Your parking lot makes a statement to all visitors. If you have a commercial parking lot, then it is making an impression on your customers and employees. This is why cleanliness of your parking lot is crucial. Keeping your parking lot clean is even more important when your parking lot is used for public area such as a mall or a retail store.
Additionally, a clean parking lot extends the life of the asphalt paving and prevents any corrosion.
Having a clean parking lot impresses upon visitors the professionalism of your business. So, how do you keep your parking lot clean?
Sweep away Dirt and Debris
Daily, there is going to be a buildup of dirt and debris. If you do not address this issue, the buildup of dirt and debris will degrade your pavement. Loose dirt and debris will eventually cause your asphalt pavement to corrode even further.
Hence, it is recommended that you sweep away dirt and debris on a weekly basis.
Clean Vehicle Fluids and Oil Stains
Vehicles tend to leak transmission fluid and oils and they will fall on your parking lot. This will cause staining and dark patches. Here’s what we recommend to get rid of fluid and oil stains:
Baking Soda Paste: Baking soda is effective for absorbing oil. Mixing it with water helps you create a paste. The moisture helps wash off the oil from the parking lot surface, while baking soda absorbs the oil.
Cleaning Liquid: Removing transmission fluid liquid requires cleaning liquid to be sprayed and scrubbed out.
Considering that your parking lot is frequently used, we recommend that you clean your vehicle fluid and oil stains on a bi-weekly basis.
Use High-Pressure Water
One of the easiest and quickest ways to keep your parking clean is to use high-pressure water. Spray sufficient water on your parking lot. This immediately deals with surface dirt and fresh oil stains. This is a step that you can conduct yourself and it isn’t labor intensive.
Having a clean parking lot is just good business practice. It’s a portrayal of the broken window theory where your business showcases how attentive it is.
While these steps will help you clean and extend the life of your parking lot, repair and maintenance work will still be required. Cracks and potholes will eventually occur on your parking lot. This is where Blacktop Paving, asphalt paving contractors, come in. We have the expertise to perform all repair and maintenance services for your parking lot.