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First Impressions Are Long Lasting

A clean, well-maintained parking lot projects an image of success and can be a source of pride for building owners and facility occupants.

October 1, 2012

Aside from the exterior of your building, the parking lot is one of the first things any visitor sees; it is also the one part of any facility that passersby see, remember and base their judgments on.

A clean, well-maintained parking lot projects an image of success and can be a source of pride for building owners and facility occupants.

Parking lot sweeper trucks are specifically designed to pick up the debris left behind by people, animals, vehicles or Mother Nature on various types of surfaces.

Vacuum-type sweepers are the preferred choice for cleaning parking lots because they can consistently clean surfaces with minimal user effort.

Sand, dirt and other debris and refuse are constantly being tracked inside public buildings; the parking lot is the first line of defense in keeping a building's interior clean.

The Importance Of Parking Lot Sweeping

Today's parking lot sweeper trucks are capable of picking up potentially damaging materials before they make it inside.

Similarly to how matting reduces the necessary effort to keep floors clean, a well-maintained parking lot will save time and money on interior cleaning and will add longevity to any type of flooring.

Grit, grease and grime left on a parking lot are abrasive and will quickly cause deterioration of pavement materials.Clean Parking Lot

Replacement costs for pavement and line striping far exceed the cost of routine sweeping.

Scheduled cleanings and preventative maintenance will save you time and money down the road.

Power sweepers help reduce the risk of slip-and-fall accidents by removing debris from the parking lot and sidewalks.

While the sweeper cannot be on the property at all times and things can spill, leak or blow onto a lot after being swept, a regularly scheduled sweeping can be very effective in preventing accidents.

Nearly everyone agrees that we need to protect our environment and be as green as possible.

Our potable water is a delicate resource and stormwater runoff is fast becoming a factor in our environment.

Sweeping your parking lots on a regular basis can help minimize the pollutants in our stormwater streams and ensure that future generations have safe, clean water for drinking and other applications.

Cleaning and maintaining a parking lot directly affects asset management, risk management, environmental management and the esthetics of your property.

Although they have often been overlooked in the past, an increasing number of building owners and facility managers are realizing the benefits of a clean, well-maintained parking lot.

Given the increasing competition in today's business world, an attractive parking lot can provide curb appeal and give your business or organization an edge over the competition.