Sweep the Effects of Winter Away

It’s no secret that winter weather in the mid-Atlantic region can be less than ideal at times. Cold temperatures, sleet, snow, ice, and other conditions produce hazards for drivers. While the salt and pre-treatment used to prepare roads for wintery mixes help create safer travel conditions for drivers, it can weaken asphalt over time. So how do property managers, town officials, construction managers, and other decision makers, tackle post-winter parking lot and street maintenance? With sweeping services! Reasons to sweep after bursts of winter weather include:


Sweeping services can help protect the longevity of asphalt after a long winter of bad weather. All of the Reilly Sweeping trucks are equipped with water sprayers that thoroughly dislodge particles on road surfaces before the brushes sweep them up and away. A proactive approach to post-winter weather sweeping is to not just wait until spring has arrived. Schedule services for after every major storm to tackle leftover salt before it causes long-term wear.


Just as sweeping services can help preserve the longevity of your asphalt, it can also help the environment. When sweepers pick up the excess road salt, they are preventing it from entering local water systems through storm drains. A sudden increase in salt volume within local water systems has the potential to negatively impact aquatic creatures and plants. Sweeping thus helps protect those ecosystems.


It’s not uncommon to hear winter described as “gray”. The color gray sums up the dull skies, chalky roads, and often how people feel during this season. While street sweeping can’t change the weather, it can help address the dirty roads. By cleaning up your parking lot or streets with sweeping services, you are increasing the aesthetic presentation of your property and town.

Resale Value

Tying together the positive impact of the aforementioned reasons to sweep away winter messes, sweeping can help with the resale value of a property with a parking lot. Future buyers don’t want to have to repave or fill cracks in a parking lot on top of the other costs associated with property purchasing. By taking care of your parking lot throughout the year with street sweeping services, you are taking a step in the right direction towards making a future sale easier.

Take that step today and give your local Reilly Sweeping branch a call! A dedicated customer service representative will walk you through the steps of setting up services that are meticulously tailored to your needs.