What Is Parking Lot Sweeping and Why Is It Important?
WHAT IS POWER SWEEPING?
Modern power sweeping is designed to pick up debris such as sand, rock, leaves, and debris from parking lots and roadways. They act as a vacuum and either use a broom and conveyor belt or a fan to pick up debris.
Environmentally friendly power sweepers known as "Regenerative Air Sweepers" are perfect for construction sites, or underground parking garages. These do not exhaust the air they use to collect debris back into the environment but rather recycle the air inside the truck to avoid spreading dust and debris back into the atmosphere.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
As with most small, big, or large properties/facilities, one of the first things that people see when entering your property is the parking lot.
Did you know that a business’s external cleanliness is one of the top decision-making factors customers consider when determining where to shop or where to lease?
The parking lot of a property usually covers more square footage than any other part, but it's often overlooked.
Property owners and managers who prioritize an attractive, safe, and cost-effective way to maintain a property will know the value of power sweeping as it shows that the office building, retail shopping center, or warehouse is professional and a key to attracting customers.
If parking lots look clean and maintained, visitors will be more drawn to the property as it indicates that visitors will be welcomed and taken care of.
A DIRTY PARKING LOT DEBRIS CAN DETER CUSTOMERS
People are less inclined to litter in a parking lot that is clean and taken care of. A poorly maintained parking lot with garbage, oil slicks, and debris not only deters customers but can lead to asphalt deterioration, erosion, increased littering, potential hazards, and lawsuits.
REGULAR SWEEPING WILL NOT ONLY MAINTAIN BUT EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE ASPHALT
Debris buildup is a common sign of parking lot neglect and is one of the leading factors of gutter clogging. A clogged gutter doesn't allow water to drain adequately which leads to lot flooding, vehicle skidding, pedestrian slips and falls, and asphalt deterioration.
Standing water and puddles can shorten the lifespan of the asphalt, deteriorate it prematurely and allow for potholes to form, leading to trip hazards and other liabilities.
CLEAN PARKING LOTS ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Most companies have a green-initiative and prioritize a healthy environment and protection of wildlife and natural habitats. Potentially hazardous material seeping into our natural resources will have residual effects on our health and the environment. Regular sweeping keeps harmful chemicals, pollutants, debris, and metals from draining into the sewers and local waterways.
FINDING THE RIGHT SWEEPING SERVICE
Reliability and attention to detail are key when choosing a power sweeping service provider.
If you’re not already receiving quality regular sweeping services, or if you’re looking to change in your sweeping service provider, the best thing to do is to research your options.
A reliable parking lot sweeping service will schedule cleaning on off-hours as to not disrupt peak client hours and work schedules.
Make sure that they can support emergency cleaning services for those last-minute spills or mishaps and offer hand-blowing options for those pesky hard to reach areas.
Ask about things like other maintenance and cleaning services, debris removal, and environmentally friendly options.
Call or email us today for a free quote and to learn more about what power sweeping services your property needs!