A Flooded Parking Lot is Bad News for Business
A parking lot that is partially flooded may seem like a minor inconvenience, but there are several issues to consider. The visitor experience typically begins in the parking lot. As a business, you cannot afford a bad first impression.
Parking Lot Aesthetics
Flooding impacts the appearance of your parking lot. Standing water is highly visible and waste debris may also be in plain sight. Customers, clients and visitors are put off by poorly maintained parking lots. It is not a good look for your business, or the products and services that you provide.
If flooding from a blocked storm or sewer drain is left unaddressed, customers will start wondering about your general business practices and ethos. Are the products reliable? Do you care about customer service? These are just some of the questions that will result in customers choosing a competitor.
Asphalt & Concrete Damage
Regardless of the material your parking lot is constructed from, standing water is going to cause damage. Moisture intrusion can cause cracks, damage substrate and even result in voids in the soil. All these issues have the potential to cost your business thousands of dollars in repairs.
Sunken or bulging areas in a parking lot caused by standing water are a health and safety hazard. Your customers and employees could suffer injuries if they trip and fall. You are potentially liable for those injuries if the business is responsible for maintaining the parking lot.
It is important to remember that sewer water is contaminated with many pathogens. That means there is a toxic soup on your business premises that may come into contact with customers. The best solution is eliminating the problem at the source. Storm or sewer cleaning will get rid of any blockages and ensure that rainwater is able to drain away effectively.
If you are having issues with a flooded parking lot, call Eco Pumping Services today. If you operate a business in Pembroke Pines or surrounding areas, call today for a quote on any of our services.