Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why You Should Outsource Facilities Maintenance?

Facility managers are under increasing pressure to lower operating costs by utilizing best practices, advanced technologies and best use of assets. In today’s environment, outsourcing facilities maintenance makes good financial sense and here’s why:  It’s cheaper (and you get better results).

In-house staff cost more than their salary! 
A common mistake made by companies is to overlook the soft costs of in-house facilities management such as:
·       Human resources costs related to facilities maintenance employees,
·       IT and software costs for supporting those employees,
·       Costs for issuing purchase orders, paying bills, and managing facility budgets,
·       Legal expenses for drafting and administering vendor contracts.
By outsourcing your facilities maintenance, these costs evaporate and staff time is freed up to concentrate on other tasks.

Need Another Reason?
In addition to reducing operating costs, outsourcing your facilities maintenance can improve your overall maintenance services too. Contracting with a company whose core business is facilities maintenance means they are the experts at just that!  These professionals are trained to perform the services they are tasked.  Whether you need stucco repaired or light fixtures changed, graffiti removed or toiled unclogged, these highly trained professions can resolve most any maintenance issue. More than just handymen, building maintenance professionals offer a high range of building engineering services.

So, just think, no longer will you worry about if your parking lot has potholes, or if the lobby is clean or if the building needs painting.  Just think of the weight that will be lifted!

How to Outsource Your Facilities Maintenance
1)    Identify the specific facilities maintenance activities to outsource.
2)    Contact your facilities maintenance provider.
3)    Together, set the service levels and reasonable response times for each service.

Your FM Partner
With more than 20 years in the facilities maintenance industry, AFS Florida will work with your organization to develop a customized facilities maintenance program for your company.  Contact us today for a free quote and together we can start measuring our success!

Commercial Facilities Experts

American Facility Services (AFS) spent the last 20 years building individual companies that specialize in specific commercial exterior building services.  The result is one point of contact that comes with a vast wealth of experience in a variety of commercial facility services.  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 http://www.afsflorida.com for an online proposal.

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