"Prevention is better than the cure". said wise man Benjamin Franklin. I like the similar adage "spend pennies, save dollars."
Which brings us to our subject today: "Why should you invest your money in parking lot maintenance, including regular line striping?"
Well think back to old Ben= its far easier and cost efficient to spend little amounts on maintenance of items then huge amounts on replacement.
Lets look at the example of your car. Old bessie needs regular oil changes. If you wait way too long to change the oil, or, perish the thought, never do it, bessies engine will seize. This happens because of sludgy oil, or having no oil because you never checked it!. Those $40 oil changes look pretty cheap when compared to a $3000 engine overhaul!
Its the same with parking lot maintenance and line striping. Fresh, regularly painted lines provide safety for all tenants who use the lot. A lack of safety, otherwise know as negligence, can be costly both in regards to possible accidents and even lawsuits! A lack of safety could come in the form of accidents and even injury due to an poorly maintained parking lot.
As a rule of thumb= Marked traffic is safe traffic. It maximises your parking space traffic and makes it safe for all your visitors. It can also reduce the risks of lawsuits if anything were to happen.
Think safe and spend pennies on maintenance to save dollars on replacement. You will be glad you did!
Every year, many clients ask us the same two questions. How often should we paint our parking lot lines? Do we have to paint them every year?
We hear it so much that we know they are going to say it before they do..
So whats the answer?
Line striping, or line painting is an important maintenance item of a safe and functional parking lot. Here are 4 reasons why it matters that you have your lines and markings regularly re-painted.
During the warmer spring and summer months, many look to get their parking lot and parkade lines re-painted.
These newly re-traced parking lines do look amazing and make your whole parking area look great! But is that the only reason to regularly paint your lines?
Line markings are incredibly important for the safety and functionality of parking spaces. If markings are faded or non-existent, people can be confused as to where they can walk or park. This can create illegal parking in fire zones, blocked entry spaces, even accidents! Clear and plain markings can help reduce liabilities, accidents and the safety of your space.
Its true, flu and cold season is here. This year seems especially brutal, with many nasty variations floating around. A day off here and there to chill and catch up on your favorite shows isn’t that bad, but it sucks when a flu or cold overtakes you.
Here are a few simple things to try to fend off colds and flus for you and your family.