One of the best ways to improve the “curb appeal” and retain the maximum property value is to keep buildings, driveways and parking lots clean. Power washing (also known as pressure washing) is an important part of the regular and ongoing building maintenance. Here are five important reasons to consider power washing your property.
1. Power washing adds years to the life of a building. Dirt, grime, mold and mildew can and will cause rot, decay and premature failure of building materials, costing future renovations and replacements. Regularly having your property exterior cleaned by a professional cleaning contractor will dramatically cut down on these costly repairs. Make routine quarterly or bi-annual power wash treatments part of the yearly maintenance budget.
2. Power washing reduces mold and other allergens. Living in Houston where the humidity is high and the temperatures stay moderate throughout the year, we experience a lot of mold and mildew growth on buildings. This can become a health hazard to employees and customers. Regular power washing treatments keep these and other health hazards to a minimum.
3. Power washing removes urban pollutants. Building located downtown, near chemical plants or beside busy freeways can get extra dirty just from car exhaust pollution. An experienced professional power washing consultant can recommend just the right mix of chemical solutions to safely and effectively remove pollutant residue from buildings.
4. Clean more than just the building. Why take the time to clean the building without cleaning the concrete driveways or adjacent parking lots as well. If you are looking for the complete “curb appeal” makeover, remember to have these areas cleaned as well.
Note: Concrete cleaning requires different chemicals than buildings do. Don’t make the mistake of cleaning just the oil spots on the concrete, because suddenly you have the reverse issue – the concrete driveway is gray with pollutants and has clean spots.