Parking Lot Sweeping During the Rainy Season

Closeup of the Nylon brush of a street sweeper

You can grab an umbrella, a raincoat, or even a pair of classic yellow boots to get ready for the rainy season, but your parking lot can't. Here's everything you need to know about parking lot maintenance when the skies are gray (hint: it involves a little bit of sweeping!).

The Big Question

Should you be sweeping your parking lot when it's rainy?

The short answer is yes.

The long answer is that regular parking lot maintenance can make a big difference in just about every arena, from customers' first impressions to the health and safety of your visitors. However, when it comes time for the rainy season, you've got yet another thing to consider: storm drains.

The truth is that parking lots play a huge role in the overall ecosystem because they're a hub of human activity.

Your parking lot could be host to all kinds of debris, including:

  • chemical cleaners,
  • plastic bags,
  • cigarette butts,
  • plastic wrappers,
  • aluminum cans,
  • plant fertilizer,
  • food waste,
  • and more.

If you don't sweep your parking lot during the rainy season, all of these contaminants will be washed down the storm drain. That, unfortunately, means that your parking lot is playing a role in harming watersheds, wildlife, natural habitats, and other parts of the environment.

Plus, debris left on your asphalt could quickly become a mess for the human world too, causing driving or walking hazards for your customers and employees.

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