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In warmer weather, outdoor cleaning takes a different focus. Here are three reasons to pay attention to cleaning facility sidewalks, parking lots, and grounds.
1. Improve the Perception of Your Facility
Employees and visitors notice sand, litter and other debris present on facility sidewalks or parking ramps. Using sweepers to clean these exterior surfaces improves perceptions of cleanliness before people even walk through the doors.
2. Take Care of Pollutants Before They Run into Drains
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, vacuum sweepers that collect smaller dust and dirt particles are an excellent choice for areas prone to stormwater runoff. Look for versatile, well-designed sweepers with extendable side brushes that can reach under benches and planters, and on-board pressure washers that can perform off-machine cleaning in hard-to-reach spaces.
3. Keep Interior Floors Clean Longer
Removing dirt, leaves, and other debris from sidewalks and entrances helps keep inside spaces clean too. Consistent outdoor cleaning can supplement walk-off mats to reduce outside soils that enter buildings – allowing facilities managers to reallocate staff time can from floor cleaning tasks to other work.