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Clean Parking Lots: Use a Zone Defense to Protect Your Facility

Dec 15, 2015

Clean Parking Lots: Use a Zone Defense to Protect Your Facility

Make no mistake, dirt and contaminants in your parking and loading/unloading areas around your building represent a threat to interior cleanliness, employee health, and your company’s checkbook. By establishing and maintaining a “Clean Zone” approach around your facility, you can effectively reduce interior maintenance costs and provide a cleaner, healthier environment for all of your employees and customers.

Is your parking lot clean?

Sure, you get someone to occasionally clean up the obvious stuff like the cups and light litter from your parking lots.  However there is an unseen battle being fought on your property every day. Cars, trucks, wind, and rain are bringing sand, dirt, pesticides, fertilizers, brake dust, and other fine particulates onto your property and leaving them all over your parking lots and sidewalks.

These enemy pollutants are then carried into your building on the feet of your employees and customers.  They are attacking you from the rear by coming into your loading docks, service entrance, and through your air handling system.

And what about the driving conditions in your parking lot?

You might be thinking — what’s the big deal?  It’s only a little dirt! Even small amounts of sand made even slicker with oily residue and rain water can significantly increase the stopping distance of trucks and cars. Have you ever stopped to think about the cost if a truck skids and slides into another vehicle damaging property or even worse – injuring somebody.

Watch our video to see why you need to plan a serious defense and why it makes economic sense to create a clean zone around your building.

Your janitorial staff no doubt does the best they can vacuuming and scrubbing the floor and cleaning the inside of the building. But, before contaminants gets inside, protect yourself against:

  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Abrasive sand and grit

If you are responsible for a manufacturing or warehousing facility how much time is spent wiping down boxes or product before it heads out to your customers?  Are you aware how much of a toll airborne dirt affects your lighting or the damage it is doing to your HVAC system?

Your parking lots and loading dock likely represent a major investment and also function as the first impression of your property. It’s time to win the war on dirt!  It’s good for your building, your business, your employees and our environment! Have questions? Give 1-800-SWEEPER a call today to learn how we can establish a clean zone of defense around your property and help keep the enemy away.