Running a business is not easy. With daily operations and other work activities, facilities management ideally needs to be assigned to a third party specialist. Apart from general cleaning, there are various other things that need to be seen to, especially if the business premises are somewhat large, or if there are several people working there.
Basic services like cleaning are indispensable. But one cannot stop there as there are other aspects of facilities management, such as waste removal, seeing to hygiene supplies, as well as any repairs or renewals.
Maintenance and caretaking are as important as normal cleaning needs, and need to be done just as regularly. Then there are other services which may be needed every now and then, but which will still require time and effort. These include blind cleaning, deeper cleaning, decorating services, window cleaning and in some cases, works relating to gas works, electrical and plumbing jobs. For these services and others, a facilities management company is therefore required, and one needs to make sure that the company that is hired is a good one.
First of all, one needs to take into account the years of experience of such a company, because their expertise and knowhow depends a lot on that. Staff will be better trained and more dedicated, and the company would want to keep up a good reputation.
It is important to check if the company can offer a tailor made service which will cover all of your facilities management needs. Office cleaning and property maintenance is offered by most of such companies. And in the wake of the COVID-9 outbreak, it may be necessary to check if they offer a professional coronavirus disinfection service too. However not all of them may offer landscaping and refurbishment services.
Waste removal, recycling, seeing to hygiene supplies and pest control are other services that can be offered by a reputable facilities management London company.
Carpet cleaning is another important service, especially if fitted carpets are installed in several areas or rooms. And carpet cleaning is not only vacuuming. Stains may need to be removed, and this calls for specialized care to maintain good hygiene and prevent the spread of germs that lead to allergies and illnesses amongst your staff.
Window cleaning is another service that needs to be handled by someone who can do the job well. Dirty windows will make those working inside feel gloomy and unmotivated. It will also give a dreary look to the office premises, which does not deliver a good image of your company. Facilities management companies will be able to use a range of methods, according to the types of windows and how they are positioned. Abseiling, cradle, jet washing, and reach & wash methods are among the most popular, and such companies will have trained the window cleaners how to go about it safely but efficiently. They will also have the required tools and equipment to do the job well.