As the budgets for businesses seem to get tighter and tighter, there are areas where it seems they can “trim the fat” and save a few dollars. Often, since the expense is often seen as “cosmetic” or “aesthetically beneficial only”, businesses and property management companies are cutting routine parking lot sweeping programs from their budgets in order to save a few bucks. Literally, what can a few bucks worth of “savings” end up costing you? Well, here are some figures from some Georgia cases against businesses and property management companies from lawsuit settlements in recent years: $200,000 for a broken ankle; $840,000 for a parking lot injury; $340,000 for a twisted ankle; $200,000 for a parking lot fall in an apartment complex parking lot while visiting a friend; $90,000 for parking lot slip and fall on wet debris. In each of the cases mentioned, it was found that the injuries each person experienced were owed due to the fact that in Georgia, not only are businesses responsible for Personal Injury Liability injuries that may occur inside a facility when a patron may fall due to an unmarked hazard or from a falling product from the shelf of the merchant, but Georgia also has Premises Liability Laws, which leaves any property or business owner responsible for injuries that may occur before someone ever even enters your property or business. Keeping the premises of your property or business is crucial to protect yourself from these costly claims that could be prevented from simply insuring a clean and debris free parking area for patrons by keeping or developing a routine sweeping maintenance program with Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. today. When determining where you can “trim the fat” in your budget, parking lot sweeping may seem as an expense that can be eliminated for being simply “cosmetic”, when in fact, Georgia Premises Liability Laws are found to often be easier for the injured party to recover monetary damage settlements and verdicts for than even Personal Injury Liability cases. Don’t be fooled! Yes, Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. will leave your property or business parking areas looking clean, safe and aesthetically pleasing to your patrons, but the services we provide go far beyond simply making your property look “pretty”. Our services help to protect patrons from injuries that they may get BEFORE they ever even enter any building or business that is located on your property! If you find yourself asking where you can cut costs in your budget, trust us, sweeping services provided by Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. is NOT an expense to cut. When you’re looking at only a few dollars per day or per month over the course of a year compared to TENS or HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of dollars awarded each year in Premises Liability Cases, as a property or business owner, it simply is NOT a risk or gamble worth taking! Never cut out the professional services of Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. Our years of experience will not only keep your property looking sparkly clean, but will also reduce your liability and responsibility in cases that could arise from injuries occurring on your premises. Another benefit to using Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. for your property or parking area maintenance provider is that we have a sister company, Atlanta Sealcoating, that can easily fix any cracks, bumps, or even improperly or unpainted hazards in your asphalt on your property or at your business location. Something as simple as not having your speed bumps or handicap accessible ramp areas painted properly can leave you at risk of liability cases that could result in the same costly cases mentioned above, as parking lots conditions, as well as parking lot areas being properly marked and painted also fall under the Premises Liability Laws of Georgia. So, what are you waiting for? If you still have not set up a regular or even on-call sweeping program with Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. you should give us a call today to arrange to have an onsite, professional assessment of your property of business!
Sometimes a job can require more than one specialized commercial sweeping truck in order to get the job done right! Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. has an array of specialty vehicles amongst our daily checked and regularly maintained sweepers. Take for instance the construction clean up we recently were called to do. This job required both a mechanical commercial sweeping truck, as well as a regenerative air sweeping truck. Lucky for this particular customer, Watt Commercial was easily able to meet their needs with both types of trucks at the ready in our fleet! Just know that even when you may think the job can’t be done, or it will require too much money or more than one service provider, you should always call Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. first. We can do what others can’t, which is get the job you need done completed effectively and efficiently and without the need of the expense of needing two or more providers. Let Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. impress you today! We have the sweeping solution for your needs.
When you think of a salvage yard, you probably don’t think of a clean place to be. That, however does not have to be the case. No matter if your business handles salvage parts or sells top of the line Cadillacs, Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. will ensure your business always looks it’s VERY best. Just check out some of these before and after pictures of a recent job at a salvage parts yard:
Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. has a busy season ahead of us and it’s not unlikely for you to spot our trucks out keeping your neighborhood businesses looking their very best. Make sure to stop and get a card if you see us out and about so we can tell you exactly how we can help your business or even your community be its very best!
It is true that any parking lot and parking structure should have an active professional sweeping service and scheduled sweeps in order to keep their pristine appearance, however, asphalt and parking lot maintenance has another aspect to it as well. Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. works hand in hand with our sister company Atlanta Sealcoating to ensure that all of your lot needs are met.
As we have talked about before, being proactive, rather than reactive is the best rule when it comes to maintaining your parking lot and parking structures. Routine cleaning and sweeping services help you do just that, but there are going to be other issues that will arise, such as cracks, potholes and asphalt areas that need patched and repaired. Don’t worry, we have you covered here too!
Over time, your asphalt shifts and the pressure and friction of cars on the surface will lead to various types of cracks that not only look bad, but can potentially cause extreme damage to the underlayment and foundation of your asphalt. Crack filling is essential for long term protection of your parking lot surfaces, as well as your customers. In order for crack filling to be its most beneficial, it is best done at the proper weather conditions, which are typically warmer and drier times of the year. As spring is approaching, it is the perfect time to get an assessment on the cracks your property is experiencing in order to schedule a time for them to be properly crack filled to prevent any further damage to your property.
