- Date: 22 Jun 2017
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At any large facility or group of facilities, ongoing maintenance can quickly become overwhelming. Without regular maintenance, your facility can quickly fall into a state of disrepair. Likewise, when you have ongoing maintenance issues from light electrical, to plumbing, to patching and painting, or even installing fixtures, your day can quickly become filled with appointments, site visits, estimates and follow-up. Not only is conducting ongoing maintenance this way time-consuming, it is also significantly more expensive than contracting with a commercial Handyman service.
Having a qualified maintenance technician is not difficult – with the right maintenance company, you get a team, including the right “Handyman” for the job at hand. Commercial handymen come highly qualified with experience in plumbing, HVAC, electrical and more. A solid commercial maintenance company will have a team of professional maintenance technicians that can handle nearly all your facility’s issues as quickly as they arise. Not only can these commercial Handymen tackle most of the repairs and issues that come up, they can be a valuable source of information for larger more involved projects.
When you contract with the right commercial Handyman service and professional maintenance technicians, you partner with a company dedicated to your individual facilities. There is no waiting for service, hoping someone shows up and coordinating the work. Your work is always the number one priority and as you develop a relationship, your Handyman or team of maintenance technicians will become like another appendage, doing the things you cannot get to with just a little direction from you, the Facilities Manager.
As a facilities manager, it can be challenging to manage ongoing maintenance and get to all the little and not so little fixes that can diminish a building’s value over time. One of the many benefits of working with a commercial Handyman service is you can develop a maintenance schedule that keeps your facility running smoothly.
With repairs, fixes and installations planned throughout the maintenance schedule, you can budget and forecast with ease and stay within those budgets while keeping your facility in good running order. The right commercial Handyman service will get the job done right in a professional efficient manner and attend to those day-to-day issues before they snowball or reduce the value and efficiency of your building.
Some facility managers wonder if having a commercial handyman service might be the right solution for their facilities’ issues. They might wonder what if there’s too much work. Or what if I don’t have enough to keep a commercial maintenance service busy? One of the many benefits of the commercial handyman service is you can fine-tune the work to precisely what you and your facility needs. Commercial maintenance companies often have the flexibility to bring in extra people for larger jobs allowing you to staff up and down as needed.
When it comes to finding a commercial handyman for your facilities what you don’t want is a one-man and a van kind of operation. While these guys are okay for a home or smaller business, they typically do not have the experience that will help them tackle the different issues that come up in larger facilities. Rather, you want a commercial maintenance company that has a team of professional maintenance technicians. Even if you end up with one technician assigned to your facility, maintenance technicians at these firms have essentially exchanged all of their professional skills and assisted each other in such a way that they end up very skilled in a number of specific areas. And if they have specific questions about lighting, electrical, plumbing, or HVAC, they have each other to troubleshoot issues that may arise in your facility.
There is no shortage of commercial handyman services and yet, finding the right one to care for your facilities can be daunting. If you really want to know if the maintenance company is up to the job of caring for your facilities, you need to dive a little deeper. The reality is in this service business, you are only as good as the people you employ. So ask a prospective maintenance company about their people. How long have they worked there? What is their background? Is your maintenance company doing everything they need to find the very best people for your facility including background checks and drug screening?
Ask a prospective commercial maintenance company what they do when problems arise. Do they have systems in place to manage issues? Do they have a formal process for getting back to customers who need help? Likewise, the best commercial maintenance companies will have transparent pricing that allows you to compare their services to other companies and determine precisely what you are getting compared to what you are paying for. The right commercial Handyman service understands the limits of your budget and will work closely with you to get the most for your facility within your budget.
You can shorten your to-do list and know that you have a maintenance technician or team of technicians on your side ready to help with whatever you need. Whether it’s light electrical, plumbing, installing bookshelves, hanging pictures or televisions, installing fixtures, or patching and painting, the right commercial Handyman can get the job done and keep your facilities in tiptop shape.