Walls and Sidewalks
Sidewalks should be clear of dirt, debris, grease, mold, mildew, and other substances that can lead to accidents. Apply a heavy-duty detergent or degreaser onto the surface. Let the solution sit for 10-15 minutes to loosen all the buildup. Then, use a pressure washer with 2,500 to 3,000 PSI to blast away all the unwanted substances.
Concrete surfaces of a clubhouse can be pressure washed just like sidewalks. However, for more delicate surfaces made from brick and masonry surfaces, a soft wash system is preferred. First, spray low-pressure water to saturate the surface. Apply a detergent solution and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, use a soft washer with 500 to 2,000 PSI. Start with a low-pressure level and increase gradually as needed.
Apply a mild detergent or a bleach-based solution onto the surface. Let it sit for a few minutes, Use a soft-bristled brush to loosen stubborn buildup. Then, use a pressure washer. Keep pressure level to about 1,800 PSI. Avoid very high water pressure as it can damage the acrylic surface of tennis courts. These surfaces should also be re-striped once a year and resurfaced every few years.
Use a mold and mildew detergent to remove these slip hazards from the swimming pool area. Let the solution sit for 10-15 minutes. Then, use a pressure washer with 500 to 2,000 PSI. Concrete surfaces can withstand higher water pressure but stick to lower water pressure when working with more delicate surfaces.
Fitness centers are important because they keep retirees strong and healthy. Make sure that it is clean and clear of any safety hazards. Sweep away any loose dirt, dust, and debris from the area. Use a disinfectant solution to wipe down surfaces.
For carpeted floors, make sure to vacuum thoroughly. If there are concrete areas, power washing can effectively remove stains, germs, and bacteria. Use a pressure washer with 1,600 to 1,800 PSI. Keep the water temperature at about 165°F to remove health hazards.
Patios and Decks
For stone patios and wooden decks, a gentler cleaning method is recommended. Apply a mild detergent onto the surface. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then, use a soft wash system with 500 to 1,000 PSI to rinse off the solution. Go from inside to outside and then top to bottom. With wooden surfaces, make sure to clean along the grain.