If you are a home or building owner, you have likely experienced issues with your exterior walls getting dirty. Modern buildings have to stand up against a number of factors in order to stay clean. Pollution, graffiti, grease, gum, and animals like birds can all contribute to a building becoming dirty. If dirt and grime are compromising the appearance of your building, they may also be hurting its value. If your building hasn’t been cleaned in a while, spring is the perfect time for a thorough pressure washing.
Power washers use high-pressure water sprayers to remove caked-on paint and grime that would be resistant to weaker forms of cleaning. There are several reasons why getting a professional power wash is worth the investment for your building.
Improved Curb Appeal
No one wants to look at a dirty building; moreover, no one wants to buy a building that doesn’t look good. A clean building reflects positively on the owner. Even if you aren’t trying to sell, power washing is a relatively cheap way to increase the value of your property by boosting its curb appeal. If your building is home to a retail store or restaurant, then power washing can help improve your business. A clean building looks better from the street and can attract customers who would walk right by a dirtier building.
Wear and Tear Prevention
In addition to being an eyesore, common wall grime like bird droppings, mold growth, algae, and dirt can actually wear away at your exterior walls and cause real damage over time. Bird droppings are especially dangerous to building exteriors because of their high acidity and can weaken the walls or roof of your building if they aren’t taken care of properly, which increases the risk of a building collapse. Power washing your building is far cheaper than repairing the potential damage done by gradual acid erosion.
Workplace Hazard Reduction
Dirty walls can accumulate a bevy of harmful substances like dirt, pollen, pollutants, algae, dust, and mildew. Too much of any one of these can be hazardous to health and make your building a more dangerous place to work. Regular power washing can prevent hazardous materials from building up on your walls, and eliminate the risk they pose.
Power washing is a relatively quick and effective way to improve the appearance and value of your building. If you are interested in learning more about professional power washing or commercial painting services in Philadelphia, reach out to the pros and Matthew Rathgeb Painting today.