The Difference between Janitorial Services and Facilities Maintenance
Entering into a clean office on a Monday morning is definitely a great feeling. The trash cans have been emptied, carpets have been vacuumed and surfaces dusted and sanitized. By outsourcing cleaning task, you and your staff can focus on more important things – the business. However, a janitorial service can be a temporary fix. You can get more value for your money by choosing a facility maintenance service instead.
Let us explore some of the differences between janitorial services and facilities maintenance.
Surface Cleaning VS In-depth Service
While janitorial service can spruce up your space, it is simply surface cleaning and nothing more. A facilities maintenance service, on the other hand, offers more in-depth services by providing not just cleaning but add-ons as well such as scrubbing and waxing office floors. When you walk into your office, the floors are not only clean but they look polished and professional enhancing the ambience of your work environment.
A facility maintenance service can also assist you in other areas of running a business such as grounds and security, parking, exterior cleaning and overall building maintenance.
Zero Maintenance VS On-Site Maintenance
A regular janitorial service will only do what it has been hired for – cleaning. It does not offer maintenance of office equipment and fixtures or plumbing and lite carpentry. It means when a water pipe leaks, the janitorial service will not take the responsibility of remediating the water for you. They might inform you but it will be your responsibility to take crucial time off important business matters and search for the right contractor for the job.
Imagine if this happens frequently and in different areas of your office space – how much time would you be spending searching for a contractor for each individualized job?
A facilities maintenance company has skilled and capable staff on its teams that is trained in various areas of office maintenance. It means that when the water pipe bursts or the parking garage needs pressure washing, you will not have to search for a plumber or wait on the service company to get you a proposal, your designated facility manager will take care of your problem.
Short Term Investment VS Long Term Investment
A janitorial service – no matter how great it is – is only a temporary fix. A facilities maintenance service, on the other hand, is a long term investment. By treating your business as its own, it offers cost-effective solutions to manage company assets. By offering prescheduled routine maintenance, it enables to avoid costly emergency repairs and prevent unforeseen system downtime. It means fewer interruptions so that you can focus on your business goals.
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