Commercial Maintenance Tasks to Make a Good First Impression

City Wide Facility Solutions
Published on October 20, 2022

Making a good first impression on visitors can make all the difference at your commercial property. Visitors expect a certain level of care when they enter a facility. They also expect a certain level of safety and cleanliness. Property owners and facility managers need to meet or exceed these expectations to make a good first impression on visitors. 

City Wide Facility Solutions can provide your commercial property with the maintenance services it needs to make a good first impression on visitors. From handyman to day porter services, your dedicated City Wide Facility Solutions Manager (FSM) will understand the unique requirements of your commercial property and will proactively manage the services it needs to look its best. 

Here are a few of the maintenance tasks your visitors expect to be done when they walk into your building…

Parking lots, walkways, and landscaping

An often overlooked area of commercial properties is the parking lot. It is just a place for visitors to park, right? Wrong! This is the first thing visitors will see when they come to your facility. If the lighting is poor, or the parking space lines are faded, or the surface is full of potholes, guests will notice. It is important you have access to the parking lot services you need to address any issues in your parking area. 

The same goes for walkways and landscaping. If your sidewalks are crooked or dirty, it will affect the first impression you make on visitors. If your landscaping is not up to par, or your grass is brown, or outside areas are unkempt, then your property’s curb appeal will suffer and so will your business. 

Your City Wide FSM will serve as your one point of contact for all exterior maintenance services you need to make a good first impression, including:

  • Pressure washing
  • Window maintenance 
  • Landscaping
  • Snow removal
  • Parking lot services
  • Entrances and exits
  • Trash removal

Lobbies and hallways

Many commercial properties require the services of a day porter during business hours. A day porter’s job is to perform routine maintenance and cleaning of high-traffic areas. Day porters can fit into just about any facility maintenance role you need them to, and they will be on-call in cases of spills or emergencies. 

Here are some of the duties and responsibilities a typical day porter handles in your lobby and hallways during the day:

  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping, polishing, and general floor cleaning
  • Dusting surfaces
  • Sanitizing surfaces
  • Washing windows
  • Blinds cleaning
  • Emptying trash cans, replacing trash can liners
  • Changing HVAC filters
  • Cleaning spills and drying wet floors
  • Indoor plant care
  • Replenishing paper products
  • Placing orders for supplies
  • Overall building maintenance

Your tenants, employees, and visitors will appreciate the presence of day porters in your commercial facility because they represent your commitment to their health, safety, and well-being. 


Few areas in your commercial facility require as much maintenance attention as your restrooms. Customers who visit your property will expect your restrooms to be clean, well stocked, and in good working order without exception. 

It is imperative every building owner and property manager arrange for maintenance services to manage your restrooms. You also need to ensure your supply closet is adequately stocked with paper products, sanitation solutions, and the necessary equipment to clean and maintain restrooms throughout every business day. City Wide has access to a network of nationwide suppliers and can prevent supply chain issues and excessive prices from affecting your bottom line. 
The first step in making a good first impression on your visitors is partnering with City Wide. We can provide you with consistent, proactive service management for each one of the services mentioned above, as well as the over 20 additional facility services we manage for clients. Contact us today for more information!