The Five Chemicals Your In-House Cleaning Team Need To Do A Good Job

The Five Chemicals Your In-House Cleaning Team Need To Do A Good Job

Do you take care of your commercial cleaning in-house? If so, this blog is for you.

If you want to maintain the upkeep of your premises and minimise the need for avoidable maintenance and decoration work, your cleaning routines and rituals are key. That’s because cleaning helps to keep buildings, pathways, stairwells, and car parks etc. in the best possible state.

There’s the vanity factor too.

First impressions count and employees, visitors, and customers will feel better in a well-maintained building.

For sure, your cleaning schedule is key as well as the professionalism and enthusiasm of your cleaning staff.

But there’s another key factor that will impact the standards maintained at your business.

That’s your choice of cleaning chemicals.

For the past 10 years, the Alpha team have tried and tested countless different chemicals in all kinds of tough and challenging situations. Thanks to our dedication to get things clean (regardless of how difficult it first appears), we’ve been experimental and curious.

We’ve found chemicals we love and chemicals that don’t work so well.

We’ve also seen an evolution of product. Thanks to advancements in product design and development, new chemicals have hit the market that enhances the standard of cleaning you’re able to achieve.

So if you’re looking to improve the appearance of your premises – both inside and out – check out this top five list of chemicals.

Your janitorial team will thank you for these!

Multipurpose cleaner

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Multipurpose cleaner is the staple of all caretaking cupboards. Choose a multipurpose cleaner/degreaser to keep virtually any surface clean. From hard floors to upholstery, paintwork, to soak tanks, spray cleaning to Venetian blinds, this one-size-fits-virtually-all chemical is a must-have.

Brick and masonry cleaner

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The exterior surfaces of your premises take a battering from the elements. The masonry is exposed too and over time, grime, dirt, algae, and a host of other muck can accumulate.

Brick and masonry cleaner helps to remove all of it. You can also use this chemical to remove excess mortar and concrete splash too from a range of surfaces including bricks, blocks, and retaining walls.

It’s a handy chemical to have that will ensure your building looks its best.

Moss and algae remover

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It’s unavoidable… natural growth will attack your buildings. Over time, moss, algae, and lichen will grow, causing discolouration on your stonework, timber, patios, driveways, roofs, car parks, and tarmac.

Moss and algae remover does exactly what is suggests. This highly effective chemical will remove unsightly growth restoring your premises to almost new.

Oil remover

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Frustrated by the unsightly oil stains on your driveways or in your car park?

Good news, there’s a good chance you can get rid of it with some oil remover. Opt for a non-flammable, non-caustic option and you’ll reduce your environmental impact too.

Anti-vandal solvent

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Have your walls got graffiti over them? Good news. There’s a good chance you won’t have to fork out to paint over the mess. With an anti-vandal solvent, simply spray on and wipe away the offending marks. That’s a relief!

Equipping your in-house cleaning team with the chemicals they need to do the job well makes all the difference when it comes to cleaning quality.

Are there products missing from your cleaning cupboard? If so, you can stock up in bulk over at Alpha Chemicals.

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Three Things To Clean For the New Year

Three Things To Clean For the New Year

The New Year is upon us! Which means it’s time to take action to get your premises ready for 2019.

Here are the three external things you must clean during January.

  1. Check and clean your drainage system

After the hottest summer for decades, you can guarantee we’re going to have a challenging winter!

Expect wind, heavy rain, and perhaps even a little bit of snow.

When it hammers down (or the snow melts), you’ll be reliant on your gutters, drains, and downpipes to divert all that excess water away from your premises.

So to prevent avoidable flooding and leaks, make sure your building’s drainage system is clean and clear – so water can drain away efficiently.

It’s a simple, preventative step that can prevent a lot of hassle further down the line.

You don’t even have to do it yourself. You don’t need to balance haphazardly on a ladder! Instead, get a commercial cleaning company to do it for you. But make sure they have camera-mounted poles to ensure nothing gets missed.

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  1. Clean communal areas

Combine moss, algae, and other decomposing matter and if you’re not careful, your driveways, car parks, and decking can become a slip hazard.

