30 Mar The Ultimate Sydney Carpark Cleaning Checklist
A carpark can be a difficult place to keep clean. Thanks to the vehicles that roll in and out of your complex, you’ll be constantly dealing with dust, dirt, oil spills, and more.
While this is to be expected, it’s important to maintain your space to a high degree of cleanliness. As an owner or a manager, you have a duty of care to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff and customers. The only way to make sure that’s the case is to schedule regular Sydney carpark cleaning services.
At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, our experience encompasses all facets of carpark cleaning and our attention to detail is nothing short of meticulous. Our experienced staff will ensure that your entire facility is sparkling clean, every time. Our cleaning processes ensure that the air quality in your carpark improves drastically, as does the safety of your floor surfaces.
So, which areas do we focus on?
Which areas do you need to consider?
The floors are the most important part of any carpark cleaning operation. It’s these sturdy concrete surfaces that do the heavy lifting of your complex… literally! Depending on the size of your complex and its purpose (residential, public, or commercial), you’ll probably have a large number of cars moving through the space every day.
These vehicles will bring in all sorts of contaminants, including dirt, dust, microplastics, metal, and much more. With nowhere else to go, all of this muck will simply build up on the floors in your complex. Often, this dirt and grime ends up in corners, making it even more difficult to effectively remove.
At Sydney City Rubbish, we know that efficient carpark floor cleaning must involve a combination of sweeping and scrubbing. Only then will you get a comprehensive clean, ensuring your space is safe and presentable.
We use cutting-edge ride-on sweep and scrub machines, for a quick and efficient carpark cleaning operation. These machines cover ground quickly, sweeping and scrubbing without the use of any chemicals. That’s a win for you and the environment!
Did you know that ceilings in your carpark are prone to collecting dust and other contaminants? From there, these particles may sit on your ceiling for some time, creating a grimy look… but they can also become airborne and then, present a serious health risk.
The dust that can accumulate on your carpark ceilings will be made up of all kinds of concerning compounds. That includes brake dust, silica, microscopic pieces of metal and glass, and much more. All of these compounds can and will irritate the respiratory system of your customers, employees, and visitors.
Ceilings can be tough (and risky) to clean, especially if they are quite high. What’s more, you need the right equipment to clean ceilings, otherwise, the job won’t be done to the highest degree. This equipment often includes:
- Telescopic poles
- Pressure washers
- Lift machines.
What’s more, if your staff or cleaning contractors are using this equipment to clean your ceilings, they simply must be trained in health and safety procedures. At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, our employees always use the utmost care when utilising cleaning equipment, machinery and working from heights.
The right protective equipment is a non-negotiable when cleaning ceilings, to make sure our people are always protected. And by ensuring your ceilings are cleaned regularly, you’ll be protecting your people too.
If your carpark has windows, it’s important to keep them spick and span at all times. We all know how difficult it is to keep windows clean… but you need to do this, with a regular professional window cleaning service.
Clean windows are a matter of appearances of course. It’s important that your facility looks presentable on the outside, as well as inside. If customers have a choice between a parking facility with a sparkling exterior, or one with grimy windows and unkempt concrete surfaces, they’ll obviously pick the clean complex.
There’s a lot more to it though, particularly if your windows are located at the front of your complex, next to the entrance and exit. If these windows aren’t clean, it can become a serious safety issue. For instance, if an exiting vehicle can’t clearly see the footpath or the road outside, it may be in danger of hitting a pedestrian or another car.
Visibility is critical, so it’s imperative that you have your carpark windows cleaned regularly. And if you want to do it right, you simply must hire a reputable cleaning company with a proven track record.
If your carpark complex contains an office for security or management, you should ensure that this is regularly maintained. Your employees deserve a comfortable, clean space in which to work and carpark offices are no different.
Any typical office space, whether that’s a simple security booth or a larger, multi-desk working environment, will experience a build-up of contaminants. Carpet is one surface that really grabs dust and dirt and doesn’t let go. Therefore, if you have carpet in your office area you should book in a steam cleaning service at least once a year. That will ensure that any bacteria or harmful mould is removed completely and effectively, rendering your workplace safe for staff.
Appearances also matter; if stakeholders or owners visit the facility on a regular basis, they may inspect or even spend time in the office. For that reason, your office space needs to be ready to impress at all times!
The walkways in your Sydney carpark are absolutely fundamental to the safe and smooth operation of your facility. You simply cannot afford to put pedestrians at risk, which they can be with any one of the following:
- Trip and fall hazards
- Poorly marked and maintained lines.
Each of these factors presents a different risk to your customers.
Spills, for instance, need to be cleaned up quickly and thoroughly. Not only do they present a slip hazard, but the substances that are spilled in carparks, such as oil and grease, are also a health hazard.
Trip and fall hazards like cracked concrete, loose bollards, and fallen items can cause trips and falls if they aren’t fixed quickly. What’s more, dirty walkways can make your customers more likely to slip over and experience an injury.
Poorly marked or difficult-to-see lines can put anyone walking through your carpark at risk. If vehicles aren’t able to see clearly designated pedestrian walkways, they may stray closer to pedestrians than is safe. And that equates to an accident simply waiting to happen.
Professional Sydney carpark cleaning will see to all of these issues and ensure that the risk is minimised, and that your walkways are clear and safe to traverse.
Hire a professional Sydney carpark cleaning company today
For a comprehensive carpark cleaning service, get in touch with Sydney Sweep and Scrub today.