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Do You Need to Re-Stripe Your Parking Spaces or Paint Your Curbs in Washington DC? Here’s What You Need to Know

Maintaining a beautiful property is a lot of work. This is especially true for building owners and property managers of commercial and high security facilities in the Washington, D.C. area.

During the warmer months, a bulk of your projects with contractors may be spent outdoors. From power sweeping and power scrubbing of your parking garages, sweeping dirt and debris up from your parking lots, cleaning windows, to pressure washing the façade of your building, these are all important projects at this time of year.

However, two projects you do not want to neglect are the re-striping of your parking spaces and the re-painting of your curbs. While you may think that any contractor you hire that has the right equipment is capable of doing these jobs, you may be in for a rude surprise. Here’s a few reasons why you should go with the right contractor to accurately re-stripe your parking spaces and re-paint your curbs in Washington, DC or the Northern Virginia area.

Appearance

First and foremost, a big reason it’s important to make sure your parking lot striping and curb painting is done properly is aesthetics. The condition of your parking lot or garage gives the first impression of your business, which can make or break a customer’s experience—especially for someone using your services for the first time.

Your customers don’t want to pull into a parking lot or garage that’s covered with trash or debris, and they certainly don’t want to pull into one with a lousy striping job. Uneven or messy parking lines communicate a sense of laziness or a lack of maintenance that might make customers start their cars back up and leave.

The same goes for curb painting. Though the most important significance of curb paint is to enforce parking rules, a curb with faded, chipped, or discolored paint definitely doesn’t look nice, either.

Safety & Communicating Parking Regulations

If your parking lot has crooked, messy, or incomplete parking lines, it can cause confusion in your lot and even put your visitors at risk of injury.  Properly striped parking spaces that are not too close together will safely accommodate as many cars as possible, with enough room in each parking space to avoid accidents and costly damage to your customers’ and employees’ vehicles as well as prevent their frustration.

Curb painting is especially important for communicating proper parking procedures at your business. You may have a special loading and unloading entrance for any vendors that deliver goods to your facility, and colored curb paint is often used to indicate that regular customers should not block an entrance. If your curbs aren’t accurately and clearly painted and marked, customers may mistakenly park along your curb and block any trucks that are trying to unload.

Legal Compliance

Depending on where your property is located, local ordinances and laws may require you to have certain types of lot striping or curb painting. The ADA Standards for Accessible Design requires that company parking lots and garages have handicap-accessible spaces. You may also be required to have a fire lane in front of your building in the event of emergencies, clearly indicated by a yellow-painted curb. You should make sure you understand and obey your local laws with proper striping and curb painting to avoid fines.

When Should You Have Your Parking Spaces Re-Striped and Curbs Painted in Washington, DC?

We typically recommend re-striping parking lots and garages and re-painting curbs every 12 to 18 months. When you do need re-striping and re-painting, make sure it’s not raining, and the temperature outside is above freezing. This definitely isn’t a project that you can put off for long, so when it’s time to have your lot or garage re-striped and your curbs painted, contact Mister Kleen!

Mister Kleen has been proudly serving the Washington, DC area and Northern Virginia region since 1976. We offer expert parking lot/garage striping and curb painting services near Washington DC for local companies. Our workers are well-trained and knowledgeable about striping and painting best practices, local ordinances, and providing quality work.

Schedule your parking lot / parking garage re-striping and/or curb painting here

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.

Washington DC: Power Sweeping, Power Scrubbing, Re-Striping Parking Spaces and Curb Painting – Oh My!

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

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.

Power Scrubbing

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. 

Garage and Lot Cleaning, Restriping Parking Spaces and Curb Painting, and Exterior Window Cleaning in the D.C. Area

Spring season is here, which means it is time for you to give some TLC to the exterior of your facility. Below are three (3) areas you don’t want to neglect this spring:

 

Parking Garages and Parking Lots  

Power Sweeping Garage

Imagine a customer pulling into your parking garage and lot, and all they see is trash, dirt, and debris. Not only is this an unsightly appearance, but this can also result in unwanted dirt and debris making its way inside your facility.

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. All parking areas, entrance, and exit areas need to be addressed using top of the line equipment operated by skilled and trained personnel. Blowers should be used for corners and edges to remove all the dirt and debris, such as salt, sand, trash, leaves, and cigarette butts.

