How Often Should Exterior Cleanings Be Done on Apartment Buildings?

Apartments aren’t very different from your standard residential home. The only real difference is that more people live in one concentrated area. However, this does means that apartment buildings endure more wear and tear than your standard residential home because more people are constantly coming and going. While this translates to more maintenance on the interior of the buildings and other pathways like roads, parking lots, and sidewalks, it shouldn’t affect the exterior much, right?

How Often Should Exterior Cleanings Be Done on Apartment Buildings?

Unfortunately, since apartment complexes often pack many different buildings, or at least, taller buildings into an area, this can cause more wear than a singular residential home. In places with high concentrations of buildings, it tends to expose them more to the elements. Nearby buildings can funnel winds with dirt and dust clinging to the exteriors while shade caused by other nearby buildings can cause mold and mildew to form on the exterior surfaces.

While all of this can affect the way an apartment building looks, something that can drive away potential renters, it can also pose a health hazard for current residents. If an apartment complex has residents that have asthma or any other respiratory illness, having the exterior of their building covered in triggers like mold or other contaminants can make something that should be pleasant, like opening their windows on a warm breezy day, dangerous for them. For this reason, property managers should have regularly scheduled power washing for their building exteriors. It not only cares for the health of your residents, but it keeps your buildings looking as appealing as your well-manicured grounds.

However, how often should property managers be scheduling these cleanings? The answer can vary. If your grounds have a large amount of tree cover or you live in a particularly humid or dusty environment, property managers should schedule multiple cleanings per year. However, in most cases, one round of pressure washing per year is enough to keep dust, dirt, mold, mildew, and algae at bay, particularly if they choose the disinfecting soft wash option.

If you are the property manager of an apartment building or complex in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and find that your buildings are looking a little less beautiful than they used to, contact us today to talk about your pressure washing options with us.