If you are responsible for the management of a commercial property, working with a commercial property maintenance company can greatly ease your workload. The company can step in to work on maintaining the state of the property while you focus on other aspects of the property such as security, tenancy, and the customers. In general, there are 4 major factors you should look into when looking for the ideal commercial building maintenance provider. Read on to see what they are.
Above everything else, the most important quality you should look for in such a company is their reliability. That is, can they deliver as expected? Will they carry out repairs on time and to the expected level of quality? There are several indirect ways to ascertain this. One of them is to check the size of the company. How many staff members do they have and do they have the necessary equipment? You can also ask what other clients (preferably with buildings as large as yours) they are currently serving. You can then contact the property manager(s) there and find out if they are satisfied with the work being done by the company.
Variety in services offered
Considering that a commercial property maintenance company is supposed to make your work easier, it's best if they can handle all the jobs you need done. That is, they should be a one-stop-shop for all your maintenance requirements. This will allow you to only work with one company instead of having to look for other companies now and then in order to fill in the left out responsibilities. As such, cross check that they offer everything you need, from property cleaning to electrical servicing, plumbing, outdoor work and gardening, building repairs, etc.
Close proximity to your property
Another factor worth checking into is how close the company is in relation to your property. The closer the company is, the lesser the transport costs you can expect to pay. Also, close proximity assures you of immediate responses in case of emergencies. Thirdly, proximity helps in ensuring that the maintenance company is aware of any locally-sensitive issues that they should pay mind to when doing their work. For example, they likely will know if the area is highly susceptible to termites, waterproofing, concrete cancer, security issues, etc.
Last but not least, make sure your prospective maintenance services provider has a proper liability insurance cover. Professional as they may be, things can go wrong, e.g. injury to clients, damage to the property or damage to third party property. With a liability insurance cover in place, such losses can be compensated in time without unnecessary complications.
With the above checked and verified, you can enjoy handing your property over to a maintenance company without having to worry about how your asset will be looked after.