Power washing the buildings in a community is like feeding a large group of people. This may seem like a strange analogy, but let me continue.
For example, what would you do if you were selected to create an event where you had to feed 1000 people?
You would probably gather a team of experts chefs, food preparation specialists, and service people. Then you would plan the menu, gather all the ingredients, prepare the food, and coordinate the service.
You realize that it would take a decent of planning, preparation and execution to guarantee an enjoyable event.
The process you would use to feed a lot of people is the same process you should use for power washing a large number of homes.
Power Washing for Homeowners Associations – It’s Just Water Isn’t It?
Many people see pictures of maintenance personnel power washing the exterior walls of the building. It looks pretty simple doesn’t it? Just fill up tank full of water, attach it to a power washing tool, and spray away.
But looks can be deceiving.
What people don’t see is all the planning, preparation, and practice that has gone into that power washing picture.
Power Washing for Homeowners Associations – The Planning Phase
Before spraying a single drop of water on a building you have to know how many buildings, what size buildings, where to park your power washer (it’s probably going to be a big one), when you need to start, when you need to end, how many skilled people you need to get the job done within the time allotted.
You also have to consider safety issues such as being careful not to power wash off important pieces of the building, not to power wash into somebody’s open window (car or house) and what to do if you encounter something unexpected.
Examples of unexpected situations include pulling into the community to set up the power washing job only to find one of the parking lots blocked by a large moving van loading or unloading for a resident.
Or finding that either water or electricity are not available that day because of utility work .
Yes we’ve encountered these both of these unexpected obstacles.
Power Washing for Homeowners Association – The Preparation Phase
Before firing up that power washer, you have to know how much water you need, how fast you’ll use it, and how much cleaning solution you’ll need for the water.
You also have to know the capacity of the water tank , the skill level of your personnel, the age and mechanical condition of the power washing unit.
And have we mentioned communication? You’ll need to let any and all affected parties know about the power washing project well in advance of the power washing project date?
The communication preparation is probably the most important part of the power washing project. It is also ironic that the communication aspect of most projects gets the least attention and yet causes the most problems!
Power Washing for Homeowners Associations – Project Execution
Referring back to the food preparation analogy we used at the start of this article, if you have knowledgeable, skilled personnel who are included in creating the plan and committed workers who are committed to making sure that everything goes smoothly, you end up having a very satisfactory event.
This is the same with power washing. With the right planning, preparation, knowledge, and skill, a Homeowners Association power washing project will go smoothly and have a great outcome.
That is, clean buildings, happy residents that have not been inconvenienced, and homeowners Association dollars are being well spent .
Are you a homeowner Association looking for skilled power washing experts?
C & L Services is a third generation family owned property maintenance company. We have been providing property maintenance services to real estate developers, commercial property owners and communities in New Jersey for over forty years.
We can give your property the attention needs and keep your residents happy.
If you’re in North Jersey, Contact us at 908-730-7884. If you’re in Central New Jersey call us at 732-886-1940 to arrange for HOA power washing.