Sweeper Service – Street Sweeping Around The World

Sweeper Service – Many Common Values

sweeper service UK - sweeping.comIn spite of the variety of different cultures throughout the world, there’s one thing that almost everyone on the planet has in common: they want to live in a clean environment.

There’s some other common elements as well. People also want to be healthy, they want their families to be safe, and they want to live in an attractive community.

Certainly there are many areas of the world where this criteria is hard to achieve, however almost every country (whether developed or still developing) has a Department, Bureau, or Community organization that is in charge of keeping streets clean with a professional sweeper service.

Sweeper Service Differences Across the Globe

In this article we’re going to take a look at the variety of street sweeper service practices throughout the world and how different cultures keep their communities clean.

Influences on sweeper service in different parts of the world

There are different restrictions that street cleaners need to deal with depending on where in the world they are.

WeatherIn areas with cold winters such as the Northern parts of the US and Canada, sweepers that use water to loosen debris and minimize dust can’t sweep because the water can freeze and cause a hazard.  Cold weather areas use street sweepers with powerful brushing actions and a strong conveyor belt systems to get the grit, salt and debris into the debris hopper.

Environment – Coastal areas have more sand to deal with. In rural areas with lots of trees, there is a lot of leaf and vegetative debris on roadways. Some countries have tourist areas that create a lot of party trash, (Brazil during carnival and Dawali in India for example). In some mountain areas of Switzerland, the sweeper service uses special sweepers are used to collect hay that farmers move to the roads.

Age of City –  Before the advent of cars, horses and foot traffic were the main modes of transportation. Streets only needed to be wide enough to accomodate two horses. In Europe, narrow streets are often an issue, and many of those streets are made of cobblestone. Street sweepers that use vacuum suction or powerful brushes dislodge cobblestones and damage the street. The sweeper service in these areas often use smaller street sweeping machines Either custom built or manually operated) to deal with the challenge of narrow streets and passageways.

Sweeper Service – Specific Countries

China and Taiwan: Street sweepers in many Asian countries are less complicated, whether the sweeper is a brush or vacuum system. In China and Taiwan in particular, the mechanical street sweepers typically employ two brooms placed vertically on the back side of the hopper to move dirt into the hopper.  Asian countries also still employ manual labor to sweep the streets since labor for this type of work is both plentiful and cheap.

United Kingdom: In the U.K., street sweeper technology has limits due to the sensitive historic areas. Vacuum-based technology dominates the options in street sweeping in the U.K. Since the streets in the older cities are quite narrow, street sweeper trucks tend to be quite small.

Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen is a very progressive street sweeping city.  This city is always testing new technologies, especially sweeper that are environmentally sensitive.

Amsterdam, Holland: Amsterdam often uses a team street sweeping effort, using what is called a train system. A water truck is in the lead and sprays the road with high-pressure water to loosen debris and move it away from buildings. The a hand-broom crew follows and sweeps the debris into the path of the sweeper. Sweepers with controlled power finally vacuum the refuse to avoid damaging the cobblestone areas of the city.

Moscow, Russia: Heidelberg uses a fleet of high powered water jet to blast clean the streets.  The street are usually free of traffic (I’m not sure if this is by decree or people have learned to keep their cars out of the way!).

Well that concludes our tour around the world of street sweeping.   but since we’re in the good old USA, we’re going to do it the way we’ve been doing it for 40 years.

Sweeper Service – Right Here in the Good Ol’ USA

C & L Services is a third generation family owned property maintenance company. We have been sweeping and servicing shopping centers, commercial properties and communities in New Jersey for over forty years.

Our services include parking lot sweepingmunicipal sweepingconstruction sweeping, and garage scrubbing.

We can help you keep your property in excellent condition with reliable, dependable, cost-effective services. If you’re in North Jersey, Contact us at 908-730-7884.  If you’re in Central New Jersey call us at 732-886-1940 to speak with an experience company that can meet your needs for a professional sweeper service.

