If you own a business, then you likely know how important it is to keep your buildings interior and exterior looking clean and pristine. Yet, how often do you think about cleaning your business’s parking lot? If you own a commercial facility that has a parking lot, it is just as critical that you keep your parking lot clean as it is that you keep the inside of your business clean. One easy way to keep your parking lot clean is by having it pressure washed regularly. If you do not regularly have your parking lot pressure washed, here are just a few of the reasons why it is important that you do so.
Make Your Parking Lot More Attractive
While you may not give much thought to how your parking lot looks, it will likely actually be the first impression customers/clients get of your business. If they park their car and the first thing that they see is a parking lot covered in stains, debris, and unknown sticky residue, this may give them a bad impression of your business before they have even gotten out of their car. Having your parking lot pressure washed regularly will help to keep it looking clean and attractive for visitors, which can potentially help to boost business.
Protect Employees and Customers
If your parking lot is not cleaned regularly, debris from food and drink spills can attract insects and rodents. Not only can this be a nuisance for customers and employees alike, but it can also pose a health risk as these pests can bring a variety of diseases with them. While a clean parking lot can prevent such infestations, sweeping your parking lot is not enough to keep it clean. Pressure washing can help remove residue that sweeping, and even hosing, your parking lot will not remove.
Having your parking lot pressure washed regularly can also help to protect it and extend its usable life. When debris is left to sit on your parking lot, residue can begin to seep into the asphalt and cause structural damage. In particular, engine oil that may leak out of older vehicles can cause your parking lot to deteriorate quicker, which can lead to extensive cracking. Regular pressure washing can help to prevent premature aging of your asphalt, saving you money over time.
Contact us to learn more about the importance of having your business’s parking lot pressure washed regularly.