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Wichita Bird Control and Your Business: Why You Should Give a Crap

Today we examine the real costs of all those birds on your business property. From disease to damaged building materials to giving your customers a bad first impression, it’s time to take control of your property. Keep reading to see what we mean, and then give us a call at (316) 655-5665. We’re your top choice for Wichita bird control.

Birds on business sidewalk

Does this sidewalk remind you of anything? Are you and your business battling a pigeon takeover? Maybe it started with one or two innocent-looking pigeons, but now you have dozens of them, huddled up every morning on the sidewalks surrounding your business. You have to tiptoe just to avoid stepping in fresh bird droppings.

You may think, “Oh, it’s just a few birds” or “Since I can’t do anything about it, I guess I’ll live with it.” Unfortunately, not taking control of your bird takeover is an expensive risk. Here are a few of the reasons it’s time to invest in Clean Rite Pressure Washing, Wichita’s top bird control solution.

1)    Birds will destroy your property with their poop and their nests.

Bird poop contains uric acid, a corrosive chemical with a strong enough pH to erode building materials like wood, which has a strong enough pH level to erode building materials like wood, steel, and stone. Bird droppings can discolor paint, eat through awnings, and even short out electrical equipment around your business. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), “the life expectancy of a warehouse roof can be cut in half by a light, but continuous, layer of bird droppings.” Whoa!

Bird nests, too, can cause big problems for your business property. Your rain gutters, drains, chimneys, and ventilation systems are prime real estate for Wichita’s birds. Unfortunately, clogging up these key areas with nests can wreak havoc on drainage and ventilation systems, even causing destructive fires.

2)    Birds will physically prevent customers from getting to your business.

Want to stop customers from getting to your storefront? Having hundreds of live birds around your property will do the trick. No one wants to tiptoe between angry pigeons and scattered bird poop—no matter how great your business is. Plus, this flock creates a steady, noisy hum of activity that can deter customers, too.

3)    Birds can turn your business into a haven for disease. No joke.

According to InterNACHI, scientific studies have revealed more than 60 transmittable diseases and parasitic organisms found within common bird droppings. Every time a customer steps in a puddle of bird poop on your sidewalk, you increase the risk of these dangerous diseases spreading through the air. Stepping on these dried-out droppings releases those toxins into your customers’ lungs, causing diseases like histoplasmosis. Not exactly what you want your business to be known for…

4)    Birds make your business look and feel crappy.

You have to dress for success—and that includes your business. When you allow your property to be infested with pigeons and bird poop, you tell the world that you have more important things to worry about than the cleanliness of your property. How clean is the inside if the outside looks like this?

5)    Birds won’t leave on their own. You need some help.

In the case of pigeons roosting all over your business property, bird droppings are used as geographic markers, guiding pigeons back to familiar roosts. Because birds like pigeons are drawn to the scent of their own waste, only thoroughly cleaning a business surface will deter them from returning with their feathered friends.

Have you heard enough? It’s true—you and your business cannot afford to ignore the problem of a bird takeover. Give us a call at (316) 655-5665 to see what Clean Rite can do to resolve your bird control problems once and for all. Your customers will thank you for it.

Posted by CleanRite, on July 30th, 2013. Leave A Comment.

Commercial Pressure Washing in Wichita: Why It Pays To Hire A Pro

Today we talk about how DIY pressure washing can cause big problems for you and your business: environmental problems, property damage, and serious personal injuries. Discover the facts behind power washing, and then give us a call at (316) 655-5665.

Let’s say you need to clean up your business property. Maybe your building is weather-worn or covered in nasty green mildew. Maybe you have a big problem with Wichita’s downtown pigeon population turning your sidewalks into a public restroom. Maybe your property was recently vandalized and now you’ve got some serious graffiti you need to get cleaned up. Whatever the scenario, a big question faces you and your business:

Should you buy/rent a pressure washer and do it yourself or should you hire a professional power washing company to do it for you?

