Cleaning the exterior of your commercial property is just as important as keeping the inside sparkling. After all, the interior is only seen by tenants, staff, and various visitors while the exterior is seen by anyone simply passing by.
Pressure washing is an effective way to maintain the appearance of your building’s exterior. When done frequently, pressure washing maintains curb appeal, prevents costly repairs, and protects the health of your tenants. It also attracts business to your property. If you’re considering pressure washing your building’s exterior, we’ll address some frequently asked questions surrounding the importance of maintaining your property’s appearance.
What exactly is pressure washing?
Pressure washing is the use of high-pressure water to remove dirt and debris from outdoor surfaces. The flow of water is effective at breaking up grime entrenched into various areas of a building. It’s effective on gutters, roofs, sidewalks, siding, parking lots, and more. Depending on the surface being cleaned, there are different nozzles, pressure intensities, and water temperatures that efficiently clean and protect the area.
Why should I pressure wash my building’s exterior?
Pressure washing isn’t just about curb appeal. One of the main reasons to pressure wash your building is to clear away the dirt that builds up from withstanding the natural wear and tear experienced because of the various seasons and weather conditions. However, it provides many health and financial benefits as well.
Years of built-up debris can cause the outer surface of your building to deteriorate over time. Not only is the build-up of algae, pollutants, and other grime unpleasant for the building’s exterior but it can compromise the structure. Eventually, dirt left untouched for too long will be more difficult to remove and can trap in moisture leading to mold and mildew problems.
Improving impressions and property value
Pressure washing improves curb appeal. First impressions are incredibly important in attracting all kinds of business to your property. If you’re looking for tenants, they will likely prefer a sparkling clean building to spend their days in and around. Maintaining a clean building also improves the property’s value in the circumstance where you wish to sell your property. A well-kept property demands more attention and higher prices from interested buyers.
Protect the health of tenants
Over the years, your building can collect dirt, pollen, bacteria, and other allergens that can be detrimental to the health of yourself and your tenants. The pollutants clinging to the surfaces of your building can cause respiratory and allergy problems. Grime can also be slippery on areas such as walkways and sidewalks. In addition, the mold and mildew that can build up over the years can seep inside your building, including air vents and plumbing, causing anything from breathing difficulties to sinus infections.
How often should I pressure wash my building?
You should pressure wash your property at least once a year to clear away any build-up. However, pressure washing can be added to your routine maintenance and done every season. Each season is characterized by various weather conditions that can impact the exterior of your building, whether it’s the pollen in spring, falling leaves in autumn, snow in the winter, or storms in the summer. It’s also a good idea to check the various exterior surfaces after a major storm for any debris that may need to be cleared away.
Should I hire a professional to pressure wash?
If you’re thinking about pressure washing your building’s exterior, consider hiring a local professional service to get the job done. Pressure washing requires time and care to ensure that various surfaces are being cleaned properly. Not all surfaces are cared for the same way. Professionals vary the cleaning agents, water temperature, and pressure to guarantee that the various areas of your property are being cleaned properly and not damaged.
ULTRA Company provides property services to maintain your building’s appearance inside and out. Whether you’re looking to pressure wash, remodel, restore, or paint your property, ULTRA’s in-house team of highly-skilled professionals provides uncompromising maintenance and repairs.