If you've bought a commercial building for your shop and you're trying to decide on the renovations you want to make, consider pressure washing the building instead of investing in new siding or paint. Pressure washing is less expensive and quicker, and it can make the building look new, as long as the walls don't have damage. Here's how commercial pressure washing can rejuvenate an old building.
Clean Algae Streaks From The Roof
If the building has old asphalt shingle roofing or tiles, the roofing may look old and worn out if it's dirty or stained with algae streaks. Algae doesn't destroy asphalt shingles like moss does, so if you have the algae cleaned off, you might be able to postpone a roof replacement. Saving money on a new roof could come in handy when you're setting up a new shop.
Asphalt shingle roofs have to be cleaned carefully so the shingles and granules aren't disturbed. The commercial pressure washing company will use low pressure and soft wash the roof. They may use cleaning products that kill the algae so it cleans off easier. With the algae gone, the roof should look cleaner, brighter, and newer.
Pressure Wash The Sidewalks And Entry
Commercial pressure washing makes a big difference in how concrete looks. Concrete gets stained with dirt and algae so the sidewalks and entry area look neglected and ugly. Pressure washing gets rid of ground-in dirt and stains from cigarettes being ground out. The concrete will look brighter and your property will seem cleaner. The area around your entry door is especially important to keep clean since it makes an impression on shoppers as they enter your store.
Clean The Exterior Walls
Commercial pressure washing can be done on many types of siding. It can take off built-up dirt and stains so the color looks brighter and fresher. If your siding doesn't have peeling paint or other physical problems, pressure washing might make it look new. At the least, the siding will look clean and well cared for.
If you can pressure wash the building from top to bottom, that could cut down on the amount of renovating you need to do. That would also save quite a bit of money you can put to use elsewhere.
Pressure Wash The Trash Area
You may or may not toss food into the trash area depending on the type of shop you have. If the previous owner used the dumpster for food, the trash area may have a bad smell and be covered with stains and grease. Pressure washing can get rid of stains and odors. This eliminates the risk of shoppers getting whiffs of bad odors and it also reduces the risk of odors attracting rats, crows, and other animals.
For more information on commercial pressure washing, contact a company near you.