What is Porter Service?
Professional porters provide owners and commercial property managers help with keeping their parking lots or garages clean and tidy. As a result, properties are kept free of eyesores and hazards that might cause harm to pedestrians, ensuring a safe environment.
During operating hours, when customers are present, porters allow stores and shopping centers to conduct business as usual. They walk the entire property, parking lot, and landscaped areas to remove trash and other debris by hand.
Some of the services porters provide
- Litter and trash removal
- Trash container maintenance
- Cigarette butt removal
- Outdoor window cleaning
- Minor repairs
- Cleaning up spills
- Graffiti removal
- Storm preparation
- Post-inclement weather clean-up
- Alerting facilities to any potential potholes or cracks in sidewalks or parking lots
- Additional tasks for maintaining the exterior of your commercial business when requested
How often do I need porter services?
Porter services can be hired on a one-time basis or regularly. One-time service is typically used for special events, such as carnivals or festivals that frequently take place in a parking lot. Regular porter service is usually hired to help keep parking lots or garages clean daily or weekly.
In warmer weather, property management should consider frequent trash removal as it rots more quickly. In addition, regular cleaning of garbage cans and other common areas keeps tenants and customers happy and the property well maintained.
Why does my property need porter services?
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their exterior surfaces safe.
Every year, nearly 9,000 people get injured in car parks. Many injuries result from driver negligence, inadequate lighting, and poorly displayed signs, but some are the result of slips and falls on the pavement.
Slips and falls in parking areas occur due to uneven pavements, potholes, dirt, ice, debris, litter, and slippery spots, like those caused by oil leaks. Premises liability laws require owners to monitor their parking areas and maintain them to keep them safe. Not doing so is dangerous, but it could also land you in court.
What is the benefit of hiring professional porter services?
Most people don’t think about what it takes to maintain a parking lot or garage. But, as mentioned above, commercial property owners are responsible for keeping their parking lots safe. When you have porter services, you have an ally making sure things look good and run smoothly.
Professional porter services have the necessary equipment and expertise to clean the parking area quickly and effectively, saving you time and increasing your property’s curb appeal. Staying on top of cleanliness and maintenance also saves you money in the long run.
Leaving spills to set makes it harder to remove stains. When the porter sees this, they can recommend pressure washing or power sweeping to help extend the life of your parking lot surface.
Trash that piles up rots and encourages pests, and more frequent pest control treatments can get expensive. But, with parking lot porters on your side, you don’t have to worry or stress about these threats to your business.
How much do porter services cost?
The cost of porter services will vary depending on the size of the parking area, the services needed, and the frequency of service. To get an accurate estimate, contact More Clean of Texas today.