After you’ve had the cracks on your lot filled, you will more than likely want to follow up with a proper sealcoating application. Not only will sealcoating your lot blend in the areas you had crack filled, but it will also help to restore your asphalt surface to its proper condition. Sealcoating gives your asphalt surfaces a fresh, clean and uniform appearance. It also helps protect against harmful effects of heat, water, ice, cold, oils, and gas. Sealcoating your lot after you’ve made repairs, such as crack filling, will help to extend the life of your parking lot surface. Sealcoating will also save you a huge amount of money. After the price of asphalt doubled in 2008, it skyrocketed in 2014! Sealcoating helps you to not have to pay for new asphalt. The cost of sealcoating your property is far less than having to replace the asphalt by far. Sealcoating will also give your lot a like-new look and be much more welcoming and inviting for your customers and clients, ensuring your business doesn’t suffer because of the disrepair of your parking lot.
After you’ve had your lot repaired and sealcoated, you will need to have it re-striped. Sometimes re-striping is actually needed without having repairs or sealcoating, just because over time the paint fades and the lot is no longer up to standards and clearly marked. Having a clearly lined and marked parking lot can help reduce accidents on your property and again makes your lot look like new and is more welcoming to customers. More than curb appeal and straight parking space lines, re-striping also serves a very important role in making sure that your property is up to code and meets all legal measurements and requirements for parking lots and structures. Each space has a legally defined length or width requirement and the American’s with Disabilities Act laws specify how many specially marked handicap spaces your particular lot requires. Atlanta Sealcoating is well aware of all federal, state and local requirements for parking lot spaces and with our keen attention to detail, you can be assured that your lot will be re-striped to the highest standards.
Georgia is once again experiencing one of our miserable cold weather changes. Each year around this time it seems our state comes to some sort of a standstill due to inclement weather. Although we are not hit with inches and inches of snow, such as other areas, we are often the target of icy and freezing road conditions. Did you know that asphalt stays pliable for 20 years? For 20 years asphalt on our streets, highways and in your parking lots and parking structures stays pliable. What does this mean? It means that in order for you to prolong the lifespan of your asphalt surfaces, special care and maintenance must be taken. As the asphalt that is in your parking lots and parking structures naturally settle and shift, tiny cracks begin to form. What these cracks do is make your lot a target for dust, dirt, debris and worst of all water damage. Water slowly infiltrates the cracks that are made in your parking lot surfaces and as the water seeps deeper and deeper into these once tiny cracks, they widen the cracks and make the underlayment and foundation of your asphalt at risk for complete destruction. When we Georgians experience these icy conditions, it often causes great contractions and expansions in your asphalt surfaces, which then leads to cracking. As the ice melts, water infiltration can occur at a rapidly alarming rate, creating cracks. These cracks then are likely to spread and can cause potholes and an unsightly parking surface for your property.
It doesn’t take an expert to tell you that maintaining your parking surfaces is a lot more affordable than replacing it. In order to stop the progression of erosion that infiltrating water can cause to your parking lots, you need to invest in a reliable crack filling service. Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. and Atlanta Sealcoating is THE place for one stop shopping for your lot maintenance, as well as your necessary patching, crack filling and seal coating. We will help you keep your lots immaculately clean with routine sweeping throughout the year and then after the winter weather has left behind its inevitable cracks and damage to your surface, we are here to help fill the cracks and then keep your surfaces looking like new with a proper sealcoating. Just like the health of your teeth relies on regular dentist visits, brushing, and flossing; so does the maintenance of your parking surfaces and parking structures. Let the experts at Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. help keep your lots as clean as they possibly can be and then allow Atlanta Sealcoating to perform an assessment of the cracks that your lot may need to have filled and then let us get your property looking like new again with a fresh sealcoating and re-striping. Don’t just let the maintenance of your parking lot go to the wayside. Maintaining and prolonging the life of your lot is crucial to keeping your customers feeling safe and happy when they visit your business and it keeps you from having to spend tens of thousands of dollars to repair a lot that could have been maintained and kept its best with a regular maintenance plan from Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc.
We all know that when there is dust in the air, we are all at risk of becoming victim to itchy, watery, red eyes, sneezing and other allergy related problems. Did you know that proper business practices can help control the dust and help to improve the quality of the air for all of us? The best way for businesses to control the amount of dust that is on their property is to properly maintain their parking lots and other parking areas. Just think about it–cars stir up all kinds of dust and debris. They pick up garbage off of the streets and redeposit those wastes and dust particles from their tires and undercarriages at every place they visit. The parking lots of a business are like giant dust dumps where vehicles come and rest and all of the dust and dirt and other debris they’ve picked up along their journeys settle in the parking lot. So, what is a business to do to make sure that their parking areas aren’t giant allergy triggering dust bowls? Businesses need the professional services of a properly trained and experienced parking lost sweeping company like Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. Watt knows exactly what to do to help fight the dangers of dust right where they lie–in the parking lots and parking areas of all businesses. Our dedication to proper lot maintenance is backed by our more than 20 years experience in perfecting the exact techniques needed to rid parking lots, parking decks and parking garages of the dangerous dust.
