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street sweeping leaves curbsThe importance of street and parking lot sweeping is often overlooked. It is one of those services that people only seem to notice when it’s been neglected. Well-maintained streets and parking lots can greatly improve the aesthetics of a neighborhood or business. Regular street sweeping also makes a huge impact on the environment and our waterways.

Neglected streets and parking lots will have garbage, debris, gravel, and oil on them. In the fall months, the streets also collect piles of leaves and branches from trees. This doesn’t just create an eye-sore, but it’s also a huge safety issue. Although street sweeping may not seem very important or glamorous, it is vital for maintaining a beautiful, healthy environment. That’s why Clean Sweep is committed to providing outstanding street sweeping and parking lot cleaning services.

From planning and scheduling to execution, our team is dedicated to seeing each job all the way through to completion. Our professional drivers have the experience to provide safe service, while causing little interruption to traffic.

Every week, Clean Sweep street sweepers are responsible for removing many tons of trash from streets and parking lots right here in Chattanooga. We skillfully use their trucks to efficiently sweep the streets clean at up to ten miles per hour.

Although we have several types of trucks, all of them use technology to collect road dirt into a holding bin, while keeping disruptions and pollution to a minimum. For most applications, we use conventional sweeping trucks, which spray water on the roadway to keep dust to a minimum. This also helps to loosen grime. The vehicles then use steel brushes spinning at up to 4,000 revolutions per minute to push dirt toward the middle of the truck where it is picked up by an elevator conveyor belt and deposited into a hopper inside the truck. When the hoppers are filled, they get emptied into dump trucks or dumpsters and are hauled away. The frequency of sweeping required depends on how quickly debris and trash accumulates. In some cases, street sweeping is only required a few times a month, while other places require multiple sweepings per day.

We also have specialized equipment that can handle unique jobs. For example, we use regenerative air sweepers for special events, shopping centers, malls, and parking areas near fast food restaurants because they can pick up napkins, cups, and paper bags more easily than traditional sweepers. These vehicles are vacuum trucks, which use hydraulics to create a vortex by spinning the air at high speeds. They then suck the air into the storage container, bringing debris with it.

To protect air quality, our vacuum trucks have shaking units and filtering systems that remove fine particulate matter to clean the air before it gets blown back out into the atmosphere. Our regenerative air sweepers can collect and hold particles measuring less than 10 microns. This means the air that blows from the sweepers is often cleaner than when it entered our sweeper’s system.

At the end of each day, the street sweepers have to be emptied, the joints need to be greased, the oil must be checked, and the air filters need to be cleaned. This preventative maintenance ensures our machines stay in top working condition so we can reduce downtime and interruptions to our schedule. We take great pride in our work because we want to improve the cleanliness of our towns and cities, as well as protect our environment and waterways.

To learn more about our services or to request a quote, contact Clean Sweep today! 

 

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It’s no secret that one of the strongest arguments for street sweeping is curb appeal. Properly swept pavement looks better. Property is perceived as more valuable when curbs and parking lots are clear of debris. Property managers know that clean is inviting. Beyond this, street sweeping also has unexpected benefits for property managers and municipalities.

 

1. Safety

A simple slip, trip or fall involving something as small as a pebble in the pavement on your property could mean a not so small lawsuit. Regular sweeping can help protect against that.Maintaining pavement surfaces shows everyone using them that you care. Safety should always be a top priority, and you can’t put a price on preventing injuries.

2. Sweeping as Pollution Control

The impact sweeping can have on stormwater runoff is one of the most important reasons to sweep. Street sweeping was named one of the best stormwater pollution management practices by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sweeping helps protect our waterways from pollution.

3. Pavement Preservation

Street sweeping should be seen as part of a preventative maintenance program to extend the life of pavement. Think about it like this, if there are sand particles on the pavement and then a 5,000-lb car drives over it, that’s like sandpaper wearing down the parking lot over and over again.

4. What Customers Need to Know:

It’s not all about aesthetics – street sweeping doesn’t only make your property look better. It’s also a safety measure and can help prevent pollution. Regular sweeping can also help save you money over time by extending the intervals between repaving jobs.

At Clean Sweep Inc, we are street sweeping experts. We take pride in offering our customers the highest level of power sweeping services with advanced equipment to ensure that every project is completed to our clients’ expectations. 

Call 1-800-SWEEPER for all your street sweeping needs.


 

NAPSA Certified Sweeper Company

NAPSA Certified Sweeper Company status is a big deal in our industry. It means our practices have been thoroughly examined and found to meet or exceed the absolute highest industry standards. We are honored to announce that Clean Sweep, Inc is a NAPSA Certified Sweeper Company.

With the Certified Sweeper Company certification process, NAPSA has developed a formalized mechanism to recognize those sweeping firms operating in a professional manner and contributing positively to the overall image of the sweeping industry.
 
Certification establishes a yard stick for customers to measure professional practices. Outlining these practices aids in the fight against businesses that operate below the radar of ethical, legal and professional standards.
Certification has already provided the groundwork for recognition of certification as a condition of bidding or operating on some projects. It is quickly becoming an industry norm that project managers on large projects prefer NAPSA certified sweeper companies. 
 
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Companies that successfully obtain CSC certification have had every aspect of their business thoroughly scrutinized by NAPSA and have been found to have industry leading business practices and ethics. Remember, to become a CSC, sweeping companies undergo an extensive application process that qualifies them under strict guidelines including: safety, experience, continuing education, vehicle maintenance, driver training and adherence to NAPSA's code of ethics.

The NAPSA Code of Ethics requires sweeping professionals to take an oath to be dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence while recognizing their responsibility to their customers, employees, and the public. At Clean Sweep, we strive hard to live up to this oath every single day, and our NAPSA certification is proofof our cointinuing success. 
 
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Clean Sweep Sweepers

Clean Sweep is honored to announce that we are the proud recipient of a Reducing Diesel Emmissions for a Healthier Tennessee (RDE4HT) grant! To qualify, Clean Sweep applied during the open period and met all of the state requirements including the replacing of three older traditional diesel sweepers in our Chattanooga fleet with three brand new propane powered units.

These new propane powered sweepers will reduce emmissions of some harmful pollutants. Propane fueled sweepers are proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will help shrink our overall carbon footprint. In addition, propane is a substantially less expensive fuel than liquid diesel or gasoline choices. Propane's high octane rating, combined with its low-carbon and low oil-contamination characteristics typically results in improved engine life compared to conventionally fueled engines. 

We look forward to a long and productive service life from these new propane fueled additions to our sweeper fleet. 

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    Cindy Phillips, CSM, Atlanta Regional Property Manager
    "I have managed commercial properties for over 20 years and I am always pleased to recommend contractors that perform with excellence and continually go above and beyond their contracted scope of work. Cleans Sweep is one of those rare contractors."

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