Often you can’t get away with a good sweep up alone. Instead, you need to get a pressure washer to do the job properly. If you don’t, you’ll simply build up a problem in the future.

You’ll be surprised at the results a commercial clean can deliver in this area.

And if you’re worried about high-pressure jet hoses, enquire about softwashing instead.

One way or the other, there are tools and processes that will get your premises safe as well as clean.

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  1. Minimise slip hazards

If people need to get out of your premises quickly, you don’t want accidents caused by people falling over.

Autumn and winter are nightmares for causing slip hazard. Fallen leaves decompose and moss gets slippery as it soaks up rain.

The last thing you want is a preventable accident because someone slipped on moss because they were in a panicked rush.

With the right equipment, it’s easy to make stairwells, fire escapes, and pathways both clean and safe.

So don’t have any regrets over the festive season. Instead, invest in some commercial cleaning to help you get the job done.

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Preventative as well as aesthetic

Commercial cleaning is about so much more than making your premises look presentable. It’s also a preventative job.

Cleaning helps eliminate slip hazards that could lead to expensive insurance claims.

Cleaning can also prolong the life of buildings.

And cleaning can also reduce the risk of leaks where guttering has become ineffective.

So don’t leave things to chance and don’t leave them until it’s too late. Instead, invest in getting your premises looking their very best.

It could save you a whole heap of cash in the long-term.

And if you’re looking for a reliable company to help, check out our wide range of commercial services.

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What Is Soft Washing and Why Is It Better For You, The Environment, and Your Business?

What Is Soft Washing and Why Is It Better For You, The Environment, and Your Business?

Power washing is an incredibly effective way to remove the grime and dirt from your exterior surfaces.

From walls to roofs, pathways, and parking areas, hot jet washing can help keep your business looking its best.

But there are some situations where high-pressure water can be damaging. For example, if there are loose roof tiles, bricks, pebbledash, or shingle, high-speed jets can cause damage.

In circumstances such as these, the only option used to be a reliance on harsh chemicals.

As an industry, we needed to do better.

Especially given the growing awareness of our environmental impact and a desire to do something about it.

Enter soft washing…

What is soft washing?

This innovative cleaning system gets brilliant results using environmentally friendly chemicals. Once applied, these chemicals biodegrade very quickly and safely making the area safe for people and animals alike.

But it’s not only the chemicals used that makes soft washing different to other cleaning methods.

Soft washing uses low-pressure technology (similar to the type of pressure that comes out of your taps at home). This has some significant advantages over other forms of technology including:

  • Less water is used
  • Results can last longer because the chemicals clear away the spores that cause the organic build-up rather than just blasting away the dirt
  • Less pressure means less noise
  • This system is more gentle meaning it’s more versatile and can be used on more surfaces
  • Much less risk of any damage
  • Better for the environment too

All these benefits while delivering equivalent cleaning results.

What can be soft washed?

Soft washing technology can be used on a wider range of surfaces because it’s low pressure.

It can be used to clean wooden fences and gates as well as painted surfaces and some stonework that wouldn’t stand up to a high-pressure wash.

With soft washing, you can stay on top of a lot more of your external surfaces making your business look better for longer.

Soft washing delivers a thorough clean too.

As well as ground in dirt and grime, this technology can remove mould, mildew, lichens, moss, fungi, red and green algae, pollen, and other organic stains – it can even clean away bacteria and viruses too.

Not only does soft washing clean, it sanitises. And by cleaning away the spores that promote organic growth in the first place, it helps keep your buildings cleaner for longer.

Nothing’s out of reach

Work with a company that has access to all the tools and equipment, and it’s easy to do a thorough job. In the example below, one of the Alpha team is using our telescopic poles to reach all those hard to reach places.

Roof eaves, top storey windows, windows, and other awkward nooks and crannies are no longer a problem.

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Get a quote

Are you curious to know how soft washing could transform your business premises?

If so get a quote when you contact the Alpha Team on 024 7630 4194.

