What is on the restoration agenda this year for your business? Whether you are planning a complete painting project for your commercial buildings, need graffiti removed, or need to restore wood fencing, surface preparation is key to ensuring the money you spend on restoration will be a wise investment. A clean, stripped surface for staining or painting is imperative for most types of surfaces, which starts with removing dirt, debris, and existing coatings without damaging the surface. This is best performed through hydro blasting.
In Minnesota, many businesses forego outdoor cleaning until spring, allowing the winter grime to accumulate on their exterior surfaces. While many of your neighboring businesses may take the same approach, this is an opportunity to make your business stand out from the rest. The winter Minnesota sun still shines, and it can show all the dirt and soot that’s left behind on the exterior of your business. A winter pressure washed cleaning is just what you need to make your business look its best; glowing like a diamond amongst the other dirty buildings on your block.
Salt and chemicals for clearing ice from the roads can be tough on your commercial fleet. Whether you have five or fifty, your investment into your fleet vehicles is significant, and you want to protect that investment. Keeping your commercial vehicles clean, even in the winter, can have many benefits, making it worthwhile to make power washing them a priority. [Read more…]
It may be freezing outside, and the snow may be flying, but taking action now can put you ahead of the game when it comes to getting things all spruced up and looking nice for spring. Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, the owner of a fleet of trucks or heavy equipment vehicles, RTD Power Washing is here to help your home, business, or equipment sparkle all year long.
Has your business been the victim of “tagging,” or other types of graffiti? It can be frustrating to have your commercial property vandalized, detracting from the professionalism of your brand. Removal of graffiti takes specialized equipment, and skill to ensure it is properly removed without adding toxic chemicals to the environment. There are options to “green clean” away graffiti while protecting your property.
If you have a car, you have likely either washed it at home, washed it at a self-washing station, or taken it to a car wash. You have used a sponge and gotten all of the dirt and grime off of your car’s exterior and have likely cleaned the interior well enough to make it sparkle. In most cases, this process is completed in under an hour, if you do it yourself, or under 10 minutes at a car wash. Before you know it you are on the road again and ready to wash your car within the next month or two. However, if you own a commercial fleet of tractor trailers, this is not the same experience you have had washing your fleet. If it is the same experience, you are doing your business a disservice. [Read more…]
The summer is one of the busiest times of year for most businesses that deal with consumers, including freight shipping. Aside from the holiday season, people are buying items at an incredibly fast pace during the warmer months. They are enjoying more outdoor entertainment, conducting more home improvement projects, and keeping an overall fast paced lifestyle that leads to consumerism. As a result, your commercial fleets are on the go from sun up to sun up, only stopping for regulated stops as needed. This type of constant movement allows dirt to attack your fleet on a regular basis, making your constant advertising look unkempt and downright ugly. To avoid this issue, it is a great idea to maintain a regular fleet washing schedule for your commercial fleet.
Summer is a time that businesses often move. They tend to slow down in the summer, making the process of moving a bit easier to handle, without leaving work undone or clients out in the cold. If you own a commercial building that is not seeing new tenants fill your empty spaces over the summer, it may be a problem with your building’s appearance, over any other factors. The benefit of this problem is the fix is not only easy, but relatively inexpensive.
It makes sense that we want our buildings and neighborhoods to stay clean throughout the year. We look to keep our business exteriors appealing and graffiti off our city streets. Keeping a city clean adds to its prosperity and makes it inviting to visitors and locals alike. Yet, in today’s world of global warming and climate change, we cannot afford to sacrifice the environment while keeping it clean. Therefore, when cleaning your buildings and city structures, make sure that the environment is your first priority. [Read more…]
The exterior of your home is a shield from the forces of nature. It is the part of the home that gets hit with rain, sleet, snow, wind, and anything else mother nature decides to throw. The good news is this shield protects your home’s interior from Mother Nature’s wrath, keeping you and your family warm and secure. However, when the sun begins to shine and the days are longer, your house that may have been a beautiful white, blue, or yellow color, now appears gray, black, and just dirty. Take one look and you may hear yourself ask, “What color is my home’s exterior?” You may rush to buy paint to make it look the way you want to present it to the world, but that may be unnecessary and much more expensive than need be.
Power Washing for the Win!
The first item on your list to present your best exterior should always be power washing. The exterior of your home, whether it needs paint or not, needs to be cleaned off all of the dirt and grime which stick to your siding like dirt sticks to kids. If you do not power wash your exterior first, your paint will not properly cover your home’s exterior. Additionally, once you power wash your home, you may determine it is beautiful just the way it is and you may not need to repaint the exterior any time soon. This process saves you time, money, and sanity, while helping your home return to its original luster.
Once the power washing is completed, you may notice you do not like the color of your home’s exterior or there is damage to the paint from years of exposure to the elements. Since you are already in the process of this home improvement project, now is the perfect time to start painting. First, find out if any ordinances in your town dictate the color of the exterior of your home. You do not want to paint your home purple when your town has an ordinance that says all homes must be white, beige or yellow. Next, make sure you are using the best paint to stand up to the exterior elements. When purchasing your paint, the sales person should be able to help you find the right paint for your job, as interior paint would not be appropriate and will cause more harm than good. Finally, find the color scheme that best suits your home’s personality. This is a labor intensive job that you do not want to repeat in five years. Make sure you love the color you choose and do not settle.
If you are looking at your home, wondering the color and what it should look like, contact the experts at RTD Power Washing at 612-868-7312. They will gladly help you determine if power washing alone is the best option or if you should begin looking at paint as well. Either way, you know the experts at RTD Power Washing are experts you can trust.