These days it can be tricky finding reliable facilities management services, the difficulty lies in what to benchmark a company’s offering against especially if you’re hiring a company for the first time. There are growing pressures businesses face today that result in the need to find a reputable company to take over the upkeep, maintenance and repairs of properties. It may be that a previous agency or company has let you down, or that you don’t have the resources yourself anymore to do this.
There are some things you should keep in mind when considering upon a facilities management firm. For starters, you should find out if they are insured to work on your properties. Using a company that doesn’t have the appropriate insurance policy, could result in a lot of headaches if anything happens whilst they are working on-site. Always ask if the company has public liability insurance, and if their policy is active – this will ensure piece of mind, especially if you’re going to be working with a new company.
Usually, the company you’re looking at hiring will want to inspect the properties that they will be maintaining. This is the perfect opportunity to ask them any questions and potentially get a discounted quote. Property maintenance services will favour long-term contracts over shorter ones, and may be able to offer a discount if the contract is for an extended period. It’s worth asking if this is something they could factor into their quote.
As with anything else, it’s important to get a few quotes in so you can get an idea of the market rates. Remember going for the cheapest quote, might not always the best option. Sometimes the cheaper facilities management companies might take short-cuts when it comes to maintenance and repair work. They might be paying their staff sub-standard rates and this might reflect in the quality of their work. Going for a company in the middle of the pricing range, could be a better option.
As a facilities management specialist that have been maintaining private and commercial properties for over 30 years, we have the skills and expertise to take on any job. If you would like to discuss more about your requirements, please call us today on: 02 9554 3394