Three Ways To Boost Your Business’s Curb Appeal

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized |

It doesn’t matter what type of industry you operate within; you need to keep your business attractive and appealing to customers. Competitive pricing and a quality product or service isn’t the only way to accomplish this goal. Keeping the exterior of your business neat is also important. Here are just some of the ways you can improve the exterior of your building to attract more customers.   Update Landscaping If you installed landscaping when you first opened the building, but haven’t updated it recently, it’s time to revisit the area. Understand that old, outdated, and untamed landscaping can actually do more harm than good. Poor looking landscaping makes your business look unprofessional, which can make customers assume the products or services you offer are of low quality. Whether you change your landscaping design, plant new shrubs, or replace your rocks or mulch, these changes can rejuvenate your business’s curb appeal and attract the eyes of more people.   Clean The Lot Hire a street sweeper, such as those found at Armstrong Sweeping Inc/ASI, to keep your lot clean. It doesn’t matter how many waste containers you have installed on your property, not all customers are going to utilize them. Instead, they might simply toss their trash in your parking lot. Additionally, waste from other areas can blow into the lot and environmental elements like dust and leaves can settle on the ground. All of these objects make your lot look dirty, which is again a reflection of your business. A street sweeping service can clean up your lot efficiently and quickly to reveal a neat and well-organized space. Update Signage It’s not uncommon for a business to update their brand logo over the years. Whether it’s a change in the color of the font, a change in the font style, or the addition of a catchy slogan, make sure you are updating the signage on your building to reflect these changes. Failure to update the signage can cause issues with brand recognition. Some potential clients might have one image of your business in mind, but if your signage doesn’t reflect this image, they may not associate you with the sign and think your business is something different. Always ensure you’re keeping your signage up-to-date to ensure consistency and better brand recognition. It doesn’t matter how great your products or services are—if you can’t get people in the door, this is a problem that will hinder your success. Ensure you are keeping the exterior of your business in mind to maintain a great curb...

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2 Ways To Clean Your Vinyl Siding Without A Pressure Washer

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

One of the reasons that vinyl siding is a great choice for your house is because it’s relatively low-maintenance – the color doesn’t fade or peel, so there’s no need to repaint it regularly. However, it will start to look dingy if you don’t clean the siding every so often. Cleaning your vinyl siding is an easy job if you have a pressure washer, but what if you don’t? You don’t have to just live with dirty siding. There are a couple of other ways to get the job done, and they aren’t as difficult as you might think. By Hand You may not have the power of a pressure washer, but there’s no substitute for good old fashioned manpower. You can clean the siding by hand. If you’re battling mold or mildew, vinegar and water make an excellent solution for cleaning vinyl siding. Start by covering the grass or plants close to your house with a tarp, because vinegar can kill your plants if it spills or drips on them. Then mix your cleaning solution in a bucket, put on rubber gloves to protect your hands, and head out with your scrub brush to clean the siding. Start at the top of the house and work your way down – that way the vinegar and water solution that runs down the siding as you clean the top will loosen the dirt and make your work below a bit easier. What if there are only a few visible spots that you need to clean? Spot-cleaning your siding is even easier, and you don’t even need to mix up a solution. Grab a bathroom cleaner like Scrubbing Bubbles, spray it on, let it sit for a minute, and scrub it off. It’s probably not practical to buy enough spray cans to scrub the entire house, but if someone was cleaning the grill too close to the house last weekend and left grease stains on the siding, this is a simple and easy way to remove them. With a Garden Sprayer Not up to all of that scrubbing by hand? That’s OK too. An option that’s easier than scrubbing and cheaper than buying or renting a pressure washer is mixing up a bleach solution in a garden sprayer. You can use just bleach and water, or you can add laundry detergent for extra cleaning power. Bleach, like vinegar, is bad for your plants, so you should again make sure that you protect them before you start spraying. You may also want to wear a safety mask to protect your face and prevent you from breathing in bleach fumes. It can help to attach a fireman nozzle to the garden sprayer if...

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