In conjunction with power sweeping your parking garage, it is also recommended that you power scrub the surface areas. Power scrubbing and pressure washing are two recommended processes to use to ensure your garage has an improved appearance by removing dirt, oil, grease and grime from building up on your surfaces. These processes can also help to eliminate some of those unsightly oil stains, which, if not treated, result in a major eyesore, and can emit an odor if not properly handled. By using the right approach with a trained technician, your parking lot and garage will not only have less harmful dirt and debris, but they will also have a lower risk of staining, cracking, and formation of potholes.

 

Restriping Parking Spaces and Curb Painting

re-striping parking spaces and curb painting

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.

Maintaining the appearance of your parking spaces and curbs is key. The more foot traffic or severe weather you experience, the faster these areas will deteriorate. Also, keeping up with pavement markings can help you avoid unwanted citations from your local government, especially with stenciling and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.

Typically, re-striping and repainting curbs are recommended every 12-18 months, as long as the temperature is above freezing, and it is not raining outside. As always, it is recommended that you hire a reputable contractor that has experience performing these jobs. When you hire the right contractor, you can expect a better outcome using the right materials and equipment to ensure your parking surfaces and curbs provide an excellent impression each day.

 

Exterior Window Cleaning

Exterior Window Cleaning

An area of maintenance that is commonly overlooked is exterior window cleaning. Over time your windows accumulate dirt, debris, dust, bird droppings, spider webs and more. Removing these items with a thorough exterior cleaning of your windows will not only improve the appearance of your windows but will also help to bring in more natural light.

If your facility is built with concrete, then you also run the risk of having several minerals that are used to manufacture concrete, such as calcium, leaking out of the concrete walls over time. This will cause streak marks on your windows, which can result in unsightly stains. The longer these stains remain on your windows, the harder it becomes to clean and remove them.

By having your exterior windows cleaned on a frequent basis, you will help keep your windows free of these minor mineral deposits by removing them before they become permanently imprinted in the glass.

In terms of process, you don’t always have to opt for the window cleaning service that requires cleaners to be hanging on ropes from attached roof anchors causing a distraction among employees. If your facility is four (4) stories or less, you can use an environmentally friendly, pure water system that eliminates the use of chemicals for exterior window cleaning. This system provides a clean, streak free surface using state of the art extension poles to clean your windows from the ground up.

 

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.

The Appearance of Your Parking Garage, Parking Lots & Curbs Matter

While it may be a cliché, a positive first impression is an important part of building a long-term partnership with your customers. This is especially true when it comes to the appearance of your parking garage and/or parking lot.

Imagine a customer pulling into your parking garage or lot for a meeting and all they see is trash, curbs that need painting, spaces that need re-striping, and dirt and debris everywhere. This is an unsightly appearance and portrays to your customers that your facility is not professionally managed and run, which can hurt your business.

As the fall season approaches and leaves begin to fall, it is the perfect time to have your parking surfaces thoroughly swept and cleaned to help prepare for the cold winter months.

This is also an excellent time, while the weather is still warm, to ensure your parking spaces are re-striped, and curbs are painted with the correct colors.

Below is a list of services you should consider having performed to ensure an excellent first impression:

 

Power Sweeping
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. All parking areas, entrance and exit areas need to be addressed using top of the line equipment operated by skilled and trained personnel.

Blowers should be used for corners and edges to remove all the dirt and debris such as salt, sand, trash, leaves, and cigarette butts.

 

Power Scrubbing and Pressure Washing
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 and/or pressure washing are two methods that are highly effective in ensuring your garage has an improved appearance by removing dirt, oil, grease, and grime from building up on your surfaces. By using the right approach, with a trained technician, your parking lot and garage will not only have less harmful dirt and debris, but they will also have a lower risk of staining, cracking, and formation of potholes.

 

Restriping Parking Spaces and Curb Painting
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.

Maintaining the appearance of your parking spaces and curbs is key.  The more foot traffic or severe weather you experience, the faster these areas will deteriorate.  Also, 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 re-painting curbs are recommended every 12-18 months, as long as the temperature is above freezing, and it is not raining outside.

As always, it is recommended you hire a reputable contractor that has experience performing these jobs. When you hire the right contractor, you can expect a better outcome using the right materials and equipment to ensure that your parking surfaces and curbs provide an excellent impression each day.

Obtain your free quote for the above services here

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.