The month of April brings to mind many things such as warmer weather and blooming plants in the landscape. April is also a month of many important observances, including Earth Day on April 22nd.
Earth Day is a very special observance in the power sweeping industry, because we are keenly aware of the positive effect of our regular power sweeping activities on the local environment.
Parking lots and other paved surfaces can accumulate all sorts of trash and debris, but that is only one layer of a multi faceted issue. Paved surfaces can also contain acuumulate particulates, hydrocarbon chemicals such as gas and oil, and other polluting substances.
Regular power sweeping helps reduce litter, debris, particles, and pollutants that would ultimately find their way into our waterways through storm drains every time it rains. This results in the overall level of litter and pollutants that are carried from local tributaries into larger waterways such as our rivers, and could eventually be carried out into our oceans.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the spring of 2020, discarded PPE has become a significant issue as well. Our sweepers now are picking up substantial numbers of masks, gloves, sanitizer wipes and other personal protective items in the parking lots we service.
In the power sweeping industry, we believe strongly that nothing but rain should go down a storm drain. For more information, contact Atlantic Cleaning & Sweeping today!