Over time the build-up of mould, mildew, deep-set grime, grease, dried grass and dirt in all those easy and not so easy to see spaces on your property become not just an eyesore but can impact the property and the health of users. The benefit of a pressure wash is that it can cut through all this to give you a fresh and clean property again. Not to mention that a commercial pressure wash would clean at a much faster rate than a standard hose and a domestic pressure washer. It’s a quick and efficient way of springing your property from winter blues to fresh clean summer feel.
A pressure wash is great for cleaning pavements, bricks, concrete paths and parking lots building exteriors, pool decks, fences, outdoor furniture, kids outdoor plastic/ metal/ timber toys/ playground equipment, and is even great for getting rid of the dirt and odours from your wheely bins.
What is a pressure wash?
A pressure wash is when water at extremely high pressure is concentrated to a particular area. The controlled water pressure is through a pressure washer, a highly effective machine that is generally connected to a water hose, powered by electricity or petrol and designed to amp up the power of the water when a user releases a trigger to cut through layers of a surface.
Fact: Pressure cleaners have 50 times more pressure than a garden hose and uses 80% less water – marketing manager for Karcher
The level of amps or technically speaking pressure sensitive intensity (PSI) in the pressure washer is what defines how much cut-through or power that pressure washer has.
Fact: Domestic pressure washers use between 1600 and 2600 psi which is great for cleaning boots and bikes or cars. For commercial use which requires a heavier spray you want one with a 3000 psi
Here are 7 reasons to get your property pressure washed
- Improves curb appeal
That front entrance to your property is one of THE most important parts of your business, Why? It has your brand on it, it tells a story about you as a company and the service you provide. As an aged care, childcare, hotel, restaurant, retail or even a building & maintenance company like ourselves – the presentation of a building can be perceived as a reflection of your service to future and current clients. Win them with a wow… that curbside appeal can also be the reason they call up or enquire so keep it looking fresh.
- Keeps your property looking fresh, clean AND SAFE
A pressure wash can make your exterior look new again but it also ensures that it is safe for people to use or be around. For example, your concrete paths or pavements when left to their own devices can become quite slippery when stepped becoming a hazard to the users.
- Safe for the environment
With most cleaning tools you require chemicals to clean with a pressure washer all you need is water, though you can add cleaning products to specially designed pressure washers – its not entirely necessary.
- Saves cleaning time
A pressure washer cuts through grime twice as fast as a hose and if you’re using a domestic pressure washer or just using a garden hose you might have to add scrubbing or soap to get the same result as a commercial pressure washer.
- Reduces costs of repair or early replacement
You will be surprised by how often we find furniture, pavers, playground equipment, AstroTurf, or shade sails having to be replaced or repaired because they weren’t properly maintained when installed. Even if your property was power washed once every 3 -4 months it could save you thousands in repair or replacement costs
- Maintains the warranty on some of your assets
Some assets like your building cladding or shade sails recommend regular cleaning as part of your warranty, keep a checklist handy to ensure you meet your duty of care
- Prolongs the life of your assets
We mentioned that pressure washing reduces costs and touched on saving you money in replacements but what we didn’t go into is prolonging the assets life. This is simply because you are maintaining the asset as you would with a car, servicing the maintenance on any asset prolongs the functionality, look and ultimately, it’s used. For example, when shade sails are left with too many leaves, mould or otherwise it starts to impact the effectiveness on its functionality, breaking down and deteriorating the fabric over time. Or with timber decks – pressure washing the timber ensures you are not unintentionally rotting the deck.