Why Your DuPage County, IL, Business Needs Commercial Services

Whether you own a commercial building, operate a café, or run a hotel, you likely have a seemingly never-ending list of maintenance tasks. Maybe the light bulbs above your front window display have burnt out, you want to install new fans in the bathrooms, or you just noticed water damage on the ceiling. Tackling these to-dos on your own can feel overwhelming—especially when you have so many other responsibilities on your plate as a business owner.

Even if you have the know-how to handle most of the maintenance tasks in your business, you may not necessarily have the time. These little odd-jobs might not seem like a priority when sales need to be made or customers served, but they can actually greatly impact your business. For instance, burnt out light-bulbs in your boutique might not seem like a big concern—particularly if your store has lots of natural light. But, since your lights are designed to highlight merchandise and create a comfortable shopping atmosphere, you could lose sales just because your store isn’t lit correctly.

Keeping your business or commercial building in its best shape is important for a range of reasons, including increasing profit. Continue reading to discover why hiring a trusted Wheaton Handyman for professional commercial services is key to running a profitable and comfortable business.

Who Needs Commercial Handyman Services?

Anyone who owns or operates a commercial building will benefit from hiring Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale to handle your maintenance needs. Although our company is recognized throughout DuPage County for our excellent customer service and outstanding residential workmanship, we’re also highly specialized in commercial property upkeep. We’ve brought our highly sought-after services to industries including:


What Do Commercial Services Include?

At Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale, we’re your “one call does it all” handyman service. Whether you need an emergency drywall patch completed or are interested in fostering a long term relationship with us as your annual maintenance service, our team has it covered. Save yourself the hassle of orchestrating multiple contractors when our skillful professionals can check-off all the tasks on your to-do list in one visit.

Our commercial services include, but are not limited to:

  • Door installation and repair

  • Tile installation and repair

  • Drywall installation and repair

  • Restroom repair

  • Painting services

  • Commercial carpentry

  • Cubicle and furniture assembly

  • Crown molding repair and installation

  • Fence installation and repair

  • Stucco and drywall repair

  • Removal of graffiti

  • And more!

6 Benefits of Commercial Handyman Services

Hiring a DuPage handyman service you can trust plays an integral role in your business’ success—and your peace of mind. The top 6 reasons why you should invest in professional commercial services include:

1. Keep Your Business Looking its Best

Your business’ aesthetic directly correlates to successfully running your company, especially if you work in a sales-oriented industry. For instance, retail shops, restaurants, and hotels rely heavily on their design to encourage customers to return time and time again. Ensuring your drywall is not cracked or dented, your lights are not burnt out, and your molding is damage-free all adds to the overall look and feel of your business.

However, keeping customers happy is not the only reason to ensure you stay on-top of your business’ maintenance. A clean, safe, and comfortable environment is also imperative for your employees and/or tenants. As a building manager in particular, it’s your responsibility to make sure individuals leasing your commercial space are properly cared for. When there is a leak in the roof or a faulty fan in the bathroom, it’s up to you to ensure the problem gets fixed.

Likewise, keeping employees feeling safe and comfortable is paramount for any business owner. Say your office furniture is outdated and uncomfortable. Even if the rest of your office space is catered to keeping your employees happy, your employees will feel dissatisfied—and likely be less productive—if forced to sit all day at a wobbly desk or non-adjustable chair.

Increase tenant, employee, and customer satisfaction (and retention) by hiring our commercial services experts to tackle all your maintenance needs.

2. Save Time and Money

It might sound counterintuitive, but hiring a handyman to look after your commercial property will actually save you time and money. Firstly, allocating maintenance tasks to a trained professional takes one thing off your plate. With less “fires” to worry about putting out—like replacing the lock on a shop’s front door after a break-in—you’ll waste less time and be able to focus on the essential elements of your job.

Secondly, regular building maintenance actually reduces the cost of operating your facility and increases the lifespan of your building’s assets. Having one of our service pros take a look at your commercial space and address any issues keeps your building operating at its best. We’ll troubleshoot concerns and ensure they're dealt with right away. Repairing problems like water damage, cracked tiling, and sticking doors promptly and effectively prevents these issues from worsening and costing you more in the long run.

3. You Don’t Have to Do the Work

Worrying about repairs in your commercial property takes up time and energy you could pour into other aspects of running your business—such as boosting marketing efforts, gaining more customers, or finishing up your inventory count. Hiring the pros at Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale to take care of your maintenance to-dos is a stress-free process. Let us know what the problem is, and we’ll fix it in a timely manner. We’ll tackle your to-do list for you so you can devote your time to what you love: growing your business.

4. Avoid Hiring Multiple Contractors

When you have multiple to-dos that need to get done at your place of business, it’s much easier and more cost-effective to hire one team to do it all. For instance, let’s suppose you need a hole in your drywall patched, dents in your molding repaired, and a new cubicle assembled. Rather than hiring a drywall contractor, a carpenter, and someone you found on Craigslist to put together the cubicle, one of our experienced service professionals will be able to do all three tasks in one scheduled appointment.

