What’s The Difference Between Pressure Washing And Power Washing?
Pressure washing, as the term suggests, is a process which uses a stream of water delivered under high pressure. The pressure of the water makes it possible to blast through most of the cleaning challenges presented by both domestic and commercial properties.
Power washing is a very similar process, indeed the terms are frequently used interchangeably, but there is a key difference in that power washing uses hot water, delivered at a somewhat higher velocity, to enable a deeper and more effective clean. In the hands of an experienced professional, power washing can quickly and safely remove not only day to day dirt and stains but also wet or dry mud, mold, mildew, moss and weeds.
Pressure washing may be used successfully on domestic areas such as patios, decking, fences, drives and paths. But the heat and extra velocity of a power wash means that this process delivers better and more cost-effective results for larger commercial spaces.
What Types of Business Can Benefit From Commercial Power Washing
Understandably we all like to take pride in our homes and keep them well-maintained and looking as clean and attractive as possible.
But this is just as important for business owners, perhaps particularly those running the kind of traditional bricks and mortar business which depends heavily on attracting passing trade.
1. Retail Premises and Small Businesses
In the increasingly competitive retail space, making a poor first impression through dirty or poorly maintained premises may easily cost businesses trade which they can ill afford to lose.
Making regular use of an experienced and professional commercial power washing service can ensure that storefronts display goods and signage to their best advantage and that drives, pathways and parking areas are attractive and safe spaces for potential customers.
Beyond the retail sector, the same considerations apply to all manner of small businesses and service providers which are visited by customers or clients. These include attorneys, health centers, veterinary practices, bars and restaurants, to name but a few.
And many larger premises can also benefit from commercial power washing.
2. Residential Apartment Blocks or Hotels
The owners of these types of business need to keep the exterior and communal areas of their buildings as clean and attractive as possible if they are to attract and retain tenants or guests. And this also applies of course to the approach pathways, resident/guest parking areas and any garden spaces.
3. Gas Stations
These are business premises which are particularly in need of thorough and regular cleaning. Used by perhaps hundreds of vehicles daily, their surfaces are subject to gas, oil and brake fluid spills as well as the dirt from exhaust fumes.
Customer litter and food and drink waste can also be an issue. But as with any other retail outlet, attractive presentation is key to success. Dirty or run down pump or store areas will easily persuade drivers to pass on by rather than pulling in.
4. Warehouses, Offices and Schools
While these kind of premises may not be primarily designed to attract customers, their proper cleaning and maintenance is vital for the morale and safety of staff and students.
These premises, moreover, are often highly visible to passing vehicle traffic and pedestrians, so an attractive and professional appearance can be highly important in building and maintaining the positive perception of a brand.
In fact there are very few, if any, businesses which could not benefit from thorough periodic power washes – the necessary frequency depending on the type of business and the age and general condition of the premises.
But in all cases it is highly advisable to use an experienced professional company, who will use expert operatives with access to far more powerful equipment than is available for public hire. Contact us today for your commercial power washing needs.