As you go down your fall checklist for things to do for your building, you could come across power washing. You might be wondering what power washing is, and why fall is the time to do it. Is it just another maintenance task to add to the never-ending list? Is it essential, or can it be skipped? These are questions that can be easily answered, and you’ll quickly understand the benefits of power washing in the fall.
What Is Power Washing?
Power washing, also known as pressure washing, is a cleaning process that uses high-pressure, hot water spray to remove dirt, grime, grease, mold, mildew and debris from surfaces. It’s often used to clean building exteriors, though it can also be used for interior deep cleaning. Primarily power washing is used on walls, but it can also be used on walkways, roofs, windows, fences, and parking lots.
It’s important to have professionally-trained teams cleaning your building when pressure washing. Through training, our cleaners know what level of water pressure and solution to use on different surfaces so that they get clean without stripping exterior paint or damaging concrete or shingles.
Benefits of Power Washing
Power washing has a ton of benefits for your building’s appearance and upkeep. For starters, it gets dirt and grime off of your building’s walls that might be too difficult to clean otherwise. It gets into the nooks and crannies of concrete, siding, and wood to leave the surfaces gleaming.
Power washing is also essential if your facilities have been vandalized. Graffiti can really bring down the value of your property and leave a bad impression to visitors. The pressure spray from our hoses can gently strip that paint from your facility’s walls so no one will even know it was ever there. It also minimizes the risk of any damage to the surface beneath.
There are also health benefits to power washing. It can wash away pollen and other allergens that might be clinging to your building. Mold and mildew can also form in the cracks of buildings and walkways. A good spray with a pressure hose can get it away from your building and into the sewer drain.
Why You Should Power Wash This Fall
Fall and spring are really the best times of the year to power wash, as the weather is generally fairly consistent and the pressure spray won’t make the air feel unnecessarily muggy like in the summer. Fall in particular is a good time to power wash, though, because it prepares your building for winter.
In particular, it’s important to get grime and debris out of the cracks and crevices of concrete walkways and walls. Otherwise, when snow melts and freezes into ice, any debris can become further embedded into the concrete, or even create new cracks. If you’re hoping to seal any cracks you might have in your walls before winter to cut down on drafts, you should also power wash first to get out these debris, otherwise the sealant you put in might not seal properly.
If you’re in the market to get your building power washed this fall, contact us today to schedule our services.