Cleaning Your Car Park Concrete: Top Ten Tips

Cleaning Your Car Park Concrete: Top Ten Tips

Cleaning a busy car park facility is no easy task. You’ll be dealing with all kinds of contaminants and filth, brought in by vehicles and people alike. It takes a wealth of experience and the right equipment to keep your facility clean… but with these ten tips, you can make Sydney carpark cleaning much easier.

Consider a machine scrub

Every single car park facility should be booking in a machine scrub, at least once every quarter. Dust and dirt becomes ingrained on your concrete floors surprisingly quickly, and as it takes hold, it becomes much more difficult to remove. Therefore, cleaning with a mop and bucket just isn’t viable. Plus, that method will take a ridiculous amount of time!

A machine scrub, utilising a cutting-edge ride-on sweep and scrub machine, is the way to go. At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we make use of modern machinery to get high-quality scrubs for concrete surfaces in all kinds of facilities. We’ll scrub your concrete free of contaminants, leaving your car park sparkling clean.

Time your cleaning operations

If your car park facility closes at night, you can simply book in a Sydney car park cleaning service for after your gates have shut. The same goes if you close after business hours, or on weekends. However, if your facility is 24 hours, it can be a bit tougher! If this is the case, work with your contractor to book for the quietest times, so that they can perform the service to the best of their ability. 

Always consider your use of resources

We’ve all got a responsibility to care for the environment, and this includes when cleaning a carpark. That means being very conscious of how we use resources when sweeping and scrubbing your space, such as water, electricity, and any cleaning agents. Using less resources is a much better result for the environment.

At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we know exactly how to ensure we’re using less of everything, while still getting an exceptional clean for your Sydney carpark. Our cutting-edge equipment ensures that minimal water is used, and we don’t even need chemicals when sweeping and scrubbing your carpark floors.

It takes a certain amount of experience and skill to understand how to best save resources, but you can learn. Study the processes and purchase cleaning equipment that is geared towards sustainability. If you don’t want to do that, the experts are ready and waiting!

Clean regularly

Regular cleaning makes the whole process much easier. For example, if you regularly sweep and mop areas of your carpark, dust and dirt can’t take hold. Larger parking areas will require a mechanical sweep and scrub, especially when there are stronger contaminants at work. But at the end of the day, a regular car park cleaning service means less work in the long run, and a more presentable facility.

Dust is the enemy

Dust is the bane of the car park (and the warehouse). It comes from a very wide range of sources, builds up in your space quickly, and can be difficult to remove. Put simply, it gets everywhere! And unfortunately, dust can create a very unsafe environment for anyone using or working in your car park facility.

Research has shown time and time again that dust can have a serious impact on respiratory function and wellbeing. If people are continually exposed to dust, especially dangerous particles like silica, they can experience breathing problems, bronchitis, and even an increased risk of cancer. This is why cleaning and removing dust regularly is absolutely critical.

Because dust can find its way into every little nook and corner of your carpark, you need the right experience and equipment to remove it comprehensively. We utilise pressure washers, telescopic cleaning devices, and much more. That means we have the best chance of removing dust to the highest degree possible, and creating a safer facility for you and your people.

Pressure washing is your friend

Pressure washing is an incredibly dynamic method of cleaning, and we can make use of it for your parking facility. We use cold and hot water pressure washing to get excellent results, removing all kinds of contaminants from your floors, walls, and even your ceilings. 

If you’re dealing with tough stains like tyre marks, chewing gum and graffiti, we can remove them too. Where cleaning agents are required, we make use of environmentally friendly degreasers, to lift any kind of contaminants from your concrete floors.

Provide a safe space for your customers

The health and safety of your people is really number one when running a parking facility. It’s your duty to provide a safe space for all, whether that’s your employees, residents, visitors, or even the public who are passing by. Regular maintenance is absolutely critical for health and safety, because that entails removing any potential risks and hazards.

Car park cleaning is also a critical part of safe practices. That means removing dust, dirt and any other elements that present a risk. Stains and spills are serious hazards, because they increase the risk of slip and fall injuries, and therefore, must be eliminated quickly. It pays to have cleaning equipment on hand to tackle these problems as soon as they pop up. 

Sweep your space consistently

Regular sweeping in your carpark can be a huge help when it comes to maintaining your space. A quick daily sweep of problem areas helps to eliminate the build up of dust, dirt and other elements that sneak into car parks around Sydney. It doesn’t have to be done with machinery, either. If the area is small, a hand held broom will do the job. But for larger spaces, it’s advisable to hire an expert mechanical sweeping company.

Keep an eye out for cracks

Cracks are commonplace in car parks, warehouses and plenty of other facilities with concrete floors. While most cosmetic cracks aren’t cause for worry, it pays to keep a close eye on them. If cracks become larger, they’ll be more likely to collect all sorts of moisture, mildew, mould, and other contaminants that may spill on your floor.

In the long term, these contaminants can actually eat away at your concrete floors, making cracks worse and even affecting the structural integrity of the concrete. Therefore, it’s really important to keep a close eye on any cracks that may appear. Clean these cracks thoroughly, ensuring that they are completely dry. Then, cracks can be repaired and re-sealed.

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