Stubborn Stain

How To Get Rid Of Stubborn Stains In Your Workplace

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First impressions count and that applies to the appearance of your building as well as your staff. It’s why stubborn, unsightly stains can be such a problem.

The likes of chewing gum, oil, and graffiti are an eyesore and can drag everything else down.

It’s a dilemma.

Banning chewing gum outright is likely to be a controversial decision. Chewing gum has its benefits. It’s good for your teeth and some studies even suggest it’s good for relieving stress and anxiety.

But it’s NOT good for your commercial premises.

According to Keep Britain Tidy, 95% of the UK’s main shopping streets and 64% of roads and pavements are stained with old chewing gum.

These numbers are staggering.

And it’s a problem because old gum looks ugly and causes an annoyance. It doesn’t biodegrade so it stays there forever. The sticky gum becomes a dust trap, which attracts grime. Worst still, on hot days old gum can melt and stick to people’s shoes.

Graffiti causes a different sort of nuisance. ‘Artists’ see your stairwells and walls as a blank canvas, but as a business owner, it’s not the look you want. Instead, it’s vandalism that you want to be rid of.

Then there’s oil.

Not only can oil leave a stain that’s extremely hard to remove, it can actually weaken the concrete and break it apart.

Oil stains look unsightly and if someone stands in the oil while it’s wet, it can be trodden through your building’s interior.

Now you could argue that all these stains and eyesores are just unavoidable wear and tear.

But we disagree. The truth is there’s plenty you can do to keep your external premises looking almost like new.

Here’s how…

It’s a cliché!

It’s always easier to prevent the need for a clean up in the first place, so make sure litter bins are available. This can remove the excuse that there’s nowhere to throw used gum.

When it comes to graffiti, it’s worth exploring anti-graffiti paint when you next decorate. It’s a powerful deterrent.

Call in the professionals!

If you’re too late for the preventative approach, call in the professionals.

Here at Alpha Power Cleaning, we love a challenging cleaning job. It’s what drives us to constantly hunt down the best equipment and cleaning fluids for all kinds of stubborn stains such as chewing gum, oil, and graffiti.

Take our hot wash system.

It’s a system powered by a water-cooled Mitsubishi, 3-cylinder diesel car engine. It can run all day long! It produces hot water up to 140 degrees, which enables us to produce great results on all cleaning works, including graffiti, chewing gum and even oil removal.

Investing in professional help saves your time and you’ll also get a better job because we have access to industrial grade equipment and a much wider range of cleaning fluids.

And we’re always on the lookout for new innovations.

For example, our system can remove chewing gum in a jiffy. We’re also getting great results with this fluid in all sorts of commercial premises from shopping malls to car parks, to pavements.

We’ve also discovered a cleaning fluid for oil. Suitable for commercial and domestic premises, this fluid is cleaning up stains that would have been impossible previously. Again, check out the before and after pictures below.

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And look at these results on graffiti!

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It’s tempting to leave tough cleaning jobs for another time.

But cleaning is the type of job that you’re better off staying on top of. Dirt attracts dirt! And unkempt premises don’t inspire staff and visitors to take care of their surroundings.

You don’t have to put up with unsightly stains and blemishes. We’re here to put right what’s wrong!

For a quote or to book a date – get in touch

10 Reasons to clean your company’s car park

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When it comes to cleaning your premises, your car park may be way down on your list of priorities. Often overlooked, this crucial business asset can miss out on the love it needs!

So if your car park has been neglected, keep reading. You’ll discover 10 good reasons why this job needs sorting. As you’ll see, there are far more than appearances alone at stake.

  1.  Image and first impressions mean everything

Let’s start with the obvious.

You don’t get another chance to make a first impression. As clichéd as this sounds, how someone feels when they drive into your car park and step out of their car sets the scene for the interaction that follows.

What message does a filthy car park send? There’s always the risk that at a subconscious – even conscious level – your visitors will decide they don’t want to come again even before they set foot in your front door.

What are you losing because your car park lets you down?

