Yes, because parking lots won’t stop getting dirty. It goes along with being outside and exposed to the elements and foot and vehicle traffic. Keeping your lot clean might seem futile, but with a little bit of care, your lot will not only last longer, but look better and even be safer. Here are three big reasons why Command7 thinks that you should hire professionals to pressure wash your parking lot.
Your Lot Sees a Lot
While foot traffic and vehicle traffic certainly wear on your lot, feet and cars generally don’t sit on your lot for extended periods of time. What does stick around are the things that come from people, cars, and the weather. Once the snow and ice thaw in a colder area, you’re left with deicing chemicals and pools of water. Dirt is an unavoidable fact of the outdoors, and where there are cars there’s going to be tire marks, grime, oil, grease, and other pollution. Where people walk, there are also going to be food spills, chewing gum, graffiti, and other sticky things. Not only are these things ugly, but they could damage your lot, which leads to costly damages, and in some cases make your customers slip and fall.
Take Care of It Now, Avoid Hassle Later
Procrastination doesn’t pay off in the long run when it comes to your lot. The longer you let dirt build up, the harder it’s going to be to remove it. Harder cleanup jobs will be more expensive, because they’re difficult to do well, require more time, and might even require specialized equipment. Regular cleanings are cheaper, easier, and therefore ideal. However, even if you haven’t been maintaining your lot, it’s not too late to start: cleaning up now can help restart your maintenance schedule, and one good cleaning now, even if it’s expensive, can save you from an even bigger job in the future. The idea of paying to power-wash caked-on pollutants and debris doesn’t seem so bad when you think about the possibility of the problem getting worse or even causing other problems, like slip and fall lawsuits or potholes that need to be repaired.
Peace of Mind
Why not handle parking lot pressure washing in house? Because, for many reasons, it’s better to let someone else handle that job. While you could sweep your lot on a daily basis in order to take care of larger debris, some of what gets in the concrete of your parking lot doesn’t come up so easily.
Technology is a factor in this: in addition to the pressure washing equipment itself, pressure washing services are more likely to have the equipment and training necessary to capture the toxic runoff that inevitably happens when you deep-clean concrete, and it’s important to keep those chemicals from getting into the water. With professional service comes liability insurance coverage, which will help take care of the repair costs for damage that happens on their watch. It’s a time-saver that allows specialized professionals to move at their own pace and leave you free to focus on your business. Not only will you save money by saving time and effort, but if you hire someone else, you won’t have to take on equipment acquisition and maintenance costs. Finally, it just feels better to know that a job as important as this one will be done right.
If you’re thinking about pressure washing your parking lot by the time spring cleaning season rolls around, pick up the phone and call Command7. We can work with your entire brand across the country to make sure that your lot looks great and keeps its integrity for the coming year. We would be happy to explore your parking lot maintenance options with you. For a quote or more information, call 855-214-2168 or use our contact form.