Why Parking Lot Maintenance Is Critical For Your Business

Why Parking Lot Maintenance Is Critical For Your Business

The parking lot is the first area that the customer and potential customer will come across. It is the physical face of the business. A messy, dirty, and poorly kept parking lot may give the wrong impression for the rest of the business and how its run. Parking lot maintenance is an essential aspect of the company and could have a massive impact on long-term business growth.

Parking lots are designed to withstand the elements, but they are not intended to maintain themselves. Regular care and maintenance help to sustain the function and appearance of the space. Here are some ways in which you can stay on top of parking lot maintenance in your business.

 

Pavement Maintenance

Sweep away debris, grit, glass, and clean spilled liquids like oils off the floor properly to avoid the premature wearing of the asphalt’s smooth surface. Just as you would use office cleaning services for office space, janitorial maintenance is an essential aspect of parking lot maintenance.

 

Prevent Potholes And Repair Cracks

Unrepaired cracks and holes will encourage water collection that can freeze and expand, furthering the damage in the process. Cracks can also promote the growth of weeds which can be a hazard. Fix damage immediately to avoid costly repairs and even more expensive liability issues. Rushed repairs are just a band-aid and can cause more damage, take the proper care and time to fix problems properly.

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Pavement Protection

Corrosion caused by petrochemicals like antifreeze, battery acid, chlorine, gasoline, and motor oil chemicals can deteriorate asphalt over time. Oxidation caused by changes in water and temperature, and by sun damage can also break down the asphalt surfaces. A paving expert can lay proper sealant or overlay pavement protection which could reduce the risk of erosion and damage. Sealcoating can add years to the life of your pavement, which is why we recommend applying it in the correct weather conditions.

A parking lot will see a massive volume of vehicles every day which can put a lot of pressure on the paving surface. It is just as important to have your paving laid correctly, as it is to maintain it.

 

Redesign Your Parking Lot From Time To Time

Some portions of the pavement will be driven over more than others, and therefore experience an increased volume of vehicle weight. These areas will contain more wear and tear. Redesigning some of the driving stripes and parking bays could provide a solution to this problem and optimize the longevity of your parking lot. Redesigning may also offer the opportunity to increase parking space productivity. Make sure to follow ADA guidelines though to enforce the proper amount of handicapped-accessible parking stalls.

 

Handle Parking Lot Drainage Issues Immediately

Parking lots experience many weather conditions including rain and snow, so proper drainage must be in place to prevent sewage issues. These drains must be in good working order as backed up drains can produce an unsightly and smelly mess. Water on the pavement can also affect the stability of the surface.

At Shine Facility Services, we understand how important it is to maintain a professional and consistent image. We pride ourselves in providing a comprehensive range of expert business and commercial maintenance and cleaning services in San Francisco. Contact us to find out more about the facility services we offer; Shine Facility Services could prove to be a very valuable resource for your business.

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How Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Boost The Business Environment

Eco-friendly cleaning products are a safe alternative to toxic, chemical laden, traditional cleaning solutions. While eco-friendly products are better for the environment, it may come as a surprise to know that they may also preserve the life and appearance of expensive furniture surfaces. There are many advantages to using natural products over those that contain chemicals.

 

Fresh, Natural Scents

Traditional cleaning products contain artificial perfumes to improve the smell of the space, but these perfumes also act as a buffer to mask the smell of the strong chemical ingredients. Environmentally friendly cleaning products use natural, fresh, and chemical-free scents such as fruity citrus and essential oils.

 

Less Residue

Harsh chemical cleaners leave a residue on surfaces which can cause visible streaks and can build up over time dulling the surfaces. They also leave an invisible residue in the air which can collect in the air ducts and recirculate around the room. Eco-friendly cleaners, on the other hand, leave no residue and therefore no streaks either.

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Improved Air Quality

Although workspaces are usually cleaned after hours, traditional cleaning products can leave behind harmful gasses and toxic fumes that linger. Chemicals such as chlorine bleach and ammonia, are both highly acidic and the toxic gas that they produce will be inhaled by anyone nearby. Side effects of bleach inhalation can include headaches, coughing, watering eyes, and irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat.

Eco-friendly products do not contain such chemicals, which makes them safe for use in confined spaces, such as office restrooms, and the home.

We are often not aware of the negative effects of toxic products until they are removed from our environment. Fresh, clean, and non-toxic air can enable employees to focus and think more clearly. This can improve productivity and the quality and efficiency of their work. Green cleaning products do not contribute to the existing toxins in our environment which can help to enhance the general mood and morale of the office. Toxic chemicals can affect the respiratory system and cause headaches which can have a detrimental effect on the health of your employees, and in turn, could increase their number of sick days.

In addition to using natural products, keeping spaces tidy can improve the cleanliness of the workplace. Clutter provides more surfaces for dust to collect and makes deep cleaning harder to achieve. The removal of clutter and the tidying of the workplace will improve both the appearance and cleanliness of the space.

 

Hiring a Janitorial Service

Shine Facility Services offer facility management and janitorial services in San Francisco. We know how important it is to ensure that the workspace is a safe, clean, and healthy environment which is why we provide quality and effective green cleaning services for our clients. The use of our eco-friendly cleaning products in your workplace can help to improve the health and productivity of your employees. Contact us to find out more about the services we offer and to find out more about the benefits of using eco-friendly cleaning products in your business.