 

Construction Sweeping – Overcoming Obstacles to Sweeping on Construction Sites

Construction Sweeping – A Challenge for Most Construction Sites

construction sweeping backhoe - sweeping.comKeeping the streets clean on a construction site is a challenge for builders, construction managers and field supers.  Even subcontractors can run into problems when the streets are not clean on a construction site.

Fortunately, however, the people in charge of a construction site don’t have to tolerate the issues caused by a dirty construction site once they know how to take some preventative measures.

That’s what you’ll learn in this article.

Specifically, you’ll learn how to recognize potential problems with keeping the site clean. You’ll also find out how to prevent clutter and debris issues and manage them if (and when) they occur.

Construction Sweeping – Preventative Measures

So, without further introduction, let’s jump in with a discussion of sweeping construction sites and keeping them clean.

PARKING

One of the most consistent issues with construction sweeping is working around cars and trucks parked everywhere.  A busy construction site could have between ten to twenty different contractors working on any given day. If each contractor has a car (and many have several cars and trucks) the parking situation can get quite chaotic.

Here are some tips to keep the parking situation organized so construction sweeping can occur on a regular schedule:

Ground Rules – every site is different, so each site will need a different set of parking ground rules.  Take a few minutes to brainstorm potential parking problems for the site and possible solutions…then get input from the staff and contractors.  When involved parties are allowed to have input on things that affect them, they tend to accept and follow the ground rules.

Some basic ground rules should include where and where not to park, being mindful of other workers on the site, parking dispute resolution procedures, who to contact if there is a question about parking (or anything else).

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Sample parking map. Print the ground rules on the back. Post everywhere workers can see it.

Provide a map with contact info – communication is key when setting ground rules.  Providing map of the site with parking areas designated and ground rules identified is the easiest way to prevent the dreaded “nobody told me!”

Offer incentives for violators – although the preference is to punish ground rule violators, use positive reinforcement for a first warning.  If you encounter a first time offender, rather than giving a stern warning, use the “you probably didn’t realize” approach for the first offense.  Hand them a map and go over the ground rules.

If they become repeat offenders, use appropriate consequences to reinforce the parking ground rules.

Recognize that not only are the ground rules there for cleanliness and health reasons (and for construction sweeping accessibility) but everyone benefits from cooperation and a focus on safety.

SCRAP MANAGEMENT

Construction sweeping vehicles are not designed to sweep large pieces of construction debris.  Here are two criteria for managing construction scrap:

Schedule – Assigned specific clean up tasks every day at specific times. The end of the day is usually the best time to get these chores done.

Separate tasks such as disposing of litter, disposing of flammable or toxic materials and organizing the worksite and provide a checklist for their completion.

Also, assign tasks to specific people rather than a crew.  Accountability for specific work is more measurable when specific individuals are responsible for specific outcomes.

Separate materials – Different materials should be disposed of in different ways.

There may be recycling requirements in the municipality where the job site is located so separate scrap material into piles accordingly. Also identify usable materials and separate them to avoid accidentally throwing them away and consequently wasting money.

Many pieces of usable (and expensive) fypon trim has been damaged and thrown away because they were not separated and stored correctly.

COMMUNICATION

One of the main reasons why many sites become unsightly is because expectations for cleanliness (and behavior) are not communicated.  

Make some time to identify what is expected from the staff and contractors and communicate these expectations consistently.

The saying, “Inspect what you expect” is not just a cliche, it’s an effective management tool.  First identify what you expect, communicate it to staff and workers then “inspect what you expect”.

Everyone will get the message that cleanliness, safety and cooperation is important on your site and you’ll end up with fewer issues and an attractive, clean and problem-free site.

Oh, and regular construction sweeping will help with that as well :-).

Construction Sweeping – Call the Experts

C & L Services is a third generation family owned property maintenance company. We have been sweeping and servicing real estate developers, commercial properties and communities in New Jersey for over forty years.

