Beyond looks – the crucial role of high-pressure cleaning in property maintenance
Property and strata managers know that first impressions matter. Your building exteriors, common areas, and walkways are the face of your property. They leave a lasting impression on tenants, visitors, and potential clients. Years of exposure to the elements can take a toll on the building’s exterior and, in extreme cases where maintenance is neglected, turning potential tenants or investors off completely.
Strata cleaning goes beyond aesthetics — it’s a crucial part of property management. Regular high-pressure cleaning not only eliminates dirt but also prevents potential property damage caused by neglect. It can also improve safety in common areas by removing slip hazards (think moss on wet pavers). Also, a clean, well-kept strata property fosters community and pride among residents, leading to higher tenant retention.
How regular external cleaning and maintenance helps busy property managers
A day in the life of a strata manager or property manager is full on. You’ve got a million competing priorities and people demanding things from you on a per-minute basis. Property management is undeniably stressful.
You don’t have time for run-around – you want things done right the first time so you can get on with your day. So, what might a strata manager look for from a high-pressure cleaning company, and how can partnering with a professional make your life easier while saving you time and stress?
Unless you’re a property management unicorn, you can’t do everything. Outsourcing to experts doesn’t just save you time; it saves you stress and reduces the risk of damage from incorrect cleaning techniques. We’ve been doing this for a while, so we know the tips and tricks that get great results while protecting the different surfaces around your property.
Strata managers have so many competing responsibilities and tasks to handle. You need your service providers to offer you genuine, time-saving benefits. Outsourcing your external property maintenance cleaning tasks to a reliable high-pressure cleaning company saves you time. Freeing you to focus on other essential aspects of property management.
Enhanced property appeal
Regular high-pressure cleaning can significantly improve your property’s appearance. Clean, well-maintained building exteriors, walkways, and common areas create a positive impression for residents, visitors, and potential tenants. This is especially relevant when getting a property ready for lease.
Contaminant and stain removal
High-pressure cleaning is particularly effective in removing stubborn stains, dirt, mould, algae, and other contaminants that build up on surfaces. Regular, scheduled pressure cleaning ensures you keep on top of the dirt with thorough, deep cleaning.
Preventative, money-saving maintenance
You’ve heard the saying ’a stitch in time saves nine’, right? The saying roughly translates to ‘sorting something out before it gets too big saves lots of headaches later’. Regular high-pressure cleaning not only cleans your property but also helps prevent future damage and deterioration. Regular cleaning can extend the life of building exteriors, walkways, and other common areas, reducing the need for repairs and replacements down the track.
Strata manager considerations before hiring a high-pressure cleaning company
Looking for a high-pressure cleaning company to partner with? You may have some questions you’d like answered to help you choose the right service provider for your property. So, let’s dive in.
Reliability and reputation – trust is the key to successful partnerships
You want to work with a reputable, reliable, high-pressure cleaning company with a proven track record of delivering quality services. We’ve spent time in the industry building our reputation through exceptional customer service. But don’t take our word for it. Our customer reviews and testimonials back up what we say.
Experience – you want someone who knows what they’re doing
You need your busy days to run as smoothly as possible. Partnering with a maintenance company with years of experience lets you crack on with the million other daily tasks that demand your attention. After the initial briefing, you need a ‘set and forget’ maintenance schedule. You can get on with your day knowing the unique cleaning needs of your property’s outdoor areas are understood and completed efficiently.
Safety measures – it’s always better to be safe than sorry
Safety is paramount. You can rest assured that we follow strict safety protocols while cleaning. This includes proper equipment handling, use of appropriate cleaning agents, and thorough safety measures to protect our team, your property and the tenants.
Insurance and licences – protection and peace of mind
It goes without saying that qualifications, licences, and insurance are essential for high-pressure cleaning companies offering property maintenance services. All staff at Roof To Floor Maintenance have the required insurance and qualifications. Providing you peace of mind that any accidents or damages that may occur are covered.
Pricing and transparency – ensuring what you see is what you get
Clear and transparent pricing is essential when allocating your maintenance budget. That’s why we book time with you to discuss your property’s requirements. We’ll then work out a detailed quote and provide a breakdown of our services and prices so you understand the upfront costs before entering an agreement.
Customised services – what works for one property might not work for another
Your strata property is unique and has its own specific cleaning requirements. What’s needed at one property might not be needed at another. We tailor our services to meet your needs, allowing us to tackle your property’s distinct challenges and provide targeted solutions.
Response time and availability – we’re there when you need us
Quick response times and availability are crucial, especially when dealing with urgent cleaning requirements or emergency situations. We understand how important it is to act on service requests as soon as possible – especially if there’s offensive graffiti or the problem impacts commercial trading. We do everything we can to accommodate urgent requests.
Flexible contract terms – tailored solutions to meet your needs
We understand there aren’t one-size-fits-all contract terms. So, we’ll regularly revise our working terms and conditions to align with your needs and provide flexibility and protection for you and us. And we’ll adjust our terms and services accordingly if necessary.
High-pressure cleaning can effectively get rid of moss without causing harm to your pavers. But you do need to know what you’re doing. When using a high-pressure cleaner to remove moss from your pavers, you need to be careful. Too much pressure can damage pavers and remove the sand in between. So, if you’re not familiar with pressure cleaning, it may be best to enlist the help of an expert. With the right equipment and technique, professionals can remove the moss without damaging your pavers.
Our external property maintenance services include:
- Concrete driveway high-pressure cleaning
- Pavement cleaning of common areas
- Roof cleaning
- Solar panel washing
- Window cleaning
- Building washing
- Moss and mould removal
- Graffiti removal
- Bird poo and pest waste clean-up
- General external property cleaning
- End of lease cleaning
- Commercial cleaning
- Regular gutter cleaning and maintenance, including flow check
- Ad-hoc call-outs (in cases of graffiti or vandalism)
See how Roof to Floor Maintenance can help with your property maintenance
You may be thinking, ‘Everything above sounds great, but how do I know you can deliver the goods?’. You might like to have a look at a case study of a recent strata clean we did in North Adelaide.
You can view the case study here.
After a quote? Follow these simple steps:
- Head to our site and request a quote.
- Enter your contact details.
- Let us know how we can help – a brief outline of what you’d like cleaned with a size estimate is all we need.
- Photos would be a great help but don’t worry if you can’t upload any. If you don’t have photos, we can sometimes get an idea of the job size from Google Street View if we have an address.
- Or, call us on 0412 204 645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head to our Services page for more information on our high-pressure cleaning services.