Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Power Washer for Your Business

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Power Washer for Your Business

You don’t judge a book by its cover — but it turns out that customers do judge your business by its appearance. Ninety-five percent of consumers say a company's external appearance affects their decision to shop there. More than half report that they would avoid a store if it looked dirty from the outside.

The bottom line: cleanliness impacts your bottom line. Maintaining a sharp, neat exterior is an essential, if overlooked, component of creating the right experience for your customers —  no matter what type of business you run. A professional commercial pressure washing team can help you make the right impression.

Not sure you really need the pros on your side? Take a look at five reasons you should consider hiring a top team today.

 

  1. DIY Just Won't Cut It

Commercial pressure washers are dangerous. It’s that simple. The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that up to 6,000 people a year suffer serious injuries when trying to handle this equipment.

If you go the do-it-yourself route and suffer an injury, who is going to run your business while you recover? If it happens to one of your employees, it could cost you. Not only might you see an increase in your Workers Comp premiums, but you could also be facing a fine or a lawsuit as well.

Add to that the cost of the equipment, the dangers of the cleaning solutions you're using, and the water bill when you get done: you are putting your budget —  and more importantly, the health and safety of your people — on the line. That’s a risk few businesses can afford to take.

A professional team not only has the knowledge and experience to handle pressure washing safely, but they also give you back your time. That's time you, or your team members, can use to focus on the core needs of your company.

  1. The Exterior Surface Of Your Store is Filthy!

When was the last time you took a hard look at the siding on your building? How clean is it? Don't think you're off the hook if your building is brick. This surface is just as susceptible to dirt buildup as siding is, and customers see that when they walk up to your door.

If mold and mildew buildup is visible to potential customers, clients, partners, employees, vendors, inspectors, and others, you have a real problem on your hands. No one wants to shop, eat, or work in an unclean environment. A power wash will eliminate the mess and give your business a fresh, inviting appearance.

  1. People Do Look at the Sidewalk and Parking Lot

Concrete is a porous material. Unfortunately, that means it soaks up the dirt and grime that’s part of outdoor life. The surface can also be resistant to standard clearing techniques. Leaving it as is sends a message to customers, though: you don’t care enough to keep your area clean; you cut corners; you don’t value their business.

None of that is true! A good pressure wash to remove grit and stains on your sidewalks and parking lots allows visitors to form a positive impression before they even walk in your door.

  1. Your Garbage Area Could Be Attracting Pests

Grease, debris, smells - all of this could mean one thing for your dumpster area: a terrific home for pests. Once flies, maggots, mice, and raccoons have invited themselves over to explore your trash, they may try to find a way into your business. That could become a costly problem. Regular pressure washing, though, makes your dumpster or garbage cans less attractive to pests. This eliminates mess and odors — and potential health and safety hazards for humans.

  1. No One Will Linger In Unclean Outdoor Sitting Areas

What’s better than enjoying a great meal in beautiful weather? Doing some people watching on a comfortable bench in front of your favorite cafe? Or meeting friends for a drink on a welcoming patio? Many businesses design outdoor sitting areas for patrons to encourage them to linger — and spend a bit more!

But that plan falls through when the areas are unclean. No one will use them, and the opportunity to engage customers and visitors is lost. With professional commercial power washer solutions, you’ll encourage your them to sit and stay awhile.

Customers care what your business looks like both inside and out. Make sure you are sending the right message. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial pressure washing services.