Our services include parking lot sweepingmunicipal sweepingconstruction sweeping, and garage scrubbing.

We can help you keep your site clean, dust free and in compliance with reliable, cost-effective construction sweeping services.

If you’re in North Jersey, Contact us at 908-730-7884.  If you’re in Central New Jersey call us at 732-886-1940 to arrange for construction sweeping.

 

Sweeping –  A Guide to Street Sweeping and Street Sweeping Resources

Sweeping Projects – Managing Pavement Cleaning Projects

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Fortunately, people who need street sweeping services don’t have to do extensive research in order to find the right sweeping vendor.

That’s what you’ll learn about in article.

We will share with you why sweeping is important, when you need it, and what you need to look for to select the right type of service.

We will also recommend some additional resources if you have specific needs.

So, without further introduction, let’s jump in with a discussion of  sweeping services…

Sweeping – Why Is It So Important?

If you’re responsible for keeping a community clean, it’s important to get an experienced sweeping service that can do the job within your budget.

Community residents who pay taxes are looking for the biggest bang for their buck.   

Also sweeping not only improves the visual appeal of a community but also provides health benefits to keep pollutants and pests out of the neighborhood.

If you’re in charge of a construction project there are specific environmental regulations that must be conformed to.  Keeping pollutants and construction debris out of lakes and streams is an important part of being a good neighbor and nobody likes to pay fines, so street sweeping is a required part of the construction process.

if you’re a commercial property owner that provides parking lots to your tenants and their customers, you need to keep the parking lots clean so your property is attractive and your tenant’s content.

Sweeping –  What Do You Need To Know

Although the primary purpose of the sweeper is to keep the pavement clean, there are different types of sweeping services for different purposes.

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Our typical street sweeping vehicle.

For community and parking lot sweeping,  you’ll find that the typical sweeping truck will do the job effectively (view our image to the right).

A commercial property may require additional services such as portering.  Portering includes a maintenance professional who physically inspects the property and removes debris from curb stops, bollards, dividers, planter and decorative structures. Basically. anywhere a street sweeping machine cannot reach requires the attention of a porter.

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A sweeping professional also conducting portering services.

Construction sweeping may require as sweeping vehicle that can handle larger pieces of debris such as nails, small pieces of wood in concrete,  pieces of roofing material, Etc. also because pavement Maybe in different stages of completion there are more irregular surfaces the deal with.

The operator of a sweeping vehicle on a construction site usually has more experience then the standard sweeping vehicle operator.   this operator has to have an Eagle Eye and a good ability to interact with construction site contractors and supervisors to get the job done.

Sweeping –  How to Conduct a Sweeping Project

As with most maintenance projects, planning and preparation are the keys to a successful project.

If you’ve never managed a sweeping project before, reach out to the sweeping vendor and discuss the requirements of the sweeping job.

Review your expectations, outcomes, and any obstacles that need attention prior to the sweeping project.

Ask this question, “what needs to be done in order to make this project successful?”

Allow the sweeping vendor to share their insight into how they would approach the project and the resources they have available to do the best job.

A physical inspection of the property is strongly suggested by both parties so potential issues can be resolved prior to the start of the project.

If the property needs repairs such as crack filling, pothole repairs or concrete replacement, schedule these as either smaller projects or included in an overall larger property improvement.  Keep in mind that projects that are larger in scope require more planning an lead time.

Here are some articles we’ve written that could help with the planning process:

Asphalt Maintenance – Potholes: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Pothole Repair: Challenging Situations that Only The Best Pothole Repair Companies Can Do Right

Inlet Repair – Why You Should Fix Your Storm Drain Inlet

Sweeping – When to Conduct a Sweeping Project

We’ve actually gone into more detail in another article which you can view here.

Street Sweeping- When Do I Need It And How Often Should I Do It?

