As a commercial property owner or manager, you have a lot to handle! Running the business, handling finances and managing staff are some of your top priorities. So what about maintaining the property? This job is best left to skilled professionals who can take on various tasks from plumbing to cleaning to remodeling. Having a property maintenance company you can trust is invaluable to keep your building or facility in top shape. As experts in commercial property maintenance in Minneapolis and surrounding areas, we want to provide some tips to consider when searching for your maintenance team.
1. Know your needs and expectations
Before anything else, you need to know exactly what type of assistance you need from the property maintenance company and what tasks you’ll expect them to do. Will they be responsible for cleaning in addition to making repairs? Do you want them to maintain and repair heating and air conditioning units? Do you expect them to maintain outdoor areas as well, such as walkways and parking lots? These are just a few questions to consider to help you know how much maintenance assistance you need. You also need to take in account the size of your property and buildings.
2. Decide if you need full-time, part-time or contract
Based on your answers to the questions above, determine if you will need full-time maintenance, part-time maintenance or just a reliable company you can contract to help when needed. At BMM, we are available for all the above options. We know each property is different, with varying levels of maintenance needs.
3. Screen the company and employees
Just as you would screen tenants or potential employees for your business, you should do the same for your property maintenance company. Do some background work to check their reputation. Ask for references and call them. You can also look for online reviews. These extra steps take time, but they are worth it to be sure you get a reliable and trustworthy company to work at your property.
4. Test them out
See if you can hire the company for a trial period to see how they work with your property and meet maintenance needs. Make sure the expectations are clear at the beginning on what you’d like them to handle. Then meet to discuss so any issues or questions can be worked out as needed. At the end of the trial period, evaluate how things went and what improvements need to be made.
At Building Maintenance Management, we understand how important it is to find the right property maintenance company. If you are looking for commercial property maintenance in Minneapolis or surrounding Twin Cities areas, give us a call at 763-541-4886 or you can Contact Us.