Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What to Expect From Your Sweeping Service Provider

Florida parking lot sweeping contractors differ in price, quality of work, and other factors. Therefore, hiring a sweeping service for your facility can be difficult task.

Hiring a parking lot sweeping contractor in Florida is an essential part of maintaining the exterior of your building. Selecting the best sweeping service can be a daunting assignment.

Here are some guidelines to help you decide which service provider will offer the best price and perform the highest quality service for you.

First, you'll want to learn about your sweeping contractors reputation. Ask the contractor for a comparable reference list. Just because they do a great job at the local corner store does not mean they have the equipment or employees to handle a large shopping center.

Next, you'll want to think about liability. Find out if your sweeping contractor carries adequate insurance. In today's society, proper insurance coverage is critical. The sweeping company should present you with a copy of their insurance certificate so you can review it and be sure it meets your requirements. You could be held responsible for a company that is under-insured, so don't take chances.
Check with your Florida sweeping contractor to see what is included in their price. If you have additional needs that are not included in the price, for example - emptying trash cans or blower work behind the building, just let them know so they can price accordingly. Make sure you understand what is and what isn't included in your sweeping contract price. If in doubt, ask.

What happens if your parking lot sweeping service equipment breaks down. Waiting for equipment repairs can be frustrating for customers, yet equipment failures are part of the nature of a sweeping business. Ask your sweeping contractor how they handle equipment repairs and service calls. Ideally, you'd want to select a company that has enough back up equipment to keep their operations going.

Overall, there are a few general things you should know about sweeping services. Sweeping machines are designed to pick up trash, for example: cigarette butts, paper, and sand. They are not built to pick up large debris or liquids. The machines do not remove stains or oil spills from your pavement. Also, if you decide to have your lot swept once a month, you cannot expect it to look clean for the entire month. It will begin to accumulate trash and debris immediately after being swept. And finally, sweeping contractors cannot be held responsible for slip-and-fall accidents. These machines will keep your lot looking neat and tidy, but they will only be on-site for a limited time. Something can spill, leak or blow into the area after the contractor has swept the lot.

About American Facility Services

Providing both interior and exterior commercial building services throughout the state of Florida since 1993, American Facility Services (AFS) has built a solid reputation based on safety, quality and customer service. With offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, AFS offers a wide range of services that can be customized to meet the needs of each client. AFS provides a complete range of services, so our clients have the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property maintenance needs. Contact AFS today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at http://afsflorida.com for an online proposal.

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