Parking lot sweeping is an important part of Commercial Property Maintenance
Our exterior property maintenance programs usually have parking lot sweeping as the foundation. Sweeping keeps dust and dirt and trash from piling up on the property – keeping it more sanitary, improving the aesthetics, removing trip hazards and ultimately increasing the value of the property.
Blowing Down a Property is as Important as Sweeping:
After 35 years in the parking lot sweeping business, we have determined that it’s just as important to blow down a property as it is to sweep.
Most of dust and debris that accumulates on a property settles in areas we cannot reach with a sweeper truck. Just as a river deposits sediments in eddies and areas of slow current, the wind will deposit sediments in areas with the least amount of turbulence, the less the turbulence, the finer the particulates that get deposited.
Wind eddies usually occur around building entrances, inside corners, stairwells, along walls, and underneath covered canopies and parking garages. These are areas that can only be reached with a backpack blower. At the same times, these are the areas that receive the most foot traffic and are the most important areas to keep clean to maintain a good image. While we do not often receive complaints, when we do, it is almost always because our crew missed blowing an area down.
Our Approach to Parking Lot Sweeping:
To ensure out customers receive top quality parking lot sweeping, we have purchased a fleet of new sweeper trucks, we send two people out in each truck, and each truck has two high-powered backpack blowers. Both crew members are expected to get out and blow the property down when they arrive. At a certain point the drive will get back in the truck and start sweeping while the helper continues to blow down the inaccessible areas and blow the debris to an area where the sweeper truck can clean it up. We continually stress to our crews the importance of blowing our customer’s properties down.
The Sweeping Competition:
Most of our competitors have inferior and older equipment, they only send one person out in a sweeper truck, who does minimal to zero blowing. So be careful what you pay for when you contract with a sweeping company and make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when evaluating sweeping bids. Ask how old the trucks are, how many people go out in each truck and whether they have backpack blowers or not. Taking a slightly lower bid could result in you receiving half the service.
C & D Commercial Services, Inc has been sweeping the Dallas, Fort Worth area since 1981. Click here fore more information about our sweeping services.