Quite often the need arises for street sweeping services with some urgency. Please note that there are peak periods during the year for street sweeping services and to plan ahead whenever possible.

Street Sweeping –  What If My Requirements Are Unique?

This is where having an experienced, resourceful sweeping vendor can reduce stress.

C & L Services is a third generation family owned property maintenance company. We have been sweeping and servicing shopping centers, commercial properties and communities in New Jersey for over forty years.

Our services include parking lot sweepingmunicipal sweepingconstruction sweeping, and garage scrubbing.

We can help you keep your property in excellent condition with reliable, dependable, cost-effective services. If you’re in North Jersey, Contact us at 908-730-7884.  If you’re in Central New Jersey call us at 732-886-1940 to speak with an experience company that can meet your needs for sweeping.

 

Construction Sweeping – Why We Sweep During Construction

Construction Sweeping –  It’s Not Very Pretty

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Why in Heaven’s name would you need to sweep a construction site?

It’s already pretty dirty isn’t it? And how is construction sweeping going to make it look any better?

Well, construction sweeping is not for the beauty of the site (not too much can be done to make a construction site look pretty).

However, there are some really compelling reasons why construction sweeping is an important and possibly legally required task that needs to be done for most construction sites.

Here are some of the most important reasons.

Construction sweeping helps protect the environment.

Some debris on a construction site is not only unsightly but contains pollutants as well. This debris can easily wash from a site into the streams and waterways that feed our reservoirs.

Regular construction sweeping helps keep this debris out of waterway and  the general environment.

Most people don’t want a dirty construction site in their backyard it’s more likely that they wouldn’t want construction to debris in their drinking water either

Construction sweeping keeps debris from clogging storm drains

There are all kinds of materials used on construction site that are very durable and waterproof.   These materials are fine on a structure what caused a lot of problems when they collect around a storm drain or landscaping that’s been done for water management.

A clogged storm drain or a blocked swale  can lead to flooding, ponding, and potentially mud  slides. repairing the damage from floods is far more costly been spending money on preventative construction sweeping.

Construction sweeping helps manage road dust.

One of the things that drives me crazy (but will never change) is the contractors mad dash in the morning to arrive at the construction site.

It’s a mad dash in reverse at quitting time. All this traffic coming going in and out of a construction site kicks up a lot of dust. This dust settles all over the neighborhood, on cars, houses, driveways, sidewalks, and horizontal surface that can trap dust.

There are few bigger annoyances to neighbors than having to wash dust off their property every couple of days because of a nearby dirty construction site.

So I guess you could also say that construction sweeping makes for good neighbors.

Construction sweeping helps Developers with their reputation

Developers are not held in high regard by many communities because they represent change. There are good changes and bad changes depending on how they are perceived.

Constant change is a part of life and with a little proactive maintenance can be managed in a way that reduces negativity and lots of complaints.

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of construction sweeping?

C & L Services is a third generation family owned property maintenance company. We have been sweeping and servicing real estate developers, commercial properties and communities in New Jersey for over forty years.

Our services include parking lot sweeping, municipal sweeping, construction sweeping, and garage scrubbing.

We can help you keep your site clean, dust free and in compliance with reliable, cost-effective construction sweeping services.

If you’re in North Jersey, Contact us at 908-730-7884.  If you’re in Central New Jersey call us at 732-886-1940 to arrange for construction sweeping.

 

Municipal Street Sweeping: Why Townships Rely Upon A Professional Street Sweeping Company for Their Yearly Springtime Clean-Ups

Municipal Street Sweeping – A Clean Town is a Happy Town

municipal street sweeping - sweeping.comTown councils, municipal administrators, and township staff all want happy residents. At no time is this more noticeable than at the beginning of spring. One quick way of guaranteeing this is by street sweeping to keep the neighborhood clean and safe.

