Hiring a Florida Parking Lot Sweeping Contractor

People shop at establishments that are clean and where they feel comfortable.  It’s true.  In fact, studies have shown that cleanliness ranks as a top factor in determining where people shop.  The exterior of your needs to be clean and inviting – after all it is the first impression your customers will be getting.

Many customers consider the way the outside of your office building or shopping center looks as an indication of how the rest of your business will be operated. If exterior maintenance is lackadaisical, then potential customers might well expect the internal cleanliness and other affairs of the mall or business to also be poorly run.

A Florida sweeping contractor can greatly assist you in keeping the exterior parking area clean and tidy.

Questions to Ask Your Florida Sweeping Contractor:

parking lot sweepingDo you have any references?  Remember, just because a sweeping contractor does a good job at the local corner store does not mean they have the equipment or employees to handle a large shopping center.  So, be sure to find out if your Florida sweeping contractor can manage a job of your size.

Do you have insurance?  In today’s society, proper insurance coverage is critical. The sweeping company should present you with a copy of their insurance certificate so you can review it and be sure it meets your requirements. You could be held responsible for a company that is under-insured, so don’t take chances.

What to Expect From Your Sweeping Service Provider

parking lot sweepingCheck with your sweeping contractor to see what is included in their price. If you have additional needs that are not included in the price, for example: emptying trash cans, blower work behind the building, etc., be sure to let them know so they can price your job accordingly.

There are also a few things you should know about sweeping services:

Sweeping machines are designed to pick up trash, for example: cigarette butts, paper, and sand. They are not built to pick up large debris or liquids.

They do not remove stains, oil spills for example, from pavement.

If you decide to have your lot swept once a month, you cannot expect it to look clean for the entire month. It will begin to accumulate trash and debris immediately after being swept.

Sweeping contractors cannot be held responsible for slip-and-fall accidents. These machines will keep your lot looking neat and tidy, but they will only be on-site for a limited time. Something can spill, leak or blow into the area after the contractor has swept the lot.


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