Wash My Building? (commercial cleaning)
it may be easily dismissed by most building owners and property / facility
simply "dirt", there are serious threats to the building facade
posed by the unsightly grime and
organic material that exists on buildings. Fortunately, there is Michigan
Pressure Washing (MPW),
low and high pressure, high-volume exterior cleaning specialists.
is this: there's money you can save by cleaning your buildings regularly;
that money can be substantial. Moreover, by cleaning their building the
proper way, you can
do more than simply avoid unnecessary maintenance costs: you can actually
useful life of your building.
Pressure Washing's unique low-pressure, high-volume solution is perfect
and effectively cleaning EIFS buildings. The non-intrusive properties
high- volume (LPHV) cleaning is the best way to effectively clean EIFS
But as you will see, the MPW solution works equally well on other
are a number of reasons why cleaning the exterior of your building and
should be a regular component of a routine building maintenance schedule:
preserves the exterior surface. Cleaning the building surface does
more than simply remove
dirt and external contaminants from the building surface. While dirt and
pollutants pose more of an
aesthetic concern than anything else, the threat posed by water-storing
fungi has serious
performance implications for the building and surrounding areas such as
mold spores attach to the surface - whether the exterior is an EIFS
limestone, brick or precast concrete - they start a cycle of life that
mars the appearance of the
building with water stains. The fungi retain the moisture on the building
exterior and manifest
themselves in the form of green, black and gray stains on your building.
The destructive properties
of water are heightened in that process. The mold that develops on the
exterior can lead to
deeper problems within the surface. It can contribute to the so-called
"sick building" syndrome
that can threaten more than just the "health" of the building
envelope; it can threaten the health
of the tenants and employees who work inside as well.
wet-dry cycle that results may also cause costly structural and surface
failure of the exterior
material by trapping moisture inside the surface. During the freezing
cycle it causes expansion,
creating cracks and heaves on your walls in the same way that water trapped
below a road
surface in winter causes breaks and bumps on the surface. In the warmer
months, the dark
surface created by the fungi on the exterior can lead to ultraviolet damage
to the walls.
the life of caulks and sealant.
Simply properly cleaning your building exterior regularly is a lot less
costly than a major
refurbishment of caulking, sealant and flashing. The safe cleaning of
a building protects and
enhances the existing caulk and sealant lifting mold, mildew and dirt
off the surface.
the building to its original beauty.
In many cases, building owners or property managers have simply forgotten
what the original
surface looked like. The most obvious reason to remove the matter is to
restore the building to
the state the architect intended when he or she designed it. In addition
to mold, mildew and dirt,
carbons, for example often damage buildings located in a city, as do other
pollutants created by
vehicular and industrial emission.
clean, professional building is a good investment.
On commercial /office buildings, a good-looking, clean building exterior
is a magnet for
prospective tenants. A dirty, dreary building is tough, if not impossible,
to sell to a tenant
prospect and even harder to justify a rent increase to existing tenants.
Employee and tenant
morale will be improved and it is more attractive to customers.
The first impression is always the most important impression.
a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Clean Your Building
Understanding the reasons why cleaning your building exterior makes economic
only half of the battle. Once the decision has been made to clean the
exterior, how you
decide to clean it can make all the difference in the world.
MPW services are the best way to effectively clean building exteriors
the wall surface.