Five Reasons an Ongoing Maintenance Contract Is Good for Business
Though every business has unique needs and challenges, there’s no denying the importance of quality routine maintenance. When something goes wrong in your facility, who do you call? More importantly, will the service provider you contact pick up the phone and be able to help you in a timely fashion? And wouldn’t it be better to prevent this situation altogether? If you find yourself struggling to answer these questions, it’s time to re-evaluate your current facility maintenance protocol.
Let’s outline five reasons an ongoing maintenance contract is good for your business.
Benefits of Ongoing Maintenance
1. Prevent Problems From Growing
Of all the different types of maintenance out there, preventative maintenance is perhaps the most important. Performing inspections, painting equipment, repairing floor joints, etc. may not be the most exciting tasks, but when performed properly, these efforts help keep every part of your facility functioning. Without this routine maintenance, you’re more likely to run into malfunctions, hazards, and eyesores, which will all require some degree of repair. Over time, these repair costs will greatly exceed the amount you invest in preventative measures. If your facility is properly maintained, you won’t experience as much work stoppage, so you will remain fully operational at all times. In other words, entering an ongoing maintenance contract will save you time and money while extending the lifespan of your assets.
2. Consistency Where It Counts
Continuous maintenance contracts also have an edge over one-time repair projects because they offer a business with much-needed consistency. A quality contract and plan will clearly state what types of work are and are not included in the terms and conditions, outline costs on a monthly, quarterly, and/or annual basis, and offer some type of quality assurance. As such, a business can get a better grip on its budget and feel confident that its maintenance contractor will continue providing high-quality services as agreed upon. Compare this peace of mind with the headache of late response times, missed calls, shoddy work, improper scheduling, and unclear costs — the winner is obvious.
3. Evaluate and Adapt as Needed
Just because an ongoing maintenance contract is consistent doesn’t mean its contents are set in stone, however. The best maintenance contractors are constantly adapting to customer needs. Indeed, the only way for maintenance services to continue providing the best program for a client is to spend plenty of time in their facility, getting to know the strengths and weaknesses of their operation. You want a contractor that works the way you do so you can become more and more successful — this is made possible by building a relationship with an experienced, communicative, and adaptable provider. At Kaloutas, we will work around your schedule to adapt to your needs. Additionally, we are qualified to handle multiple trades in your business, so if we have the pleasure of doing business with you more than once, we will already be well adapted to your needs, saving you time, money, and the runaround of having to find multiple contractors.
4. Stay Safe and Compliant
Businesses in just about every industry must take great care to keep their people safe and to remain compliant with relevant codes and regulations. Achieving these goals without the help of an expert facility maintenance contractor is an uphill battle, to put it lightly. There are simply so many bases to cover that it’s easy to miss the mark when it comes to matters like FDA, OSHA, and/or GMP compliance. By entering an ongoing contract with an experienced maintenance service provider, you can rest assured that they will keep your business safe and compliant to the best of their ability, thanks to their relevant skills and knowledge. Kaloutas not only offers very experienced team members for any job at your business, we often have the sole rights to products and exclusive credentials to highly sensitive buildings. We can offer you peace of mind that you are working with a knowledgeable, experienced, and most importantly, trusted partner.
5. Retain Your Reputation
Keeping up with facility cleaning and maintenance isn’t merely about cost savings and compliance — it’s also about appearances. Even if your workplace doesn’t allow access to customers, your employees’ workplace environment is essential — no one wants to keep working in a place that’s falling apart. Hiring a reliable maintenance provider will help you maintain a positive reputation and keep your people productive and proud of their work. Maintenance also provides a cleaner facility, which results in fewer employee sick days and injuries, saving you time and money.
Programs Over Projects
Watch Jay Culbert, Director of Strategic Development at Kaloutas, explain the benefits of investing in a long-term facility maintenance program and why this is a better approach than procuring piecemeal projects.
Give your business the attention it deserves with a continuous, consistent, quality maintenance contract. Kaloutas is a value-adding, long-term, go-to facility maintenance partner for companies of all sizes and in all industries. To learn more about us and all that we do, contact us online, or give us a call at 978−532−1414 today.