Here are some of the additional benefits that engaging in parking lot maintenance can yield regardless of the industry you’re in. Regular maintenance:
Deters littering: When your parking lot is well-maintained, it will discourage people from littering because your lot’s condition demonstrates that you pay close attention to your work environment.
Prevents contamination: By maintaining your parking lot, you can prevent chemicals, particles and garbage from seeping into the surrounding sewers and contaminating local waterways and ecosystems.
Thwarts erosion: When asphalt or pavement isn’t cleaned often, dirt, silt and debris build up on its surface. Those elements are abrasive and can cause your parking lot to deteriorate prematurely.
Improves drainage: Regular parking lot maintenance will prevent your sewers from getting clogged, which will improve drainage. Standing water can cause erosion so having sewers that drain properly can extend the life of your parking lot.
Provides protection: If your parking lot is littered with garbage, covered with slick substances or dotted with puddles due to a lack of maintenance, it can be a hazard for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. A well-maintained parking lot can protect you from litigation if someone is injured or an accident occurs on your property.
Guards against infestations: When you neglect your parking lot and allow garbage to build up, you’re inadvertently sending an invitation to pests like mice to take up residence on your property. By tending to your parking lot, you can guard against pest infestations which create an unhealthy environment and can lead to property damage.