The Importance of Keeping the Exterior of Your Building Clean

I think we can all agree that Queensland can get dirty. That might be an understatement, given the regular cyclones and dust storms big enough to be seen from space.

Dirt, dust, smoke, and haze are just part of life here. But it’s still important to keep things looking right.

High rise buildings left covered in dirt, grime, and filth create a visually unpleasant environment. This affects everyone in the surrounding environment.

Customers judge what they see

Looks matter.

Whether in an office building, residential apartment, hotel, or resort, it’s important to have a clean, well-cared for exterior.

A clean exterior sends positive signals of trust, honesty, and reliability.

Lasting negative impressions are formed when viewing a dirty, unmaintained building. Unfairly or not, this perception extends to the people within.

This holds true whether people are passing by or visiting as a potential customer, for a business meeting, or a home inspection.

Businesses in high rise buildings with crumbling, dirty exteriors may be seen as less reliable and untrustworthy.

A company wanting a more upscale brand, may find that difficult to convey if people perceive it to be covered in old grime.

A luxury resort will have a hard time selling itself, if guests are welcomed into a soiled environment.

Limiting employee productivity

Those who live or go to work within a dirty building, are more directly affected. Self-esteem, mood, and morale are all environmentally influenced.

Work productivity suffers in buildings with streaky windows. Residents living in dirty buildings with stained surfaces, chipped paint, and dark patches are less inspired to feel pride in their surroundings.

Windows don’t need to be broken, for incivility to rise and antisocial behaviour to start up. Regular window cleaning is an easy way to maintain morale and boost work performance.

Environmental effects

Soiled buildings aren’t just eyesores. They actually re-pollute the air.

Aside from climate particulates, buildings also collect grime from air pollutants, car exhaust fumes, and jet fuel. The chemicals collect on buildings, absorb moisture, and form layers of polluted soil.

When sunlight hits building grime, pollutants are released into the air. City grime releases nitrogen dioxide and nitrous acid: two gases which create smog.

Dirty high rise buildings are one of the prime culprits for city pollution. This makes building cleans essential.

Protect and preserve your building

High rise buildings left unmaintained degrade faster. Extreme weather, dust storms, salty sea breezes, and coastal erosion corrode building surfaces. This is worsened when particles combine with accumulated grime.

Expensive paint jobs begin to peel, flake, and bubble. Buildings develop rust spots, concrete cancer, cracks, and calcification when left unattended and caked in dirt.

When moisture is trapped by filth against building surfaces, structural problems begin to form. Deep cracks and other serious issues can be avoided by routine inspections and cleaning.

Keeping your building clean with Alltech Abseilers

High rise Queensland buildings are constantly battered by the harsh environment. Regular building cleans are vital to maintain building integrity and extend the lifespan. Regular preventative and restorative treatments will protect against serious issues.

Household products aren’t suitable for removing caked on grime. Specialty techniques and products are needed to clean layers of dirt, without damaging paint or the surrounding environment.

Difficult to reach areas need to be maintained as well. Cracks and fissures can form in areas that aren’t typically seen.

High rise buildings need to be professionally maintained by trained rope access technicians who can access the entire exterior, including hard to reach areas.

Industrial abseilers can carry out this routine work without interrupting daily activities. The days of disruptive scaffolding or swinging stages are over, thanks to rope access technicians.

If you think you need a building clean, wash or restored, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1300 786 583 or complete our online form and give your building a facelift!

How To Plan High Rise Maintenance

How much does high rise window cleaning and pressure cleaning really cost?

If you manage a Brisbane or Gold Coast high rise and can remember the last bill you got for high pressure cleaning or window washing, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s quite a costly endeavour…

But there’s one thing that’s more expensive than washing and maintaining your high rise building – not maintaining your building!

If left to their own devices; salt, dirt, mould and other nasties will rapidly go to work eating away at the paint and fixtures, reducing their lifespan.

The great news is that implementing a comprehensive washing and maintenance program for your high rise building actually costs a lot less than you think!

We’ve done the math, and for the average building – yes, even high rises exposed directly to the coastal environment – the cost of a full asset protection plan is usually less… sometimes much less than a dollar a day per dwelling!

Better still, we’ve created a “3 minute maintenance plan” tool, that allows you to generate your own plan and budget in seconds!

If you don’t have time to spend hours figuring out how often you should wash your high rise building or how much you should budget for your abseil window cleaning, this tool will make it super easy for you.

It’s like having an estimator, a financial forecaster and a maintenance planner in your pocket…

You can download the maintenance planner here, answer a few basic questions about your building and have a plan of action you can put into place right away.

Watch the video at the link below to learn how to use the free excel planning tool and give us a call if you need help with implementing your custom maintenance plan.

Curious about an easy plan for your building?

Just click here to watch the tutorial video and download your copy!

We hope you find our tool useful.  Please let us know would like help implementing a plan that’s right for your.

Phone: 1300 786 583 to book a free consultation now.