The Value of a Handyman

City Wide Facility Solutions
Published on January 26, 2022

Facility management companies offer a number of services for your facility beyond quality cleaning. Managers need to decide which of these services are worth the investment and will make their business better. 

Outsourcing to management companies will help you control operating costs and establish a budget. The value of a handyman is that they provide a highly specialized service for a fixed price. They also bring with them the expertise to manage the needs of your facility. It can be difficult for facility managers to maintain the same experience level of an outsourced handyman from in-house staff.  

Avoid hiring multiple contractors

Facilities have various repair needs that require specialized expertise. These often include:

  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Carpentry
  • HVAC
  • Other repairs

A handyman provides a level of expertise in all of these areas. They can fix a leaky pipe and paint a room. The value of a handyman is that they help you avoid hiring different contractors to suit your repair needs. Instead of hiring a painter and a plumber, your handyman will be able to cover both of these areas. 

A handyman also makes billing easy when you only have one company or individual to pay. You will also know the cost of your handyman beforehand and you won’t be hit with additional expenses when a repair becomes necessary.

Keeping up appearances

A handyman will make it easy for your building to keep up appearances. They will stay on top of cosmetic issues that regularly occur in busy facilities such as chipped paint, loose door handles, sticky doors, etc. Having a skilled worker on-site to handle issues such as these will help your facility run smoothly and consistently look its best. 

Appearances are important for retaining tenants and customers. A handyman will also help you make a good first impression with potential customers and benefit your business’ reputation. 

Preventative maintenance

Successful building maintenance starts with prevention. Allowing issues to accumulate unaddressed or to become exponentially worse before they are recognized is a recipe for costly disaster. 

For instance: A tenant notices that a window in their office will not close properly. If there is a handyman on site, all this employee needs to do is send a message to them about the window and problem solved. But if there isn’t a handyman readily available, that tenant might simply ignore the window problem. This will cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs too, which will increase your building’s energy costs. Eventually the HVAC system might wear out sooner than expected, leading to even more expenses for your facility. 

This example is more common than you might think. A handyman onsite will easily be able to address issues such as faulty windows. Their presence alone will help your facility avoid costly future expenses. 

Save time and money

Outsourcing a handyman for your facility will allow you to budget maintenance costs better because you won’t be hit with unexpected expenses every time a new repair is required. Instead of having to hire someone new every time a repair is needed, your handyman will be on-site and ready to handle the issue. As a result, maintenance projects will be completed faster, more efficiently, and at a much lower cost. Managers will also be able to dedicate their time and energy on other duties when they know that their maintenance issues are being handled by a professional. 

City Wide has an office near you! Contact us today to learn about handyman services for your facility.