Hiring a building maintenance company is a costly affair. You have to ensure that your decision is perfect, else, it will result in huge loss of money and productive hours.
Wondering how to make that perfect decision that will save you from worry? Here are five essential questions you must ask a building maintenance company before approving their bid.
1. What is your experience?
This is a key question which will give a hint about the expertise of the company in building maintenance. The number of years of experience indicates whether the company has been in the trade long enough to amass repute and credibility. An experienced concrete cancer repair company should ideally have at least five years of experience in the field before they are awarded a big ticket project worth millions.
2. What range of services do you provide?
As a first checkpoint you have to ensure that the company is offering necessary services that you will be requiring immediately. If the company is also into providing additional services that are associated to construction, concrete cancer repair, etc. it will save you time in finding another contractor for those purposes. Further, managing and coordinating activities will be easier since you already have an experience of working the company.
3. Do you hold necessary permits, licenses and approvals?
As a client you must ensure that you are appointing a company which is permitted by law to carry out the building maintenance activities. Some maintenance activities may be required to be carried out at heights which will require obtaining mandatory approvals and permits from statutory authorities. The company must also possess licenses and permits to engage manual labor at sites. They should also provide evidence to prove that all minim wages and statutory deductions applicable for manual labor is being deducted and paid on time.
4. Do you provide guarantee for your work?
Every building maintenance company provides a minimum guarantee period for their work. The period can extend anywhere in between one year to five years depending on the nature of work and age of the building. It is necessary to obtain the guarantee period agreed in writing from the building maintenance company so that in future, they can held accountable for any damage or loss arising during the guarantee period.
5. How do you ensure work quality?
Professional firms have standard operating procedures for all activities. SOPs ensure proper quality control of work executed. A rough overview of the SOPs will ensure if the work quality of an organization is up to your expectations.
With a large number of building maintenance contractors and services available today, the above mentioned questions will help you find the right firm that will match your expectations and budget limits.