Promoting A Safe Environment for Your Customers with Parking Lot Sweeping

The overall condition of your parking lots may have a larger impact on your business than you realize.  If your parking lots and parking areas are left unswept and ill-maintained, they can easily become hazardous to the safety and even to the health of your patrons.

Solid particles from any vehicle’s smoke emissions settle on parking surfaces.  Many of these particulates contain toxic substances.  These tiny toxic particles can easily make their way into any person’s nose or mouth when they breathe, which means these toxins also go into their lungs, which can then effect their respiratory system and respiratory health.  Along with vehicle emissions, accumulations of engine oil, brake fluid and dust, and other vehicle drips are other proven irritants that are dangerous for patrons, employees, and people in the area of your business.

Another highly hazardous occurrence is rainwater runoff.  The runoff, particularly after a heavy rain or during a rainy period, contains sediments that are known to contain extremely toxic substances.  The highly dangerous toxins easily make their way into natural waterways and eventually even into our drinking water supply–all by way of rainwater runoff.

The way to ensure that your property does not pose a substantially dangerous risk is to have your parking lots and parking structures properly and routinely swept by an experienced and knowledgable commercial sweeping service, such as Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc.  Do our sweeping services make your parking lots look immaculate and appealing to customers?  Absolutely!  More importantly, our professional sweeping services decrease the accumulation of dangerous environmental hazards.  Respecting the environment and reducing any negative impact on the health of patrons is a responsible business practice.

Another impact your unswept parking areas has on your business is one that is often overlooked.  It may seem obvious that large debris, garbage and litter pose a risk of slips, trips, falls and other related injuries, but the not-so-obvious culprit to many of these accidents is what you can’t see:  dirt, sand and dust.  These tiny particles of debris are quite abrasive.  When your parking areas are not receiving proper professional sweeping, these abrasive particles build up and wear away your parking surfaces, creating cracks and breaks and overall structural damage to your parking areas.  This damage turns your parking lot into a tricky and hard to maneuver terrain for your patrons to navigate.  The potential risk of tripping and falling, resulting in serious injuries greatly increases with the deterioration of your parking surfaces.  With injuries come the very costly litigation and liability and lawsuits that businesses dread and seek only to avoid.

While hiring a professional sweeping service like Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc.  may seem like an unnecessary overhead expense to your business, it is actually one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to help any business protect your customers, the environment and your business’ costly liability insurance premiums, and therefore helps your bottom line, helping to secure your company’s professionalism and long-term success.

Hot/Steam Power Wash

An existing customers was in need some detail washing before installing charging stations for electric vehicles on a concrete pad.

This job was a simple pressure/power wash but to ensure detailed cleaning and the removal of everything on the concrete’s surface, we used an industrial hot power washer. At 250 degrees everything on the top layer of concrete gave way to the pressure and steam.

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Big mess, no time? No Problem!

Have a property in desperate need of a cleaning? Suddenly have a prospective buyer or tenant but no time or means to clean up the place? No problem. Give us a call today for same day on call service!

This existing customer was in a similar situation with a loading dock areas in need of cleaning under time constraints. The catch here was that there was a sizable mess and no where on site to dispose of it. Instead of taking it on themselves, they called us for immediate service.

The job required a sweeping unit, a dump truck and the experience our guys possess to get it cleaned right.

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We have multiple payment options and service around the clock with no added charges. Your satisfaction is only a phone call away.

 

 

 

Dirty Curbs? Clean ’em up!

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Your regular sweepers or landscapers can’t handle the extra mess? Only blowing grass clippings? Only sweeping litter? Don’t want to write-up another contract or cut existing relationships with current vendors?

No worries! We offer on call and one time services. We can tackle those curbs lines and more!

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We can take care of those nuisance areas that your regular cleaning and maintenance vendors won’t take on.

Dirty curb lines, deteriorating ramps or concrete pads, and other unsightly areas consistently being overlooked or ignored are not problems you have to deal with regularly. We can schedule most on call services within the same week, if not day. In most cases we can have a sweeping unit and personnel on site within two hours of your call and for your accounting convenience we accept all major credit cards. These options allow you to get out of a bind and have your property sparkling before that executive or prospective tenant walk through without the need or hassle of the bidding process.

For a free estimate on on-call service or regular routine service, contact us today!

Initial Clean-up [VIDEO]

The video below shows a property being brought back up to an expected and manageable level of cleanliness. This property had several years of accumulation and called for some heavy duty cleaning. The required equipment for this was a mechanical sweeper, a few shovels and backpack blower for detailing. When completed the  loading dock area was free of debris that included load lock shrapnel, pallet scraps and weeds growing from the accumulation. From this point routine maintenance will be needed for upkeep, however it will be much easier since removing years of litter and debris.

The video showcases the mechanical sweeper’s portion of the work. This unit is not limited to truck courts; it can also handle construction sites, city streets, manufacturing facilities and more.

Take a look!

 

For your free estimate on your parking lot maintenance and service needs click here to contact us today.

Construction Sweeping [Photos]

We’ve been working with a major construction and development company that is building the new headquarters for one of the world’s top automobile makers. The new campus is at the old GM plant south of Atlanta, adjacent to  Hartsfield-Jackson International. This campus will be home to many of the corporate executives and will also have a test track and off-road type obstacle course. Our task at this site is to maintain the parking garage but as they prepare to finish the test track area they requested our services with this project.

For this work we brought out the mechanical, or brush, truck. As seen on the before pictures, the asphalt had an abnormal amount of dirt as a result of the hill eroding over it after rain showers. The area was roughly a football field and a half long and maybe half wide, with areas of up to 3″ of piled dirt.

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After methodically sweeping the parking lot and removing the wash down and build up, we brought over an air truck to fine tune and polish off the area. As seen below in the after picture, the only thing left on the asphalt are the infamous stains of the Georgia red clay. At this point the project manager would have the asphalt washed down, a service we also offer, but because this work was in preparation for the final lift (layer) of asphalt there was no need.

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The completed work is a large area freed of a high volume of dirt and left ready for the asphalt crews to come in and make the test track ready for testing some very luxurious and fast cars! For construction sweeping or any other similar clean up services, call us!

Airport Sweeping

Foreign objects debris (FOD) are an unfortunate part of the aerospace industry but that’s where our two industries collide, no pun intended.  Sweeping of airport run ways, taxi ways, ramps, hangers and pads is crucial in eliminating FOD and the potential for catastrophic incidents.  Damage caused debris can range from the aircraft’s skin to tires, and worse, to engines. Direct damage cost to the aerospace industry are up to $2 billion dollars per year on the high-end, as pointed out by Insight SRI Ltd. in March 2008.

Sweeping service and maintenance, on a recurring basis, is the best remedy for eliminating these hazards. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on service!

North American Sweeper Magazine, a publication geared towards the sweeping industry, has a great article that highlights the cost of Foreign Object Debris, read more on it here.