Social distancing is wise advice from medical and city officials in this difficult time but that means less traffic at local businesses. Even though business is slow, you should still keep your business property in good condition. Here are some ideas on upkeep to stay on top of during this time.
Install Extra Signs with Guidelines
As serious as the COVID-19 is, it might be wise to help your city officials get the word out with posted information about the virus and all the precautions people outside for essential purposes should take. It may be true that most people can get the information online or TV, but showing them your business takes the pandemic seriously goes a long way. They’ll be appreciative you care about their health.
Add Extra Garbage Bins
Looking around for a place to put one’s trash increases the chances people will encounter strangers, especially in a parking lot. This makes social distancing more difficult, and creates unnecessary danger for people who have to park. Two or three extra garbage bins will make it more convenient for people to dispose of their trash and go about their business as safely as possible.
Consider Fresh Paint for Lines
The repainting of parking lines you may have been putting off until, say, summer, could be moved up for optimal safety. Hard-to-see lines contribute to accidents, which again complicates social distancing. So brightening the whites and yellows, especially in the specific parking spaces, couldn’t hurt.
Keep an Extra Eye on Trash and Debris
Take more care in the janitorial maintenance of the lot. What may have been let go for bigger projects before should probably be taken more seriously now. A very clean parking lot denotes a business that cares about cleanliness and health. Discarded cigarettes and spilled soft drink cans, though, make you look slovenly, and ultimately lead fewer customers to your lot should they need to.
Make Potholes Your Number One Priority
Potholes typically do the most damage to vehicles. They can ruin tires, axels, and cause injuries to drivers. This puts more and more people in close contact with each other at a time when doing so is stringently cautioned against. A damaged vehicle can send the owner into your office, and an injured driver can bring EMTs, causing clustering and congestion. Get potholes fixed immediately to ensure the safety of the drivers in your lot.
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