You’ve noticed that certain parts of your house are starting to look a little grimy or unsightly. You know it needs power washed, but don’t know a lot about the process. Here are important questions to ask when hiring a power washing service.
- Are you insured?
- How are your technicians certified?
- What is your cleaning process, and how do you handle windows?
- Can you work around my schedule?
- Can you provide examples of your work and or reviews?
- Do you offer a guarantee?
Are You Insured?
Insurance is essential when it comes to doing work on your home. If anything unexpected happens, you want to make sure the company will cover damages. Be sure to be familiar with exactly how their insurance works. Not all insurance is the same, and you don’t want to make assumptions about what is covered. Also, you want to make sure they have insurance on their employees if they are injured on the job. If they don’t, you can be liable for medical costs.
How Are Your Technicians Certified?
Technicians being properly certified is extremely important. If power washing is done incorrectly, it can end up causing a lot of damage. Ensure the technicians have been certified through reputable means.
What is Your Cleaning Process, and How Do You Handle Windows?
Depending on the surfaces you need power washed, they will need to be handled in different ways. For example, the siding will be cleaned differently than concrete. Asking the company about their different processes will give you an idea of how much they actually know about power washing.
As for windows, they cannot be power washed, and if a company says they will power wash them, you should stay away. Windows are fragile, and using a power washer can destroy them.
Can You Work Around My Schedule?
If the company requires you to be there while they are working, it is important to know if they can work around your schedule.
Can You Show Me Examples of Your Work or Provide References?
You should not trust a company at their word if they cannot provide proof of their services. Ask them to provide before and after pictures of their work, along with reviews from actual customers.
Do You Offer a Guarantee?
If a company is reputable, they should offer a guarantee that the work will be done well. If they are not confident enough in their work to offer a guarantee, you should consider a company that has more experience.