Apartments may share many qualities with a common residential home, but that doesn’t mean they’re just as easy to clean. With so many people living in such a concentrated area, finding a time that works with everyone for something as intensive as an exterior washing can be difficult to say the very least. The fact remains however, that even apartment buildings require regular exterior cleanings lest they be plagued with issues like mold and mildew.
That’s where the miraculous process of power washing comes into play! Fortunately, our team is quite the authority when it comes to power washing for both larger residences and apartments. Read on for a brief overview of what the process entails as well as some recommendations we have regarding how frequently the service should be sought out.
What Does the Process Entail?
Of course, knowing what goes into the power washing process could be of use, especially for those looking to give a valid reason to their tenants as to why they need to leave their apartments for a while. In short, power washing calls for the use of pressurized hot water to strip away contaminants from a property’s exterior such as mold or mud. Advising your tenants to stay clear of the process is recommended as the pressurized water can cause injury to those nearby if they aren’t careful.
Why Should You Power Wash?
The reasons why a power washing is necessary go well beyond simply the aesthetic. In addition to providing a clean exterior, a well done power washing can remove a myriad of harmful substances such as mold, mildew, and more. In fact, we even delved a little deeper into this topic in a previous post.
Unfortunately, power washings are especially necessary for apartment buildings because of their tendency to attract these risky contaminants. Because these complexes are typically composed of multiple buildings tightly packed together, they are made available to an excess amount of shade and exposure to the elements. This naturally lends itself to an increased amount of mold and mildew growth, an active risk to the health of those residing in these apartments.
How Often Should You Power Wash?
So now that you know just how important power washing is, naturally the next question to answer would be, how frequently is a power wash needed? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t of a one-size-fits-all variety. A number of variables can affect the recommended frequency for your property. As a general rule of thumb however, we can recommend that those who live in more damp climates or have a large amount of cover from trees or other buildings schedule multiple cleanings a year as they are more at risk for mold and mildew growth. Those who don’t necessarily have to worry about that however, can rest assured knowing a single washing a year should be more than enough to keep dirt, dust, and grime at bay!
If you manage an apartment building, you owe it to yourself and your guests to keep it properly protected against risky pollutants. Fortunately, keeping your property protected doesn’t have to be a hassle if you stay vigilant in scheduling regular power washings from a trusted team.