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2 Tips For Exterior Maintenance And Upkeep For Your Business

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When you own your own business, you need to ensure you have good exterior maintenance and upkeep. The last thing you want to happen is one of your customers to walk up to your door and see a messy and unkempt exterior. Follow the tips below to keep the outside of your business looking great.

Trash Removal

You can hire a company to remove your trash for you to make sure you keep up with it.  If you have a lot of trash on a daily basis, the trash removal company can provide you with a dumpster to keep it out of sight. You can also get more than one dumpster if you wish to recycle. This way you can put things that cannot be recycled in one dumpster, and things that can be in another. You can recycle things like paper, metal, plastic, and glass. If you have old computers and/or printers, the trash removal company may not take these. If not, you can find recyclers in your area that will take electronics from you.

The trash removal company may tell you to use a roll off container. This is brought to your business using a special roll off truck. The truck lowers a hydraulically operated bed, and the container rolls off of it.  When the trash removal company comes to pick up the container, they use a winch and cable system to pull it onto the lowered bed, and then the bed raises into the normal position.

If you do not have a lot of trash, they will provide you with garbage cans that you fill up yourself. When they are full, simply roll them out to the curb and the trash removal company will pick them up. You can set up a schedule with them to pick up the garbage cans on certain days and times that are most convenient with you. Visit E.L. Harvey & Sons for more information about trash removal.

Concrete Exterior

Over time, the concrete exterior of your building, as well as any paths or sidewalks, will become dirty.  Even though concrete is hard, it does require regular maintenance. One of the most important things you can do is to keep it clean. Discarded foliage and debris in the summer, and snow and ice in the winter, can take a toll on it, and damage the surface. Using a power washer to clean the concrete is the easiest and quickest way to do this. Use a mild detergent, or you can find cleaners specifically made to clean the surface of concrete at hardware stores.

When you are finished power washing, you should put a sealant on the concrete. This will help keep the concrete clean and keep away stains. Purchase sealant made to be used on concrete. Follow the directions on the packaging on how to use it.

If you have a large building, you may want to hire someone to clean and seal your concrete for you.