As a property owner, you’re proud of your real estate investment. It takes years of hard work, expertise, and grit to invest in real estate. It’s an important investment. With all of those factors included, it’s important to keep your building in good shape. When it comes to maintaining your building, you may first consider choosing the best property management company, landscaper, or picking responsible tenants. But the commercial janitorial services that you choose also play a big role in maintaining your building.
Commercial janitorial services increase the longevity of your building, keep your tenants happy, and much more.
Reduce Wear and Tear
Does your building have beautiful hardwood floors or lush carpets? Either way, keeping your flooring clean is very important. As tenants and their customers traipse in and out of your building, they’re bringing wet gritty snow with them in the Winter and muddy footprints in the Spring. No matter the time of year, your floors are going to wind up covered in some sort of dust, mud, slush, or other gritty substance.
As more people walk on your floors, a sort of sandpaper develops as the dirt builds up. Soon, your hardwood floors will be scratched and not half as shiny as they were originally. Your lush carpets will be permanently stained with deeply ingrained mud. Commercial janitorial services play a big role in keeping your hardwood floors shiny and your carpets clear of dirt.
The more often gritty footprints are wiped off of your floors and your carpets are cleared of dust, the longer your flooring will last. The better the company you work with, the longer your floors will look just as good as the day you put them in.
Keep Tenants Happy
Without happy and reliable tenants, your building will sit empty and the return on your investment will be sadly low. There are several ways to retain and attract tenants. A lot of it has to do with fair rent prices, building layout, zoning, and more. But it also has to do with how well your building is maintained.
Tenants don’t want to feel as though they have to empty their own trash cans or clean their own bathrooms. They want a clean and sanitary work space. After all, if you include cleaning in the rental fee, then they want commercial janitorial services that deliver.
When you work with a great commercial cleaning crew, you can rest assured that you won’t be receiving angry phone calls from tenants about a dirty workplace or having employees go home sick after a poor-quality cleaning during flu season.
Extend the Lifespan of Your Building
Commercial janitorial services help to increase the lifespan of your building. A cleaning crew doesn’t just mop the floors and wipe down the counters. They also keep an eye on small red flags before they become problems. For example, say your cleaning team was working on cleaning out all of the lights in your building. If they notice a lose screw or damaged part, it will get replaced. How often would you be able to check all of the lights in your building without them?
Environmental hygienists also keep a lid on issues like mold. The Wilburn Company’s teams are trained on mold treatment in order to safely kill the fungi and keep it from coming back. Without small tips like that, your building could easily wind up with a large mold infestation that would decrease the lifespan of your walls, ceiling, flooring, and more.
There’s no way around it. Commercial janitorial services cost money. Clearly, you have to pay your janitorial team. Some of it you can recoup in raising tenant fees, but then you run the risk of unhappy tenants. However, when you look at how high-quality cleaning services increases the overall ROI of your building, you’re not spending much at all.
How much would it cost to remove a large mold infestation? Fix broken lights? Replace hardwood flooring? Depending on the cost of the damage and the size of your building, it could cost you thousands. Hiring environmental hygienists saves you all of that cost by reducing wear and tear, catching red flags before they become problems and increasing the lifespan of your building.
All of these little things greatly increase the ROI of your investment. Just by hiring a cleaning crew, you’re getting more out of your building.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
You’ve probably seen it before. The office building with dirty windows, leaves on the front porch, and poorly maintained gardens. Curb appeal is a big part of successful real estate investment. It creates a great first impression on potential tenants who pull in and attracts their customers as well. Especially if your building caters to tenants who work directly with the public, you need a building that looks inviting and clean, not dark and dirty.
Sparkling clean windows will let in more light, present a professional front, and be more inviting to those walking by. A reception desk that isn’t sticky or covered with crumbs from someone’s lunch is much more inviting than a sticky or stained front desk. A dirty carpet makes for a bad first impression as customers wonder what else in the office isn’t sanitary.
Using high-quality cleaning services can greatly increase your building’s curb appeal by presenting customers and tenants with a clean and professional welcome area.
Go Green with Your Investment
These days everyone is looking to give back to the environment. Going green with your commercial cleaning is just one way to do it. Most people don’t know that traditional commercial janitorial services use harsh chemicals that release volatile organic compounds into the air, harming the environment and making your staff sick. Traditional cleaning methods also use disposal materials like paper towels and mop heads versus reusable cloth alternatives.
The Wilburn Company decided to go green to reduce the environmental impact of cleaning and provide our customers with a much-needed service. Now, the Wilburn Company’s green cleaning methods are GS-42 certified and use reusable materials, conserve water, and use fewer harsh chemicals.
Going green with your cleaning can contribute to an overall sustainable strategy with your building, while also saving you money on water and energy bills. Cutting down on the use of harsh chemicals also means that your employees will have to take fewer sick days and relieve respiratory problems anyone in your building may be having.
If you want to take your real estate management to the next level, you need great commercial janitorial services.
The Wilburn Company prides itself on providing our clients with high-quality cleaning services that are customized to the needs of their building. Our services increase your ROI and help you get the most out of your building.
If you want to learn more about our commercial janitorial services, check out our services page.