Benefits of Hiring a Maintenance Subcontractor versus In-house Technicians

Facility managers take the necessity of maintenance for granted. The question isn’t if maintenance needs to be performed, but who will do it. Typically, the two options are to hire and train in-house staff to perform day-to-day maintenance duties, or to work with an outside company to target specific maintenance projects. There are benefits to both, but utilizing a designated maintenance company is usually the more cost-effective option.

Employing a maintenance technician on staff is expensive due to the costs of hiring and training. They may be intimately familiar with the facility and its contents, but a full-time employee is entitled to benefits and can take time off. In smaller companies, there may not always be enough work to keep maintenance staff busy all the time.

Contracting in your maintenance work, however, operates on an as-needed basis. Your business incurs no human resources costs, and doesn’t have to designate workspace for a maintenance team. Contractors may not initially be as familiar with your spaces and equipment, but employing them regularly for preventative maintenance and scheduled cleaning resolves that problem.

MaintenX offers the best of both worlds. Our own self-performing technicians are dispatched directly to the work site. You don’t have to deal with the stress of contracting or the costs of HR, but you receive top-quality maintenance service. To learn more about how we can assist you in all aspects of facility maintenance, please call us today!