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7 Reasons Why Parking Lot Cleaning Is Essential to Your Business

Keeping your parking lots and garages clean is just good business. Studies show that exterior cleanliness is one of the top decision-making factors of where customers shop. Not only will it drive customers away—meaning lost revenue to business owners—but failure to keep parking lots and parking garages clean also translates into accelerated asphalt deterioration and other problems, which end up costing much more money in the long run. Clean lots and garages convey an atmosphere that is both welcoming and safe, and they tell the visitors that you care about their taking the time to visit your business or building. Here is a comprehensive list of the seven reasons why maintenance of your parking lots and parking garages is a good idea.

Why Is Parking Lot Cleaning So Important?

A clean parking lot or parking garage makes an excellent first impression and attracts customers. Not something that we normally think of…unless the parking lot or parking garage is dirty and untidy. This could indicate that the business doesn’t value itself or its patrons. An attractive or clean parking lot or garage that is free of garbage, oil slicks, and debris tells customers that you take pride in your business, the environment, surroundings, and visitors. Customers and visitors pay attention to where their hard-earned dollars are spent.

A clean parking lot or garage discourages littering and sets the tone for good, respectful behavior. Customers and visitors are less likely to litter in an area that is neat and clean, because it is blatantly clear that someone pays attention to the details and the property itself.

Clean parking lots and parking garages minimize pollution to local waterways. Many companies have adopted green policies that encourage a healthy environment within the organization as well as the community at large. Regular sweepings of lots and garages keep chemicals, metal particles, dirt, and debris from draining into nearby water systems—all of which can save wildlife and natural habitats.

Sweeping parking lots and garages prevents erosion. When any surface does not get cleaned on a regular basis, silt, dirt, and debris build up and can wear on the surface in question, be it asphalt or concrete. Dirt, sand, and other particles are abrasive to surfaces and can cause pre-mature deterioration.

Regular sweeping and maintenance can extend the life of porous surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. Removing dirt and debris from parking lots and garages will help reduce blockages in sewers, improving drainage. This will help prevent the formation of “puddles” and standing water, which can deteriorate both asphalt and concrete. A clean surface means it will be free of toxin buildup, improving durability and longevity.

A clean parking lot or garage can protect your company against lawsuits. Public safety is one of the greatest reasons to keep your parking lots and parking garages clean. As dirt and debris collect in gutters, keeping these areas clean will help prevent accidents since buildup can cause vehicles to skid. Moreover, surfaces that do not provide adequate drainage can lead to standing water, another hazard to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Businesses want to keep all patrons safe and out of harm’s way, and keeping parking lots and garages clean is a great way to promote safety.

A clean exterior prevents rodents from moving in. Clean parking lots and parking garages deter rodents and other pests from gathering and establishing a “territory” in areas where they do not belong. This is important for several reasons. Rodents:

  • Breed in unhealthy environments
  • Cause damage to properties by chewing holes and building nests
  • Are extremely difficult to get rid of once they have established themselves
  • Scare customers away

Schedule Parking Lot Cleaning in MD, DC, or Northern VA

If you are not sweeping and cleaning on a regular basis in your parking lots and parking garages—or if you are looking for a change in your current exterior cleaning service provider—do your research and depend on KEVCO for parking lot and parking garage cleaning, sweeping, and scrubbing services.

To schedule parking lot cleaning in the DC metro area, contact us online or call (301) 258-9750 today!

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