Studies have shown that cleanliness ranks as a top factor in determining where people shop, and
external cleanliness is seen by many as equally important as that of the interior of the
building. Here are some of the major reasons for sweeping your property regularly:
- Exterior parking areas are where business owners hope their potential customers will derive
an initially good ‘first impression.’ The way the exterior area looks also projects an image
of how the rest of the plaza will be operated. If exterior maintenance is slipshod, then
potential customers might well expect the internal cleanliness and other affairs of the mall
or business to also be poorly operated.
- People like to patronize the successful. Clearly, all businesses would choose to have a
clean parking area, all other considerations aside. The unwillingness or inability to keep a
particular area cleaned projects a non-successful.
- Shopping centers are finding maintenance of market share to be of increasingly competitive
proposition. It’s virtually impossible to develop or retain the desired competitive edge if
the grounds on the exterior of the business are unkempt.
- Even the most beautiful landscaping project is negated by a parking area which is cluttered
with debris. If it has objects which might flatten a tire, people hesitate to drive in due
to the potential for tire damage.
- Correct management of storm water runoff is a big factor for owners of parking areas today.
Sweeping is a Best Management Practice (BMP) for storm water runoff, and a structured
sweeping program can help to ensure the business is doing all it can to minimize pollutants
in its storm water runoff stream.
- When a parking area is clean to begin with, shoppers are more careful throwing trash out of
their cars when they come to shop.
- Sand, dirt and other trash are abrasive, and will shorten the useful life of pavement, as
well as the length of service time of any seal coating, striping, etc.
- The professionalism of the local business community at large is a composite of the
individual images projected by each of the businesses within it. When people have several
places where they feel comfortable shopping in a particular neighborhood or township,
traffic is increased throughout the entire general area.
- When a parking area remains not swept for long periods, it will attract rodents and other
potentially disease-carrying or dangerous animals.
- Keeping litter picked up reduces the chances of slip-and-fall injuries, as well as the
business property’s potential liability in any resultant lawsuits.
- When dirt is allowed to stay on pavement, it quickly starts deteriorating the paving
material. This is especially true when enough dirt collects to start plant or weed growth
being that their roots cause cracking in cement and asphalt. Replacement costs for pavement
far exceed the routine expense of sweeping.
Although it’s important to have pavement swept regularly, it must be done by the correct type of sweeper, run by an experienced operator and at the correct speed and frequency.
The Importance of Global Positioning Systems
For your safety and security, make sure that any sweeping company you work with offers a GPS-equipped sweeper fleet.
GPS offers a necessary level of protection when it comes to slip-and-fall injuries, as well as ‘proof positive’ when sweepers were onsite sweeping. To see the many other reasons why GPS has become such a critical requirement for parking area sweeping, please access our handout on GPS using the link shown below.
Star Cleaning USA is very experienced in all phases of parking area sweeping, as well as municipal and construction sweeping, including millings.
Please let us know how we may assist you by requesting a FREE professional assessment from our management team. We’ll be glad to help you in any way we can.
We offer the following PDF files to help you learn more about the value Star Cleaning USA offers with parking area sweeping. You may also download our PDF handout showing all the reasons to sweep your parking area. Please use the links shown.
We offer both a high level of experience and a wide array of sweepers and related support equipment. As a result, we can offer the exact personnel and equipment you need for any of the types of services we provide. Perhaps best of all, when you choose Star Cleaning USA there is something you get at no extra charge: peace of mind.