You perform your essential business operations inside your commercial facility. So, you may lose sight of what potential and existing customers see when they approach your location. It’s important that you do not let your commercial property’s exterior be neglected too long as its condition can seriously affect your bottom line.
If you think it’s too expensive to hire a professional cleaning company to maintain the exterior of your property, consider the potential cost of not keeping up the outdoor areas—lost consumer trust, lost sales.
We’re not exaggerating. A poorly kept exterior makes a poor impression on those coming to do business with you. Although they may not be aware of it, they assume that the condition of your commercial property reflects the quality of the products and services you offer inside. If your building is in disrepair, the lawn is unkempt and the parking lot is full of debris and litter, your prospective and existing customers lose faith that you can/will best meet their needs. And if they have a doubt, they will start looking to your competitors to meet their needs.
Some of the stuff that may be making the exterior of your commercial space look trashy may actually pose liability risks. Build up of leaf litter, for instance, can cover curbs so that customers do not see where elevation changes, resulting in falls and injuries. Larger yard waste, broken bottles or bigger objects pose tripping hazards.
You may be liable for any injury that occurs on your property as a result of unkempt exterior areas. Even a single claim could increase your insurance premiums, which eats into your profit margin.
Whether or not you intend to sell your commercial property, you should always be aware of its fair market value. To fetch top dollar, your property needs to be in excellent condition. Overgrown landscaping, accumulated litter, broken or missing patio furniture, etc. are not hallmarks of “excellent condition,” so they can actually bring your property values down.
There is a simple way to maintain your commercial property’s exterior spaces—hire the commercial cleaning company that provides comprehensive janitorial service: Maintenance Service Systems, Inc. (MSSI). We have been helping companies in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico maintain safe, hygienic and profitable commercial spaces for more than 60 years. Contact us to get started with a quote customized to meet your needs.