Whether you are a business owner, a homeowner, or both, you know that watching your budget is important. That’s why it can be tempting to save money on something like an outdoor brush and pick a cheaper product. Unfortunately, choosing that less expensive brush could end up costing you more in both time and money. Choosing a quality brush could actually help you save!

How a Great Brush Saves You Time and Money

No need to do the job twice.

One of the biggest issues with an inexpensive outdoor brush is the fill pattern of the bristles. To save money on the construction of the brush, a manufacturer may create an incomplete fill pattern. This will allow materials to escape from the bristles and get left behind on the ground. You’ll end up needing to do the same areas over and over again to pick up all the debris. This slows down your operation. In commercial cleaning, this means more money and time spent on a single task. In domestic cleaning, it means you are wasting time re-sweeping your outdoor areas when you could be doing something else.

You’ll replace the brush less often.

Inexpensive brushes aren’t built to last. Manufacturers will use the cheapest materials possible to bring the cost of the brush down. While that can make for an appealing price tag for the customer, over the long term it can spell disaster. That’s because those inexpensive materials are more likely to wear out or break. Bristles may wear down on your brush quickly, the brush head might detach from the handle, or the handle itself may end up splintering or snapping. In any case, you’ll be replacing the brush sooner. Over time, that could mean you are actually spending way more money on outdoor brushes than you would be if you’d simply invested in a quality one in the first place.

You’ll make a better impression.

First impressions matter. If you are using a brush that’s not doing the job right, it can reflect badly on both your home and your business. It can make your space look sloppy. For a business owner, that can make a bad impression on your customers. While a messy outdoor space isn’t likely to cost you their business on its own, it can give customers a negative impression of your company. That’s definitely not something that you can afford to do. If you are using the outdoor brush in a commercial cleaning operation, it could cost you business thanks to sloppy results.

What to Look For in a High-Quality Outdoor Brush

So how do you know you are buying a high-quality brush? It’s not all in the price tag. More expensive doesn’t always equate to higher quality. You’ll want to look for evidence of the quality, such as:

  • Heavy-duty materials. Is the handle made of solid wood? Are the bristles made from a material that will hold up over time?
  • Fill pattern of the bristles. Are the bristles closely packed so they pick up sediment on the first pass?
  • Size of the brush head. Can you cover a larger area in a short amount of time?
  • Versatile materials. Can you use the brush on both wet and dry surfaces?

Your best bet for finding a high-quality outdoor brush that you’ll love to use is to buy from a trusted brand. Longara has been manufacturing high-quality brushes for domestic and commercial cleaning use for over 50 years. Check out our selection of high-quality brushes for both indoor and outdoor use on our website. You can contact our team for more information about any of our products or for more help finding the one that’s right for you.