5 Benefits of Having Building Maintenance Services
Do you work in an office building? Do you have a new company that just moved into one? Consider adopting BMS if you haven’t already. BMS or building maintenance services is a company provided service to help you get your building in shape.
In some ways, a BMS provider is similar to a commercial cleaning company. But in other ways, they’re so much more than that. They provide you with the best of both worlds. Here are five benefits of having a building maintenance service:
Cleaning is an obvious and essential part of running an office-based business with international health and safety laws continuously increasing the requirements for compliance. Before signing a contract for office cleaning it’s worth asking some questions to ensure that the company you are using complies with Federal Health and Safety legislation.
Every surface that can be touched or accessed by a human should be thoroughly cleaned with bactericidal cleansing agents. This means ALL surfaces including under keyboards, the underside of desks as well as light switches blind pulls and windowsills.
2. Garbage and Recycling Removal
A typical office can produce a lot of waste over the course of a week. So it’s essential that garbage removal and recyclables handling is one of the first tick boxes to be checked. A well organized and compliant company will have separate waste containers for different recyclables (as well as non-recyclables) to allow ease-of-removal by their contracted building maintenance services provider.
3. Paper Shredding Services
Paper shredding has been an integral part of daily operations for years and actually falls under the remits of several laws regarding information security and secure disposal of data. A good building maintenance services provider should be able to demonstrate clinical efficiency when it comes to disposal or processing of shredded documents regardless of their level of sensitivity.
4. Professional Window Cleaning
There are many gimmicks and fads in the world of window cleaning. So it’s worth knowing which ones are to be avoided. There’s no better way to clean glass than with good old traditional warm water, a cleaning agent, and elbow grease. Many building maintenance service providers will use words such as “pole fed” or “aqua system.” These systems are designed to hike up prices and actually have little effect on the finished window.
5. Litter Picking
The outside of your office is, let’s face it, part of your company’s marketing. it’s the very image of the company itself. A decent building services maintenance provider should be able to demonstrate expertise and efficiency in litter removal.
These are the very minimal standards required to become even a small BMS provider. Coupled with heavy licensing requirements, it’s becoming harder to operate as a cowboy trader, but it’s just as hard to operate legitimately. If your building maintenance provider can display credentials awards, and a good portfolio, you know you’re in safe hands. Don’t take the risk of hiring someone cheaper if they can’t be verified, it’s just not worth the risk.