Clean your Signs

Removing Grime & Sprinkler Deposits

Yes, I know it’s a simple thing, but maintaining your signs by cleaning them periodically, approximately once or twice a year can drastically increase the lifetime of your sign. Signs are made of various materials but mostly aluminum, plastic or metal. So, for hard water spots caused by sprinklers? CLR works great, it cleans off the hard water deposits, but don’t just stop there.

Painted Signs

Signs are painted with Automotive paint, so use automotive paint cleaners like “Meguiar’s Automotive Cleaning Products”. The “Meguiar’s Cleaner” can remove oxidation from the sun and make the sign shine like new.

We would also recommend using “Carnuba Automotive Paint Wax” to re-protect the painted sign from the damaging rays of the sun as the sign paint ages.

If you do this once a year, you will increase the lifespan of your sign, especially in the Southern States where the suns rays are stronger.

Plastic Signs

We would also recommend using “Meguiar’s PlastX” to make your old plastic signs look like new again, this formula also protects the plastic from future oxidation. Use the cleaner once a year on your plastic signs to keep them looking good.

Remove Critters

Animals like squirrels, birds, mice, spiders, lizards, snails, etc. like warm places and electrical signs are a magnet for these critters, especially in colder climates when the temperature drops. Periodically go out and clean out any nests or burrows that these guys have made inside your letters or sign cabinets.

Check your Sign at Night

We get plenty of calls from folks who say we have been loosing business for months and we just noticed our sign doesn’t light at night anymore. Unfortunately bulb’s, lamps & LED’s will eventually burn out, there’s nothing we can do about that. But it doesn’t have to be a catastrophe; once a week drive by your sign at night and just look to see if it is lighting. If not, give us a call and we can provide a timely service call to fix the issue.

Sprinklers – Toxic to Signs

Keep “Hard Water” away from signs. Walk the sign locations and plot out the sprinkler head locations near the sign and make sure they are 1/2″ Radius or 1/4″ radius sprinkler heads that shoot AWAY from the sign and not on the sign. Just keeping sprinkler water away from a sign, with proper maintenance, will allow a sign to last 10, 15 maybe even 20 years, but sprinkler water can destroy a sign in 2 to 5 years if left unattended.