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Cleaning your Exteriors

Cleaning your exteriors

Winter can wreak havoc on your exteriors. All the weather conditions associated with this often brutal time of year can leave your outdoors yearning for a proper clean. Spring is an excellent time of the year to clear the dirt and grime that has collected during the winter months. This article will discuss ways to ensure your exteriors are as fresh and clean as they should be.

Your customers’  first impression of your business occurs before they even enter your door. Though the saying “never judge a book by its cover” has its merits, the way your business presents itself is essential to its success. Customers want to feel like they’re giving their business to a company that cares enough to ensure it provides a nice atmosphere for them. Many businesses invest in decorations that will add ambience and convey professionalism, but care of the outsides is often neglected (though goes a long way in helping their image). If you’re looking to improve your business, begin with the outsides in.

Pressure washing is a great way to thoroughly clean your pavement and walkways. A pressure washer is a high pressure sprayer that provides a powerful stream of water (hot or cold) to an area, effortlessly clearing it of unwanted materials. The force of the stream can be altered, and some machines are more powerful than others. Since pressure washing uses water during its operations, it’s an environmentally-friendly alternative to some of the other options available. Pressure washing is able to remove pesky debris with its simple mechanics, an easy and effective solution for all your cleaning needs.

Power sweeping is another way to ensure your parking lots are maintained as they should be. Power sweepers use strong bristles to rattle any loose particles, and push them from your property. For any dirt and grime that is too stubborn to be cleaned via other methods, sweepers possess the force necessary to get the job done. Power sweeping will not only clean your outdoors, it will invigorate them. Some cleaning methods only scratch the surface whereas power sweeping goes beyond, leaving your exteriors as appealing as possible.

When you’ve properly cleared your foundations, you’ll be left with a perfect blank canvas to work with. This is a great opportunity to put a clean coat of paint on your parking lot or repaint the necessary lines. Line repainting or parking lot repaving will instantly uplift your exteriors, giving them a makeover that will leave them shining like new

The Importance of Business Property Maintenance

In this age of choice and competition in business, it is necessary to look for every available competitive advantage. Whilst basic economic issues cannot be overlooked and are of course intrinsic to the success of any business, pride in the appearance and presentation of the place of business should not be overlooked. People are more likely to have a more positive opinion about your business if your premises are well presented rather than if it is of a shabby or unkempt appearance.

If your business premises are city based, of course you will come up against a lot of factors that will make the building more prone to environmental issues causing the building’s appearance to be affected. Often the cause of dirt on windows is from smog residue. Smog is made up of a combination of air pollutants that can compromise human health, harm the environment, and even cause property damage.

The Importance of business property maintenance

Heavy rain, together with strong winds can also dirty windows and make them unsightly from both inside and outside the building. Calcium, lime or hard water deposits can cause stains on glass which will build up over time if left unattended.

It is important not to ignore the inside of the buildings windows also. Whilst the outside of the windows will of course be more visible for your customers, the interior windows should not be ignored. Interior glass panels and mirrors, especially in reception areas within offices and buildings should not be forgotten.

Keeping your building looking professional the whole year round does not have to be a huge cost burden. There are companies who will tailor a package to suit your needs specifically. The company you choose should have the necessary equipment, skills and experience to carry out the job you require in a safe manner that does not impede on the running of your business. You should ask the company you choose for some references or testimonials of their work before you sign a contract with them.

How to Remove Graffiti and Other Wall Stains

Graffiti is writing and/or drawings painted or sprayed onto walls or property without the owner’s prior permission. Sometimes, the graffiti ‘artist’ may just spray random words, or often it can be more elaborate, almost part of a campaign. You may find related graffiti on other nearby buildings and properties. It is a common and annoying irritant in cities across the world and something the business owners have to constantly fight against. Often the frequency and amount of graffiti can depend on the presence of security or good lighting at the particular property. However, one thing is certain, graffiti can tarnish the appearance of your business to the public and cause for an unsightly eyesore.

How to remove graffiti

Fortunately, graffiti can be removed but you do need to call in the professionals. Heavy duty pressure washing is what is required to remove the graffiti completely. You should aim to find a cleaning company that specializes in this sort of work as you can get some companies who will have the equipment but not necessarily the know-how to fully remove the offending graffiti. It is better to invest in a company that has highly skilled professionals who will provide a service to fully complete the job so that in the long run it will save you time and money.

Other things such as general city smog and rainwater can also stain or dirty your property walls. These are not as abrasive or unsightly as the more obvious graffiti stains but nonetheless they can make a property look dull, dark and uninviting. These stains are easier to clean and won’t require as intense cleaning as graffiti removal would. It is a good habit to get into to insist on having your property pressure washed annually. The results will be visible immediately and make the property more enticing and professional looking to customers, employees and the general public.

When looking for a pressure washing company you should bear the following in mind and insist that the service company you take on has these at their disposal:

  • The equipment to clean all size buildings from residential, commercial, strata, industrial, high-rise and low rise buildings
  • Hot or cold water methods of pressure washing
  • For high-rise properties the company should have – Swing stage, Bosun Chair, Manlift access
  • For low-rise the company should have– ladder, Manlift, extension poles
  • Concrete stain removal equipment
  • Graffitti removal equipment
  • Parkade cleaning equipment
  • Specialty cleaning equipment for the more difficult stains