Investing in the pros at Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale saves you time, money, and the hassle of finding, scheduling, and managing different contractors for individual tasks. Instead of juggling multiple companies, it’s a wiser choice to pick our one-stop-shop professionals.

5. Discover Other Projects that Need Attention

While many issues with your commercial building will be easy to spot, sometimes there are little things that might go unnoticed without the help of a trained professional. One of the skills our service professionals excel at is addressing repairs you didn’t even hire us to take care of. Since we charge by the hour, our pros maximize that time by taking on as many tasks as we can. If we notice a problem you’ve overlooked, we’ll bring it to your attention and ask if you want it fixed. We know how much responsibility running a business and/or commercial property requires, so we’ll do our best to help as much as possible. Also, by drawing your attention to concerns early, we’ll help prevent the issue from worsening and costing you more time and money down the line.

6. Increase Profits

Aside from industries that help people, such as hospitals and health services, most business owners are looking to increase profit. Whether through serving more customers or boosting sales, staying in the black is integral to the success of any company. While you’re already the expert at training sales associates, creating a top-notch product, or providing exceptional services, we’re the experts at keeping your space looking and functioning its best—which also impacts your bottom line. The more comfortable and usable your space is, the better your employees will perform. And, the more likely your customers will invest in your products or services. Details like lighting, smooth walls, well ventilated bathrooms, and maintaining a beautiful space is key to creating the perfect environment to increase profits.

Your Commercial Services Checklist

Looking after your commercial property is a year-round job, especially in Illinois where the weather varies dramatically from season to season. Although there are some maintenance tasks you can tackle on your own or allocate to your employees, most jobs should be handled by a professional. To help you stay organized while managing your property, we’ve created the following commercial services checklist:

Annual Maintenance Checklist

Some maintenance to-dos are best completed annually. We recommend setting aside a day around the same time each year when you hire our commercial services to complete these tasks. We suggest putting a note in your calendar during a slow period at your business to remind yourself.

  • Check for burnt-out light bulbs and replace as needed

  • Clean interior and exterior window glass, tracks, and frames

  • Inspect all door latches, locks, and hinges for damage and correct orientation

  • Replace HVAC air filters

  • Replace any water filters

  • Check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Test the building fire alarm system

  • Inspect all fire extinguishers

  • Look for signs of water damage and repair promptly

  • Look for signs of rodent/pest damage and repair promptly

  • Ensure all OSHA safety standards are being met

Spring Maintenance Checklist

With the spring weather comes snowmelt, increasing the risk of water damage to your commercial property. The melting snow will also show any damage to your landscaping that might have occurred during the winter. The spring is also a perfect time to give your business a deep-clean—perhaps tacking cleaning tasks on to your employees responsibilities, if appropriate.

  • Inspect interior and exterior of building for water damage

  • Clean out gutters

  • Power wash dirty sidewalks, siding, and other hard surfaces

  • Inspect outdoor lighting for damage

  • Ensure no debris is blocking your HVAC vents

  • Sweep debris from business entrance

  • Dust, sweep, vacuum, and general tidy

Summer Maintenance Checklist

As any DuPage County business owner knows, summer’s in Illinois are hot and humid. That’s why it’s important to check for a range of structural damages and to make sure your HVAC system is working properly.

  • Ensure trash and recycling area is in good condition

  • Check that AC is working properly

  • Test windows and blinds to ensure both open and close properly

  • Check interior and exterior of property for rot, rust, and peeling paint

  • Ensure bathrooms are correctly ventilated

  • Ensure outdoor areas, like a patio, are clear of debris

Autumn Maintenance Checklist

Cool weather might turn green leaves into beautiful hues of red, amber, and gold, but it also signals the need to prepare for winter. The fall is an excellent time to ready your commercial property for the upcoming snow and subzero temperatures.

  • Rake and clear away fallen leaves

  • Ensure your furnace/boiler is working

  • Inspect windows for cracks or fog

  • Seal any cracks in caulking

  • Ensure HVAC vents are clear of debris

  • Clean gutters and downspouts

  • Ensure downspouts are directed away from property

  • Ensure doors open, close, and lock correctly

Winter Maintenance Checklist

Safety must always come first during a DuPage County winter. Snow and slippery ice can be tricky for clients and employees alike, so it’s integral your property is adequately prepared.

  • Hire snow removal services/shovel snow off sidewalks

  • Have salt on-hand to melt snow and ice from high-traffic areas

  • Inspect the building’s interior for maintenance issues

  • Monitor the ceiling and floors for damage

  • Flush little-used toilets and run faucets to keep pipes from freezing

  • Ensure floors have mats for wiping snowy boots

Hire Our Commercial Services Today!

Do you need help to maintain your commercial property? Or perhaps the list of odd-jobs at your restaurant have piled up? As a business owner and/or property manager, you have enough on your plate. Let our commercial services experts take care of your to-do list so you can focus on what’s most important: running your company and keeping customers, tenants, and employees happy.

We invite you to call our friendly customer service representatives or request a service online to get started today.