A building caretaker is an advanced level of janitorial services; they are responsible for the day-to-day management of the building. They usually are appropriate for larger buildings with several hundred or more residents. They will act as the location’s onsite representative five days a week, and carry out the following functions.
For smaller buildings, a dedicated caretaker is likely excessive for their needs. They may only require a few of these tasks, such as coordinating access for trades and programming fobs, on an intermittent basis. Frequently buildings use residents to provide such services, however accountability and reliability issues often emerge. An economical alternative is to hire a light caretaker who provides some of these functions, as well as janitorial services. This way a building obtains those caretaker services as an incremental cost on top of its regular janitorial service, rather than hiring a dedicated individual for these tasks.