Pressure Washing: How Often Do You Need To Do It?

Posted on: 4 May 2019


Keeping the exterior of your building in good condition maintains its curb appeal. This is important whether you just want to have the best looking commercial building on the block or because you're trying to maintain the value of the property.

One of the ways that you can keep the outside of your building looking clean and fresh is through pressure washing. However, many building owners don't know how often they should do this since there isn't always a properly defined schedule. However, there are specific times when you should definitely look into this service. 

When Mildew Starts to Grow

If you notice mildew growing on your building after several years, this probably means that the paint is breaking down. This is why power washing tends to coincide with the repainting of the building.

If you simply power wash the building without repainting, you may have to repeat the same in just one year. However, if you notice any signs of mildew, you should definitely power wash the building.

Before Repainting the Building

You should never paint over a dirty surface. Therefore, before you repaint the exterior of your building, you should power wash it to remove any dirt, grime, mildew, mold, or moss that may be on it. If you repaint the building using high-quality paint with a good mildewcide, you could go for up to ten years without having to power wash for the sake of removing mildew.

Before Putting Your Building for Sale or Rent

If you want to get the best possible value for your building, either to rent it to a tenant or to sell outright, you need to ensure it looks good both on the inside and outside. If you've recently repainted the building, there is no need to repeat this. However, a good power wash can remove any dirt that may have clung to the surface and restore that freshly painted look to your building.

When Your Building Starts to Look Dirty

Sometimes, the best guide on how often you should power wash your building is simply when it starts to look dirty. This could mean in a few years or in just a few months.

This is because there are environmental factors that could be causing your building's exterior to be getting dirty a lot faster. However, you should also not overdo it.

Also, power wash only when the weather is right. Power washing during humid summers or snowy winters is not a good idea.

For more information, contact a commercial pressure washing service such as A Blast to the Past.