Parking areas are essential in your customer’s first impression. It is usually the first part of your property that your customers see, once they step out of their car.
A parking lot that looks neglected and poorly maintained will make a negative impression on your customer. If you can callously disregard your own property, something that is so visible to the public eye, how much more with your properties hidden behind doors and walls? It shows how much you value your business and your customers. This makes parking area maintenance a vital aspect of any business establishment.
Why Should You Perform Parking Area Maintenance?
Having a well-maintained property shows your customers that you value them and respect them. It shows that you want them to have a safe and pleasant experience while they are on your premises.
Christmas Season is coming up, and as a business owner, it is important that you prepare for it. Preparing for the Christmas season does not just mean you have to stock up on your supplies, put up that giant tree, and adorn your place with colorful and sparkly lights.
Prep your business establishment for the influx of people. This means that your maintenance must be up to date by the time Christmas comes. Restrooms must be working and clean. Air conditioning and heating must be fully functional. Your parking area must be operational and free of potholes and car hazards.
It will keep your patrons safe.
Parking area maintenance is not just for the beauty of your property. It is also for the safety of your patrons and their property. An unsafe establishment will keep away potential customers, which will mean opportunity loss for your business.
It will save you money.
Parking area maintenance will also save you money from more expensive repairs in the future. A properly maintained parking area will mean fewer replacements and repairs are needed.
It will make your establishment look good.
Generally, a well-kept and well-maintained business establishment will be at the top of the customer’s options. Cleanliness is important in any business, as it will show how the business owner cares not just for his property, but for his customers as well.
It extends the life of your parking area.
The general lifespan of a parking area is 20 to 30 years. Proper maintenance and resurfacing however can extend the life of your parking area beyond 20 years.
Parking Area Maintenance Checklist Before Christmas Season Comes
Here are some things that should be on your parking area maintenance checklist, before Christmas comes:
Cover all cracks and potholes.
Part of your parking area maintenance is to ensure the safety of your patrons. If your outdoor parking lot is made of asphalt, it is essential to take care that it won’t become a hazard to your customers. Cracks and potholes that are not repaired can be hazardous to both cars and their passengers. They are potential tripping hazards to your customers, especially children. They can also cause further damage, as water can easily seep through the sub-layer of the asphalt.
Perform parking area sweeping.
Leaves, rocks, snow and dirt removal should be part of your daily parking area checklist. Debris, if left unattended, can damage the surface of your parking lot, and can lead to drainage problems as well. If left unattended for too long, it can damage the sub-base of the asphalt, resulting to cracks and potholes.
Christmas season is a busy time, which means that more people will be coming to your establishment. More people means more litter, dirt, and garbage in your parking area. This can negatively affect the appearance and cleanliness of your parking area and may turn some potential customers off. Schedule regular parking area sweeping to maintain the cleanliness and integrity of your parking area.
Re-paint those stripes.
Give your parking area an instant facelift by repainting those stripes. Perfectly visible parking stripes guide your patrons, making parking safer and easier. It can also add to the aesthetics of your parking area.
Sealcoating, also known as pavement sealing, involves the application of a protective coating to asphalt surfaces. It adds a layer of protection from both natural and man-made elements: water, UV, gasoline, salt, oil, and other chemicals. Sealcoating helps extend the life of your asphalt parking area. Sealcoating is a preventive measure to help you save money from repairs in the future.
To Keep the Beauty and Form of Your Parking Area, Contact Prestige Property Services.
For the maintenance and upkeep of the parking area of your business establishment in Los Angeles and Orange County, Prestige Property Service is here to help. We believe that parking area maintenance is a crucial part of every business. From parking area sweeping to pressure washing to clean off debris and dirt, we will ensure that your parking area looks clean and professional.