping that current maintenance matters don’t swell into costly, disruptive, last minute repairs? Recurring maintenance in any facility can threaten to overwhelm even the most effective, experienced Facility Managers. It isn’t often a Facility Manager has actual super powers that help them keep all the balls balancing so deftly in the air. Rather, it is usually the case that the most effective facility Managers have a great building maintenance company in their pocket helping them tackle that to do line item as quick as it hits the to do list. But perhaps you are thinking, it takes time to find effective and trustworthy contractors. Still, you might have the solution right under your nose. Did you know that many janitorial and cleaning services offer a full menu of premier building maintenance solutions and specialty services like commercial handyman services, day porter services, industrial janitorial services, emergency cleaning services, window washing, expert floor care and more.

 

Does Your Offer Janitorial Company Offer A Menu of Commercial Handyman Services?

Many large and professional commercial cleaning companies and janitorial services companies offer a large menu of Building services under one umbrella. It might include cleaning related task like windows and professional floor maintenance and carpet cleaning or even more maintenance heavy duties like HVAC and plumbing and electrical. You might contract with your Detroit cleaning company for general office cleaning but have you checked if they can provide you with the twice yearly window cleaning you need? Or perhaps they can do the painting and new cubicle set up coming up? Wouldn’t it be nice if when a plumbing or electrical issue comes up you ALREADY have a quality provider ready to step in and help?

 

No More Canceled Appointments, No More No Shows, No Price Gouging

Can you imagine it, no canceled appointments, no more no-shows, no price gouging, go directly to the front of the line. Maybe you need ongoing general cleaning but twice a year you need window cleaning, floor maintenance or more? What if an HVAC or plumbing issue comes up and you didn’t have to search a contractor out, meet with them, haggle over cost or get multiple estimates? What if you could simply call your point person at your existing janitorial company and let them coordinate it for you? The likelihood is that when you are an existing customer, you are likely to get a faster response time, and better work at a better price.

 

Get Concierge Level Service With Your Existing Commercial Cleaning Company

When you utilize your existing Building Services contractor for a myriad of building maintenance issues, you benefit from a concierge level of service because you entrust a great deal of business to them. Partner with your commercial cleaning company for your commercial handyman services and you become so integral to THEIR business that you get a level of service that goes beyond simply effective. With concierge level services, you essentially benefit from a team of professional maintenance technicians focused on the needs of your facility. No longer are you counting on just another company you’re crossing your fingers shows up on time and doesn’t charge you a fortune. Rather, you have nurtured a true partnership, a valued professional relationship, your BSC is committed to keeping you satisfied. This in turn means you get quality work at a reasonable price. It also means no waiting in the queue for your turn as your job is your building service contractor’s first priority. Similarly, when you are coordinating with a contractor you already have a working relationship with, getting the work scheduled and completed is simply more streamlined.

 

Stop Putting Out Fires & Plan Ahead With Preventive Building Maintenance

Your facility is like a living, breathing entity and its needs are not always static and unchanging. This can make staffing and allocating labor challenging as you cant always predict what you are going to need when. Partnering with a commercial cleaning company that offers commercial handyman services can offer a fitting solution to the changing needs of your building. Handling each problem as it comes up can be costly and time consuming. Repairs, fixes and installations should be planned, forecast, budgeted for and scheduled whenever possible. When you have a partner already in your pocket just waiting for a need to arise, you can conserve your energy and save money. The most effective commercial handyman services can deal with day-to-day issues before they grow in proportion (and expense). Likewise, an effective, experienced commercial handyman service can work with you to create an individualized maintenance schedule that keeps your facility running smoothly without disruption.

 

Your Own Team Of Commercial Handyman Pros At Your Fingertips

Utilizing your existing Building Services Contractor for your facility maintenance essentially nets you your very own team of pros ready and waiting for your call. Not only is it generally MORE cost effective than contracting individually with multiple contractors, it is worth the reassurance of knowing you have a trusted, economical, effective partner at the ready. There is so much to gain and nothing to lose. Whether it’s quickly fixing an electrical or plumbing issue or tackling a remodel/repair, or handling an emergency, or scheduling ongoing or preventative maintenance, you have a team of pros at your disposal. Gone are the days of phoning a separate guy every time you need something or wasting time waiting for returned phone calls, service calls and estimates. This is routine, scheduled and emergency maintenance tailored for you and your facility. What type of areas do many commercial cleaning companies also cover?

  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Electrical repair
  • Painting & touch-ups
  • Flooring restoration
  • Wall repair
  • Light bulb changes/Light fixture installations
  • Comprehensive building inspection
  • Lock and Door Repairs
  • Carpentry Repairs
  • Exterior power washing
  • Carpet/Tile Repairs, Restoration & Replacement
  • 24/7 Emergency Repairs
  • Water Clean Up
  • Roof Inspections
  • HVAC preventative maintenance & repairs
  • Caulking & Glazing
  • Construction Clean up
  • Ballast Replacement
  • Office Furniture Moving & Assembly
  • Ceiling Tile Repair/Replacement
  • Door/Hinge/Hardware Repair
  • Group Relamping
  • Painting/Wallpapering
  • Trip Hazard Repair
  • Remodels/Alterations

 

Free Up Your Time & Get The Facility Maintenance You Need

Don’t make your difficult job EVEN harder by handling each problem as it arises when you can arm yourself with your very own A-Team ready at your call. Skip the time consuming steps of appointments, site visits, estimates and follow-up. Even little issues can chew up your time and budget in no time when you start from square one over and over again. So often, confronting maintenance issues as they come up is a great deal more expensive than contracting with a commercial handyman service from the start. Save yourself time, save your organization money and plan ahead by partnering with a janitorial services company or commercial cleaning company that offers a full litany of commercial handyman and commercial building maintenance services.

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