First impressions matter to customers. Do not let dirt, grease, stains or gum on your sidewalks, parking lot, drive-thru, and entrances turn people away from your business. If you have neglected the exterior of your business for too long, it is time to call in professional power washers.

Studies show that buyers make 90% of their purchasing decisions subconsciously, which is why you need to positively affect your consumers’ impressions of your business before they walk in your store. These are the main areas you should pay attention to outdoors to make sure customers feel welcomed into your store.

Sidewalks, Parking Lots, Drive-Thrus

These high traffic areas see a lot of traffic and accumulate a lot of dirt, litter, and stains as a result. Hosing down or sweeping the area can only do so much, especially if there is stuck-on rust or grease. Both vehicle and foot traffic can cause a mess in no time in these areas. People frequent these parts of your establishment enough to notice how they are maintained, and it will leave an impression on them – good or bad depending on how well you manage it.


The look of your business’ entrance is just as important as the inside. It will be your customer’s first interaction with your establishment and, as such, will set the tone for the rest of their time there. A professional power wash will revitalize your exterior walls and give it a fresh look without having to resort to expensive paint jobs or renovations. A spotless entrance will set the stage for a positive shopping experience for first-time and returning customers.

Waste Disposal

Your building’s dumpster might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about impressions your customers will have. But, this area can be an eyesore for people and be the source of unpleasant odours, even if it is out of sight. Even if it gets emptied on a regular basis, your waste disposal area can still quickly become a disaster. Having it regularly washed will keep your trash storage area clear of grime, stains, and odours, especially on hot summer days.

For all of your exterior power washing needs, call Edifice Services. We have been one of the largest cleaners of parking lots, warehouses, garages, apartments, and other commercial buildings in the Greater Toronto Area since 1988. Every day, our team of skilled technicians sweep, scrub, and power wash floors; flush floor drains and vacuum catch basins; apply sealers to garage floors; and clean warehouses. Call us today for a quote.