  1. Greater respect

Remember how you felt when you first got your new phone. In the beginning, you took great care of it. You were careful where you put it down. You did everything you could to stop it from getting damaged.

Fast-forward to the end of your contract and you don’t care so much. The screen is scratched, it’s no longer the latest model, and you’re too busy thinking about getting your hands on the next one! It’s the same with your car park. As soon as you no longer care about it, no one else will either.

So keep the expectations high with regular cleaning. When it feels like new, it’s more likely to be treated as new.

  1. Get rid of those smells!

Petrol and oil stains are almost inevitable in a well-used garage.

But the accompanying smells don’t have to be a permanent fixture. As well as removing a multitude of sins, a commercial clean can deodorise your car park too. It won’t end up smelling of roses, but at least your visitors won’t feel grimy just because they parked up in your car park.

  1. Get rid of that grime!

When it comes to your car park, it’s not just the surface that gets dirty. Fumes can discolour the ceilings and if you have stairwells, everyday foot traffic will soon grind in the dirt and grime. So for a fresher appearance all around, make sure you clean all those nooks and crannies as well as the obvious parking spaces. Clean the ceilings, stairwells, doors, pillars, metalwork – even the lights. Taking care of every surface is a simple way to reinvigorate this much-used space and prolong its lifespan too.

  1. Get rid of the chewing gum

No one wants to go home with someone else’s gum stuck to the bottom of their shoes. Not only does old chewing gum look disgusting, but it’s sticky and turns into a dust trap.

With the right equipment, the chewing gum can go. You don’t have to settle for anything less.

  1. Make signage readable again

Do visitors struggle to find the lifts or find it hard to locate their car because they don’t know what floor they parked on?

Thanks to fumes and everyday wear and tear, signs can get dirty too. Prevent complaints before you get them by cleaning your signage as well as the car park’s surface.

  1. Eliminate confusion over parking bays

Have stains and dirt made it hard to see the width of parking bays?

There’s nothing worse than confusion in a car park – especially when you’re in a hurry. Visible parking bay lines are essential if people are to park efficiently without causing an obstruction to anyone else.

Leave zero room for error by getting the lines cleaned so they can be seen. Your visitors, staff, and customers will thank you for it.

  1. Less chance of needing a premature resurfacing job

Of course, a commercial clean removes the obvious dirt and grime that builds up. But did you know it also removes oil spills and even carbon monoxide build up?

These are more damaging than you might think. Oil and carbon monoxide can penetrate your car park’s surface and cause permanent damage? Regular cleaning is far cheaper (and a lot less disruptive) than full-on construction work. So what are you waiting for!

  1. Get it tidy for your new tenant

Do you rent out your premises? Keen to maintain the value of your investment and reduce repair and putting good costs? If so, invest in a car park clean. Set the benchmark for the condition in which you expect your premises to be returned and there’s more chance your tenants will stay on the ball.

  1. Get it cleaned without the disruption

A commercial clean needn’t be disruptive. If your car park is super busy during the daytime, enquire about an out of hour’s service. That way, you can get the cleaning done and continue your every day without missing a step.

Is your car park way overdue a clean?

Here at Alpha Power Cleaning, we can clean any car-parking surface – whether that’s tarmac, brick, or concrete – even painted concrete.

Trust us to remove a multitude of sins from graffiti to chewing gum, oil to petrol stains, dirt and mildew build up. With the right equipment and an enthusiastic team, your car park can get the face-lift it needs for you to feel good about clients stepping out of their car.

To get your free quote, CLICK HERE – there’s no obligation.

What Happened in Milton Keynes Doesn’t Need to Stay In Milton Keynes!

Did you know that one of our specialisms is big scale cleaning projects?

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Fact is, we’re just as happy tackling large industrial complexes as we are cleaning residential driveways and patio – because we have the equipment to do it all.

Industrial premises can get dirtier than most. Thanks to vehicle fumes and all kinds of manufacturing activity (whether that’s welding, sawing, burning, and grinding), the muck, grime and grease soon build up!

Add in the weather factor and before long gleaming factories looks grimy and gloomy.