So what? It’s just dust, right? What’s the big deal? Well, since you asked I’ll tell you exactly what the big deal with dust is! Did you know that the EPA, you know the Environmental Protection Agency, actually reports that dust is the MAIN cause of ALL air pollution. All air pollution is mainly caused by dust–that’s a big deal! Dust, as reported by the EPA is carried by the wind and in their report, the EPA also specifically mentions the fact that major amounts of dust come from the activity in parking lots. That’s right, the EPA specifically targets parking lot activity as a major hub and cause for dust! Again, it’s just dust, right? I mean we all hate dusting at home and put it off until the last minute because really it doesn’t seem like a major chore. It’s not like if we don’t take the garbage out of our house. That would be obvious–eeeew, the smell! But dust, I mean if you can’t really see it, it can be put off for another day, right? WRONG! The amounts of dust that parking lots cause have a bigger impact than you may realize. It’s not just like a collection of dust bunnies on a book shelf. Parking lot dust causes same major problems. I’m talking major health problems! Aside from the drippy noses, watery, dry, itchy, red eyes, dust causes serious issues with our respiratory systems. I’m talking coughing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, irritation in our respiratory tracts that can lead to serious issues like bronchitis. Dust can even severely irritate our throats and worst of all, if you happen to be one of the millions of people who suffer from asthma or emphysema, just know that dust puts you at a substantially higher risk of increased instability and severity in your conditions.
Dust is a small thing, but it has some BIG effects for all of us. It is important that businesses make sure to take the time to hire a professional parking lot team to ensure their lots are less of a threat on the environment and on the health of everyone. Hiring any sweeping service isn’t the right way to do things either. Ineffective and improper parking lot services actually don’t help with the dust problem and can cause the dust to be stirred up and distributed throughout the parking lot and throughout the air even more than it was before. It is imperative that when hiring a parking lot sweeping service, you take the time to hire a reputable and responsible company that has the know-how and proper equipment to get the job done right. Don’t pay someone for service that is only going to contribute more to the overall problem of our air quality. Hire someone who knows how to do the job the right way with the right equipment and the experience needed to help protect the environment and the health of the public–plus it helps that they can make your business look its absolute best and be its absolute cleanest at the same time. Your choices as a business matter for all of our health and your choice in who you trust to clean your lots matters. Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. cares and we have the experience to meet your needs, keep the environment healthier and show your customers just how much you really do care about their experience with your business, even beginning in the parking lot.
While it may seem obvious that your parking areas require the attention of a professional sweeping team, and it may also seem obvious that an in-house team is an over the top expense for pretty much any business, it is imperative that you realize that all sweeping professionals are not the same and some sweeping companies aren’t quite “professional” when it comes to taking care of your sweeping needs. Watt, however is the company that sets itself apart from the pack. We are the premier choice for Atlanta when it comes to contracting an experienced and professional sweeping team for your business. Don’t be fooled by the other guys! Let us tell you why we are the best!
With more than 20 years in the professional sweeping business, Watt knows what it takes to help your business in the best ways possible. We understand and respect the value of your parking areas and we know the key role their maintenance is to keeping your business thriving and we will only maintain your property to the highest standards possible. We are experienced and skilled operators of specialized, state of the art equipment that we use to maintain your parking areas. Each client has special needs and each property is different–Watt knows that and we special tailor our services to your needs and around your schedule–not the other way around, trying to make you fit our limitations and our hours. Our service is all about the client and their needs. From the very beginning Watt and our trained and knowledgable staff will be here to serve you and answer any questions you may have about the services you will receive before your initial sweep. Watt is a locally owned and operated business. We know the ins and outs of Georgia, its weather and the effects the environment has on different types of lots throughout the year. We will assess your particular establishment and make sure that as the seasons and your property’s service needs change that we keep you up to date on these changes and make the necessary adjustment to your service with you, the client. Watt knows that not all businesses will need the same cookie cutter sweeping services and we make sure that your particular business is maintained with the proper service and equipment for those needs. Watt will make sure that your expectations are consistently met. Each of our team members know step-by-step what is to be done and what is expected at each and every location on our routes. There will never be inconsistencies in service because each member of our team knows every property specifically, whether it is their regular assignment or not. We know that life happens and that at anytime we may need to have one of our trained sweepers fill in for another one of our team members and we make sure that each employee knows each property to ensure quality and consistency expectations are always met. With knowing that life can sometimes throw in an unexpected curve ball, Watt also always makes sure that every vehicle in our fleet receives daily maintenance to ensure not only to have all equipment ready and in its best shape, but also to have a backup in place, just in case. With our fleet always at the ready, Watt can also be ready for your unexpected needs. Day or night; routine and even emergency and on-call services. Watt can do it all and all when you need it! Watt’s fleet is all enhanced with GPS monitoring, assuring performance and efficiency at each and every location. Watt is the only choice you should make when it comes to your parking areas sweeping needs because your business cannot afford to settle for less than the best and Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. is absolutely the best!
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