5 Tips to Enhance the Quality of Your Facility

City Wide Facility Solutions
Published on January 3, 2023

As the new year begins, facility managers (FMs) should look for ways to improve their operation. Better equipment, cleanliness, services, and maintenance programs will add to the quality of your facility.    

Regardless of the steps you need to take in the new year, it is important to have a partner like City Wide Facility Solutions working for you to make your job easier. Your dedicated facility service manager (FSM) will know your building inside and out, and will proactively schedule the services you need from the best vendors available. 

Read more to learn the top 5 tips to enhance the quality of your facility. 

  1. Upgrade assets and equipment

One of the best ways to enhance the quality of your facility is to upgrade its assets and equipment. New technology can make your operation more energy efficient, which will lower operating costs. New equipment will also require fewer repairs and cause less downtime. 

Not every asset upgrade needs to be costly. If replacing your facility’s HVAC system is out of the question, take a look at other equipment such as lighting. City Wide manages commercial lighting services for all types of buildings. Introducing LED lighting and smart lighting technology in your facility will not only reduce your energy costs, it will also ease the challenges of maintaining facility lighting. 

  1. Keep your facility clean

FM’s have been laser-focused on the health and wellbeing of their employees, tenants, and guests in the past few years. As the pandemic is waning, you cannot afford to overlook the cleanliness of your building. 

One of the best ways to ensure facility cleanliness is by scheduling high quality professional janitorial services. By outsourcing your janitorial needs, you will not need to worry about hiring, training, managing and supplying an in-house cleaning team. 

City Wide has more than 60 years of experience helping businesses improve the look and feel of their buildings. Whatever your building needs, City Wide can make certain your outsourced janitorial team is working hard to create the best possible environment for you, your employees, clients, and anyone else who comes into your building. 

  1. Maintain relationships

Managing a facility requires the FM to effectively work with a wide variety of people. Managers must maintain relationships with all stakeholders, including tenants, service providers, and vendors. For instance, FM’s will work closely with janitorial providers to ensure their facility is getting the attention and service it needs to maintain safety and cleanliness. 

What City Wide provides is one point of contact for over 20 facility services. This reduces the number of people a FM needs to have in their rolodex whenever they need a service scheduled. And, maintaining a relationship with your FSM will be effortless, as they will be on-site often overseeing services, conducting walkthroughs, and ensuring your facility is getting exactly the right services at exactly the right time. 

  1. Evaluate service providers

One of the biggest headaches FM’s constantly face is evaluating service providers. Each year, managers need to ask if they are getting the best level of service from the most qualified providers for all the services their facility needs. 

City Wide does this job for you. We only schedule specialists who go through an annual certification process. Our vendors are vetted, background checked, and re-evaluated each year to ensure they are the best available option for your business. 

  1. Embrace an annual maintenance program

As FM’s evaluate the needs of their facility for the upcoming year, one of the best ways to enhance the quality of your facility is by investing in an annual maintenance program (AMP). By scheduling out the services your facility needs for the entire year, you can save time, money, and get a solid estimate of the upcoming year’s maintenance budget. Plus, you will be prepared for seasonal needs, like summertime HVAC maintenance and wintertime snow removal, long before those services are more expensive and harder to schedule.

City Wide can schedule over 20 facility services in your AMP, including carpet cleaning, lawn and landscaping, parking lot services, window washing, and many more! Contact us