When this happens, it’s not just the dirt you’ve got to worry about. When you don’t care about the way your factory looks, this sends a subliminal message to your staff.

If you don’t care, why should they care?

It’s a slippery slope that can make standards fall – unless you take action NOW.

A commercial clean can transform your premises entirely.

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With the right equipment, the dirt is history and the building restored to its former glory. Check out the results from a big clean on an industrial estate in Milton Keynes.

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Telescopic poles used to clean out-of-reach windows. Thanks to hot water, these panes were gleaming in no time.

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On a big clean like this, it’s crucial no area is left untouched. So for all those hard-to-reach areas, such as upper floors and roofs, staff use an extendable platform. In this example, soft brushes are combined with a liquid mixture to remove moss without blasting the roof. This system helps prevent damage – especially where tiles are present.

This gentle system is perfect for cleaning solar panels too. Did you know solar panels could lose 25% of their efficiency over time due to muck and grime? That’s another reason to keep your premises clean.

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In this picture, ingrained dirt is dissolved and washed away thanks to a jet wash fuelled by hot water. You can see the transformation in front of your own eyes!

Ready to enjoy results like this for your business? If so, get in touch. In this case, what happened in Milton Keynes doesn’t have to stay in Milton Keynes!

Our HQ is in Coventry, but thanks to nationwide coverage, we’re happy to share these cleaning ‘secrets’ with other businesses – wherever you’re based in the UK.

Four Excuses That Get You Out Of Doing That Cleaning Job

You can’t live in denial any longer.

The outside of your home is in desperate need of TLC! You’re embarrassed to invite guests onto the patio because it’s covered with moss and weeds. Your decking is looking tired and the windows could do with some attention.

You know thee jobs need doing, but when do you have the time?

You work hard during the week so the last thing you want to do with your time off is slave away. But don’t feel guilty for procrastinating.

The truth is that it’s better if you don’t do the work yourself. So if you’re looking for an excuse to call in the professionals to tackle a job you’ll hate, here are four.

You can thank us later!

1. You don’t have the equipment

While you can buy domestic cleaning equipment, you have to spend a decent chunk of money to get tools that will deliver results you’re happy with.

Go cheap and you’ll spend much longer than required and you won’t be satisfied with the final outcome.

Hire a commercial cleaning company and you’ll benefit from industrial-grade equipment. More powerful and more effective, you can expect results like these.

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N.B. Those photos were taken from the same spot just a few hours apart.

2. Your water isn’t hot enough

Did you know that we always use hot water for exterior cleans?

The reason for this is because hot water cleans significantly better than cold. It dissolves more dirt (rather than simply moving it around) and therefore reduces the need for harmful chemicals.

Hot water also dries quicker too – meaning you can get back to normal far quicker.

So don’t clean yourself. Use water out of your tap and you’ll break your back before you can do a job as good as our machines can!

3. Your time is too precious

You might save some cash if you DIY your exterior cleaning, but before you make this decision, ask yourself how much your time is worth?

We’ll get the job done much faster than you can. We clean day in, day out. It will be the same for the thing you do most often. You get in the zone and the groove. You know how to work efficiently. You know the little tweaks that shave off time without compromising quality.

If you only clean now and again, it will take you time to get in your flow. You’ll probably get bored too! (Especially if you’ve chosen a hot day and you’re secretly running through all the places you’d rather be in your head).

4. You won’t be happy

There’s nothing worse than slogging away for hours on end only to see disappointing results. Was it worth getting hot, sweaty, wet, and dirty for that!

Why don’t your efforts look as good as those before and after photos you see in magazines (or in our emails!)

Hot or Cold Water? Which Is Best For Cleaning Your Commercial Premises?

When you’re getting prices to clean your premises, always check if the quotes include hot or cold water.

It will make a BIG difference to the results.

Here are FOUR reasons why you should also opt for hot.

1. A deeper clean

External dirt can be stubborn – especially when there’s congealed fat and oil or an overgrowth of mould or algae. Cold water will simply smear the dirt around (you wouldn’t wash dishes in cold water, would you?) whereas hot water will dislodge it completely leaving you with a much better clean.

