Understanding Facilities Maintenance Services (And Knowing When It’s Time To Outsource!)

Facilities maintenance services refers to the upkeep of a commercial property. From the structure itself and the electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, to landscaping and parking lot maintenance, and everything in between. Facilities maintenance services even encompass little things like pest control and major things like disaster recovery. 

Whether you’re a new facility manager, or a seasoned pro feeling overwhelmed by your company’s growing needs, it’s important to understand what goes into facilities maintenance services — and to know when it’s time to outsource. 

Facilities Maintenance Services

You might think of complex systems like electrical, plumbing, and HVAC when it comes to facilities maintenance, but it takes a lot more than that for a business to operate effectively, efficiently, profitably, and comfortably. 

Facilities maintenance covers a host of interior and exterior tasks, including:

Interior Facilities Maintenance Services

  • Access Control
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Carpentry & Masonry
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Electrical System
  • Emergency Services
  • Fixture Repair
  • Flooring 
  • Gates & Grills
  • General Maintenance Inspections
  • Glass Repair & Replacement
  • Handyman Services
  • HVAC Repair & Maintenance
  • Lighting Installation & Repair
  • Locks & Doors
  • Painting
  • Pest Control
  • Plumbing System
  • Restoration Services
  • Signs & Banners
  • Janitorial Services

Exterior Facilities Maintenance Services

  • ADA Accessibility
  • Concrete Repair & Maintenance
  • De-icing & Pre-Treatment Application
  • Fertilization and Weed Control
  • Grounds Maintenance & Clean-Up
  • Hardscapes
  • Irrigation Maintenance
  • Mulch Application
  • Parking Lot Snow Management
  • Parking Lot Cleaning, Lights & Maintenance
  • Pressure Washing
  • Pruning and Landscape Maintenance
  • Repair & Sealing of Siding
  • Seasonal/Regional Property Cleanup
  • Sidewalk Snow/Ice Management
  • Snow Hauling & Plowing 
  • Storm Cleanup & Emergency Debris Removal
  • Trash Receptacle Maintenance
  • Tree Removal and Maintenance
  • Turf Maintenance
  • Window Washing

Planning Your Facilities Maintenance Services: Proactive Vs. Reactive

Depending on the size and type of your business, it truly can take a village to handle all the upkeep on a commercial property. Whether your team mostly handles everything internally, or you outsource it all, it’s crucial to have a plan for maintenance throughout the year. 

Ideally, you’re able to spread out tasks to:

1) prevent bottlenecks with scheduling

2) reduce business closures with strategic planning, and

3) stay on budget. 

It’s a delicate balance that often requires facility managers to choose between proactive or reactive maintenance. 

We talk about this a lot, and facility managers know the safest route is almost always to proactively schedule maintenance to find and fix minor issues before they become major problems that can lead to system failure. 

While it’s common to think of systems like proactive versus reactive maintenance for HVAC systems, even seemingly trivial maintenance tasks like striping the parking lot or replacing cracked toilet seats can have a serious impact on your business’s reputation and employee satisfaction. 

When you wait to perform reactive maintenance once something is already in disrepair, it can wind up costing more in the long-run in replacement costs and potential business closures. 

In a perfect world, you have a well-oiled machine of integrated facilities maintenance services with reputable vendors and established SLAs, and set schedules.

But the reality is, the logistics can get hairy. Emergencies happen, tasks slip through the cracks, and maintenance is put on the back burner to save money or prioritize other projects.

Outsourcing Facilities Maintenance Services Saves You Time, Money & Stress 

Partnering with a facility management company eases these burdens. Instead of managing multiple vendors, comparing estimates, coordinating invoices, and panicking to find a vendor for an emergency repair, one call to one company does it all. 

Trillium Facility Solutions’ service providers are qualified to perform facilities maintenance services that go beyond the standard repair job. From plumbing to electrical to HVAC maintenance, our affiliates have mastered skilled trades and earned reputations for excellence in a variety of industries. When you join our network, you get more than just general maintenance services — you get access to highly trained providers who know how to get the job done right. 

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