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Our Response to COVID-19: A Letter from Our President

To Tri-County Sweeping Services’ valued customers,

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect people and businesses here in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and worldwide, I want to personally reach out and share with you our plans to protect our employees, customers and operations during these difficult times.

Our company has been identified as an Essential Service Workforce by Governor Ron DeSantis’ entry of an Emergency Order, as well as Miami-Dade Emergency Order 07-20, Broward County Emergency Order 20-01, and similar orders in effect throughout Florida.

Based on guidance and input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and best practices from our state’s health officials, Tri-County Sweeping Services’ ongoing, day-to-day sanitation service work is continuing.

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How Often Should We Have a Contractor Sweep Our Parking Lot?

The question of how often parking lot sweeping service should be scheduled is one frequently asked by facility managers of retail, industrial and commercial properties. Like many exterior maintenance activities including day porter service to empty waste cans and put in new trash liners, the answer depends on your foot traffic and type of location.

Whenever we’re asked this question, our first thought is, “What type of property needs the sweeping service?”

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Retail Property Managers CAN Get a Second Chance at a First Impression

Here’s a test. Walk through the complete parking lot of the strip center or lifestyle shopping center that you manage. All the way from the furthest point at the back of the parking area, walking straight through the parking spaces right up to a storefront.

Do this tomorrow, AFTER the close of business.

I know, you never do this – you take the closest parking spot or park at a rear entry point. So, you don’t normally see the discarded bags, diapers, urine-filled bottles and gum.  But your tenants’ customers do see the details of parking areas just outside their stores.

It is no surprise that a customer places a high value on her initial perception of your shopping center while walking up to a storefront.

In his book, “Predatory Marketing: What Everyone in Business Needs to Know to Win Today’s Consumer,” C. Britt Beemer identifies a telling statistic- “53% of shoppers base their initial perception of your store and their decision to buy on the appearance of the store exterior.”

The parking lot area that customers traverse to reach stores creates that first impression. This is true whether you manage a free-standing big-box store, strip center, mall or lifestyle center.

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Responsive and dependable, Tri-County Services provides quality and dependable property maintenance services that improves the cleanliness and image of our shopping center.

- Florida Shopping Center

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