It’s a proven fact that all convenience store businesses have to come to terms with at some point or another: cleaner stores lead to higher sales. But a lot of those sales come from successfully drawing customers inside, which starts with having a clean outside.
Here, we share our top tips for maintaining an impressively clean exterior and forecourt, and how our solutions can help along the way. We’ll make sure your c-store is sparkling clean, from the tops of your fuel pumps to well beneath the surface of the concrete.
Clean Your Concrete Stains
Concrete stains are one of the biggest giveaways of a dirty convenience store. After all, your entire forecourt and parking lot areas are made of concrete, taking up a lot of surface area. But with EXIMO® Waterless Concrete Cleaner, you can forget about costly pressure washing and still get rid of fuel, oil, and soda stains in just minutes. The best part? EXIMO also prevents new stains from settling in.
Potholes just don’t just give off a bad impression; they’re incredibly costly to you and customers. FORO® Asphalt Cleaner and Hardener changes that. It not only cleans any lingering asphalt stains, but it re-hardens and restores any weakening or damaged asphalt. By eliminating soft spots, you can prevent potholes from popping up and disrupting business.
Impress at the Pump
When customers stop in to get gas, grab a snack or use the bathroom, it’s crucial to impress them at the pump first. If your fuel stations are grimy and unkempt, patrons will reasonably assume the inside is just as gross. OTIS Multi-Surface Cleaner is great for cleaning pumps top to bottom, and can even get rid of diesel fuel stains in less than 30 seconds. When your pumps are finally clean, don’t forget to follow up with PROTERO® Premium Surface Polish to really leave a lasting impression.
Keep Up with Regular Cleaning
Keeping the outside of your c-store clean to draw customers inside isn’t a one-and-done job. It takes regular and consistent cleaning to stay ahead of a dirty forecourt. Start with our CAF Clean and Disinfect Daily Checklist (PDF) to help everyone stay on track. It provides a thorough checklist as well as hourly checks to ensure everything is up-to-standard at all times.
Sweat the Small Stuff
While it’s important to tackle the larger outdoor surfaces, smaller details are just as important and shouldn’t be overlooked. Don’t forget tasks like:
- Picking up loose trash
- Taking out full trash bins
- Changing squeegee buckets daily
- Keeping up with landscaping
- Touching up chipped paint
Create a Cleaner Convenience Store with CAF
CAF knows the importance of a clean convenience store — and we have the proof to back it up. That’s why we offer both outdoor and indoor solutions to help keep your business clean — and keep customers coming inside. Ready to do things the CAF way? Use our solution finder to get started.