Knowing what questions to ask a pressure washing company to see if they’re legit isn’t such a simple concept.
Most of the time we don’t say to ourselves, “When I do hire a Pressure washing company, what are the essentials that I need to ask for and get squared away before signing the contract?” Well, if you are like most people, you might be stuck in your tracts.
For those who are not inclined to do it themselves and don’t have the necessary materials to get the job done, you probably go third party, and a smart move it surely is! However, you want to be an informed shopper and make the right choice.
There’s a lot of info out there to get a grasp of when getting to the point of hiring out, and while it may seem confusing and discombobulated, you came to the right place! Cast your worries down and take note and LISTEN UP! Here are 8 questions to always ask pressure washing companies!
8 Questions to Always Ask Pressure Washing Companies
1. Are you insured?
This one can not be stressed enough. When you invite a pressure washing company to your home, the normal thing that anybody would expect is that they identify problems and leave the house better than they found it.
However, we all are flawed and that might not be the case!
Pressure washing is an inherently dangerous job and accidents are possible (ladder safety is a must). Ensure that the company you are looking to hire has appropriate liability insurance for damages that could occur. Don’t be that guy who doesn’t ask!
2. How are your technicians certified?
Operating pressure washing machinery is not laughing matter, it’s a useful, yet dangerous tool to operate that can lead to bodily harm and property damage if handled inappropriately.
Certification develops trust in the relationship, so do your due diligence to ask about the certification process and all its confines that the company uses to certify their technicians. It would hurt and is highly recommended to do your research on the company beforehand.
Lastly, there are soaps, surfactants, and detergents that are used when doing a soft wash, roof wash, or a commercial cleaning job.
3. What is your cleaning process?
One of the things you want to do is to make sure that the pressure washing professionals know their stuff, so ask about the cleaning process! Pressure washing and its respective cleaning solution will vary depending on the surface being cleaned.
Ask about pressure and cleaning solutions being used in the process! Different surfaces call for different pressure and cleaning solutions, and if you see the same cleaning procedure done all throughout your house, you are in for a bad service!
Avoid problems down the road by ensuring that power washing professionals know exactly what the job’s needs entail.
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4. What is your process for washing windows?
Before hiring pressure washing services, make sure you consult with them about the way they wash windows. Windows are made up of class which is a no-go for high pressure washing due to its inability to withstand the concentrated pressure.
Even with low pressure, windows can still be damaged, so your best bet is to go with a company that will wash your windows without using a pressure washer.
Trust me, you’d rather save yourself from stress and an empty wallet down the road! A good pressure washing company knows how to approach the topic of windows when doing a house wash!
5. Can you adjust to my schedule?
Sometimes in life, your schedule can turn on a dime in an instant with new things you have to get done, and unfortunately, it can be tricky to find an available time to be home while your property is being washed as services take time to ensure a thorough job is done.
Find a company that is willing to work around your schedule for optimum convenience!
6. Can you share proof of the quality of your work?
Sometimes in this day and age there’s companies out there that like to pull the wool over your eyes by talking a big game, but not delivering on the back end. Ask for before and after photos of previous work being done, and if they can’t give you that, that’s a red flag!
Any company that has pride in the work they do will always be willing to share photos of what they did to make a difference. Scrutinize carefully, and verify!
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7. Do you have references that you can share?
While photos are good supplemental material to give a company credibility in the work that they do, make sure to follow up even deeper by asking to share references. References can be highly subjective, not tell the whole story, and can be manufactured by companies in order to boost their ratings with the clientele they serve, so beware!
8. Do you offer a guarantee for your service?
There are some questions that easily come to mind, but nevertheless, there are others that aren’t. This is an example of one that isn’t. Every pressure washing company should guarantee that their work is effective, high quality, and exactly what the customer wants in reasonable terms.
If there is ever an instance where you might feel that any answers that don’t meet your expectations or are unsatisfactory, it’s smart to not move forward.
Bonus: How much does pressure washing cost?
That last question you can ask (and why not go for it) is how much pressure washing costs? While there are numerous factors to consider, a solid company can give you a rough idea.
In fact, here at Bright Exterior Cleaning & Pressure Washing we have created an entire pricing guide to help homeowners like yourself figure it out before hiring a company!
Check out our Pressure Washing Cost guide here!
Asking the right questions to pressure washing companies can be a tricky ordeal that can cause stress and anxiety, but there is hope in the grand scheme of things with the questions laid out.
First and foremost, the one thing you deserve as a customer is high-quality service in the cleaning of your property. Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions to find the best fit for you!
All in all, the goal in mind is to save you time, money, and stress, so no need to worry any longer! Now that you are equipped with all you need to know, you are better prepared to ensure pressure washing companies are worth your time!
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