Blog / News

Enhance the Look and Life of Your Commercial Building

4 must know tips prior to having your commercial building washed
February 26, 2023
Blast Away Guys staff washing commercial building as a pre paint wash in Whangarei

As a commercial property owner, you understand the importance of keeping your building looking presentable. However, the exterior of your building is constantly exposed to harsh weather conditions and environmental factors that can cause damage and make it appear dull and dirty. That's why investing in professional exterior washing services is not only essential for maintaining the appearance of your building but also for extending the life of the paint, saving you money on costly repairs in the long run. In this blog, we'll cover the five key points you need to know about exterior washing services in Northland, including how it can extend the life expectancy of your paint and save you money.

1. Why you should have your commercial building washed and how it increases the life expectancy of the paint

Regular exterior washing of your commercial building is necessary to keep its appearance fresh and inviting. But did you know that it also helps to extend the life of the paint? Accumulation of dirt, grime, moulds and other pollutants on the exterior of your building can damage the paint and cause it to deteriorate over time and become compromised. Regular washing can remove these harmful substances, which can increase the lifespan of your building's paint and save you money on costly repainting jobs. Here is some more information form Resene Paints on how regular washing can prevent premature paint breakdown.

2. What techniques do we use to wash the building?

We use a soft washing technique to clean your building's exterior thoroughly. Pressure washing (water blasting) is ideal for removing stubborn stains and grime from hard surfaces like concrete or brick. Soft washing, on the other hand, is ideal for more delicate surfaces like stucco or wood, which require a gentler approach to avoid damage. We also have gear that enables us to soft wash up 8 to 10 meters from the ground which means saving money on hiring and Elevated Work Platforms.

3. What health and safety precautions and processes do we follow

The safety of our team, your staff, and customers is a top priority for us. That's why we follow strict protocols to ensure a safe and effective service. Our team is SiteWise Gold certified, fully trained and certified for heights work and equipped with all necessary safety gear. Additionally, we work around your schedule to minimize any disruption to your business operations.

4. How to choose the right company to wash your commercial building.  

It is essential to choose a company that knows precisely what they’re doing because considerable damage can be done by those that do not have the right tools or know which techniques should be used for the cladding and materials of your building.

They also should be able to provide you with informative options for the building clean, have a great reputation and have reputable health and safety certifications.

Here are a few tips to help you select a reliable, trustworthy, and experienced building washing company:

- Consider their experience and how long they have been in business.

- Investigate their reputation by asking for references or read reviews.

- Consider their pricing, their recommendations, what the quote includes and what sort of guarantees they offer.

- Are they informative, and do they provide helpful information to give you options to help you make the best decision for your budget and needs?

- Do they have the right insurance to protect you if something goes wrong?

- Do they have reputable health and safety certifications?

- What house and safety practices do they follow? The last 2 points are very important because if there is an accident on site then you could be liable for fines.

In conclusion

Regular exterior washing of your commercial building is essential for maintaining its appearance, increasing the life expectancy of the paint, and preventing premature long-term damage.

Choosing the right cleaning company, understanding the different types of cleaning methods available, and following proper cleaning procedures are key to a successful clean. Our team uses the latest techniques and follows strict health and safety protocols to ensure a safe and effective service. As previously mentioned we are also SiteWise Gold certified which is gold grade in SiteWise which means we have achieved a grade of 90% or above on our annual assessment and that we have demonstrated that we have quality health and safety systems in place.

There are some little tricks that we use to help ensure a superior result when it comes to roof cleaning, cleaning of concrete, and also ensuring that cladding stays mould free for longer.

By taking a proactive approach to building maintenance, you'll be investing in your business's future success. Contact us today to chat about your exterior washing service and keep your building looking its best.

Want a quote for us to put the hurt on dirt and make your building squeaky clean.

Yes I would like a quote  

© Copyright Blast Away Guys 2024 | All Rights Reserved