When it comes to your business, first impressions really do count. A well-maintained and looked after building says a lot about the business inside; if your commercial property looks clean, well-kept and attractive, it will stand out miles above other properties in the area and attract more people to your business.
Fortunately, you don’t have to carry out a complete makeover in order to improve the appearance of your building. In fact, just a few simple updates and quick fixes can instantly improve the kerb appeal of your property and make it look more attractive. A building that is clean, presentable and well-kept will impress customers and clients, attract potential employees and enhance your branding and company image.
Whether you’re a small business or a large office block, the appearance of your building should be an important consideration. Below, we share our top tips for enhancing the kerb appeal of your commercial building and why it’s so important.
Why should I pay attention to kerb appeal?
No matter what type of industry you operate in, the kerb appeal of your commercial property should be taken seriously from the start. The front of your building is the first thing a prospective client, customer or employee sees from the street. An aesthetically unappealing building can instantly put people off your business; it can give your company a bad reputation and make you look unprofessional.
For these reasons, maintaining and looking after your commercial building is very important. Whether it’s removing graffiti from the walls, adding some small touches or hiring a professional window cleaner, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your property looking its best.
However, it’s not just about looks. A well-maintained building is much less likely to have structural issues and if there are any issues, you’re more likely to catch them early if you regularly inspect and take care of your building. Exterior cladding can protect the structure of your premises, whereas removing moss and algae can protect your property from mould and damp.
Improving the kerb appeal of your commercial property
Hire commercial window cleaners
Dirty, stained windows are not only unattractive from the outside, but they look horrible from inside the building too. If the windows in your building are looking a bit grubby or you sometimes struggle to see clearly out of them, it’s time to find a reliable commercial window cleaner. With the right products, equipment and tools, a commercial window cleaner can get your windows sparkling in no time at all - and you may find yourself surprised by just how much of a difference this can make to the overall aesthetic of your building.
Dirty, grubby windows can indicate that your building is not well looked after and will likely make prospective clients and employees worry about whether other parts of the building have been neglected too.
Remove graffiti and gum
If your building has become a blank canvas for graffiti artists, it’s time to get that graffiti removed. Graffiti can bring down the aesthetic of your building, making your business look unprofessional and your building neglected. Find a reliable company that offers graffiti removal as a service. This will refresh your building and make it look more professional.
However, don’t just stop there - getting rid of chewing gum and clumps of moss and algae will lift the aesthetic of your building and make it look more professional too. After all, who wants to work in a building (or do business in a building) that is covered in graffiti, chewing gum and algae? Potential customers and clients will be far more likely to give your business a try if it looks appealing from the street.
Pressure washing your building will remove any buildup of pollution and dirt that has settled on the brickwork and surface of your property. You may be surprised by just how much brighter your building looks after a professional pressure wash.
Update your signage
If your signage looks a little worse for wear, the colours have faded or it’s simply outdated, it’s time for an update. Grubby signs and faded lettering can bring down the aesthetic of your building, putting off clients and customers. A bright new sign with a pop of colour can instantly bring your building to life, making it stand out from the street and demonstrating to customers that you’re a modern, up-to-date and trendy business - three things that many people look for. Bright new signage will remind everyone that you’re there and encourage people to check out your business.
Pay attention to the landscape
Don’t forget to pay attention to the landscape of your building too. Depending on the surroundings, there are plenty of things you can do to keep the landscape in top condition. If you have a lawn or there is grass around the building, make sure it is regularly mowed and well-kept. Luscious green grass that is trimmed and looked after looks much better than overgrown, dry patches. Adding some flowers can also brighten the space and make it look more inviting, whether it’s colourful flower beds or classic hanging baskets at the entrance to your building.
Alternatively, investing in block paving cleaning will get your property looking as good as new in no time at all. Scrubbing up the paving around your property will instantly brighten and lift the aesthetic, making your building look well looked after and presentable.
Keep on top of maintenance
To keep your building looking good all year round, it’s important to keep on top of maintenance. Your building can quickly start to look tired if it’s not given the correct care and maintenance, and a tired building can put customers and clients off. When the paintwork starts to fade or flake, give your property a fresh coat of paint to brighten it. If you notice any signs of rot, damp or damage, pay attention to them right away; ignoring these issues can quickly lead to structural issues and costly repairs.
In fact, it’s a good idea to regularly inspect your building for any issues or signs of damage. The quicker you address a problem, the less it will cost you in terms of both hassle and money. Always keep a reliable company on hand that offers the services you need, such as window cleaning, graffiti and chewing gum removal, exterior cladding, block pave cleaning and more.
Surface Cleaning with Drainage Consultants Ltd
At Drainage Consultants, we offer a wide variety of surface cleaning services at competitive prices, including chewing gum removal, graffiti removal, exterior cladding and building cleaning, window cleaning, block paving cleaning, algae and moss removal and descaling. Our experienced, skilled and qualified team are happy to deal with tasks which are too big, hazardous or time consuming for your usual cleaning and maintenance regimes.
We can accommodate you with programmed visits to keep your building in top condition, and we’re proud to offer a 24 hour service which can be booked in advance. In many cases, our trained staff can perform your building exterior wash down and clean service from ground level, minimising the risk of health and safety.
For more information about our range of services, visit our website today.