Pressure Washing Abandoned Commercial Buildings

When you’re in the market for a commercial real estate investment, sometimes you need to buy some fixer upper properties. If it’s in just the right spot, even an abandoned building can turn you a profit.  Commercial Building Washing Can Wash Away These Three Signs of Abandonment:

Pressure Washing Abandoned Commercial Buildings

But making a good deal on the property is just the beginning of the hard work to get the building up to snuff. The entire interior might need to be refurbished, and, if you’re converting it into an office building, the electricity and cabling need to be redone. The exterior also needs to be cleaned up to make it look like new. Hire an all-in-one power washing service so they can wash away these three signs of abandonment:

1. Get rid of graffiti.

General power- and pressure-washing won’t be able to completely get rid of graffiti. The paint has seeped into the brick, and you need high-powered equipment to get it out. Hire a trained team who has the horsepower, the chemicals, and the experience to get the graffiti off the side of your building. Even the echo of removed graffiti can make tenants think twice about your building, but professional cleaners can make it look like it was never there.

2. Remove old rust stains.

If your building is in an older commercial or industrial part of town, the concrete surfaces have collected quite a few rust stains. Easily available cleaning agents won’t be able to get rid of the rust. Some cleaners just push the stain around, while other etch the damage deeper into the concrete. Rust stains don’t carry the same negative connotation as graffiti often can, but it makes your building look old and poorly maintained.

3. Make the concrete surfaces clean.

Dirt will always age your building. Once the parking lot is covered in old stains and the sidewalk is gray with years of dirt, even the most welcoming entrance isn’t welcoming enough. Clean parking lots make your building stand out and look better to drive on. Power washed sidewalks are even more important even tenants can see them up close.

Go to 214 Pressure Washing to get your commercial building ready for business.

The Benefits of Having a Low Pressure Soft Wash for Your Home

Over the years, pressure washing has been the preferable choice to having the atmospheric debris removed from the exterior of your home. However, over the past few years, many pressure washing companies have started to adopt another method for cleaning exterior surfaces – soft washing. Let’s discuss the Benefits of Having a Low Pressure Soft Wash for Your Home.

But why? Pressure washing has always gotten the job done, so why the need for a new lower pressure method? While pressure washing, or spraying exteriors will a highly pressurized water, is effective, it can be somewhat inefficient as the technician and their sprayer have to be relatively close to the home. This isn’t a problem for single story houses, but what of two-story or higher buildings. In order to get the same effects, the technician may need to get up on a ladder or scaffolding to get the job done right. Even then, sometimes there are stains on the house from its exposure to weather that water alone won’t remove or the pressure that would be needed would damage the building materials. For these times, soft washing is the best and most effective alternative.

The Benefits of Having a Low Pressure Soft Wash for Your Home

What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is pretty close to what its name suggests. Instead of using a high pressure stream of just water, the technician uses a much lower pressure stream of water mixed with Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach). Bleach is kind of a scary word to many, but the same solution that a technician uses on your house is the same thing used to treat drinking water from city facilities or to disinfect your swimming pool. Essentially the mixture is just a touch stronger than the solution in your standard pool water, mixed with a foaming agent to help it cling and clean effectively.

When applied to a home, the mixture dissolves and kills mold, mildew, and algae as well as helping dirt and anything else clinging on your home be washed away easier. Once applied, the mixture is then washed away from your house, taking every atmospheric contaminant away with it. It can be done all from ground level and much faster than a higher pressure wash.

The primary use for soft washing is typically on roofs because it is much more effective than higher pressure methods, but it can be used on every surface of your exterior to great effect. Furthermore, because it uses low pressure, the likelihood of damaging any exterior surfaces is much lower than a high pressure wash. This can be the best path to take for easily damaged exteriors such as stucco.

While high pressure washing still has its uses, particularly for cleaning porous surfaces like concrete, soft washing should be something to consider if your exterior isn’t looking as great as it once was. If you want a pressure wash for your home or business, contact us today.