Whether you call it a parking ramp or parking garage, it is a good idea to clean or have it cleaned frequently with a pressure washing service. There is considerable exposure to dirt, grime, oil, and other refuse that dirty and make the parking ramp look unsightly. It would make sense to have the parking ramp cleaned, but there are some who do not think it is necessary.
This blog is going to take a look at a few different elements in pressure washing paving ramps. Let’s begin with the reasons why having the ramp pressure washed makes sense:
Pressure Washing Parking Ramps is Good for business
Customers do not like to see dirty facilities, and this includes parking ramps. Parking ramps are also a target for grafitti and vandalism, which should be removed as soon as possible. They want to see the products and services they use to look like new at all times. A parking ramp should be no different. Regular cleaning keeps the parking ramp looking in top shape, an advantage to attracting and keeping a strong customer base.
Pressure Washing Your Parkign Ramp Keeps Them Safe for Everyone
There are hazards associated with dirt and grime. Too much of a buildup of either can be a health hazard and physical hazard if not cleaned regularly. The buildup can also attract insects and pests, again, none of which is appropriate for customers to see in your parking ramp.
Pressure Washing Offers Protection against long-term damage
Dirt, grime, and the like undermine the integrity of the parking ramp. The surface, while appearing solid, is actually porous. Over time, the dirt and grime will erode portions of the surface, leaving behind pockmarks and holes. Again, this can be a hazard in addition to being unsightly.
Pressure Washing Saves Money over time
There is an expense associated with pressure washing. There is labor, equipment, transportation, chemicals, and the incidentals – depreciation, fuel, regular bills and the like. However, it is much less expensive to maintain than it is to repair or replace.
Pressure Washing Parking Ramps is Most Effective
There are several possible ways to clean a parking ramp from simple sweeping all the way to professional pressure washing. Of these, the sweeping will take care of the superficial, but only pressure washing will take care of the dirt and grime that has worked its way into the subsurface.
Why Hire a Professional Pressure Washer?
It makes sense to think you would be better off renting a pressure washer and having employees handle the pressure washing. It appears to be a time and money-saving venture. You are correct, superficially. Hiring a professional pressure washing service is the better solution in the long run for the overall success of a business.
Professional Pressure Washing Saves Time and Money
A professional pressure washing service does just that – pressure washing. Renting a pressure washer and assigning an employee to wash the parking ramp means an employee pulled from another job to take care of this. Most parking ramps are substantially large, requiring your labor on this one task.
A professional pressure washing service can assign more than one employee to the job at any one time. This will cut the time spent working and the overall cost to you.
Professional Pressure Washing Requres Proper Equipment and Chemicals
Your rented pressure washer is likely to be powerful but not the power of a commercially available unit used by a professional service. A professional pressure washing service also has the training and license for better chemicals designed to clean the deeper dirt and grime associated with parking ramps.
Our Pressure Washing Crews are Licensed and insured
Hypothetical situation: You assign an employee to pressure wash your parking ramp. During the work, the employee slips and suffers an injury. This injury will require a considerable amount of time away from work to recover. This means you are down an employee and will have to make up that loss in some way. You will also have to file an insurance claim – this will no doubt cost you additional money in the long run.
If the same situation happens to a professional pressure washing employee, you are covered as a business owner. The pressure washing service is responsible for their employees.
Your decision to pressure wash your parking ramp yourself or with a professional service is yours alone. It is a hope this piece will help you make the most informed decision. Reach out to a location near you to schedule your parking ramp pressure washing appointment today!