Street Sweeping – The Streets Are Cleaned Like Magic

Street Sweeping – Technology or Magic?

Arthur Clarke, the famous science fiction author is known for the quote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.street sweeping trash - sweeping.com

Of course, most people don’t equate street sweeping with magic…but people do go to sleep at night with dirty, debris-laden streets, and the next morning…voila! the debris and trash is gone from the streets!  Like magic!

I’m not sure anyone really notices (except when the streets are particularly unsightly), but it does sometimes seem like magic to get something as large as a street (or a town or a city) from messy to clean.  And swept clean in a very short period of time.

Street Sweeping – A Village or  A Fleet?

Did you know it takes a village AND a fleet to keep a village clean?  Not only is a village needed to be cleaned, but the people (villagers?) who live in them consider street sweeping to be important enough to carry out regularly.  And then it takes a fleet to keep that village clean.

At C & L Services we’ve been building our fleet (over three generations) and regularly keep many villages, towns, communities, parking lots, stadiums, hospitals, etc clean with street sweeping.

Here’s a recent shot of our fleet yard in Jackson, NJ.

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Our fleet has grown to over 30 different vehicles.  Street sweepers for street sweeping.   Pickup trucks for property maintenance portering.  Box trucks for large property maintenance projects, power washing, pavement maintenance, line striping.

We’ve even maintain a full-time staff of mechanics to keep these trucks and vehicles in tip-top shape.

We’re in our 46th year and still growing.

Street Sweeping – It’s All In The Familystreet sweeping charlie vitale - sweeping.com

Our business started in 1971 with Charlie Vitale who had purchased a second-hand sweeper from his brother in law.

Charlie’s brother in law owned a junkyard and there was a second-hand sweeper in good running order and it was priced right.

That’s Charlie driving one of the many street sweepers that were added to the fleet.

Gabe Vitale, Charlie’s son, joined the business shortly after.  Gabe’s son Gabe Vitale Jr. and daughter Lauren Vitale also joined in 2010.  Three Generations!

Street Sweeping – Expanding into Northern NJ

With demand for professional street sweeping, C & L Services has expanded into Northern NJ.  In June of 2017, C & L Services acquired Apgar Power Sweeping, a well respected Street Sweeping company in Northern NJ.

Gabe Vitale, Jr., VP of Operations for C & L Services in Jackson stated, “We have been serving all regions of NJ since my Father and Grandfather established the business, however, we want to be able to respond more quickly to our clients in the North Jersey region.

Prior to our acquisition of Apgar, we were sending our crews and materials from central NJ, sometimes taking as much as two hours to respond.  With our new location in Hampton, NJ we can now respond within a half hour or less to client requests.”

Street Sweeping – The Future Holds Promise.

C&L Services is celebrating over 45 years of great customer relationships. C&L has become the industry leader in outstanding award-winning service and customer satisfaction for property maintenance, street sweeping and pavement maintenance services.

If your looking for a well respected, professional family business to provide street sweeping or a variety of property management services, call us in central NJ at 732-886-1940 or Northern NJ at 908-730-7888.  You can grow with us…or we’ll just provide our magic with street sweeping!

 

Power Washing In Spring

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Power Washing – Spring is the Best Time of Year for Cleanup

Power washing - sweeping.comAfter the chill and sogginess of winter, it is exciting to welcome the warmth and growth of spring. Warm weather means that you can go outside, enjoy the sun, and possibly get that tan.

As you move outdoors, you will no doubt want your home, deck, patios, and fences looking great. This is where power washing comes in. Power washing can help you get your property looking clean, neat and great shape for entertaining (or attracting new tenants).

Springtime is actually the best time to power wash your property. The warm weather means that you can inspect the property, and identify all the areas which need to be repaired, fixed, and cleaned. A wet, sloppy winter typically leaves a property in a desperate need of cleaning.

Winter leaves a buildup of dirt, salt, and potentially moldy areas in buildings, walkways, and fences. This can leave the property looking dreary and dingy – an appearance which degrades the value of the property. Beyond the looks, potential mold buildup can escalate in the warmth of spring and compromise the exterior materials of the property.

Power Washing – More Than Just Cleanup

Basically, power washing in spring doesn’t just restore a fresh and neat look. It also stops a spread of mold, which increases the longevity of the building. And restoring the neatness and longevity of the property ultimately improves its market value.

Therefore, you’re making an investment in longevity by having your property power washed in the spring. To take the first step towards this investment, find a power washing company whose services can help to restore your property to its best appearance.

Power Washing – The Right Company for the Right Job

Hiring the wrong company will not only waste your time and money, this company can end up unintentionally damaging your property. The question is: how can you find an expert company to provide springtime power washing services? This company should have the following characteristics:

First, they have an experienced team that know how to eliminate the dirt, salt and mold that built up during the winter. The best companies should share thei plan on how they will eliminate the different kinds of dirt around your property.

Second, they should use detergents which clear mold and prevent them from returning. The simple fact is that merely washing away the mold doesn’t kill them. In fact, the water can cause the spores to simply spread, thereby leading to a greater infestation in the property. The best power cleaning companies use detergents which remove mold spores during the power washing process.

Third, they should have the equipment and techniques for cleaning different parts of a building. Different parts of a building such as walls, ceilings, patios, walkways and fences require different power washing approaches. Using the wrong appraoch on different surfaces can actually cause damage.

Finally, their team of professionals should have experience provide cleaning services on a variety of different properties, from small scale residential/commercial properties to multi-story commercial buildings. This not only gives you confidence that you will get the best quality service possible, it also assures you that you aren’t letting a “fly-by-night” contractor onto your property.

Power Washing – High-Quality Cleaning in Hard to Reach Places

One company which guarantees all these and more is C & L Services. With a track record of providing high-quality power washing services, C & L Services can leave your property looking brand new. C & L Services also has specialized equipment for cleaning the hard to reach areas. Above all, the company offers some of the most affordable rates on the market.

If you want your property restored to an “almost new” condition, call C & L Services at 732-886-1940. We’ll get your property looking fresh and clean through expert, affordable power washing.