3 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Routine Maintenance

When you want to grow your business, it’s time to delegate your routine maintenance. Here are three reasons why that should include pressure washing the properties in your block of business:

3 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Routine Maintenance

1. Scale your business without hiring more people.

Employees are expensive, and that can get in the way of any growing business. Whether your property management company focuses on commercial properties or residential ones, collecting more properties is always good for business. But if you handle all of the maintenance and routine tasks in-house, every new deal brings a lot of new work for your staff. Instead of hiring more and more people, find third-party services that do the job. Then you can grow your business by focusing on new clients, not new hires.

2. You don’t have to have experts on staff.

If you perform all of your properties’ maintenance, that means you need to pay the salaries for a lot of seasoned professionals. You need a certified plumber, a certified electrician, trained pressure washers and all of their equipment… The list doesn’t end. Not only is that incredibly expensive, but that’s also a lot of potential liability. It also diffuses your focus. If you’re good at organizing and managing blocks of properties, focusing on that is more profitable.

3. Advertise with more guarantees and bullet points.

Routine pressure washing and a standing relationship with a local business lets you offer more services. It also means you can make those services better than other property management companies can. For example, you can:

  • offer faster property clean-up between tenants. You can have services simultaneously preparing the inside and outside of the property.
  • ensure good property care for remote clients. A lot of property investors don’t actually live in the same region as their properties. But if you add routine pressure washing to your seasonal or annual services, they feel more like their properties are being taken care of.
  • have good before and after pictures. Pictures are an essential element of marketing. Showing potential clients what properties looked like before and after you started managing them can win you new business, especially when the exterior walls and sidewalks are bright and clean.

Contact our team at 214 Pressure Washing here to learn more about our routine and scheduled services.

What’s Causing All the Rust Stains on Your Concrete?

Commercial properties have a lot of things staining their concrete surfaces. People leave behind gum stains and graffiti. Cars leave oil stains and rubber prints. But, aside from when you find rust near water spigots, it can be tricky to track down the culprit behind widespread rust. Here’s how to find it and how to stop it:

What's Causing All the Rust Stains on Your Concrete? Landscaping

Ask your landscapers if their chemicals include iron.

Some plants need more nutrients and chemicals than are available in the soil. So many landscaping companies use fertilizers with trace amounts of iron. Those bits of metal can be spread around during the application process and long after the landscapers leave. Even a faint, sporadic coating of iron can stain your concrete with splotches of orange rust.

What can you do about the rust?

The best way to make your sidewalks and parking lots look better is to get them pressure washed. Pressure washing can easily remove rust stains from a variety of sources, not just landscaping. Even better, it can get rid of many of the other stains plaguing your exterior surfaces.

Create pathways around the medians.

If your parking lot has green medians, then pedestrians and customers are going to walk across them. That means the granular fertilizers are going to get shifted around and start staining your concrete again. Use a combination of unpassable hedges and clear concrete paths to redirect the traffic.

Schedule a regular washing.

If you get your concrete pressure washed, then your building automatically looks more inviting and better maintained. But nothing lasts forever. Schedule regular pressure washes so your concrete surfaces always look clean and rust-free.

214 Pressure Washing can clean away anything from algae and moss buildup on the side of your building to graffiti. Contact us here to schedule either a one-off appointment or an automatic schedule.

Is Gum Buildup Tarnishing Your Business’s Beauty?

When you leased your commercial space, you may have loved all the decorative details. Prioritizing attractiveness is an excellent way to get people to look at your business. So, you may have invested a lot into making sure that you furnished and decorated the storefront beautifully.

Is Gum Buildup Tarnishing Your Business’s Beauty? Get Bubble Gum Removal

Making sure that your entire business is clean is essential to impress customers. But, even though you may not have a difficult time with cleaning most features, you may have complications with gum buildup. Hiring a pressure washing company for bubble gum removal is an ideal solution.


The first place that you will want to pay attention to is the storefront. This means cleaning up the areas around the windows as well as the door that customers use to get inside. Whether people are walking by, admiring the displays, or going inside, you want them to feel as if the space is clean. Aside from checking out your website, this will be a part of a customer’s first impression.

Parking Lot                                                           

Another area where you want to remove all the bubble gum is in the parking lot. You do not want any customers parking their vehicle, stepping outside, and seeing gum next to them on the pavement. Although you cannot keep gum from getting on the ground, you can rely on routine pressure washing service to remove gum before it builds up enough to become a problem.

Dumpster Area

One of the messiest areas of your business is likely by the dumpster. All it takes is a trash bag ripping or a trash truck spilling some trash on the ground for gum to get on the surface. If the gum is fresh and sticky, one of your employees may end up stepping on it while throwing trash away. This can further embed the gum into the surface, but pressure washing will remove it all.

If you want to schedule an appointment for bubble gum removal, contact us any time.