THIS MONTH’S TIPS:
Power Washing Outdoor Areas
Concrete sidewalks, while durable, can also attract plenty of buildup. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate on your concrete, causing unsightly stains that mar the overall look of your business. When your facility’s exterior looks unsightly, people won’t even want to get near the front door. Luckily, adding curb appeal is an easy fix. Simply make your building’s exterior as attractive and welcoming as possible with the help of power washing equipment.
Pressure washing is about more than just aesthetic appeal. It also allows your staff and customers to walk to and from your facility safely. By regularly pressure washing the concrete, you’ll get rid of and potentially even prevent:
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By preventing the buildup of these items, you will also be the risk of any slips and falls on your property. his keep your business safe and running for years to come.
How to Pressure Wash Your Sidewalks
Now that you know why it’s essential that you care for the sidewalks and other paved areas around your building, it’s time to learn how to clean it properly. First, check the manufacturer’s guide to ensure you set up and use your own pressure washing machine properly. Then, follow these easy steps to ensure your sidewalks stay clean and sparkling for future visitors:
Sweep the sidewalk to eliminate any excess debris.
Cover nearby plants or the exterior of your building to protect it from your pressure washer’s detergent.
Scrub a degreaser into the concrete to eliminate any greasy buildup that may be difficult to erase.
Apply a steady stream of water and detergent on all areas of the sidewalk, focusing on one section at a time.
Once your exterior shines like new, check your facility’s interior to ensure every space is tidy and welcoming for your customers. If you need help to keep your business clean, contact ServiceMaster Clean® today. We work with you to create a comprehensive cleaning schedule that fits your needs. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services today.