As someone who owns or has an interest in commercial property, you’re sure to understand the importance of keeping it at its best. We’re not just talking about cleaning the windows, buying new fittings and fixtures, or giving it the odd lick of paint – you need to think about the outside of your property as well. This is especially important if your building is open to the public, for example if you’re running a hotel, shop, school or apartment block. First impressions count, and this can never be underestimated in the commercial world.
The demands of external maintenance on a commercial property can be far greater than you might think, which is why it might be wise to consult a specialist landscaping and groundwork company to advise you and carry out the work. So what are the advantages of handing responsibility over to the professionals?
It tells your audience about you
If your establishment looks good, people who pass by will remember it. It might be a neat, striped lawn, colourful flowers, or just well placed shrubs and tubs, but the neatness of the external areas of your building will give the impression that your business is one which is organised, respected and offers high-quality goods or services. Working with a professional grounds maintenance company allows you to plan how you want your property’s external areas to look, or how landscaping can make a difference to your business.
It keeps you safe
In a safety conscious world, uneven paths and unwanted debris can be a trip hazard, to you, your employees and those around you. Even natural elements like trees and hedges need proper maintenance to stop them becoming a danger. Overgrown branches and fallen leaves may not be noticed until it’s too late.
It keeps the criminals at bay
Imagine you were a burglar, looking for the most vulnerable property to break into. Which is going to look like the easiest target? The building which is well looked after, or the one which looks overgrown and neglected, providing plenty of places to hide and disguise your activities? Your neatly presented property tells the would-be intruder that your building is cared for, and protected.
It maintains property value
If your property looks good, it has kerb appeal and dodges the dreaded depreciation far better. Even in the most industrial, neglected areas, you can contribute to making your neighbourhood better by keeping your patch well maintained. If the time comes for you to sell or move on, you can be sure that prospective purchasers will be drawn to a property which has been looked after both internally and externally, far more than they will be to one which has been neglected.
If you’re serious about your company, it’s time to pay attention to what goes on not just inside your work space, but outside of it as well. You’d be surprised at the difference revamping outside spaces can make to your staff, your business, and most importantly, your success.