Monday, December 2, 2013

AFS for the Budget Conscious Manager

Facilities executives like you know that budgets for commercial buildings are tight. Contracting with a single provider helps you control and monitor costs, while maintaining your property in good repair.

A well-maintained property not only keeps tenants happy and paying rent, it removes safety hazardous which can be financially devastating should a lawsuit occur. It also assures a longer lifespan for facilities line items like the parking lot, the building structure and the mechanical and electrical components of the buildings. How so?

• Taking care of your parking lot involves sweeping it on a regular basis, filling asphalt cracks and sealcoating on a regular basis. If these tasks are not completed on a set schedule, sand, rocks, trash, and even vegetation will cause the surface of your asphalt pavement to erode, unravel and basically fall apart. Once the process starts, it’s a slippery slope that can result a large cash outlay for total asphalt replacement. Parking lots that are well maintained – regularly swept, sealcoated and have their cracks filled, require less of a financial strain on an ongoing basis than the cost of a total asphalt pavement replacement.

• Buildings that are pressure washed, caulked and painted regularly protect your tenants from the elements. Sealing your commercial facility keeps out not only the rain and wind, but also the bugs which can have a devastating effect on the structure and its tenants! Properly maintaining a building’s exterior protects the structures integrity thereby extending the life of the asset while maintaining or even improving upon the value of the asset.

• Regular maintenance issues such as mechanical and electrical repairs resolve smaller issues that occur on a day-to-day basis. Left unmanaged, they could turn into big problems. A leaky toilet can become a flooded office building. A short in a light fixture could mean a tenant falls down a dark staircase. An un-kept lobby or reception area could mean the loss of a big account. Contracting with a one-stop-shop for all your commercial needs makes good financial sense for the short-run and the long-run. Not only will you be able to track expenditureers more closely, but also you’ll have one company managing all of your facilities maintenance needs.

As the president of Orlando’s leading facilities maintenance company has said, “The key to any successful commercial facility service is the ability to effectively pay attention to the details. It’s the details that separate building service companies apart from one another.” So, having said that, the question now is, “How can we help you?"

About American Facility Services
Providing both interior and exterior commercial building services throughout the state of Florida since 1993, American Facility Services (AFS) has built a solid reputation based on safety, quality and customer service. With offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, AFS’ portfolio of commercial facility services enable our clients the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property needs. Contact AFS today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at for an online proposal.

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