Power Washing for Appearances

Exterior building cleaning and power washing is an often overlooked step in facility care. While there are many reasons to wash a building’s exterior, the first and usually foremost reason comes down to appearances.

When customers or employees walk into a building, they quickly notice whether it is clean or not. This leads them to form either a good or bad first impression of the business. The same holds true for the exterior of the facility. A commercial property with a filthy parking lot, front sidewalk, and dirty lobby will give people a poor impression. Taking steps to keep exterior areas clean is an effective way to help create good first impressions of your building.

Keep Dirt Outside

Much of the soil found in commercial buildings is carried in through foot traffic. Removing the dirt and soil from your interior surfaces is crucial to the longevity of your carpet and floor finishes.

Building managers usually put down several feet of matting at building entryways to scrape the soils off shoes. Matting can stop a significant amount of the soil from making its way onto your carpet and hard floors. But eliminating some of the soil at your facility’s entrance will mean there is less dirt for the matting to scrape.

Sweeping the cement sidewalks, as well as any asphalt or steel surfaces around your facility, will help remove dry soils but cannot eliminate greasy or oily debris. That’s when a regularly scheduled power washing comes in handy. The forceful stream of water from power washing equipment dislodges stubborn soils and flushes them away. Powerful enough to remove graffiti off of buildings.


Power washing all areas anyone who enters your facility would walk on, such as sidewalks, parking lots, entrances, pool areas, and patios, will prolong the cleanliness of your facility, both inside and out. The frequency of power washing depends largely on the environment. If your facility is in a dry, dusty climate, you can bet that dry soils will accumulate much quicker and require more frequent power washings.

Even with cleaning budgets tightening, investing in power washing services from Servico makes good business sense. If the soil can be kept outside of the building, you will not be spending large sums replacing carpet or stripping and refinishing floors.


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