Hot water can tackle also the most stubborn, encrusted residue including oil, soot residue, and chewing gum.

And when it comes to bacterial growth, only steam can remove it. And if you raise the temperature above boiling point, this can ensure slower bacterial regrowth in the future too.

So if you want your premises left sparkling clean and hygienic, you’ll find hot water performs best.

2. More efficient

The hot water used by commercial cleaners can easily exceed 100°C.

Molecules have more energy and move faster the hotter the water becomes. It’s why hot water can soften and loosen congealed dirt more easily at higher temperatures. In comparison, cold water relies on the pressure itself to dislodge dirt. This takes longer and there’s also the chance that stubborn dirt (especially oil and grease) just won’t shift.

But that’s not all… a hot wash will dry quicker too, which means you can get back to using your premises as normal.

3. Less environmental impact

As high temperature cleaning is more efficient, it’s possible to reduce the amount of detergent used. In turn, this can be better for the environment as well as cut costs.

4. Perfect for heavy-duty usage

Premises such as petrol stations, factories, car parks, airports, and other heavy-duty locations are likely to accumulate stubborn dirt due to their high traffic and usage.

A cold water clean is unlikely to remove the build up of dirt, but a hot wash will. So for best results, ensure you check your commercial cleaning has the industrial-grade equipment needed to turn the temperature up.

One choice only

We take pride in our high standards. We love seeing the transformation that a really good clean can make to premises. Sometimes a building encrusted in dirt can look almost new.

That’s why we only use hot water at Alpha Power Cleaning. It’s the only way to get the results that our clients deserve.

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So if you want your premises cleaned with hot water, give us a call.

Using the latest jet wash techniques we can clean anything – whether that’s fascia, brickwork, block pacing, signage, or windows.

To get your free quote, simply call 024 7630 4194.

How To Get Your Garden Summer Ready

Thanks to the recent heat wave, we’ve all been out and about enjoying the good weather.

Maybe it’s the first time this year you’ve sat on your decking or patio and surveyed your garden.

It’s all too easy to neglect your outdoor spaces.

When you’re hibernating over the winter, your garden can get neglected and if the weather isn’t kind, you rarely venture outside!

But when you do, you want to be able to enjoy your garden to the full.

You want to be able to sit out and enjoy your surroundings – not cringe at the grubby patio paving or the grimy decking.

And not only is this unsightly, but poorly maintained surfaces can present a slip hazard too.

The good news is that it doesn’t take too long to get your outdoor spaces looking spick and span. With the right equipment, you can be enjoying BBQs and eating al fresco – without beating yourself up for the mess!

Here are our top tips:

1. Sweep it up

While trees and shrubs look beautiful, falling leaves can wreak havoc if left unchecked. Remember, dead vegetation will decay into soil and this attracts weeds like a frenzy. Before you know it, your beautifully laid block paving is full of hardy weeds that look unsightly and dislodge the blocks.

You can slow this process down by sweeping away leaves and vegetation before they start to rot. So get in the habit of sweeping up pathways, decking, and paved areas regularly.

Not only will this keep your outdoor areas looking neater, but you’ll cut down on your weed problem too.

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2. Keep it short

After slow growth over the winter, grass starts growing with a vengeance as soon as the warmer weather hits. Left untamed your lawn soon becomes a hotbed of weeds, but keep the lawn neatly mowed and you’ll reap the benefits.

Who else wants to sit, sunbathe, or play on a bed of lush green?

3. Keep it clean

A hot water jet wash can quickly remove moss, grime, and ground in dirt from your outdoor seating areas.

Hot water is always a better choice – for THREE key reasons:

  • A deeper clean – hot water removes the stubborn dirt that cold water can’t touch
  • A more efficient clean – hot water cleans and dries quicker than a cold clean
  • Less environmental impact – hot water reduces the need for harsh chemicals

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Remember, the longer you leave it between cleans the more the risk of damage increases. You spent a lot of money (or a lot of time) creating your outdoor seating space, so protect your investment. Cleaning will make a big difference.

