While it may be a cliché, a positive first impression is an important part of building a long-term partnership with your tenants and customers. And the first impression made at your buildings is the appearance of your parking garage and/or lot.
With the winter months behind us and summer in full swing, it is the perfect time to have your parking surfaces thoroughly swept and cleaned. Excess sand and salt left behind can wreak havoc on asphalt and concrete surfaces over time. Keeping those areas free of dust, dirt, and debris is essential for maintaining the integrity and appearance of a parking area and the entrances to your building.
Power Sweeping vs. Power Scrubbing
Power Sweeping is the preferred method to extract dirt and debris from parking surfaces. It is also a recommended process to have performed before you power scrub to remove tough stains. Blowers should be used for corners and edges to remove all the dirt and debris such as salt, sand, trash, leaves, and cigarette butts.
Have you noticed those unsightly oil stains? Besides being a major eyesore, they can cause discoloration, and emit an odor if not properly handled. Power scrubbing is highly effective in ensuring your garage has an improved appearance by removing oil, grease, and grime build up. This will also lower the risk of staining, cracking, and formation of potholes.
Restriping Parking Spaces and Curb Painting
Now that your parking surfaces are spic and span, do you want everyone to see those old, faded and cracked striping lines? Now is a great time to re-stripe and paint the lot and curbs.
Parking lot restriping and making sure your curbs are properly painted is not only good for appeal, but it also increases the safety of your business environment. When parking spaces and curbs are properly marked and painted you help reduce the number of accidents. Also, customers are less likely to block entrances, sidewalks, and intersections. Keeping up with pavement markings can help you avoid unwanted citations from your local government, especially with stenciling and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) requirements.
Typically, re-striping and/or repainting curbs are recommended every 12-18 months, as long as the temperature is above freezing, and it is not raining outside.
Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.