It’s tempting to think that doing it yourself is the way to go– you tell yourself you’ll be able to save a bunch of money. And, hey, power washing looks kind of fun, doesn’t it?

Before you rush out to the rental center and pick up a power washer, we’d like to take a minute to explain why it pays to hire a professional. It turns out there’s a lot more to effective, safe power washing than just shooting a hose at dirt.

Why it will pay to hire a pro like Clean Rite:

1) Pressure washing on your own can cause serious injuries.

A common misconception is that a commercial pressure washer is just a hose– with a little more juice. A little more juice is right! Pressure washers employ up to 4,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. That’s enough juice to carve holes in your building’s siding, seriously disfigure and splinter wooden decks or panels, and literally tear into human flesh. That kind of pressure becomes a hot, slicing knife when it comes in contact with our soft skin. Don’t believe us? Check out this video about the dangers of pressure washers.

On the other hand, the trained professionals at Clean Rite Pressure Washing are well-versed in pressure washer safety. We’ll make sure to protect you and your clients from dangerous washer spray. You can trust our tradition of safety and excellence– we’ve been doing this for decades. Click here to learn more about the Clean Rite difference.

2) Pressure washing on your own can destroy your property.

In addition to showing the harm of power washers to the human body, the video above shows how unprofessional power washing can really batter your business property. Did you see how that power washer sliced through pieces of wood like they were steak? Incorrect calibration of a power washer can result in holes in your vinyl siding or wooden decks. If a nozzle isn’t positioned correctly on the sprayer, it can come flying off, becoming a water-propelled bullet headed right for your business’s windows.

Plus, unprofessional high-pressure washing can fire water up into the cracks of your building’s siding, causing mold and mildew within the building. Getting these problems fixed is known to cost upwards of $10,000! Hiring Clean Rite to take care of your project can save you time, money, and major repairs down the road.

3) Pressure washing on your own can get you in trouble with the law.

Did you know that your company is responsible for the quality of water that it pumps into Wichita’s municipal drainage system? When you decide to take pressure washing into your own hands, you take a dangerous risk legally: your company can be prosecuted and fined for environmental pollution unless you’re complying with Federal and state regulations on water runoff.

When you chemically clean your business property, those chemicals inescapably run down onto the surrounding ground, potentially damaging plants on your property and spreading to the city’s drainage system. You won’t think much of it until you and your company are fined for failing to comply with Wichita’s Storm Water Ordinance, which requires that any discharge of water be chemically-reduced. These fines can total up to $50,000!

Meanwhile, Clean Rite Pressure Washing uses environmentally-friendly methods to wash your property while using a complex wastewater collection system to prevent harmful chemicals from contaminating public water. We also provide completely chemical-free cleaning options, making sure to accommodate to your company’s preference and values.

Want to learn more about Clean Rite’s commitment to providing the best pressure washing services in Wichita? Give Art a call today at (316) 655-5665 to discover how Clean Rite can save you time, money, and hassle.

Posted by CleanRite, on July 17th, 2013. Leave A Comment.

Property Maintenance and Pressure Washing: Wichita, Derby, Andover and Sedgwick County Area

Are you tired of juggling multiple service companies in an effort to professionally maintain your property?  Clean Rite Pressure Washing and Property Services takes the hassle out of property management, providing the services you need quickly and efficiently.  Unlike some fly by night “maintenance companies,” we have the experience and expertise to deliver professional, EPA / CWA compliant, environmentally friendly work that will impress your customers and investors, as well as retain the value of your property.

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Posted by CleanRite, on January 18th, 2012. Leave A Comment.

Keep Your Property Clear of Excess Salt and Sand this Winter

We can help you:

  • Wash away the excess salt and sand residue so it doesn’t track into your store!
  • Clean your sidewalks, entryways and parking areas preventing further salt damage inside and outside your store or office.
  • Wash your shopping carts’ wheels to help keep your tile floors clean.
  • Reduce concrete damage from winter salting by pressure washing traffic areas.

Posted by CleanRite, on December 16th, 2011. Leave A Comment.