In this post we will discuss the exterior cleaning of homes, buildings, and the many different surfaces that make up today’s market and opportunity. (We will not be discussing the cleaning and sealing of log cabins, as they are covered in a separate article.) A home is one of the most important purchases a person makes during their lifetime, and your job is to help maintain the integrity and value of that asset. This creates a market where contract cleaners can offer this as a primary service or an add-on service.
We include commercial buildings in this article with the intent of discussing most exterior surfaces within 30’ – 40’ of height from the ground. The materials, cleaners and techniques for that type of commercial buildings are similar to those used on homes. This post is not intended to educate on the subject of building restoration for hi-rises or for special surfaces like limestone, marble, and granite. Those surfaces require special cleaners and special techniques, and will be covered in a different article. For commercial buildings there is even a greater need to separate yourself from your competition. This is where “curb appeal” becomes of great importance. Most business owners subscribe to “first impressions” and “perception is fact” theories.