Sparkling Facility Management Depends Upon Efficient Janitor Services

Facility Maintenance has developed into a professional business and bigger organizations have separate departments looking after the janitor service. Though earlier office cleaning was perceived to be a domestic chore and low skilled job, the need to ensure cleanliness and regular maintenance has brought this function to the forefront in Office and Facility administration.

Companies, Factories and specially hotels, hospitals and airports which cater to a huge populace employ services of janitors to maintain their entire facilities and provide all sorts of cleaning and maintenance services including cleaning carpets, windows, cleaning furniture, ensuring dust free interiors, maintaining the landscape, lighting, electrical installations, managing security systems, pest control, air-conditioning and many more such services.

Today due to the shift in the business outlook to outsourcing non core areas, that every company employ, these services are outsourced to service providers who specialize in this area. One can find a host of vendors who offer janitorial services. However one has to be very careful in checking out and verifying the credentials of the vendor company and its operations before enlisting their services.

Why is it so important to qualify a cleaning service? The reasons are many. The workers working on your facility who belong to the vendor will have access to the entire building including all important places where you keep business information and records besides other valuables in terms of physical assets as well as valuable information and sophisticated equipment, computers etc. Pilferage can be in the form of theft of valuables, physical assets, data, records and all forms of assets belonging to the company. One cannot supervise the people employed by the contracting company, hence care must be taken to choose a vendor who has sufficient management expertise and has team with long standing good record and effective supervision and management control over operations and people. Using fly by night operators would be the last thing that one would want to entertain.

A smart strategy is to ensure that you do not outsource all services to one service provider. Rather break down the entire requirement and search for the best vendors in each area of operations. Those vendors who focus on security services as their core competence may not have the required depth of expertise to manage other janitorial services.

The best way to choose would be to make a list of points to be used for vendor evaluation. Coupled with this site audits, using references and meeting with vendor’s operations team would help you get a feel of the vendor’s capability and help you choose the appropriate one. Remember their efficiency helps you maintain your efficiency.