It’s no secret that one of the strongest arguments for street sweeping is curb appeal. Any property looks better and more valuable when it’s curbs and parking lots are clear of debris. Property managers know that clean is inviting. Beyond this, street sweeping also has a number of unexpected benefits for property managers and communities.
1. Safety & Liability
Depending on where you are in the country, a trip over something as small as a pebble in the pavement on your property could mean a not so small lawsuit. Regular sweeping can protect against that.
Maintaining the pavement surface isn’t only beneficial for the appearance of a community, but it also shows the residents you care. Safety should always be a top priority, and you can’t put a price on preventing injuries.
2. Sweeping as Pollution Control
The impact sweeping can have on stormwater runoff is one of the most important reasons to sweep and highly underrated. Street sweeping was named one of the best management practices by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program. The NPDES was set to protect the country’s waterways from pollution. Depending on what county you are in, street sweeping can help meet NPDES phase 2 permit requirements.
3. Pavement Preservation
Street sweeping should be seen as part of a preventative maintenance program to extend the life of pavement. Pavement maintenance is all about applying the right treatment at the right time. People who believe sweeping is avoidable are only thinking about aesthetics that are enhanced by the service. They don’t think of all the other benefits of street sweeping.
Think about it like this, if there are sand particles on the pavement and then a 5,000-lb car drives over it, that’s like sandpaper wearing down the parking lot over and over again.
What Street Sweeping Customers Need to Know
It’s not all about aesthetics – street sweeping doesn’t just make your property look better. It’s a safety measure and helps prevent pollution as stated by the NPDES. It can also help save you money in the long run by extending the time between repaving.
Reilly Sweeping has been in the street sweeping business for over 45 years. As a family-run business, we take pride in offering our customers with the highest level of power street sweeping services with advanced equipment to ensure that every project is completed to our clients’ expectations. Contact us for all your street sweeping needs.