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What Are Porter Services? Why Do I Need Them?

As a business owner with a business frequented by customers, you may find yourself in need of Porter Services. If you are unfamiliar with commercial services, you might find yourself asking questions like, “What are porter services, What will they do for my business, and do I really need these services?”

A good day porter company can become the silent heroes of your business. These professionals clean and support the daily mission of your business. Our day porters ensure that customers, employees, and others who visit your facility are satisfied by keeping your facility clean and in good repair. This is an invaluable service. As a business owner, your to-do list is ever growing, which is where a day porter can help. We do the work helping you cross some items off your list. A porter primarily functions as a day-time janitorial and light maintenance service, but with a few extra benefits. Some of the most common services performed by Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance porters include:

  • Lobby maintenance
  • Restroom restocking and sanitation
  • Removing trash
  • Cleaning communal areas
  • Meeting setup/tear down
  • Litter pick-up
  • Wiping down of window sills, phone booths, trash cans, mailboxes, signs and door frames
  • Changing plastic trash can liners
  • Mopping
  • Gum removal
  • Graffiti removal
  • Landscape watering
  • Returning shopping carts to their appropriate stores
  • Spot Pressure-Washing Services
  • Window cleaning
  • Any specific service you request

The duties of a porter will depend on your facility needs. You provide a list of duties to perform each day, and a scheduled deadline to complete cleaning and maintenance tasks. Unlike a janitorial cleaning service that comes in after closing, a porter works directly alongside you, your employees, and customers, which helps you to present your facility in the best light possible. Porters can help with any task that comes up to help your business operations run more smoothly.

A day porter service can be very beneficial to any business by helping to keep your building clean, well maintained, and in good working order. If you are ready to explore the many ways your business could benefit from a day porter, contact Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance today!

Winter Parking Lot Sweeping In North Carolina

Winter is not the time to do anything outdoors when you live in North Carolina. That said, parking lot sweeping in North Carolina  is something of an exception.

Here are three reasons why.

Street Sweeping Helps Improve Lot Safety

First and foremost, sweeping your lot year round improves safety conditions for you, your employees and visitors to your property. Winter storms have a definite tendency to drop branches on paved surfaces and pour down cold rain that brings oils up from the asphalt. By removing those obstructions, along with litter and and debris, your sweeping service helps keep the lot outside your commercial property clean and safe.

Distinguish Yourself From The Competition

With a clean, attractice lot, why would potential customers stay away? Actually, customers do care a great deal about appearances, as they care about ease of parking and clearly visible markings. Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance can help with all three of these issues by clearing debris out of your driving and parking areas, pressure washing surfaces to clear away ground-in grime and old paint, and then striping your lot with fresh, reflective high-visibility markings. The effect of these actions is to create a pleasant, clean-looking space where people want to shop. This effect is magnified if you have similar competing businesses nearby with dingy, branch-strewn lots that contrast negatively with the attractive cleanliness of your own professionally maintained lot. 

Save Yourself Trouble When Spring Arrives

The essential act of parking lot sweeping is the sweeping, which powers off old dirt and grease. Frequent power washes also help address larger problems before they begin, or at least before they get worse. A pile of dropped leaves, for instance, starts out as a loose heap, but as cars and pedestrians’ feet repeatedly crush the pile, those leaves can get compacted and release their oils. In the rain, this tannin seeps into the cracks in the pavement and speeds the process of erosion on the asphalt or concrete. Just as letting cobwebs accumulate on your building’s exterior causes a faster accumulation of grime and dirt, so letting waste pile up in your lot during the winter months makes it harder to sweep away in spring.

Winter is not the best time to go outdoors- and it may not feel like the right time to do any kind of cleaning or maintenance to your property. Waste and potential safety hazards are still accumulating all winter long, however, and some types of debris pile up faster in the cold and rainy months than at any other time. To learn more about what a professional parking lot sweeping and commercial cleaning in winter can do to help your commercial property, contact Asphalt Commercial Property Maintenance for a phone consultation with our trained staff today.