The most obvious way that litter costs you your money, is the cost of paying someone to clean it up. But how you invest in this cleanup process determines your losses.
Only 11% of people tend to litter in a clean environment. This means that there will always be something that has to get picked up. In an earlier blog, we provide research showing that 41% of people tend to litter in an environment that already contains litter.
Without a consistent cleaning schedule of debris removal and power sweeping, your property will accumulate the regular 11%, plus an additional 30%.
A standard item of litter is a coffee cup, so imagine people litter 11 coffee cups on your property every day. It’s a hassle, but perfectly manageable with daily cleaning. Now imagine you only clean once a week. Instead of cleaning up 77 cups each week, this number could increase to 287!
Planning a consistent debris removal and power sweeping schedule is the most effective way to keep costs to a minimum.
Not only does litter and debris make your property look bad, but prolonged exposure to waste can also have harmful effects that can damage your property, even after it’s been cleaned. Check out this list from the Department of Environment and Science of Queensland, Australia:
All of this can affect the value of your property over time, so it’s best to remain proactive with a regular cleaning schedule.
Sure, looks aren’t everything. But they certainly matter, and especially when making a first impression. You’re proud of your property and want your clients or customers to see the pride you take in maintaining it. As covered in a previous blog, a property’s appearance has a noted effect on the amount of patronage it receives. It’s all about keeping up appearances!
We know everyone has been feeling the pinch lately. Make sure you’re not wasting a penny by scheduling consistent power sweeping and debris removal services with Dare. Click the link below to get your quote today.
*Featured image curtesy of Emilio Takas.