Have you considered if outsourcing facility services is right for your company or, more importantly, your company’s budget?
What is Facility Management?
While the definition of “facilities maintenance” certainty isn’t an exciting one, here it goes. According to the International Facility Management Association, “facility management (FM) is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety, and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology.
You may be wondering if you need a facilities services company. What can they do that your janitor can’t? Do you really need to spend the extra money? Did you know that unattractive, less-than-clean buildings can negatively impact your bottom line? Now, facilities services sound more worthwhile, don’t you think?
But not all facilities companies are the same or offer the same services. Different companies offer slightly different sets of services that you should review in your analysis to make sure you are paying for what you need and paying a fair price.
LCS Facility Group offers both “as needed” and “on-going” work. Our specialty services include disinfection services, carpet and tile cleaning, as well as window washing services for both interior and exterior glass.
What Type of Businesses Use Facility Services?
Facility management and maintenance companies offer a range of services that impact the bottom line with customers, prospects, visitors, and employees to your business. Some of these types of business include:
• Medical / Healthcare
• Banking / Finance
• Distribution / Supply
• Property Management / Real Estate
An assessment will consider all aspects of your business including looking at what’s already in place, what may be required in the future and what upgrades may be warranted. It’s also good to consider how and when the business is used and accessed, such as security measures and when it makes the most sense to have cleaning services performed.
Choosing a Good Facilities Company
A good facilities company to outsource with will consider all factors for how you conduct business. They ensure cleanliness, safety, and attention to detail while helping you get the most of your facilities during operation hours. Out-sourcing is meant to be the most cost-effective choice with facilities services allowing you to control costs and have specialized staff trained in industry standards. It lets you focus on your core business functions, rather that the intricacies of chemical use, product safety, etc. At LCS Facility Group we assure we adhere to all the standards and ensure our number one priority it to protect each client’s assets and keep the facility clean and safe.