Pressure Washing for Retirement Facilities

Picture a sweet retired couple driving around their city to find a nice retirement community. The couple sees the entrance sign to your community. Even though the design is stylish, the dirt and grime have almost covered the writing.

They look at the buildings with homes and apartments and notice dirt on the siding and under the eaves. No matter how nice the buildings may be, dirt, mold, and mildew will hide the beauty. As the couple notices the unkempt status of the property, they drive on by.

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Common Problems in a Retirement Facility

Retirement facilities suffer from their fair share of cleaning issues. Here are the common cleaning problems in retirement homes and how to deal with them:

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Dirt and Dust

As time goes by, dirt and dust enter the retirement facility and accumulate. Aside from being unsightly, these pollutants can cause respiratory issues, especially in a home where most of its residents have weaker immune systems.

Loose dirt and dust can typically be swept or vacuumed away. However, more stubborn dirt and dust call for more intensive cleaning methods. Pressure washing can be used on more durable surfaces like precast and concrete. On the other hand, more fragile materials like wood, stucco, brick, and vinyl demand soft washing.

Washh uses both pressure washing and soft washing techniques to deal with dirt, dust, and other pollutants. Our proprietary cleaning mixtures are the best in the business.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew thrive in dark and moist places, so they rarely get noticed in retirement facilities until the growth problem gets out of hand. While harmless in small amounts, those with allergies and weakened immune systems are more prone to the dangers of mold and mildew.

Soft washing is best used to remove mold and mildew. Washh uses eco-friendly detergents and low-pressure water to effectively clean these growths, ensuring they don’t return.

Oil and Grease

When stepped on and dragged, oil and grease from the kitchen can easily spread throughout the retirement facility. These then become slip hazards, possibly causing residents to fall and break their hips.

To remove oil and grease, it is recommended to use a degreaser and hot water. Washh makes use of several degreasers as well as hot water and detergents to effectively get rid of any oil and greasy remnants.

Benefits of Retirement Facility Pressure Washing

Retiring to a safe and beautiful community is the goal for many seniors. They have visions of well-kept homes, manicured lawns, and modern amenities. They dream of a lovely place to retire and live out the later years of their lives in comfort and convenience.

While some retirement facilities are in tiptop shape, others that look drab and dingy scare people away. You don’t want this to happen to your retirement community. You want to show potential residents that you take pride in the property and you will take care of them. A good way to do this is through pressure washing.

Increased Curb Appeal

You might be surprised at how much pressure washing can improve the curb appeal of your retirement property. Pressure washing removes the dirt, mold, and grime and leaves the building looking like new.

Promotes Health and Safety

Dirt, mold, and mildew are all health hazards that must be removed immediately. Your facility houses seniors and the presence of such contaminants can significantly compromise their health and safety.

Environmentally Friendly

Contrary to popular belief, pressure washing isn’t actually a waste of water. In fact, it saves more water than cleaning with a regular garden hose. If you’re concerned about water conservation, pressure washing is the way to go.

In addition, Washh uses eco-friendly, proprietary cleaning solutions that are both effective and kind to the environment.

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Extends the Life of Your Retirement Facility

Pollutants and contaminants can compromise the structural integrity of your facility by corroding its materials. Over time, you will need to replace or repair these surfaces. With pressure washing, though, you can ensure these materials are clean and well-maintained.

How to Pressure Wash Different Areas in a Retirement Facility

A retirement facility must always be cleaned to promote the health and safety of its residents. Depending on its size, a retirement facility can have many areas. Here’s how to clean each one of them: 

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.  

Tennis Courts

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.

Swimming Pools

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

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.

Why Do You Need Professional Pressure Washing for Retirement Facilities?

Regular cleaning and maintenance are important for any commercial property. However, if you are running a retirement facility, it can be a matter of saving lives. Older people have underlying health conditions, making them more susceptible to viruses, infections, and diseases. To protect your residents, it’s better to contact a professional company, like Washh, for your pressure washing needs. Here are the benefits of working with us:

Extensive Experience

Washh has years of experience when it comes to pressure washing. We have a team of skilled technicians who know how to effectively remove dirt, dust, mold, mildew, bacteria, and other unwanted substances from your retirement facility. 

Professional Equipment

We use professional-grade equipment to ensure deep and thorough cleaning of your surfaces. We have a variety of heavy-duty machines, nozzles, and other attachments so we can easily adjust our methods depending on the type of surface.

Strict Safety Standards

Washh follows the most stringent cleaning and disinfecting protocols to ensure that your retirement facility is clean and safe. We eliminate all hazardous substances so that your residents are out of harm’s way. We also wear proper PPE to ensure your safety.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions

Our proprietary cleaning solutions are effective in removing even the most stubborn stains. We do not use toxic chemicals so our cleaning products will not harm the environment or your residents.

Insured and Bonded

If you choose Washh for your pressure washing needs, you can be confident that your retirement facility will be clean and safe. We are a fully insured and bonded company so you won’t have to worry about potential risks or property damage. 

Adjusting to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into confusion and disarray. In these uncertain times, it is imperative to take precautions. At Washh, we put extra care in carrying out services in retirement facilities, which consists of an high-risk age group.

We make sure to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As such, we have extended our offerings to include cleaning and sanitation services as well as decontamination and disinfection services. Our technicians come dressed in full personal protective equipment and use only EPA-registered solutions, keeping our clients safe and healthy.

Contact Washh Today for Expert Pressure Washing Services

When a retirement community looks clean, well-kept, and cared for, it increases the appeal for seniors who are looking for their next home. A property that looks its best will draw their attention while one that is neglected will cause them to pass by.

Trust Washh to take care of your pressure washing needs. We use safe and gentle products while ensuring optimal results. We follow safety protocols in every job order for your peace of mind. We never compromise the quality of our services, too. Contact us today to get a free estimate or learn more about retirement facility pressure washing in Charlotte NC.