Is Your Sidewalk Hurting or Helping Your Image? 4 Reasons to Pressure Wash It

Often, when we get calls from our commercial or residential customers, they want the outside of their building pressure washed.

Often, when we get calls from our commercial or residential customers, they want the outside of their building pressure washed. When we ask if they want their sidewalk to be done as well, they usually say “no, it doesn’t need it.” Once we finish washing the exterior of the building, though, it becomes obvious that the sidewalk they thought was clean is anything but. Sidewalks don’t require a lot of maintenance, but they should be pressure washed for many reasons. These are just some of the reasons to hire a Charleston pressure washing company to clean yours today!

First Impressions

When people walk up to any house or building, the first thing they notice is the curb appeal. If your sidewalks haven’t been washed recently, you might not notice – but they will. It is essential, especially as a business owner, to make a good first impression. If your sidewalks are rundown or overrun by dirt and debris, that doesn’t say much for your attention to detail. Keeping the exterior of your home or business neat and clean is important, so don’t forget the thing that runs right in front of it – the sidewalk.

Safety Issues!

When you allow dirt, debris, and algae to build up on concrete and asphalt, it can lead to slick and dangerous conditions. As a property owner, you must keep your premises safe. If someone accidentally slips and falls around your home or office, that can lead to a litigious situation. It is much easier to be proactive and safe by maintaining the sidewalks, entryways, and parking lots around your business than to deal with the expense of a slip and fall personal injury!

Extend the Life of Concrete

Concrete is a very low-maintenance material, but that doesn’t make it entirely maintenance-free. Pressure washing can help to stop the growth of weeds that can eventually make your concrete buckle and crack. By preventing weeds, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your concrete. You chose concrete because it has an upgraded appearance and it is very durable, so it is important to spend a little more to keep it clean and safe from damage.


Sidewalks are what people use to get to your home or office. So everything that is on the sidewalk will likely make its way onto their shoes and into your building. Pressure washing can help to remove dirt, dust, and allergens that can be potentially harmful if brought into your home or office. All those particles can become airborne and circulate, which will eventually reduce the quality of the air you breathe!

Although most people just assume that their concrete is as clean as it can be, typically it is anything but. Leaving dirt, debris, and algae building up can make your sidewalks hazardous. It also means that all those toxins will be trampled through your home or office, not to mention that it is probably not making the best impression possible. At Peppers Pressure Washing, we clean all things exterior, including sidewalks, entryways, and parking lots. If it has been a long time since you have had your sidewalk cleaned, contact us to schedule your appointment today!