Five Tips to Make Your Job As Facility Manager That Much Easier

The job of a facility manager is often underestimated. You might be seen as not much more than an office manager to those outside the industry. But facility maintenance is the unseen burden that keeps a business going. Without your hard work and dedication, the building would fall apart. However, just because you hold the weight of the building’s performance on your shoulders, that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. 


MaintenX works with facility managers from all industries to ensure that proper maintenance can be made simpler. Below are our five tips to make your job easier by collaborating with our specialized maintenance teams: 


Start the day right. 

Begin every day onsite with a quick walkthrough of the premises. This doesn’t have to take long, but you want to make sure that you spot any maintenance issues as soon as they appear. The more frequently you check the premises for signs of damage and repairs, the less you’ll have to spend on reactive maintenance. 


Make a productive maintenance schedule. 

Scheduling preventative maintenance services should be routine by now, but you could be working your schedule even better if you retool it just a little. Have a sit-down with your MaintenX team to optimize your preventative maintenance routine. Once you have an ideal schedule, work to maintain it, and soon it will become routine. 


Budget for major projects in advance. 

A renovation project, equipment upgrade, or other significant maintenance repairs need to be scheduled in advance. You shouldn’t wait until the repair is necessary before you start planning for it. When you notice improvements that could be made to the building, get your budget approved early so you can take control of the project rather than the project taking control of you. 


Don’t pack your schedule. 

While we try our best to avoid them, emergency maintenance repairs will happen eventually. If you overbook your maintenance schedule, emergency service will throw off your entire game plan. Be sure to make space for potential emergencies. This will not only make it easier on your maintenance team but will also help you better budget your time and money. 


Choose the right maintenance contractor. 

A facility manager with a strong maintenance plan cannot achieve their goals without a top-notch maintenance crew. You want to choose your maintenance contractors carefully to ensure they are capable of your goals and will complete jobs on time and above expectations. When you choose MaintenX, you are picking from top contractors in your area who are available 24/7 for your emergency and preventative repairs. Don’t settle for less when you can choose the best in the country for your facility!


To learn more about our preventative and emergency maintenance services, contact your local MaintenX team today. 

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