Guide to Sign Maintenance

Guide to Sign Maintenance

Signs that look worn or not functioning properly may be sending the wrong message to potential customers. It’s important to make a good first impression. Sign maintenance is important for both your exterior and interior signs.

Let’s look at some building signage maintenance tasks that can increase the life of your signs and keep them looking great. Spectrum Signs Systems offers professional maintenance services that can extend the life of your signs, and help you increase your ROI.

Exterior Sign Maintenance

These simple maintenance tips can make your signage look better.

Checklist for exterior building signs maintenance:

  • Regularly clean exterior signs. Additional staff can be hired if necessary.
  • After heavy rains, strong winds, or ice storms, you can quickly clean your signage.
  • Make sure you turn off the power before cleaning an electric sign.
  • To avoid damaging the sign, keep the nozzle sprayer at least one foot from it.
  • If you are able to reach the sign, wash it with mild detergent and a soft, lint-free towel.
  • Keep in mind that dirt can accumulate in corners and crevices.

To ensure that your detergent doesn’t leave behind any residue or damage, rinse the sign well. To prevent water spots, dry the sign as soon as possible. You should also inspect the base, sign face, and letters for any damage. You can schedule an appointment with a technician from S & S Signs to repair any damage.

How to Maintain Exterior Signs

Your sign may be damaged by power washers that exceed 200 psi. Water should not be heated above 180 degrees. Avoid harsh chemicals, scrapers, and newspapers. These can scratch or pit your sign and cause it to become dull.

S & S Signs’ blog has many tips and tricks to keep your signs in good shape.

Maintaining interior signs

You need to choose the best location for interior signs. Signs should not be exposed to direct sunlight as this can cause discoloration, warping, and fading. Blinds can be used to filter direct sunlight through windows and doors if you need to place signs. Signage maintenance in interior buildings is easier than outside maintenance because of the weather.

You still have to clean them and inspect them often. You should inspect them for any splatters or spills, fingerprints, and other unsightly debris. If you own a convenience shop, for example, you must wipe down the signs at the food counters and soda fountains.

Interior signs are used to indicate which direction is in the doctor’s office. Every business should examine its customer flow and add signs as needed. Use warm water, mild dish soap, and soft cloths to clean acrylic or metal signs. Avoid commercial cleaners and glass cleaners as they can damage your signage and weaken sealants.

Maintenance of LED Signs

Cleaning LED signs are similar to cleaning interior signs. Spot cleaning LED signs can be done with a glass cleaner and a soft cloth. Avoid harsh chemicals such as Lysol or Pinesol.

Turn off the power to your LED signs when they are not being used. This will extend their useful life and conserve energy.

Professional Sign Maintenance

The building signage maintenance team at a school, hospital, or business performs the following tasks:

  • Sign repairs, both internal and external
  • Debris and bird nests can be removed
  • Paint touch-up
  • Treat rust and repair chips and cracks
  • Repair and replace panels
  • Redirect or replace bulbs
  • Routine maintenance and emergency repairs
  • Fix frames and posts
  • Storm damage repairs
  • Replacing or repairing the front desk, lobby, and wall signage
  • Parking lot signs and lighting should be maintained

S&S Signs can be reached at (309) 692-6994. For more information on building maintenance or to schedule a routine maintenance visit by our sign maintenance staff, please contact S&S Signs.

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