The return of spring usually reveals the dirt, debris, and salt which has accumulated on town roads during the winter months. This usually leaves streets, sidewalks, and parking lots looking dirty and unattractive. To residents, an unattractive town is a source of irritation.

However, the concerns of residents are not the only things town authorities have to worry about. There are also environmental laws that require compliance on a regular basis. Cleaning up the streets is part of regulatory compliance.

This is precisely why towns and municipals schedule street sweeping as part of their yearly springtime clean-ups. The big challenge that authorities face is finding an experienced company to provide professional street sweeping services.

Municipal Street Sweeping – Keeping Costs Down Makes a Happy Town

As with all customers, municipals need a company which can provide professional street sweeping services at an affordable cost. This company needs to have the equipment, personnel, and resources for providing top-notch sweeping services. Above all, it should have the experience and capability of providing their services on the scale required by municipal authorities.

One company which has all these qualities is C & L Services. Renowned for providing superior cleaning services, C & L is the perfect provider of street sweeping for municipalities in New Jersey.

For starters, C & L is conveniently located in Central New Jersey. This provides quick access to most of New Jersey’s major highways. C & L Services can easily access most areas of the state and respond to municipalities within a short time. Basically, C & L can deploy to the communities that need street sweeping services without the slightest delay.

Municipal Street Sweeping – Avoiding Inconvenience Makes a Happy Town

C & L Services also has a new fleet of street sweepers. This means that we can deploy to multiple locations simultaneously. This makes life easy for municipalities which want to restore numerous neighborhoods at the same time. We can deploy our crews to different locations, and coordinate the efforts to clean up those neighborhoods.

C & L has a host of equipment for cleaning various kinds of surfaces to varying degrees. We can asphalt, concrete, porous, gravel, and many others. This means that we can easily clean up street surfaces, sidewalks, parking lots, municipal routes, and expressways. Beyond just sweeping surfaces, we can clean up and unclog nearby drainage channels.

Finally, C & L Services has the expertise and personnel to provide the best cleaning services possible. All our cleaners are highly trained professionals who are passionate about their work. We delight in delivering quality results and restoring a sense of hygiene and pride to neighborhoods and communities.

Municipal Street Sweeping – C & L Services Helps Create Happy Towns

If you are a town council member who is dedicated to restoring cleanliness to your neighborhoods during the springtime clean-up, C & L Services can get the job done. We can offer you the professional street cleaning services which you deserve at costs you can afford.

The best part about C & L Services is our services are environmentally friendly. Our street sweeping is carried out with eco-friendly equipment, techniques, and detergents. Therefore, we can help you to comply with environmental laws in a way that will satisfy the law and the town residents.

To find out more about C & L municipal street cleaning services, give us a call at 732-886-1940.  We’ll be glad discuss your needs and demonstrate our expertise in with municipal street sweeping.

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.

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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!

 

Municipal Street Sweeping – The Love-Hate Relationship Between The Public and Municipal Street Sweepers

Municipal Street Sweeping – A Necessary Service

municipal street sweeping - sweeping.comMunicipal street sweeping is a necessary service that every community must have to remove the debris brought about by everyday living. This service does a lot more than we appreciate — besides making the streets tidy and beautiful, street sweeping also helps control pests.

Municipal street sweeping also safeguards the environment by properly disposing of materials such as non-bio-degradable plastics and other types of non-degradable trash.  To get an idea of how much trash is picked up, here’s an article that details the mountain of debris, dirt, and trash encountered by the municipal street sweeping services.

To understand the passionate love-hate relationship between the public and the municipal street sweeping, in this post, we will focus on street sweeping.

Municipal Street Sweeping – What People Love about Street Sweepers

Life would be difficult in cities and urban areas if street sweepers had never been conceived. The safest and cleanest cities thrive because they have a workforce that regularly removes trash and debris from the streets and ensures that they are properly disposed of. Neighborhoods look great and very attractive because street sweepers take the time to clean out all the eyesores and litter.

