Are you looking for ways to improve your HOA community this spring? If you make decisions for your community’s maintenance, one important addition for your list is pressure washing. A pressure wash can improve the appearance of exterior siding, walkways, driveways and other outdoor surfaces that need to be cleaned.

Because of the unprecedented troubles of 2020, many HOA managers were unable to keep up with the maintenance tasks that they hoped to accomplish. With more people venturing out and 2021 looking brighter, now is a good time to tackle those tasks and clean up your community. A pressure wash has several benefits for your HOA community, and our commercial painting team at American Painting Specialists can help you enjoy those with our professional exterior washing services.

How a Professional Pressure Wash Benefits Your HOA Community

The aesthetic benefit of having a cleaner-looking community is helpful for current and potential residents. If you are actively trying to attract new buyers, they are more likely to see your community favorably if the grounds, buildings and walkways are clean. It shows that you care about maintenance. Today, keeping your community clean also makes a statement about the importance you place on sanitation. These messages resonate with current residents and help them feel more valuable. They can enjoy their homes and feel more relaxed with their surroundings being cleaner. When you make your residents feel valuable, they are more likely to remain in the community longer.

There are financial benefits associated with cleaning exterior surfaces with a pressure washer. When you consider the cost of a professional washing service from a painting contractor versus the fees residents pay, you can appreciate the excellent ROI. Professionals use top-quality equipment and know how to determine the right pressure to use on various surfaces. This is a financial benefit since it saves you from liabilities, potential damage risks and equipment investment.

For example, if you were to pay staff or hire a handyman to wash the surfaces with a low-quality washer or a garden sprayer, you would pay more for water and may pay more for labor. It takes longer to clean surfaces with a garden hose or a low-quality washing device than it does to use a high-quality pressure washer. Investing in one and paying a handyman would cost more than paying a professional who already has the equipment and can work efficiently.

Since pressure washers use a fraction of the water that garden hoses use and produce a better result, they offer financial and environmental benefits. Also, professionals insure their workers, which relieves you of any liabilities that you may otherwise have if you hired a handyman or paid your own maintenance staff to complete the washing tasks.

When you consider all the facets of the cost savings, a pressure wash is an excellent addition to your maintenance strategy. A professional can tell you how often you should have your exterior surfaces pressure washed. Another bonus is that it does not take a long time to wash a surface. Since pressure washers clean large areas in a short amount of time, the disruptions or inconveniences to community members who are home while the painters clean surfaces are minimal.

How a Pressure Washer Works

A pressure washer uses a small motor to power a pump that pressurizes cool water as it passes. There is a special hose that attaches to a spray nozzle, which sprays the water. Professionals often adjust pressure settings for various surfaces. It is better to use a lower pressure on a softer surface and a higher pressure on a harder surface. Technicians often use pressures between 1,500 and 3,000 PSI. Many spray nozzles for garden hoses have a burst rating between 150 and 300 PSI.

Because of its special design, a pressure washer uses up to 80% less water than a standard garden hose. Although there are detergents for pressure washers, professionals may not always use them. They also have access to cleaning substances that are non-toxic. Along with the water-saving benefit, this makes a pressure wash a better choice for minimizing environmental impact.

Even though a pressure washer uses cool water, it is gentler, safer and better than using scrub brushes and chemicals. There is also a process called power washing, which is mistakenly confused with pressure washing. A power washer has a similar design. However, it also has a heating component that makes it spray hot water instead of cool water. This is not ideal for all surfaces, and most professional painting contractors only recommend it for highly viscous substances or hard surfaces with tough stains. For example, if there is a major oil spill or grimy and greasy residue on concrete, power washing may be better. In most cases, a pressure wash produces a favorable result.

Are You Ready To Schedule a Pressure Wash in Westminster CO?

If you are ready to make an appointment, we are ready to serve you. We understand that you need the help of a professional to ensure compliance with HOA rules. At American Painting Specialists, we have more than 15 years of experience and understand the unique needs of HOA managers in the Denver area. Our commercial painting team finishes projects on time and on budget. These are some benefits of choosing us:

  • Fully insured and licensed.
  • Able to work efficiently in any environment.
  • Knowledgeable about substrates, paints, finishes and commercial washing.
  • Understand and use the latest technologies and equipment.
  • Specializing in exterior washing, painting and coating application.

We will be happy to work with you to accommodate your scheduling needs. For a free estimate on our pressure washing services in Westminster CO, please contact us.