How to Operate with a Reduced Maintenance Staff

Some businesses can manage their facility and office spaces with in-house maintenance professionals. Others, however, do not have the resources to fund a full maintenance staff, which can cause problems. Thankfully, it is possible for a company to operate successfully with a reduced maintenance staff, and facility managers can employ several strategies to keep costs down while avoiding malfunctions.

A focus on preventative maintenance can be especially helpful for small businesses with reduced maintenance staff. It prevents major problems from arising and requires little manpower. By scheduling regular inspections and performing minor fixes frequently, costly equipment breakdown becomes unlikely.

But some businesses are in the unhappy medium of having specialized equipment or extensive infrastructure with insufficient budget for enough full-time help. In that case, there is nothing wrong with bringing in additional maintenance support. Many companies specialize in facility maintenance and contract out their teams. This is often the most cost-effective option for the businesses stranded in the middle.   

But only one of those companies will consult with you to draw up a comprehensive maintenance plan and carry it out. MaintenX excels at all aspects of facility maintenance, drawing on more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Contact us anytime to keep your business humming and you costs down.