The cleanliness of a parking lot and nearby streets is important for many reasons, including customer satisfaction, a reduction in business liability, and to better the environment. Many businesses fail to consider professional parking lot sweeping services. This can be a mistake, especially in larger cities with much more foot and mechanical traffic.
How clean streets improve customer satisfaction
Customers expect the businesses that they frequent to be clean and free of debris. This is an expectation for both the interior and the exterior of the business. If the inside is dirty, they are unlikely to visit again. If the exterior is dirty, they may feel hesitant to park their vehicle or to stand outdoors, thus further hurting the chances of a return. Continue Reading
The street sweeper has a history dating back to the Industrial Revolution. In the mid-1800s, Manchester, England, was one of the busiest, most developed, and, as a consequence, dirtiest cities. At that time, there were crossing sweepers: people whom you paid a small fee to sweep a clear path for you as you walked about the city. In order to solve the problem, in 1843 Joseph Whitworth invented the mechanical street sweeper, which was pulled on the back of a horse-drawn cart. A few years later in the U.S., Charles Bishop invented and then patented the country?s first street sweeping machine. John M. Murphy is credited with inventing the first motorized street sweeper machine, although it was developed in partnership with a larger company; together, they formed the Elgin Sweeper Company, and the rest, as the
Most people think of street sweeper trucks, if they think of them at all, as utilitarian, sturdy features of urban living. What they might be both surprised and pleased to learn is that sweeping services play a vital role in reducing pollution of groundwater supplies and water bodies. By removing debris and pollutants that would otherwise wash into storm drains and then down rivers to the sea, road clean up makes a major contribution to conserving the environment.
Street sweeping is also an indication of civic responsibility and pride. To outsiders,