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Behind The Scenes of Public Landscaping
Written By: Whirlwind Clean & Green Team ~ 6/20/2019

Not many people stop and think about the landscaping secrets that are done in public spaces. Public roads, parking lots, and parks don't clean themselves up when emergency spills are created. Without proper landscape maintenance on public areas, our streets and parking lots would not only be littered with trash, but some roads would be undrivable. It is very easy to forget all the work that happens behind the scenes and late at night when the rest of the world has gone to sleep.

LightIndustrialSweeping05032018_s.jpgSweeping Services
Unfortunately, people litter all over the world. Parking lots see a lot of abandoned trash and would be covered without nightly street sweeping. Just think about all of the times you accidentally kicked a soda can or plastic bottle. Parking lot sweeping helps ensure businesses look their best, and that the environment stays a little bit cleaner. Typically, a sweeper company will come in at night time due to fewer cars being on the lot. That is why you may not have ever seen a street sweeper before.

SaltDeicerBlogPost10192018_s.jpgFrozen Streets
This is a problem that many colder cities face during the winter months. Without proper landscape maintenance, many roads would be undrivable and sidewalks unwalkable in the winter due to frozen roadway, sidewalks, and parking lots. When a passageway is frozen over, maintenance companies turn to chemicals to melt it away quickly. The two main types of ice melting chemicals are exothermic and endothermic. They are both used fairly often to keep our walkways clear. Without these men and women coming out during the freezing temperatures, there would be a lot more accidents in the winter due to the hazardous ice.

ImproperIrrigation.jpgIrrigation Issues
Many times, a building can start having foundation problems due to irrigation issues. The world is constantly shifting and changing, and landscaping issues can appear out of nowhere. If ignored, the situation can become dangerous. Many landscape maintenance men and women help fix soil issues so our favorite buildings and structures stay standing
Many things happen behind the scenes that the average person does not realize. Without proper landscape maintenance, the world would be a totally different place.


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How to Pick the Correct Facilities Maintenance Company
Written By: Whirlwind Clean & Green Team ~ 6/6/2019

IndustrialLandscaping05032018_s.jpgAppropriate management of industrial, commercial and retail buildings is vital to making a positive first impression to your customers and potential customers. It is also critical to provide a safe work environment for your employees. From pressure-washing and water proofing to preventative maintenance and crisis restoration, a full-service commercial parking lot sweeping company is able to assist you to establish a professional look, operational facilities, and secure environment; all while accomplishing the job in high traffic areas throughout down times, to diminish affect operational efficiency and customer traffic.

Let’s take a look at some of the different services Facilities Maintenance companies supply for the exterior of a commercial facility:

Sweeping Services - Maintaining a clean parking area impresses your clients, tenants and town. By paying attention to detail, parking lot sweeping services benefit not only individuals, but also the surroundings as well. Trash, petroleum, oil, gas, dust, dirt and foliage won’t be as inclined to accumulate if a facility employs a routine sweeping service. Not merely may sweeping a parking lot maintain the substances from being monitored in your building, it also can help keep out these threats of our water systems.

Day Porter Services - Day porters address cleaning problems as they appear. A few of the typical services that a porter will provide are:

Litter elimination from Daily Traffic
Cleaning & Disinfection
Restroom Maintenance
Clean-up of Spills
Junk Receptacle Wipe-down
Graffiti and Cobweb Abatement
Window Washing

Bulk Debris Removal - A commercial parking lot may often end up as a dumping ground for bulk trash items. When it’s a sofa from the nearby area or construction stuff from a current tenant build out, bulk debris elimination is a significant service that commercial facility maintenance companies offer.


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What is stormwater management?
Written By: Whirlwind Clean & Green Team ~ 5/24/2019

StormwaterCleaning05242019.jpgWhat is stormwater management?
Stormwater management is the effort to reduce runoff of rainwater or melted snow into streets, lawns and other sites and the improvement of water quality, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Why is stormwater management important?
Green infrastructure encourages water infiltration into the soil, which filters runoff to remove and neutralize many kinds of pollutants. ... Reducing the pollution carried in stormwater runoff is an important part of stormwater management because most stormwater is not treated to remove pollutants.

What is the purpose of stormwater management?
EPA works to reduce runoff and improve water quality by implementing stormwater management at its facilties. Stormwater is rainwater or melted snow that runs off streets, lawns and other sites. When stormwater is absorbed into soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers.


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