The visual appeal of your building is one of the most important aspects of its influence. Whether a residential home or a business facility, the way that your building looks from the outside will impact how people perceive it; for businesses, a dirty and unkempt building could mean fewer customers, and for a homeowner, it could decrease the selling value. Commercial pressure washing is a quick and simple solution to reinvigorate an exterior and avoid costly problems down the line at the same time.
Pressure Washing DIY vs. Hiring a Pro
One of the first things that people assume when they acknowledge that their building needs a good pressure washing is that they can probably do it themselves. It is important to be aware that while it is certainly possible to rent or buy your own pressure washer, it is also very easy to use it incorrectly.
Pressure washing can be dangerous, and it can cause permanent damage to your property if you are not experienced in how to operate the machine. This is why hiring a commercial pressure washing contractor is critical. There is no point in pressure washing your exterior if you are simply doing damage to it at the same time. A skilled professional can clean your building while maintaining its integrity.
Washing Brick To Prevent Deterioration
One of the areas most in need of pressure washing tends to be brick, because brick surfaces will degrade if they are left dirty and untended for too long. Algae and other debris that grow and expand on brick can infiltrate the mortar and push it apart, weakening the connections between the bricks and forcing the weight of the building to be distributed unevenly.
Your bricks may start to flake, or they may take on an unsightly color. Brick is also one area where you do not want to compromise; using a pressure washer on brick when you have no experience can significantly damage the material, especially when using a high power setting.
Do Not Forget Your Gutters
Another area that will benefit from commercial pressure washing is your building’s gutters. Most individuals tend to think of flat surfaces when they think of pressure washing, but the powerful water can push debris and detritus out of gutters and clear away issues like bird droppings quickly and efficiently.
In fact, bird droppings are one of the most critical elements that should be focused on when you hire a pressure washer. Droppings are highly acidic, and they can damage your gutters and lead to failure or even excess strain on the roof that will eventually require repair.
A Solution for Graffiti
If your building has struggled with graffiti or spray paint on its exterior, pressure washing may be a solution instead of painting over the problem or replacing the surface. Pressure washing can loosen or even remove the paint so that your exterior surface is restored to its previous aesthetic. Not all buildings are subject to graffiti and paint, but any exterior smudge or eyesore can be hit with a pressure washer to reduce or even eliminate the visual impact that it has on your property.
Preserve the Appeal of Walkways and Floors
Walkways are one of the most important elements of your building. If your walkways are dirty, covered in leaves (that can be slippery when wet) or cluttered with unwanted materials, the people trying to enter your property will quickly have their attention drawn to these issues as they focus on navigating the walking space.
Whether it is a sidewalk or a parking lot, areas in which people walk play a major role in how they perceive the space. This is why pressure washing sidewalks is one of the most common choices, and it is also highly effective. Pressure washing can remove the gum and garbage stains that result from consistent use and give your facility a crisp, fresh appeal that encourages the public to come and visit. It also keeps people safe from slip and trip hazards or unclear markings.
Work with the Expert Pressure Washing Professionals
If you are in need of an aesthetic restoration for your building, consider starting with a commercial pressure washing before you move on to more drastic options such as wall replacement or repainting.
Pressure washing can revitalize the visual appeal of your building and may help to boost the number of incoming clients while making those who choose to visit feel confident in your business. The professionals at Waterproof Caulking & Restoration would be happy to help you with your commercial pressure washing project. Reach out to schedule an appointment today.