As a building or business owner, your indoor parking is one of your sleeping assets. Besides being a place to park cars, it’s the gateway to your business for customers – old and new. It is a window to your dedication to providing good products or services. Building managers should maintain this area as much as the space where you conduct your main operations.
Customer experience begins even before they actually enter your business premises. Customers are usually invited in by the colorful display window, aesthetic menu, or grand lobby. However, most people just look for parking space availability: a must nowadays with the increasing number of car-owners.
A convenient and safe place where customers can leave their cars while they dine or shop is advantageous. Here are some ways an indoor parking area can benefit your business.
Your business becomes accessible.
People can go to your place of business a few steps after leaving their cars. Walking for a lesser distance makes it easier for your customers to visit your business. You don’t need to be located along the shopping streets to make a trip to your place convenient.
Customers and their cars are safe from the elements.
The subtropical west coast weather can make people stay indoors. Too much exposure to heat or rain can cause damage to cars and a threat to customer health. Having a safe space to park their vehicles and walk will surely make them visit.
Protect your customers’ cars from theft.
Security within your premises adds value to your business. More than your products, the whole experience with your brand impacts customer satisfaction. Loss of valuables and car theft could be avoided inside your well-maintained and well-lit indoor parking area.
Build relationships with your customers.
The availability of parking space can boost customer retention. Offer them the convenience of your parking area, and surely, they will gladly do business with you again.
Create good impressions that last.
Customer experience begins right at your indoor parking area. A well-maintained parking area reflects how you maintain business. Is the parking area well-lit and clean? Does it have proper ventilation? Are the parking lines still visible? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then people will find your business more welcoming.
Tips for Efficient Indoor Parking Maintenance
With your parking space advocating for your business, building managers need to focus on its upkeep. Here are some tips for maintaining your indoor parking area.
1. Clean out the visible trash.
Schedule regular sweeping of the area for dust, trash, and other debris. Make sure to clean the curbs, sidewalks, and those hard-to-reach areas.
Leaving these unattended can clog the drainage and create a foul odor. Cleaning the dirt saves you money from unclogging and keeps the aesthetics of your place.
2. Remove stains from oil and grease.
Oil and grease from cars’ engines are problematic when not cleaned from the concrete. These are slipping hazards for both cars and pedestrians. Not to mention, oil and grease can seep through the surface even after resurfacing your concrete flooring.
3. Power wash that stubborn grime.
There are only certain areas sweeping with backpack blowers can reach. Use power washing for the hard-to-reach areas and that stubborn grime. Wash away the loose paint, mold, and mud from your sidewalks and flooring.
4. Provide trash cans and empty them regularly.
Place trash cans at strategic places to encourage proper waste disposal. Clutter-free sidewalks make your place look nice, tidy, and professional. Also, businesses with environmental initiatives are more appealing to the public.
Word of advice: don’t forget to empty them regularly!
5. Preventive Maintenance
Prevention is always better than cure. You can save a lot when you take good care of your facilities. Here’s what you should regularly look out for:
The holes and cracks
Repairing holes and cracks prevents bigger damage to the concrete flooring. Cracks and holes on the concrete are a tripping hazard for both the young and old. Avoid the cost of replacing your concrete flooring and lawsuits by simply filling up those holes.
The fading paint markings
Paint is essential for parking areas. Repaint your parking lines when paint is visibly reduced.
The lighting system
A well-lit parking area gives drivers, pedestrians, and customers a sense of security. Some drivers may find it hard to park their cars with window tints without natural lighting. Good lighting can help them fit into the parking slot perfectly.
Check your parking area’s lighting system, and dust off light fixtures to keep the light from dimming.
The concrete flooring
Concrete is durable and can surely last along with your business. Applying a sealer helps maintain your flooring at its best. Sealers also protect the concrete from dust, chemical, and wear-and-tear.
6. Contract professional cleaning services.
Indoor parking maintenance is not your regular janitorial task, and commercial cleaning needs a professional touch. Our team at Prestige Property Services offers you exceptional and professional commercial cleaning services. Contact us today for a free consultation!