Every Detail Is Important To A Successful Business
An issue for any business that is easy to overlook is parking lot drain maintenance. Several factors apply to this maintenance issue that can influence customer’s opinion of the business. Since the parking lot is usually the first thing a visitor to the company sees, it is essential that it looks good and reflects well on operations. The physical state of the parking area also affects accessibility for the business so it needs to be in good shape.
The drain in the parking lot is not often given much attention until there is a heavy rain and it does not do its job. The reasons for the blockage are varied, but they are related to clogs from improper or infrequent maintenance. It does not take long for leaves, branches, and even litter, to pile up in the drain. Once these block off the pipe, there is no place for rain water to runoff and it will pond in the parking lot. These parking areas are designed to collect water, runoff, and rain, at a low spot so it can be directed to a sewer or storm drain. Blockages will result in the water standing where visitors are meant to park. Navigating a parking lot with unnecessary water is an inconvenience for everyone and no one wants to walk farther to avoid a big puddle.
The simple solution is to arrange for regular service from a drain cleaner. They have the resources to spray out the drain, to remove clogs, and to vacuum out sand and dirt that is filling the drain. This is a key part of the maintenance process as leaving the sand will reduce the area of the pipe for the water can flow through. Making sure the water can flow easily will help keep the lot dry.
Drain maintenance is not the only issue to be concerned with, but having a specialist will make sure it is not a problem. Visitors will always have easy access to the front of the building and they will not be inconvenienced by ponds of water. The facility will look more attractive and will enjoy more prestige in the community. This is a key detail to be aware of for presenting a good image.