If you live in a neighborhood with an efficient street cleaning service in place, you should never take it for granted because someone wakes up earlier than you to clean the streets on your behalf.

Neighborhoods look attractive because street sweepers take the time to clean out litter, debris, and accumulated dirt. If you live in a neighborhood with an efficient street cleaning service in place, don’t take it for granted because someone wakes up early to clean the streets for your benefit.

Cities and neighborhoods that are considered clean and livable often have municipal street sweepers working at all hours to ensure it is so. Homes in such neighborhoods enjoy higher market value because of enhanced curb appeal. Consistent street sweeping, coupled with effective environmental conservation, are a sought after criteria when evaluating the “livability” of a community.

Municipal Street Sweeping – What People Don’t Like So Much about Street Sweepers

While municipal street sweeping has its pros, this service is not devoid of cons. For starters, in many communities and cities, people have to park their cars on the street. Residents find it inconvenient to have to park their cars somewhere else during the street sweeping day. The inconvenience may seem inconsequential but considering the number of people affected, there is a lot of complaining.

No one ever likes to clean up after someone else, even the municipal street sweepers. It would be great if  no one litters.  If there were no litter, there would be no need to spend money on municipal street sweepers.

However, funding for the labor and equipment for municipal street sweeping comes from taxes and frankly, people are not fond of paying taxes. People do enjoy the fact that a municipality takes the responsibility to clean the streets, but no one likes paying taxes to meet the cost of this service.

Municipal Street Sweeping – A Boon To Society

Street sweepers are a vital part of the existence and normal operation of cities and urban neighborhoods; without them, organized urban societies would struggle with health and environmental challenges.  We need them and manage the pros and cons for what they do to keep our societies safe and functioning.

Looking to keep your community clean and looking good?  Call C & L Services at 732-886-1940 to discuss your needs for municipal street sweeping.

Parking Lot Sweeping – How To Solve The Biggest Concerns With Parking Lot Sweeping

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A major concern with most industries (especially retail and small businesses) is public perception and appearance. Parking lot sweeping helps maintain the public’s perception of cleanliness and order, but it does much more than simply enhance the appearance of a property.

Contracting with a sweeping company to perform regular cleanups considerably extends the service life of the parking lot as well as the floors inside buildings that are served by the parking lot.

Parking Lot Sweeping – Dealing With The Concerns

However, there are several concerns associated with parking lot sweeping. Dust, fine particles, and dirt frequently discovered on parking lot surfaces act as a catalyst that damages paved surfaces. These particles are also often dragged into the building, leading to premature wearing of flooring. The cost involved in replacing flooring and paving materials generally exceeds the cost associated with regular sweeping.

Parking Lot Sweeping – Managing Concerns

So here is a guide on some of the concerns and how parking lot sweeping can be made effective:

Concern 1 – Parking lots are not swept frequently causing dirt and debris to be tracked into stores.

The debris and dirt collected in the parking lot is abrasive, gets dragged into stores and damages the floors. Micron sized grainy matter in the parking area can also get into products and food. During breezy conditions, dust found on parking surfaces become airborne making a mess and causing respiratory issues. Pollutants from parking lots contaminate storm water runoff during rains. However, consistent scheduled sweeping services keeping the parking lots  looking clean and fresh and ensure better quality of the air we breath.

Concern 2 – The company providing parking lot sweeping uses equipment that are not maintained properly.

Some companies use cleaning equipment that are not maintained properly. This can often cost far more in damage and inconvenience by not having appropriate equipment to get the facility cleaned properly. Use parking lot sweeping services of a company with a larger fleet to minimize the possibility that poorly maintained vehicles are criss-crossing your parking lot.

Concern 3 – Cheap parking street sweeping services.

