How to clean the exterior of a building

Cleaning the exterior of commercial and residential buildings is crucial in routine maintenance. It has many benefits, and there are different ways to go about cleaning the building, the most common being pressure washing.

Why cleaning the exterior is important

Routine cleaning should be done at least once a year, but ideally, it’s best to do it as the seasons change. Different seasons can cause damage to your building’s exterior, but a lot of the time, it can be taken care of with proper cleaning.

Proper cleaning can extend and preserve the building’s structure, enhance curb appeal, and help the property’s future investment. 

Storms, debris, cobwebs, dirt, and more can cling to the exterior, and at times, can cause physical damage to it. Cleaning helps remove those annoyances and improve the building. Routine cleaning will also help you save time and money in the long run.

Different ways to clean the exterior

Depending on what seasons have occurred and what issues you are facing with the building, there are different approaches you can take when you’re ready to clean. 

Of course, you can always hire a professional, which is what we’d typically recommend, but if you would rather take on the job yourself, here are two common approaches:

  • Use a cleaning kit or cleanser with a soft bristle brush, and then rinse with water.
  • Use a pressure washer or hire a professional to do it. Pressure washing is very common when cleaning the exterior of buildings and even parking lots or driveways.

You can purchase a cleanser specifically made for the exterior of the building you’re cleaning. Be careful creating your own mixture, and don’t pressure wash without research because you don’t want to use or do anything that could cause damage. Take the necessary precautions and clean routinely to get the most out of the benefits it gives.