Your customers’ (and employees’!) first impression of your business is the exterior of your building – are you making a good impression? Whether you’re a busy facilities manager that can’t keep up, or you need specialized services, exterior maintenance companies can keep your building in tip-top shape to welcome your customers.
3 Reasons Exterior Maintenance Is Important For Your Business
Why is exterior maintenance just as important as taking care of your business’s HVAC and plumbing system?
Looks & Reputation – Dirty parking lots, sagging awnings, overgrown landscaping, grimy windows, and faded siding are a turnoff. Period. Your building’s condition speaks volumes about your business’s reputation (even if it’s not accurate!). A well-kept building conveys professionalism, success, and pride of ownership. When you put money and effort into exterior maintenance it shows that you care about your business and your customers.
Protection Against Deterioration – Looks are important, yes. But exterior maintenance companies do a lot more than clean windows and trim the hedges. Deteriorating siding, cracked sealing, and rotting wood can cause moisture infiltration, mold and mildew, and premature deterioration. Just as with HVAC systems and other building maintenance, preventive maintenance extends the useful life of your building and ultimately saves you money in the long run.
Regulatory Compliance – No doubt you’re familiar with the term “code enforcement.” Part of most cities’ ordinances and codes include standards for commercial property structures — at the very least that they are safe and sanitary for occupants. Exterior maintenance companies are familiar with local codes and know what is required to avoid a code violation.
Services That Exterior Maintenance Companies Provide
Exterior maintenance companies provide a wide range of services. Some specialize only in landscaping or parking lot maintenance, while others offer many services — a handyman of exterior maintenance if you will!
The most common types of exterior maintenance a business needs are:
- General landscaping (mowing, edging, trimming, blowing, etc.)
- Turf maintenance, including seasonal treatments like aeration and chemical applications
- Weed control and fertilization
- Mulch and pine straw installation
- Hardscape maintenance and installation
- Irrigation maintenance and installation
- Tree and debris removal
- Storm cleanup
Parking Lot & Sidewalk Services:
- Parking lot maintenance, including cleaning and sweeping
- Pressure washing
- Repairing and sealing
- Debris removal and storm cleanup
- Trash can service
- ADA feature maintenance and installation
Snow & Ice Services:
- De-icing and pretreatment
- Snow plowing and hauling
- Sidewalk shoveling
Additionally, exterior maintenance companies can provide specialized services to maintain your building, including:
- Marquee and sign maintenance and installation
- Concrete and masonry repair
- Awning and shutter repair and maintenance
- Fascia, sofft, and siding repair
- Gutter and downspout cleaning and maintenance
- Fencing repair and installation
- Exterior painting services
- Holiday light and decor installation
- Inclement weather preparedness
- Deck and patio maintenance
- Garage door repair
- Caulking and weather stripping
- Junk and building material removal
The Benefits Of Working With A Facilities Management Company For Exterior Maintenance
Clearly, there are a lot of details to consider when planning your exterior maintenance strategy. That means multiple vendors to manage and schedules to coordinate. It’s easy to see how exterior maintenance can sometimes get put on the back burner while busy facility managers tend to interior upkeep.
Working with a national facilities management company, like Trillium Facility Solutions, saves you time and money. We have a nationwide network of vetted vendors that are experienced, qualified, reputable — and ready to serve. Instead of interviewing multiple vendors, getting quotes, negotiating rates, scheduling service, and dealing with the mountain of invoices each month, one call to Trillium is all it takes. We handle all aspects of exterior maintenance on your behalf, and we do it with a smile!
Find out why more businesses are trusting their exterior maintenance services to Trillium Facility Solutions. Get in touch with any of our amazing team members who are standing by ready to serve! Call (844) 818-5713 to learn more.