No one wants to think about it but it won’t be long before the weather starts to change and it’s far less pleasant to be outside doing maintenance on your company’s signage. The time to address cleaning, maintenance, or upgrades that your signage needs is right now. Infinity Signs, NW helps many of our customers with regular maintenance and cleaning of their signage to help them ensure that their investment lasts as long as possible. Here are a few tips we’ve put together to help those of you who are up to tackling sign maintenance themselves:
- Cleaning Signs – this is often overlooked as people just simply don’t think of their sign as a place that gets dirty, but it certainly is. Exterior signage should be cleaned at least once a year to remove dirt and grim, bird droppings, lawn clippings or dust all of which could be accumulating over time.
Plastic Signs – One of the best ways to clean your plastic sign is by using a power washer. Stand at least a foot or two away from the sign and use a circular spray nozzle set lower than 2000 psi.
Acrylic Signs – For acrylic signs use a clean, soft cloth and some lukewarm water to just wipe it down. Be sure not to use anytime of harsh cleaning agent or abrasive tool as this will ruin your sign’s appearance.
Metal Signs – For metal signs use a soft cloth, dip it in a bucket filled with warm water, a cup of liquid dish soap and a cup of white vinegar. Gently wash the sign down and dry with another clean cloth.
- Maintenance – inspect your sign regularly for things such as damage to the lettering, burned out bulbs, exposed cables or wires, loose brackets, etc. If you find any of these items you should address them right away either by replacing worn out items or repairing them and putting them back to their original positioning. If you notice signs of cracking or peeling contact Infinity Signs, NW immediately before it destroys the appearance of your sign. In some cases a protective coating can be applied to the sign every few years that can also help improve its longevity, this will depend on the type of sign you have.
It’s important to remember that the condition of your sign has a direct impact on your customer’s opinion of your business. A shabby looking sign sends the message that you can’t be trusted to meet their needs. Some simply, regular maintenance can make all the difference in the perception the public has of your company.