5 Tips To Keep Your Business Parking Lot Sparkling This Year

29 January 2018
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A clean parking lot is as essential as an engaging storefront when it comes to drawing in customers. This year, make sure that you establish a routine for keeping your parking lot clean.

Weekly Sweeping

At least once a week, have someone clean up your parking lot. If your parking lot is small, send someone out with a push broom before your business opens for the day and the parking lot fills up.

If you have a large parking lot, invest in a leaf blower. A leaf blower will allow you to quickly clean up a large area and get all the waste into one place that you can easily sweep up and clean.

Monthly Drain Cleaning

At least once a month, you need to clean the drain covers in your parking lot. You don't want a bunch of debris to gather on top of your storm drain covers. When that happens, water will not be able to go where it should and will pile up in your parking lot, causing puddles and damage to your parking lot.

Clean and remove all leaves and trash that accumulate on top of your storm drain covers. At least once a year, hire a professional team to remove the covers and get rid of any debris that has managed to get stuck below your covers.

Quarterly Oil Removal

In any busy parking lot, leaking oil can easily become a problem. Since you can't control when or how cars will leak oil, the best way to fight back against oil leaks in your parking lot, which can stain your parking lot and break it down as well, is to remove oil stains on a quarterly basis.

Use a commercial degreaser along with a pressure washer to clean and remove any oil stains in your parking lot.

Quarterly Weeding

Hopefully you don't have any weeds growing in your parking lot. If you do have weeds, be sure to pull them before they become large. Weeds can help cracks in your parking lot widen and spread. Additionally, weeds just don't look that good in your parking lot and can take away from the visual appeal of your parking lot.


At least once a year, you should also have your parking lot sealcoated. The soalcoating will protect your parking lot from all the wear and tear that it experiences from all the traffic that comes in and out of your parking lot. A fresh coat will also make your parking lot look brand new and will help your business pop. A parking lot paving company can help.

Keep your business parking lot looking great this year with weekly sweepings, monthly cleanings of the drains as well as quarterly oil removal and weed removal. These are just a few of the things you can do to make your parking lot look nice and clean, and help attract customers, throughout the year.