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Earth Day? That’s Every Day For Sweeping Companies

The month of April brings to mind warmer weather and blooming plants in the landscape among other things. April is also a month of observances with importance, including Earth Day on April 22nd.

Earth Day is a very special observance in the power sweeping industry, because we are uniquely aware of the aggregate positive effect of our regular power sweeping services on the local environment.

Parking lots and other paved surfaces can accumulate all sorts of litter, trash and debris, but that is only the visible layer of a multi faceted issue. Paved surfaces can also contain acuumulate particulates, hydrocarbon chemicals such as gas and oil, and other pollutants.

Regular power sweeping helps reduce litter, debris, particles, and pollutants that would ultimately find their way into our waterways through storm drains every time it rains. This results in the overall level of litter and pollutants that are carried from local tributaries into larger waterways such as our rivers, and could eventually be carried out into our oceans.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the spring of 2020, discarded PPE has become a significant issue as well. Our sweepers now are picking up substantial numbers of masks, gloves, sanitizer wipes and other personal protective items in the parking lots we service.

In the power sweeping industry, we believe strongly that nothing but rain should go down a storm drain. For more information, contact Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance today!

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Skilled Operators Plus Specialized Equipment Equals Better Sweeping

Street sweepers and their operators have reached a new level of sophistication and efficiency. This is primarily due to more advanced technologies and a focus on training. At Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance, we have been hard at work continually updating our trucks, and ensuring our drivers are well trained. It is our goal to have up to date street sweeping equipment and the most skilled operators.  Our operators are prepared to confidently sweep all types of paved surfaces. Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance offers street sweeping on-demand for emergencies. We also offer flexible contract sweeping services that are safe for the environment.

Where Are Street Sweepers Needed?

Roadways, highways, interstates, bridges, off ramps, state highways, county roads, rural roads, and municipal streets all need to be regularly swept. Commercial areas also require street sweeping. These include office parks, shopping centers, retail strip malls, medical complexes, hospitals, shopping malls, industrial parks, airports, airport runways, and construction sites. It is also worth mentioning that special events like concerts, fairs and parks might also need post-event sweeping services.

Street Sweeping Equipment is Better Than Ever

Modern sweepers are durable and purpose-built for lower operating costs and increased safety. The sweeper cabs are designed for better visibility and controls are situated for best ergonomics and comfort. The more common type are broom sweepers that spray water onto the street to loosen debris and dirt. This debris and dirt is accumulated into the sweeper bin until it can be dumped. Every hard surface needs to be swept and cleaned on regular intervals.

Operators-The Linchpin of The Operation

Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance employs well trained and highly skilled operators who continually make safety the top priority. Our operators work with an advanced and well-maintained equipment. Our ability to priority dispatch on demand for emergency services make our services second to none in our region. We strive to ensure our driver operators are courteous, professional, and knowledgeable.

Since we were established, Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance has been sweeping and cleaning the paved surfaces of the Raleigh-Durham Metro Area. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

Sweeping Away Winter Weather

It is a cold hard fact that winter can be much less than ideal. The bitter cold, sleet, snow and ice can provide a multitude of potential hazards for drivers. Asphalt CPM can help with regular sweeping services.

Plowing snow, and the application of rock salt, brine and other pre-treatment options for ice are crucial in creating safer road conditions for drivers. Unfortunately, these measures also weaken asphalt over time. As a municipal official, construction manager, property manager, or other decision maker, how do you address parking lot and street maintenance after winter weather? The answer is sweeping services. There are lots of reasons to sweep after bursts of winter weather. These include:

Durability & Longevity

Regular sweeping services ensure the long term durability, viability and longevity of paved surfaces after winter weather exacts its toll. Sweeping services can help protect the longevity of asphalt after a long winter of inclement weather. The sweepers we use spray water on the roadway to ensure particulates are swept from the road surface completely by the brushes. Don’t wait for spring to schedule sweeping services. The most effective approach to ensure pavement longevity is to proactively sweep after each and every winter event to minimize damage.

Impacts To The Environment

Sweeping leads to a longer serviceable lifespan for your pavement. But did you know that sweeping also has a positive environmental impact? Sweepers are able to remove road salt and other pollutants before they are washed into storm drains, which keeps those harmful elements out of waterways. This protects our watersheds from the negative impacts to fish and wildlife of sudden spikes in water salinity.

It Just Looks Better

Winter weather is drab and dull. When surfaces aren’t white with snow, they appear dull and grey. Cloudy skies and salt stained roads all contribute to this blah feeling. You can’t do anything to change the winter weather, but you can certainly improve the appearance of your paved surfaces post-winter weather by sweeping. Aesthetics do make a difference in how your business is perceived.

Enhanced Value

Regular sweeping will greatly enhance the appearance of a business with a parking lot. Should you decide to sell, a potential buyer is not going to want to incur the expense of repaving or repairing cracks a neglected lot. Future buyers are not going to want to budget for repaving or repair in a parking lot when they are already incurring the cost of a purchase. A regular maintenance schedule helps ensure an easier future sale.

Call or click Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance today to learn more about how our regular pavement sweeping services could impact your paved surfaces for the better.