All posts by Penny Simmons

Your Business Parking Area

Get It Striped Properly

If you are a business owner and you have a parking area, you know that customer safety while in your lot is a number one priority, or at least it should be.   Keeping your parking lot striped properly and having all of the proper indications for loading zones, tow-away zones, fire lanes and handicap areas are a must.   Heck fire lanes and handicap zones are requirements and you must stay in compliance.   I spoke with Ronnie from Parking Lot Striping Houston to get some general safety tips that will help any small business owner to keep their lot safe, and compliant with all city and state codes.

Fire Lanes

First off for safety reasons for everyone inside the actual brick and mortar business the fire lanes need to be clearly marked.  These fire lanes are marked as no parking zones and allow for firetrucks easy access in case of an emergency.  This keeps all areas around the building and perimeter to be free from parked cars so firetrucks and other emergency vehicles can get to the scene as fast as possible.   Not only is this for safety but it is also a requirement.  If you do not have clearly marked fire lanes, you can bet the fire marshal will soon pay you a visit and require this work to be done within a certain amount of time.