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Having a great facilities management service partner is serious business to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations of one’s venture.
Facilities management has a big impact on business finances and the working environment. Traditionally, maintaining company property was supervised in-house, but it proved costly in terms of budget, resources and time.
With the growth of commercial projects, manpower and technology and the availability of different facilities management companies, it has now become possible to effectively outsource these services. These companies offer a wide range of services to various types of real estate properties including commercial, residential and mixed-use buildings.
They basically have two types of services. Soft services refer to security, housekeeping, concierge, swimming pool maintenance, waste management and pest control, among many others. Hard services include maintenance of plumbing, electrical, access control, fire alarm and gate barrier systems, and other security management services.
Owners can be assured of round-the-clock help desk support. End-users can choose from the many customised services at fixed prices, depending on the location, property condition and services needed.
It is recommended that businesses look for providers that are technologically equipped. They should invest in skilled manpower with technical capabilities, relevant skills set and a know-how on the use of dedicated systems and management support.
• Facilities management services are tailored to business needs
• They offer technical operations, maintenance and soft services
• They ensure preventive, planned and routine asset maintenance
Source: Cleofi-Krista Capili, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer