New staff plus four pieces of heavy-duty cleaning equipment get to work scrubbing and dust bus
NORFOLK, VA – New staff and new machines will provide extra elbow grease to wash and scrub city parking facilities until they gleam.
Four heavy-duty cleaning machines have already been added to the Parking Division’s scrubbing squad. An additional night crew will join the division following the July 1 start of the new fiscal year, expanding and strengthening the division’s existing team that patrols parking decks with brooms, dustbins and trash cans.
With new crews and equipment, the division will tackle an aggressive schedule of power-washing and deck scrubbing in support of its mission to provide clean, safe, and customer-focused parking services. Check out their work already in progress in the Waterside Garage.
Assistant Parking Director Ray Stoner said he’s excited to see the before and after pictures from City of Norfolk garages.
“These crews and machines will greatly enhance the efficiency of our ability to clean debris and dust from our structured parking facilities,” Stoner said.
Thanks to all who participated in the department’s equipment naming contest for these superstar sultans of squeaky-clean facilities. Introducing: The Twins - Buster Grimes and Grime Buster. Two ride-on cleaning machines, comparable to street sweepers but smaller in scale, use hot water and powerful scrubbers to lift brake dust and dingy exhaust from garage floors. They are also equipped with squeegees and disposal bins to sweep away gravel and debris.
The Parking Division also welcomes Scrubber Duckie and the Lean Mean Scrubbing Machine. These smaller scrubbers, one ride-on, one walk behind, will help cleaning crews reach all the corners.