According to the Denver Post, Colorado registered over a hundred thousand new businesses in 2017. If you are one of them, especially if you own or manage your brick and mortar space, you’ve learned there are several facets of business related to the property.
Why Facilities Services?
Facilities Services in Denver includes much more than cleaning restrooms and dumping trash. Starting with a building audit, a facilities service provider will listen to your needs and provide a quote for services. All facility service providers are not the same – some specialize in certain industries only, and some aren’t equipped for certain types of cleaning.
A Beneficial Action Plan
The first reason facilities services are perfect for your Denver brick and mortar business is because they provide a beneficial action plan in the form of a building audit. During this audit, the facilities services provider will ask about the full range of needs you have and the frequency you expect to need them. They may ask about maintenance needs outside scope of simple janitorial service, such as equipment care or restocking of supplies. They may ask about your plans to remodel or build to determine if you need construction cleaning.
This audit is to help them quote you for services, but it can also be used as a powerful tool for you to better understand your property and manage its maintenance needs.
Creates A Checklist of Needs
A comprehensive plan will help both you and your provider the scope of services required to meet your current and future needs. Typically, the needs handled by the facilities services team include:
Exterior inspections of the property for proactive or repair of cracks, water damage, shifting and structural issues, mold remediation, gutter and downspout blockages or damage, roofing problems, insects or pests, and window and door care. They may also check on landscaping concerns such as plant, tree, and shrub overgrowth, slip/trip hazards, problematic lighting, grading issues, parking lot maintenance and more.
The team may handle these items, manage/oversee their completion, or make a referral to an appropriate party. It’s important to know which of these options they utilize. For example, the facilities services company may provide power washing of the exterior of the building and parking lots, but may not clean exterior windows. Another example includes reporting observed issues, such as mold or pests, and then referring you to specialists in that area.
Interior services often include cleaning surfaces- desks, counters, shelves, door jams, molding, walls and windows. Dusting and trash removal are also major components in facilities services. Special care is taken for restroom sanitation, kitchen/breakroom areas and floor care. Ensuring cross-contamination, facilities services providers use the most effective products and procedures.
Ask about maintenance of systems such as security, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. Likely your provider will not handle all components of these systems, but they may become project managers or offer quality referrals to reputable firms.
They Care About Safety
Facilities services includes more than just dumping trash and dusting. By keeping your property clean, you are providing a safe environment for employees and customers who visit your business. By using the correct methods for floor care, you reduce the chance of slip and fall accidents and lawsuits. Floors, walkways and parking lots free of debris are also safer.
Safety precautions are taken to prevent cross-contamination, reducing the spread of illness and bacteria. Sick days destroy productivity, and should be a priority to limit. Chemicals are stored and used following proper methods as well, keeping staff from accidental chemical exposure.
Facilities service providers are trained in the most effective and state-of-the art cleaning and maintenance methods. This includes adherence to OSHA safety standards and proper use of machinery and equipment.
Basically, a high-quality facilities services provider not only helps your brick and mortar business look the best it can be, it also improves safety and gives you an opportunity to be more informed about your property needs. The best part then, is they manage it for you so you can continue your day-to-day operations generating income, rather than dealing with maintenance issues.
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.