School Is Officially Back In Session

Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. is one of, if not the most, reliable and highly reputable professional sweeping companies in the Atlanta metro area.  Although it is our personal belief that Watt Commercial is the ultimate and the absolute only choice you should choice when you are deciding on a company for your professional power and commercial sweeping needs, we also feel it is essential to educate you as to why you should have a professional sweeping service plan in place, no matter which company you choose as your provider in the long run.  Although we will tell you now that having a service that is not doing the job correctly, effectively and efficiently as Watt Commercial always does, could end up costing you much more in the long run and hurt your business and your property more than help, but the choice of provider is ultimately yours.  Having a sweeping plan in place for your property with a reliable and knowledgable and experienced company, such as Watt Commercial is essential not only for the look of your property, but for the integrity and the lifespan of your property’s asphalt and parking areas.  This is a crucial and critical maintenance and upkeep step in the preservation of your property and this is a critical time for you to make sure you take a close look at your property and have Watt Commercial Sweeping and our sister company, Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. out for an assessment of your property as soon as possible before the weather changes too much to have your asphalt and parking areas properly appraised, repaired and restored.  Asphalt repairs and sealcoating need to be done now before the colder, wetter weather moves in and threatens your paved areas even more.  Having your property properly swept, repaired and sealcoated will  not only improve the aesthetic condition of your property, but will also assure the structural soundness of your property through the upcoming wet and cold months of autumn and winter.  Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. and our sister company Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc.  work in unison to be your one stop shop for all you asphalt repair and maintenance needs year-round without the hassle of needing to hire more than one company.  Autumn is the time of year when proper professional sweeping of your parking lots and other parking structures is most essential.  Keeping the leaves and fallen foliage regularly swept from you property will help ensure that you will not collect hefty fines for having clogged storm drains and rainwater runoff areas.  These thing can lead to contaminated local water was, as well as contamination of local drinking water sources and come with fines and often business and facility closures until you can prove your company meets local environmental standards.  Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc.  has many options for all types of businesses to meet all sorts of needs and budgets to ensure that your property stays clean and you avoid costly fines and closures due to environmental hazards.  Watt Commercial wants to protect your business, as well as the environment at the same time.

Watt Commercial, with more than 2 decades of experience in this industry found that there was a demand that ran parallel to the need of having your properties professionally swept and maintained in that manner.  We found that it is also essential to have the asphalt of you parking areas and structures properly cared for as well.  From this realization, came the birth of our sister company, Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc.  The creation of this company has allowed us to literally become the Atlanta metro area’s complete asphalt repair and maintenance source for all Atlanta area property owners.  Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc.  is where you will find the absolute best, most highly trained and experienced asphalt professionals in our field.  Whether you need cracks filled, potholes repaired or assessed, or your property sealcoated, or all of the above, we can come out to your property and with our expert experience we will carefully go over your property, walk over every inch of the area and then go over exactly what we feel is the best plan of action to keep you asphalt in its best shape possible to give it the most longevity and best look possible.  Seemingly innocent cracks and small potholes will be repaired quickly so as not to cause damage to the foundation of your asphalt and then to prevent any further erosion to the foundation of your parking lots and other parking structures, Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc.  will finish the job by sealcoating the entire area and then restriping any parking spaces and even add any stencils for special need parking spaces or fire lane areas or any other specially marked areas you made need.  Repairing asphalt the correct way is far better than having someone with little experience charge you less money and not perform the repairs correctly and find yourself needing to completely replace you asphalt months down the line.  Let the professionals at Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. and Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. come assess your property today, develop a professional sweeping program for your property to keep you site pristine and also give you an assessment of the condition of you asphalt to help you avoid structural erosion and asphalt replacement that can cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.  We are the absolute best and take pride and are committed in satisfying each and every single one of our customers the very first time and every time after.  Call us today and let us plan a maintenance sweeping plan for you, as well as a free onsite assessment of the condition of your asphalt while we’re out there, just to give you peace of mind and ensure the lifespan of your asphalt, parking lots, structures and other asphalt areas.

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Overlooking the small things

Dont do it!

In the grand scheme of a substantially sized project it is easy to overlook and/or just plain out ignore the smaller tasked performed. Normally these tasks are on a ‘to do’ list but usually somewhere at the bottom, somewhere between ‘Opening Day’ and ‘Holy Smokes, we forgot!’

You’ve had your concrete guys pour and set your curb-lines and the pavers have laid the asphalt; you’re done! That’s the norm, in an effort to change thinking a little, consider this. Waiting until the    weeks before opening day is going to significantly impact on your budget. A kick in the wallet when you’re crushing down the home stretch is a good way to ruin a day or week. Early maintenance is key!

Once the lots are opened, it is crucial to maintain the cleanliness of them. Having them maintained early on reduces the cost of power washing and flooding the construction debris off and reduces labor and sweeping cost too.

This customer decided to act sooner than later and had us come out to their property to clean the grounds. Although the project was well on its way and the entire clean up took about 16 hours, it is now up to a manageable level. Going forward, each subsequent service will be substantially less in cost and labor time. The gallery below highlights only one of the lots that surrounds a million+ sq ft warehouse.

Atlanta Sealcoating Allows Watt Commercial to Meet ALL of Your Asphalt and Property Maintenance Needs!

Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. has worked hard in the Atlanta Metro Area and throughout Georgia to build and maintain our outstanding and dependable reputation when it comes to any commercial sweeping needs of many types of businesses.  What some may not be aware of is that Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. has a sister company, Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc.  Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. has been working in tandem with Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. since the company’s inception, which means that not only is Watt the premier choice for all of your sweeping and lot maintenance needs as far as keeping up a tidy, trash free property, but also, that through Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc., we can offer you the best trained pavers for all of you asphalt repairs and asphalt maintenance needs as well.

Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. works on asphalt jobs of all sizes.  No job is too small or too big. unnamed-3 Not only do we specialize in asphalt maintenance, repair, sealcoating, striping, stenciling and filling potholes for commercial properties, but for residential properties as well.  With a well-established, reputable and dependable company such as Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. you can be assured that any asphalt work we do will be done with a professionalism and keen eye for detail that will optimize your asphalt project, making it, not only aesthetically pleasing, but also increase the curb appeal and safety of your residence or business.  Asphalt projects completed by Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. will provide you with the best end results and be of the upmost quality with a long-lasting and durable finish.

With the very best, most professional and highly trained specialists in the area, Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. can take on your asphalt project with ease–be it a driveway sealcoating job, or a complete asphalt repair and overhaul, Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. will handle your job from start to finish, on time, and within the promised budget.  With courteous staff and a flexible schedule to work around when you need the job done, Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. is THE place to turn for any asphalt maintenance or repair needs you may have now, or in the future.  Competitive pricing and impeccable, consistent work will make Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. you premier choice for asphalt needs, just like Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. has become Atlanta’s premier choice for commercial, retail and municipality sweeping.

Be sure to call Atlanta Sealcoating, Inc. today for an onsite evaluation and estimate so that we can make you look your best right away!atlSeal logo sm

Can your Business Afford to NOT have Watt Commercial Sweeping?

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!

A Clean Salvage Parts Yard?

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:

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Look for the Watt Commercial fleet on your streets!

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!

We are staying busy helping keep your businesses and neighborhoods clean.  Look out for our fleet on the streets and give us a call so we can tell you exactly how we can help your business, community or municipality!

We are staying busy helping keep your businesses and neighborhoods clean. Look out for our fleet on the streets and give us a call so we can tell you exactly how we can help your business, community or municipality!

Crack Filling, Sealcoating, & Re-Striping. Oh My!

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!

Crack Filling

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.

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Sealcoating

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.

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Re-Striping

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.

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Winter Weather Wearing Away Your Parking Surfaces?

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.

Community-Wide Pride Starts In The Streets

We’ve all heard that “home is where the heart is”.  Home is also the best reflection of each of us.  People take great time in cleaning and repairing and protecting where they live to show their sense of pride in the places they call home.  More and more, townships and municipalities are giving their residents a bigger sense of print in their homes by starting and implementing initiatives for their cities, towns, and counties.  These plans are specifically including street sweeping initiatives.

Elgin Broom Badger Photo credit Elgin Sweepers

Elgin Broom Badger
Photo credit Elgin Sweepers

In order for municipalities to do more for their residents and to stay within their limited and strict budgetary guidelines, street superintendents are finding that by contracting the street sweeping with reliable street sweeping companies like Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc., they are able to offer their citizens a clean place to be proud to live in, as well as being able to stretch their limited budgets and do more than they ever imagined possible.

Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. understands the great challenge that face street superintendents and municipalities throughout Georgia.  With the rising costs of everything these days, and the lower tax revenues, townships are finding their hands seemed tied.  They want to do more, but seem to have fewer and fewer funds to do these things with.  Well, Watt is the way!  With our years of specialized service and experience, we can help municipalities achieve the pristine image they seek for their community and make every last dollar spent to do so worth the investment.

Helping your communities and towns look their best is not the sole focus at Watt, as we know it is not your only focus when implementing these street sweeping programs, either.  Let Watt attack the dust and debris and pollutants of your streets that pose risk to your town’s citizens.  Not only does dust and debris threaten the air quality of your municipality, but there is also a great risk that these pollutants pose to your storm run off and therefore your city’s drinking water supply.  We know how important it is and have the proper equipment and experience to help lower the risks posed to your community.

We at Watt not only want your streets to look their very best, but we want to help the air and water quality for your citizens as well.  With many municipalities forced to comply with local, state, and federal environmental regulations, Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. can help street superintendents and municipalities adopt a cost-effective street sweeping initiative that will keep your community in compliance with set regulations and avoid the costly fees and penalties that accompany non-compliance.

Let Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. help you to infuse a sense of pride in your community with cleaner streets, roads, highways, and with better air and drinking water quality today!  Let our experienced team help your commitment to the environment and to your community, all while keeping your budget in check.  The payoffs of a community street sweeping program far outweigh the initial costs.

Elgin Broom Badger Photo Credit Elgin Sweepers

Elgin Broom Badger
Photo Credit Elgin Sweepers

Call Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc. today so that we can show you exactly how we can allow you to offer your community the very best that there is to offer!  Pride starts where we live.  It is only with a strong commitment and great pride that Watt Commercial provides the very best services to each and every single one of our customers, including the fact that we offer the best solutions for municipalities, cities and counties throughout Georgia.  We are a locally owned and operated company.  Keeping Georgia clean is something we love to help communities do and we have the proper equipment and experience to do it the proper way.  Give your town the very best with Watt Commercial Sweeping, Inc.

The Watt Difference

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!