Commercial Power Washing Guide
There are so many aspects to manage when you own a business, and maintaining the exterior of your building is another thing on that list. It may not seem important, but having a clean exterior is more inviting to customers, and it is also crucial to ensure you don’t end up with costly repair bills.
Power washing and pressure washing: what's the difference?
Power washing and pressure washing are sometimes used as interchangeable terms. They are very similar cleaning methods, but not exactly the same thing. It is important to know the difference since you can’t power wash everything you can pressure wash and vice versa. Both use a strong, explosive stream of water to clean buildings, roofs, sidewalks, and so much more, but the difference is that power washing is spraying out heated water, whereas pressure washing is spraying water that is not heated. Using heated water is great for hard to remove stains or organic matter, think mold, fungus, mildew, algae, Because the heat will disinfect as it cleans.
Best uses for commercial power washing
- Remove gum from the sidewalk outside your business
- Remove mold from the concrete
- Cleans leaves and slime from gutters
- Removes grease and oil from a warehouse floor
- Removes build-up from cracks and crevices
Benefits of a commercial power wash
- Fewer repairs
Running a business is hard, and you already have so much on your plate that the thought of having to repair your building can be daunting and stress-inducing. Investing in a regular maintenance schedule can prevent a lot of damage that can occur over time from dust, dirt, and grime. I’m sure you’re thinking that you do not want another expense, but investing once or twice a year in a professional service power washing the exterior of your building will save you thousands in the long run from repairs. It is expected that your building will have a build-up of grime over time. If it is not washed away regularly, that grime can cause damage to the structure of the building and the roof. These are hefty repairs and can be avoided with a regular power wash.
- Increases curbside appeal
Having the outside of your business looking fresh and well maintained is much more inviting to customers and business partners than a building covered in dirt, grime, mold, and stains. The exterior of your building may not seem related to your business, but it may be the first impression someone gets of your business. If it’s in lousy repair and looks like it may fall apart at any minute, that’s not a good impression. Taking pride in every aspect of your business will show customers and business partners that you are serious, have standards and care about the image you put out to the world.
- Creates a healthy environment
It is completely normal to have mold, mildew, and algae grow on the exterior of your building and even on your roof. It does need to be removed, though. These are big triggers for allergies and breathing problems. Power washing effectively removes and disinfects the building to make sure all the spores are gone.
Regular power washing can also be used to prevent falls. Algae tends to build up on sidewalks and steps, which is dangerous because it makes for a slipping hazard. If someone falls on your business’s property due to poor maintenance, you may be facing a lawsuit. Power washing is excellent for cleaning concrete sidewalks, parking lots, and steps.
- It makes outside maintenance a breeze
The thought of cleaning the outside of your building yourself can be daunting, especially if you have a large building or it has been a while since the last time it was cleaned. After a long day of working, the last thing you want is to scrub down a building or spray down a parking lot. Hiring a professional cleaning service to power wash the exterior of your building will save you the hassle of buying or renting the equipment, learning how to use it, and then actually doing it. Professional power washers have the know-how and the equipment needed to get the job done effectively without causing any damage.
- A versatile cleaning solution
Power washing is great for removing various build-ups from the exterior of your business. It is important to know what equipment is needed for these stains and if power washing is the best option. A professional power washing service is very knowledgeable and will be able to find the best solution possible.
Power washing can remove stains like grease, bird droppings, paint to prime for fresh paint, water deposits, and so much more.
- Increases the properties value
If you are looking to move your business and sell your current location, a good power wash can do wonders for your bottom line. If buyers come to look at your property and it’s filthy, and in bad repair, you may lose the sale. Having a clean building is appealing and will make a great first impression.
Investing in a regular power wash schedule has many advantages for your business and commercial property. Hiring a professional power washing service is affordable and will save you money in the long run, as well as time.
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