6 Benefits of Parking Lot Pressure Washing

Do you own a commercial building that has a parking lot? You probably know how important it is to keep your building clean. However, many business owners forget to clean their parking lot. Here are a few reasons why you need a clean parking lot – and why power washing is the best way to do it.

6 Benefits of Parking Lot Pressure Washing

  1. It’s more appealing. You may not notice it, but people visiting your building may very well notice your parking lot and how clean or dirty it is.
  2. If your parking lot is clean and sparkling, people will be less likely to mess it up. If your parking lot is already dirty, people might just throw wrappers and trash on it. 
  3. Help the environment. Getting a professional service to clean up your parking lot will reduce pollution by removing plastic wrappers and oils spills. 
  4. You may have someone sweeping your parking lot, but that is not enough. A sweeper will not be able to remove oil spills, dust, graffiti, gum and other stains. Your parking lot may not have any plastic wrappers, but it won’t appear sparkling and clean. 
  5. Prevent infestation. A clean parking lot, with less litter and food wrappers, will help keep rodents and insects away. This will keep your property cleaner and safer. 
  6. Protect your customers, workers and tenants. A dirty parking lot can have many things that can cause damage to people or cars. Sharp objects can damage tires, and oil spills can cause people to slip. Clean your parking lot to prevent this from happening. 

For help with keeping your parking lot clean, contact us today!

5 Benefits of Power Washing Your Commercial Building

Do you own a commercial building? You should be power washing it as often as you can. Here are a few benefits of power washing your commercial building

5 Benefits of Power Washing Your Commercial Building

Maintain Its Value

If you wash your building consistently, it will look brighter, fresher and cleaner. This will improve its curb appeal and maintain its value. If you ever rent or sell your building, you will be able to earn more. 

Make Your Business Look Good

As they say, there is only one time to make a good first impression. If you are a business owner, that time is when someone first steps in front of your building, when they first see the outdoor facade of your building. Whether you own an office building, a shopping center, an apartment building, a warehouse or anything else, you should always keep the outdoor facade clean and appealing. 

Protect Your Health

Power washing your building will remove dirt, grime, and germs from the walls. It will also keep mold and mildew from building up. This will keep your workers or tenants safe and healthy. 

Benefits of Washing Regularly

It’s important that you maintain a consistent washing schedule. This way, your building will appear clean and be appealing at all times. You’ll never have to do a last-minute job before someone important shows up. 

Benefits of Hiring Professionals

It’s best to hire professionals to wash your building. They will be able to do it safely and efficiently. You can have them do it on a regular basis, thus taking off another load from your back. 

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Why Removing Bubble Gum from Concrete is Such a Daunting Challenge

While bubble gum may be the bane of the service industry where they have to regularly remove it from the underside of tables, chairs, and the trashcans, it can affect any industry. In fact, these days, it is more common for people to spit their gum out on the sidewalk rather than stick it to the underside of a table. While there is less of a stigma about spitting gum out on the sidewalk, it makes it no less of a menace.

Why Removing Bubble Gum from Concrete is Such a Daunting Challenge

When gum lands on a sidewalk, when it is fresh, it is malleable but sticky. Particularly on warm days, people might step in it and get a little on their shoe, but in many cases, the gum will actually split. Some will leave on the shoe, while the rest is pressed into the concrete. Unfortunately, as gum ages, it absorbs into the pores of the concrete that are meant to make the surface absorb and quickly dry any water like rain. Once this happens and the gum hardens, you can scrape off the top surface with enough elbow grease and a scraper, but discoloration will remain in the concrete’s pores.

One or two bubble gum stains on concrete usually isn’t such a big deal, but the more stains you get, the uglier the walkway will look. For this, power washing is a great removal option. It takes significantly less time than scraping and scrubbing and is much more effective. However, water pressure alone will not remove bubble gum. In fact, using just pressure will more likely damage the concrete, a side effect that no one wants. Instead, hot water should be used as well as proper power washing technique to coax the gum out of the pores of the concrete so it can be dissolved away.

If you have begun to collect an unpleasant amount of black bubble gums stains on your concrete and don’t want to put the time into ineffectually scraping it off, contact us today. At 214 Pressure Washing, making your business look good is our business.