AND, Why doesn’t the building pay for me to park elsewhere during this process?
There is a rhyme and reason. 🙂
If you’ve see the puddles of water during this project, then you understand why we bother to do this in the first place. YUCK!! We clean the garage surface, not only to help protect the concrete, but to reduce the gunk and goo that gets in the building AND your vehicles.
The storm on Monday caused chaos for everyone this time around, so we realize there was more inconvenience to our parkers then you usually deal with. We appreciate that, and thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation, particularly since we decided at the last minute to bump the cleaning one day. This was not only to make things a bit easier the day of the storm – it was primarily a choice due to safety. The storm created challenges for everybody, and especially parkers in the garage.
Understandably, perhaps this time more than ever, we had many parkers questioning the process.
Why do I have to move my car right at 9am? and,
Why can’t I put my car back when they are done cleaning my particular spot?
Why is it such a big deal to move at all?
First, and most obviously, if you’ve seen the work in progress, you’ve seen the amount of goo and gunk which is removed from the garage surface and washed away. And this time of year, when you start adding all the salt to that layer of goo, it is even more critical for the protection of the concrete, and avoiding potentially much lengthier cleaning process in the future. Salt always makes things worse. But also, consider the following:
We know this is inconvenient. But for everyone’s collective convenience, and for the greater health of the building, please understand there is a reason the process is what it is. There is a very good reason we perform this maintenance. The more parkers who cooperate with the process, the easier that process will go for all parkers collectively.
For the most effective, productive and thorough cleaning possible, we need all our parkers help and cooperation.
Each quadrant within the garage is scheduled for cleaning as follows – consistent with the locations and scheduling in the past – between the hours of 9AM and 5PM on the following dates:
Monday November 26th Level 1P spaces 90-149, T16-T23, All Valet
Tuesday November 27th Level 1P spaces 21-89, T14-T15, All Valet
Wednesday November 28th Level 2P spaces 82-149, T16-T23
Thursday November 29th Level 2P spaces 1-81, T1- T14, 148,150,151
GUEST PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED ON THESE DATES AND TIMES. Anyone expecting guests should let them know parking may not be available.
We realize this process is an inconvenience for those who depend on parking availability during the week. But this maintenance is necessary to reduce the gunk and dirt that gets tracked into the building, and helps remove substances which act to increase erosion of the membrane and concrete on both 1p and 2p. Keeping the membrane and concrete clean also extends its useful life.
For the best cleaning results possible we request all garage parkers remove their cars from the garage to accommodate the power-washing as scheduled above. If you do not remove your car from the garage you risk dust, debris and other damage to your vehicle from the power-washing process, which the Association, staff and vendor shall not take responsibility for. Also, a $50 fee is charged to the license of any vehicle not relocated in time for the work.
We greatly appreciate our parker’s patience and understanding while this maintenance is being performed, and apologize in advance for any disruption or inconvenience this causes.
Please contact us with any questions, 773-769-3250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.