There is a saying that “cheap work is not good and good work is not cheap”.  Cheap services usually involve inexperienced contractors that may do more damage than good. Also, cheap work does not last long. You must use the parking lot sweeping services that include blowing off side-walks, vacuum cleaning parking areas, cleaning debris and leaves under vehicles, and keeping the grass areas totally free of debris.

Concern 4 – Using drivers that are committed.

C&L General Services pay their drivers a living wage and the average length of their employment is over 15 years. You must engage the services of companies that specialize in parking lot cleaning to get the “dirty work” properly for clients. Professional companies have the right contractors to get things done the right way. This involves having professional sweepers, state-of-the-art people, and experts trained to use the appropriate equipment. Commitment to excellent sweeping services must be their number one priority.

With a routine and professional parking lot sweeping, business managers can certainly expect to have a flawless parking area, offering their clients convenience and cleanliness.

Call us for quotes and advisory for parking lot sweeping.  We’re the street sweeping experts and we’re responsive, reliable and keep your site looking good – 732-886-1940.

Construction Sweeping – How to Solve the Biggest Concerns with Construction Sweeping

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Have you ever been cited for construction site debris and dirt finding its way onto the street?

Perhaps you are worried the local EPA inspector will find your site littered and unclean? According to the EPA, dirt track-out often carried by vehicles leaving construction sites is one of the leading causes of pollution in urban centers. This is considered a serious problem because such pollution materials and sediments easily get washed into water bodies, block storm drainage systems, and even find their way into sales offices.

Whether you are a construction or property manager, professional construction sweeping is a necessary service that benefits your property and everyone involved in developing it.

Construction Sweeping – The Easy Way vs. The Right Way

There is an easy fix…and then there is right solution

It is understandable that building contractors and their subs focus more on building and less on cleaning; after all, the EPA does not specify any techniques or machinery that construction companies must adhere to to keep construction areas and the environment clean.

The agency only requires that construction companies implement a ‘comprehensive pollution prevention plan’ for construction projects. Considering today’s challenging construction climate, this means tight project timelines and tight budgets.

Because of the unbinding EPA regulations, there must be separate structural and housekeeping efforts, preferably handled by a professional construction sweeping company.

When it comes to construction sweeping, any missed area will be noticed, and if it isn’t, it will have far-reaching negative effects on the people and the environment. This is why more and more developers are choosing to hire seasoned sweeping companies to handle the cleanup responsibilities on any construction work.

Despite the demanding work conditions, these experts are capable of achieving superb results so that you can focus on construction and not the cleaning. The sweeper’s job typically changes with each job site, but the crew is trained to handle a wide variety of new challenges. As the public gets to understand the importance of Clean Water Act and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan compliance more, expert construction sweeping services are becoming more important than ever.

Construction Sweeping – Selecting the right construction sweeping company

The work of a professional construction sweeping company revolves around the understanding of environmental issues associated with construction sites including dust and water runoff mitigation.

When hiring a construction sweeping company, it is critical that you understand the scope of work which determines the type of equipment or sweeping technique to be employed. Some of the factors to consider include: the material and density of the debris, whether the material is loose or compact, time-frame and time constraints, what happens to the sweepings, and project-specific job site logistics.

Hiring the right construction sweeping company is the ultimate solution to keeping the township and existing homeowners around the construction area satisfied with the cleanliness of the site. Besides, proper cleanup services are good for business because it keeps workers safer and sends the right message to current or future customers who obviously want to live in a clean community with a curb appeal and do their shopping in a clean and tidy environments.

There are many considerations to factor in when looking for the right construction sweeping company but reliability, professionalism, and efficiency should be on top of your checklist. Whether you need a one-time cleanup of a home construction site or on-going sweeping services on a commercial construction site, you must do your homework to find a contractor with the best management practices, sweeping expertise, and the right equipment that delivers results.

You can do BOTH the easy and the right things, call us for quotes and advisory for construction street sweeping.  We’re the construction sweeping experts and we’re responsive, reliable and keep your site looking good – 732-886-1940.