Tips and Tricks for Power Washing from Commercial Cleaning Services

It is hard to believe, but summer will be over soon. It will be fall before you know it! And that means it is time to tackle those summertime chores you haven’t been able to get to yet. If power washing is on your list and you need some assistance with it, you can call our commercial cleaning services. Minneapolis property owners and managers have trusted us for years with power washing and so much more. But in the meantime, here are a few tips on how to power wash the sides of your building, your sidewalks and more.

Tip 1: Test your power washer first

If you have never used a power washer before, or if you are using a new one, you should be sure to test it first. Start by spraying several feet away from the wall or object you are trying to clean. Move the wand from side to side a few times and then turn the power washer off. Check to see if the surface got clean. If not, move a bit closer and try again until the surface is clean. This can help minimize any potential damage to the wall, driveway or whatever you are trying to clean.

Tip 2: Plan what you are going to clean

If your building’s walls are looking dirty or if your sidewalks need some TLC, then power washing can help them get nice and clean again. But you don’t want to start power washing and then just start spraying and cleaning other objects at random. This can lead to you missing spots and needing to go over them again.

Plus, smaller objects and fixtures can break if the water from the power washer is aimed directly at them. And be careful when spraying around windows too. Commercial cleaning services like ours know how to power wash without damaging delicate or fragile fixtures.

Tip 3: Rinse the surface before it dries

If you are using soap or another cleaning product, be sure to apply it, let it sit for a few minutes (about five to ten minutes) so it can soak in and then thoroughly rinse the surface before the cleaning product dries. When you are ready to rinse, start at the top and work your way down until the entire surface is soap-free.

These are just a few suggestions for proper power washing. If you want to leave this chore in the hands of professionals, contact our commercial cleaning services!

For more information on our commercial cleaning services serving Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.