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Why Pressure Wash Brick Buildings? - 4 Benefits for Businesses

10th Jan 2023
Written by: phs Interclean

Being some of the most sturdy, stable and long lasting structures, brick buildings have a lot of advantages over other materials. 

However, anyone who owns a brick building will be aware, keeping them in good, clean condition is arguably one of the biggest downsides. 

Brick buildings tend to absorb moisture and grow moss or mold, making them look old and disrepaired pretty quickly. 

If this is left unmanaged for a while, it will get dramatically worse, causing chipped bricks, leaks, damp and potentially more serious damage. 

Regular, effective pressure washing can mitigate this risk and keep your brick buildings looking as good as new for significantly longer. By reducing the risk of damp or damage and helping your business give a better first impression, it can even save you a lot of money in the long term. 

Let’s look at just a few of the benefits available to businesses: 

Increase Property Value and Curb Appeal 

Effective jet washing will remove oils, grime, graffiti, dirt, old paint and other substances from brick buildings. This will keep buildings looking clean for longer and prevent degradation over time as well as the growth of mosses and molds. Since a building’s condition is a major factor in its value, this directly translates into increased property value. 

While scrubbing by hand may achieve this in some circumstances, it rarely removes anywhere near as much dirt as a pressure washer does, and takes a lot more work and time. Pressure washing damaged areas can also make them easier to clean or repair, and prevent further damage from occurring. 

Reduce Risk of Injury and Improve Safety 

Pollen, pollutants, dust, dirt, mildew, algae and bird droppings can all cause potential health risks to the public and your employees. From disease and allergies to respiratory issues and more, exposure to these substances can cause short or long term work absence or even death in extreme cases. 

Regular pressure washing prevents these substances from accumulating and improves safety in your premises. 

Pressure washing paths, tracks, pavements and walkways can also remove oils, grease, moss and other substances that can dramatically increase the risk of a slip or fall. 

More Appealing Shared Spaces 

It’s not only surfaces such as walls, ceilings, floors, roofs etc that benefit from pressure washing. 

Car park areas, indoor car parks, loading docks, bin areas, facades, awnings, and walkways can also benefit dramatically. 

These areas are also likely to have more dirt, grime and things like chewing gum accumulating due to heavy foot traffic. 

In the case of bin areas or even loading docks, spillages are likely to happen regularly, causing buildups of all sorts of unwanted substances. 

Pressure washing these areas regularly will improve the customer and employee experience alike and keep the building looking appealing year-round. 

Clear Gutters & Remove Graffiti 

Cleaning windows, roofs and gutters can be quite time consuming or expensive due to the height, equipment and techniques involved. 

In many cases pressure washing can be easier and quicker than more traditional techniques, while just as effective. Gutters can be cleaned in a few seconds by a well aimed blast from a pressure washer, saving you money in the long run and preventing blockages or damage. 

Graffiti, on the other hand, is often one of the most annoying things for a building owner or manager to deal with. After all, most other issues we’ve mentioned in this post are naturally occurring and unavoidable, whereas graffiti is unnecessary, pointless, and willingly done. It is usually unsightly at best and offensive at worst. 

Pressure washing can remove marker pen, spray paint, and other forms of graffiti more quickly, easily and comprehensively than any other method, future proofing you and your business against this form of vandalism. 

Professional Pressure Washing Services 

phs is the leading provider of commercial pressure washing services in the UK. We also offer all forms of specialist cleaning for businesses including: 

We understand that maintaining the look of your building can seem like a huge task, and it is difficult to make it a priority. 

At phs, we’ll do it all for you, with pressure washing services that will improve the look of your buildings right from the ground up. 

To learn more, contact us now 

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