Create a more inviting business premises through professional pressure cleaning
10 September 2018
Customers and other stakeholders both love businesses with an aesthetically smart and inviting appearance. Much like the way you dress for an important meeting, the way you present your business premises will set a lasting impression among customers, stakeholders and community members. Pressure cleaning provides an effective and responsible way of creating an inviting business premises.
Constantly exposed to harsh elements and unwanted contaminants, your building’s outdoor surfaces degrade, discolour and oxidise over time. Bricks become stained, driveways suffer from oil spills and natural pollutants, and unwanted graffiti can appear on brickwork and concrete. As a business owner, there are a number of professional high-pressure cleaning solutions available to you.
Your brickwork collects a number of unwanted contaminants, such as dirt, grime and moss, creating a need to clean your bricks periodically. Pressure washing is one of the most widely-used brick cleaning methods. Using the latest in pressure cleaning technology, professionals are able to remove unwanted contaminants by blasting them away, while leaving brickwork undamaged.
Concrete Cleaning & Sealing
Many business premises are surrounded by paved footpaths and driveways. Atmospheric pollutants as well as oils cause concrete surfaces to discolour and stain over time. Concrete cleaning professionals use a pressure washer that resembles a robotic vacuum cleaner to blast away dirt, stains and even oils. Once your concrete is cleaned, you may opt to have it sealed as well. By sealing your concrete, you will be blocking its pores and preventing oils and other contaminants from breaking through. This prolongs the life of your concrete and makes cleaning easier in the future.
While some graffiti, such as permitted artwork can be viewed positively, unsolicited graffiti often has negative effect on both businesses and communities. Furthermore, graffiti becomes tougher to remove the longer it’s left to settle. Therefore, as a business owner, you need to act quickly to remove unwanted graffiti. While cleaning methods involving harsh chemicals can damage underlying surfaces, pressure cleaning gets rid of graffiti without affecting your outdoor surface.
Benefits of Pressure Cleaning Over Other Methods
One of the major benefits of pressure cleaning that you would have picked up on throughout this article so far, is that pressure cleaning is an excellent cleaning method that will help you avoid causing damage to underlying brickwork or concrete. There are two other great benefits that you can reap by opting for pressure cleaning as well: efficient energy use; and, being environmentally friendly.
Pressure cleaning is more energy efficient than other cleaning methods, including using a garden hose. Using a pressure washer, you can use up to 75% less energy. This is due to the velocity that a pressure cleaning machine releases water at. Each drop of water is much more effective at removing dirt than that of a hose due to the pressure it is released at. Furthermore, pressure cleaning professionals are able to adjust the PSI that their machines are set to. Adjustments are made depending on what needs to be cleaned and what kind of surface is being cleaned.
Some heavy-duty cleaning companies use harmful chemicals i.e. acid wash to get rid of brick stains and even graffiti. Pressure washing companies have the option of using eco-friendly biodegradable detergents that won’t damage the environment. By opting for eco-friendly products, not only will you be causing less damage to the environment, but you will be seen as a responsible community member as well.