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Balancing Cost and Quality in Selecting a Facility Maintenance Service Provider

April 30, 2015 / admin

Facility Maintenance Service Provider

A major consideration in any business operation today is cost!  With the cut-throat competition, businesses try to cut down cost whenever possible – especially in the administrative and office maintenance side of the business. In doing so, there is a possibility that the quality of office maintenance will be affected because of the tendency to choose the lesser bid of a particular office maintenance and cleaning service provider.

However, there are times when selecting a low-cost service provider will make you end up with bigger costs in the long term, especially if you unfortunately hired a provider that does not have the right tools, competency and flexibility.  On the other hand, reputable service providers can offer you both efficiency and competency and at the same time flexibility to suit your need and budget.

As mentioned, here are the things that you should check-out before deciding on a cleaning service provider:

Is the service equipped with the tools of the trade?

In the same way the computers and other technology tools have simplified 101 business processes of today, high-tech cleaning tools have made cleaning office premises faster and more efficient. What’s more, these tools are designed to protect furniture and fixture from wear and tear, thus expanding their life span.  Vacuum cleaners, dust cloths, mops and scrubs are just among the tools that maintenance service providers must be able to supply their clients.  The absence of these tools mean longer working hours for your maintenance crew which will end up you paying overtime or jobs do not get done at all.

Is the cleaning crew well-trained?

Especially for offices in an industrial setting or premises that are highly specialised such as hospitals and laboratories, a well-trained maintenance crew is important to maintain cleanliness, avoid accidents and prevent the spread of germs and industrial wastes.

A firm that is not qualified to train its crew, let alone the employees in your business establishment, should not be bidding for commercial building maintenance and clueing projects.

Is the service provider licensed and recognised by its peers in the industry?

A reputable firm invests money to be able to get competencies and be recognised in the industry.  Your office maintenance and cleaning provider must have the necessary business permits and licenses. Moreover it’s better if it is a member of a professional organisation. News get around members and peers within the industry so that you should be able to get good feedback if your selected service provider is indeed trustworthy.

With over 30 years of experience in the cleaning industry in London, RPC Cleaning has all of the requirements to meet your industrial and commercial premises maintenance and cleaning needs.  We will be glad to discuss with you your concerns if you are in London and nearby areas. Call us on  020 8994 4778.

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