It's a widely-accepted fact that first impressions are important. If customers or clients arrive at your premises, only to find themselves faced with a neglected and shabby-looking exterior, they are likely to make assumptions about the type of business you run. They might conclude that it is not doing very well or that you operate an unprofessional enterprise. As such, it's sensible to take steps to keep the exterior of your premises in good condition. Here are two ways to do this.
Re-paint the ground lines
The ground lines used to indicate the location of parking spaces in your car park will eventually deteriorate over the course of a year or two. Constant exposure to UV rays, moisture and heavy vehicles will result in fading and gaps in the paint. This can affect both the appearance and functionality of your business's car park; not only will it give this part of the exterior an air of neglect, but it could also make it harder for your clients, customers and employees to safely park their vehicles.
As such, it's important to re-paint these lines as soon as you begin to notice any signs of deterioration. You can hire someone to do this for you, or alternatively, you can rent one or two line marking machines (depending on the size of your car park) and perform this task yourself. This is a relatively simple job which should take no more than two or three hours at most. Make sure to check the forecast before you begin, however, as a sudden downpour or strong gust of wind could affect the final finish of the paint.
Hire a professional to deep-clean the exterior
Most business owners understand the importance of maintaining a clean and tidy workplace and will pay professional cleaners to keep the interior of their premises in tip-top shape at all times. However, few realise the importance of keeping the exterior clean.
The fact of the matter is that people entering your commercial building will notice (and judge both you and your business) if there are food wrappers, cigarette butts and other rubbish strewn around the entryway. Given this, it would be wise to pay your cleaners a little extra to clear up any rubbish in this area at the end of each work day.
If your employees regularly pop out the front for cigarette and snack breaks, it might also be a good idea to place some bins (with non-flammable metal ashtray tops to prevent burning cigarette butts from causing a fire) nearby. Make sure that these bins are in a colour which blends in nicely with the aesthetic of the building and that they are fastened securely to the ground so that they don't tip over and throw rubbish everywhere on windy days.
For more information, contact local professionals like A1 Roadlines Pty. Ltd.