B. H. Graning Landscapes, Inc. offers Street Sweeping Services in Western North Carolina.
Do you know the benefits to street sweeping?
Safety is the primary concern for travelers and was the original impetus for municipal cleaning. Street gutters tend to be a resting place for a variety of debris. Removal of the debris lessens the opportunity of skids and collisions and allows drivers to safely judge distance to curbs and roadway edges.
Pedestrians, Runners, and Cyclists
Construction or roadway debris not only creates unsightly conditions, it can cause pedestrians, runners and cyclist to swerve into the roadway to avoid large items, mud, or skid conditions. This action may catch drivers unaware and cause accidents and major injuries.
A less apparent but critical benefit of street sweeping is the removal of metal particles and other hazardous waste products left by passing vehicles or discarded trash. These particles can be extremely harmful to fish and other wildlife if they reach our creeks, rivers, and lakes. Some particles bond to other larger debris that may release unhealthy emissions into the air.
Storm water runoff management
Debris in roadway gutters and at construction sites quickly clogs storm drains and blocks runoff pathways. Keeping these clear allows water to drain faster and more completely. This prevents water building on roadways due to storm drain backups, and minimizes erosion from improperly flowing runoff water.
Wildlife & Pet Protection
Sadly, roadside trash often includes food or other items that attract wildlife and pets. Much of this is hazardous to their health and can cause major illness or even death. Animals attracted to curbside smells can be hit by cars and severely injured and even killed.