In the warmer months, the outside areas of a building are supposed to be a place to relax and enjoy yourself. But if you’re walking around the perimeter of your business noticing stains or discoloration left and right, it can be hard to focus on anything else.
If let go for long periods of time, these stains can turn a once beautiful building into a neighborhood eyesore. When it comes time to sell an establishment, all of these stains can deter a potential buyer and make them think the building hasn’t been kept well.
To avoid this, business and property managers can powerwash things around their building every year or at least every two years. The best time of year to power wash exterior walls, driveways, and other areas is before snow falls and freezing temperatures set in – typically between March and November.
The best time to power wash a deck is when temperatures are above 50 degrees and no rain is in the forecast for the next several days. Of all the transformations power washing can provide, people are often most amazed by how beautiful a deck can look once cleaned. Power washers can restore decks to their original color making them appear freshly painted.
While there are DIY concoctions you can create yourself using household cleaning products, sometimes they’re just not strong enough to remove longstanding stains on siding. What’s worse, mold, moss, and mildew can collect on aluminum siding. Power washing is just strong enough to get the stains off without causing unsightly dents or scratches.
Power washing siding is a no-brainer, but many people forget about their fencing. It’s important to not use too strong of a spray setting, as this can erode the paint on your fence and even damage the wood itself. If you plan on staining or painting a fence, power washing it first will ensure an even coat and a smooth finish.
With cars coming in and out, keeping a driveway clean may seem next to impossible. If a driveway is in the shade, this gives moss and weeds the chance to take over. This can turn a once-smooth driveway into a green mess.
Outdoor furniture is one of the most obvious things you want to keep clean, but it’s exposed to the elements. All too often people stop using their outdoor furniture simply because dirt and cobwebs build up and cleaning each time you sit outside becomes tedious. A thorough power wash will get any outdoor furniture cleaner than you thought possible.
Garbage cans are often the number 1 thing people forget to clean, but they’re also the number 1 thing you should clean. If you have a power washer, using it on your trash bins is completely safe and effective and may get rid of stubborn stains and dirt that have built up over the summer months.
If you don’t have access to a power washer or aren’t sure how to use one, it’s best to err on the side of caution. Power washers apply strong pressure to surfaces, which can easily cause damage and strip paint on the wrong setting. If the wrong technique is applied, power washers can also create water leakage through the walls of your building.
If you’re seeking professional contractors with decades of power washing experience, AW provides convenient commercial power washing in the Philadelphia area. We follow strict safety protocols and have experience with aged buildings and various types of siding. Get in touch to learn how we can make your property sparkle again.