Professional building maintenance is more than emptying trashcans and maintaining a clean bathroom. Janitorial and/or maintenance staff are responsible for the entire property’s safety, cleanliness, function and, in some ways, experience. Customers and employees alike will make decisions, positive or negative, about the company based on the clutter, cleanliness, and management of supplies and equipment.
What do professional building maintenance companies do?
The types of services maintenance companies offer will vary depending on location, skill, size and equipment needs. To determine your needs, you can request a building audit (and corresponding price estimate), or, use the following checklist. From there, ask for references and/or search for the company’s reputation with the Denver BBB.
Building maintenance companies can handle as little or as much as needed including awareness, maintenance or project management of the following:
- Foundational issues: awareness of cracks, leaks, shifting concerns
- Walls: power washing, overgrowth, water damage, structural damage
- Facades: mold/mildew removal, repairs
- Gutters: cleaning, clearing of debris, repairs
- Roofing: leaks, repairs, damage due to storms
- Downspouts: repairs, leaks, clearing, cleaning
- Grading concerns: ice damming concerns, water run-off, erosion issues
- Windows: cleaning exterior windows, cracks, air tightness
- Insects/ Pests: awareness of pests for termination, preventative car
- Doors: repairs, maintenance, cleaning, replacing
- Walls: repair drywall, paint, clean of scuffs/damage
- Windows: clean, draft prevention, clean sills and tracks
- Doors: repair, clean hardware and/or glass
- Ceilings: water damage, cracks
- Systems maintenance: electrical, water, sewer, HVAC, security
- Equipment cleaning: when appropriate, special cleaning of work areas
- Fleet cleaning: cleaning shop and/or fleet areas
- Bathroom sanitation: specific products and equipment used to prevent cross contamination
- Power washing: Shop/ garage areas
- Dusting/cleaning work stations including office furniture and fixtures
- Trash removal
- Recycling management
- General preventative maintenance
- Equipment management, including Kitchen Appliances- Who can work with them, how to work with them, who to call to service, Lock Out, etc.
- OSHA Adherence/ Safety/ Fire
- Trip and fall hazards
- Fire hazards
- HAZMAT concerns
- Generalized wear and tear issues
Services Specific to Your Industry
Depending on the types of services you offer, the types of people who use the property, and your specific and unique goals, several more items could be added to this list. Here are some examples:
School & Education Center Cleaning
Goals/Priorities: Systematic deep cleaning intervals. Specialized floor maintenance (gym floors). Wear and tear management. Reduce the spread of germs. Bathroom sanitation and supply upkeep.
Medical & Healthcare Cleaning
Goals/Priorities: Cross contamination prevention. Anti-viral, anti-bacterial sanitation requirements. Sanitation of specialized and possibly sensitive equipment. Occasional need for cleaning with high detail.
Renovation/ Construction Cleaning
Goals/Priorities: Maintain a safe environment. Maintain healthy air quality. Eliminate construction hazards including rogue construction debris, trash, damaged materials and unsafe areas.
High rise windows, custom architectural features, unforgiving surfaces, or even availability to access an area, can be unique features your business must take into consideration when hiring a service provider. Be sure to bring up any of these conditions with your maintenance company to ensure best results.
Professional Building Maintenance Providers
Once you have done some research to determine the types of services you need provided, you can then look at the available companies who can handle the tasks. Determine how often you want or need certain services to be performed and choose a provider with high standards and a good reputation. Systematic scheduled services plus specialized short-term projects may be able to be handled by the same provider, so be sure to share your future goals with any professional building maintenance companies you interview.
Weigh the options between hiring janitorial staff versus using an outsourced provider. Square footage, equipment usage and space use variations all create unique challenges for building maintenance personnel. Professionals will manage projects to your satisfaction and meet or exceed your standards for cleanliness, safety, and function.
Denver based AAA Building Maintenance uses highly trained employees and chemicals specifically formulated for the specialized task at hand. Whether temporary construction cleaning, ongoing commercial cleaning services, or maintenance support, we are here to help property owners and managers obtain and maintain a level of cleanliness they desire. Call us today to schedule your free building audit and quote for your specific needs at 303-716-2802.