4. Keep it clear

Summer is a good time to check your guttering and downpipes too. With spring blooms following a winter of falling leaves, there’s a chance your home’s drainage system may have some blockages.

Blockages can damage your home as well as causing unsightly overflow onto your outdoor areas. So take the opportunity of dry weather to clear out your drains. We recommend you call in the experts for this so you don’t have to balance on a ladder. And because we have rod-mounted cameras, we’re able to look deep into the downpipes and remove the things that aren’t visible.

Get BBQ ready

There’s nothing better than retiring to your garden after a busy day at work. Chilling with a glass of something while enjoying the warm weather is a great way to relax and recuperate.

So don’t put a dampener on your summer by compromising with unsightly areas.

Instead, get a quote to have your decking, patio, block paving (and any other outdoor surface) cleaned with a hot wash. Remember to get your guttering cleaned and cleared at the same time.

These simple acts of maintenance will not only prolong the life of your home, but they’ll ensure your home gives you more pleasure too.

Spring into action – your outdoor cleaning checklist for the new season

Winter may be cold, icy, and wet.

But on the plus side, there are fewer leaves and slower vegetation growth – good news if you have outdoor spaces that you need to keep looking spick and span.

So right now you may be feeling on top of your paved areas, guttering, and stairwells.

But don’t get too comfortable because spring is just around the corner!

So before the leaves return and weeds appear in their abundance, it’s time to get your head around the tasks you need to take on.

Remember, the more preventative action you take now, the easier it will be to stay on top of the areas you want to keep under control.

1. Have a thorough sweep up

It’s well worth starting out the season with the way you intend to carry on.

So grab a leaf blower and work all over your outdoor spaces to remove any fallen vegetation. As organic matter decomposes it creates soil, which promotes the growth of more greenery.

By removing the leaf litter quickly, you reduce the opportunities for weeds to spring up in the places you don’t want them.

2. Check for access

Have certain parts of your grounds become overgrown?

Are there trees or shrubs that need cutting back to create easier access for customers and staff?

If so, now is a good time to sort out the landscaping work. If you’re quick, you may be able to take action before birds start nesting. That way any action you take will be less disruptive to your local wildlife.

3. Clear your guttering

Thanks to the winter rainwater, your guttering has been working overtime.

So if you didn’t get around to cleaning and clearing your building’s drainage system in the autumn, now would be a good time to do so. Remember, your guttering ensures excess water is diverted away from your building. This is an essential protective measure to minimise and avoid damp damage.

Thanks to modern equipment, it’s easier than ever to ensure your gutters are nice and clear.

We have camera-mounted rods, which we can use to get up close and ensure there’s no unwanted vegetation taking root.

4. Graffiti removal

Have your outdoor spaces been used as a canvas for local ‘artists’?

The good news is you don’t have to be stuck with artwork that isn’t to your taste. Thanks to our high-grade industrial cleaning equipment, we can make light work of graffiti – wherever it’s located.

We can remove chewing gum too.

So if your car park is looking unsightly thanks to gum accumulation, now’s the time to get that sorted too.

5. Gleaming windows

With the weather improving, there’s more incentive to look outside.

But who wants to peer through grimy windows? Enlist the help of a professional cleaner and your windows will soon be clear and bright.

It’s a small job that can make a huge difference not only to your building’s appearance, but to how your staff and customers feel about your premises too.

6. Stay on top of your jobs

Cleaning is the job that is never, ever done.

As a result of the elements and the every day use of your building, cleaning work will always be required.

It’s probably a job that takes up a fair chunk of your time too. Even if you don’t do it yourself you have to find the time to get it done – either in-house or through a cleaning company.

We appreciate your time – so we’d like to give some of it back.

With a monthly cleaning plan, you don’t have to think about what needs cleaning on a week-by-week basis. You don’t need to phone around organising cleaners to fit you into their schedule.

Instead, we’ll create one plan that takes care of everything – for one easy monthly payment.

It’s the easiest way to stay on top of your cleaning so your building’s exterior always looks its best.