On your daily commute to work, do you ever look around you? Do you notice just how many company vehicles are on the road? They are on the way to sales calls, maintenance calls, marketing events and more. Do you really think the salesperson is going to wash off his company vehicle after making a day of calls in a snowstorm? I didn't either.
This is why the pressure washing industry has started to serve those who have fleets of vehicles. Some companies purchase their own equipment and have their maintenance or janitorial staff does the pressure washing in house. And, others outsource the job to a pressure washing company. But no matter who does it, fleet managers have realized the benefits of this cleaning method.
One reason fleets should be cleaned should be obvious. These car, trucks and vans are not all done up with the company logo because it looks pretty. The logos are on these vehicles for visibility. When I pass by an accident, I know what news station is there. When a power line is down, I know what company is fixing it. When someone is getting lunch delivered, I know what he or she is having. That is because these logos are advertising messages. If they are so cakes up with dirt, mud and soot, for one, I may not see the logo. Second of all, a company's image should be cleaned a polished. So, when I see it dirty, it sends an impression into my head of what that company considers important. (Okay- major snowstorm aside! But it better get washed off later!) A clean vehicle = a clean image. A clean image = a louder image.
Another reason why people are pressure washing their fleets is that it is quicker. Rather than filling up a bucket with soap and water, getting sponges and rags, finding ladders, and all the other equipment- well, that just killed about a half hour. Then, hand washing each vehicle, well, that's also a chore in itself. Pressure washing simply gets the job done faster.
A third reason also has to do with time, but no so much in the time it takes to wash each vehicle, but the frequency it is washed. If a company leaves the washing up to the representative who drives it, it may never get done. Perhaps setting aside one day a month/week for everyone to come in to have his or her vehicle washed would be more efficient. If the company is outsourcing the job, this is the way it will have to be done.
A fourth reason is that when done in-house, pressure washing could pay for itself. Imagine a fleet of sales people. They turn in hundreds of dollars of receipts from car washes per year. Having a resource in house eliminates the need to cut reimbursement checks for car washing expenses.
Lastly, pressure washing just works better. Whether you do it yourself, or hire a professional, your fleet will always look better and appealing. When you have more than one car to worry about, stop worrying and invest in a pressure washer.
Regardless whether you plan on cleaning fleets of trucks in house or by hiring the contractor you will need to use a recognized cleaning solution such as super film remover. By using it you will reduce the labor time, which will automatically save you a great amount of money. As far as the pressure washer, we recommend a machine with up to 2000 psi and 3-4 gpm. For more experienced pressure washer users, unit with 2500 psi will be an excellent fit.
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