Dealing with Bushfire Ash in Your Public Space

Dealing with Bushfire Ash in Your Public Space

The devastating bushfires raging throughout New South Wales have shrouded Sydney in smoke, and coated it in ash.

Concrete surfaces all over the city are covered in ash, including public spaces.

Unfortunately, this ash can pose a serious health risk. Moreover, it can become an eyesore, driving people away from community areas.

The dangers of ash are very real, and therefore it should be dealt with as soon as possible.

The Dangers of Ash

Ash is a harmful byproduct of bushfires, and can damage the respiratory system.

The common symptoms of inhaling ash can include coughing, irritation of the throat and sinuses, shortness of breath and chest pains.

Further indicators of breathing ash are headaches, irritated eyes and a runny nose.

As well as this, existing respiratory issues such as asthma and bronchitis can become much worse with the presence of ash.

This includes not just airborne ash, but particles that sit on surfaces, such as the concrete surfaces of a public space.

On an even more serious note, people with chronic lung and heart disease can experience more concerning symptoms.

For instance, shortness of breath, chest tightness, pain in the neck, shoulder or arm, palpitations, unusual fatigue or lightheadedness.

Therefore, it’s imperative that you take measures to remove the ash build up in your public space. Protect your community, and remove this health risk.

The Best Way to Combat It: A Sweep and Scrub

The best way to combat ash build up from the bushfires is to schedule a regular machine scrub with Sydney Sweep and Scrub.

With our state-of-the-art ride-on vehicles, we can comprehensively clean any concrete surface, removing all ash from your public space.

We use a combination of minimal water, and eco-friendly chemicals. Moreover, our wide cleaning path means we work quickly, and thoroughly.

The Benefits of a Sweep and Scrub

The benefits of sweeping and scrubbing your space clean of ash are immeasurable.

For one, it creates a far healthier and safer area for the community which utilises the public space on a frequent basis.

Furthermore, it makes for a more pleasing aesthetic, which is likely to attract more people to your public area.

Overall, a regular sweep and scrub is of great benefit to your public space, and community.

To discuss a sweep and scrub for your public space, get in touch with Sydney Sweep and Scrub here.

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