You have likely heard it said that cleanliness is next to godliness. Well, if your business is next to godly on the inside, what is going on outside?
Many businesses pay a great deal of attention to what the inside of their shop or storefront looks like. They might even hire a crew to come in and clean the inside on a relatively regular basis. This is great for when new and existing customers come into the store, but what about the potential customers who don’t even make it through the front door because of the dirty parking lot or the filthy street that greets them on the way in?
If you have a parking lot that is not maintained well, or sidewalks that are constantly dirty, customers will not get a very good impression about your business and they haven’t even gotten through the front door. Parking lot sweeping and street sweeping companies can help a great deal with your business’s first impressions.
Think about the last time you went to the local mall or to a store or business where the parking lot was not cleaned properly. For many people, this is a sign that the business owner does not care about the health and wellbeing of their customers. It hardly matters that your shop is impeccably clean on the inside. The unswept dirt and debris on the outside are what people have to go through to get inside and that is a big problem for many people.
Parking lot sweeping services can give your customers a healthier and more pleasant first impression of your business. When they park, leave their car, and walk into your business, they will feel safer, more relaxed, and ready to buy from you.
The first street sweeper was invented and patented in 1849 by C.S. Bishop. Prior to that, all of the sweeping was done by hand. With the development of the street sweeper, which was eventually used for parking lot sweeping, business owners could combat the runoff pollution that was gathering in their parking lots, making them very dirty and uninviting places to be.
Runoff pollution is the pollution that is created by the rainwater from a rainstorm or a large snowstorm. This kind of pollution gets its name because of how it runs off the roads, bridges, rooftops, and other impermeable surfaces and often collects in parking lots and on the sides of the streets. Often, this runoff pollution includes heavy metals and pesticides, making it dangerous if it isn’t collected and swept away.
Parking lot cleaners and parking lot cleaning services are equipped with exactly what it takes to remove several tons of debris every year, minimizing many of these runoff pollutants that otherwise would continue to collect in your parking areas.
Sweeper trucks can be found in most populated areas. They prepare streets and parking lots all over the country to welcome customers and shoppers who come from across town to shop or who come from out of town to do their business.
If your business is providing a welcoming place to park but that welcoming place has become unwelcoming because of the trash, debris, and pollution that has run into it, you are very likely going to put yourself into a situation where you are losing customers and thus, losing business.
If you want to improve your overall revenue, take the time to examine your parking situation. Maybe it is about time you considered looking into parking lot sweeping as an investment in your customers. That would be an investment in your future.