As we roll into 2021, most people are looking for a fresh start all the way around. Last year was, well, challenging. But although things have eased somewhat, that doesn’t mean that we are back to normal. Unfortunately, we will all still be spending a lot of time at home. But that isn’t all bad! Now is an excellent time to throw some TLC into making your home’s curbside appeal that much more appealing! Pressure washing is an excellent way to not only make your home look like new again, it can help to extend the life of your exterior materials. But not all pressure washing companies are the same. Before you simply Google “pressure washing” and choose the first company that pops up, make sure to look for these five things that will save you a whole lot of headaches!
1. They are Licensed and Insured
Power washing can be a very hazardous job if you don’t know what you are doing. Standing up on a ladder while spraying high-powered water can lead to an accident even if you are super careful. Make sure that any company you hire is both licensed and insured. Not only do you want to protect yourself if a worker has an accident while on the job, if they accidentally damage anything, you want to be assured that the company is covered to pay for the repairs.
2. They Understand Soft Versus Hard Washing Techniques
Hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt can be power washed without a problem. But there are some materials that are more fragile and or porous that should not have been hard washed. When power washing the exterior of a home, you have to know what you can and can’t power wash. Some surfaces will need to be soft washed, or they can be damaged and it can lead to some pretty disastrous consequences. Make sure that the company you hire knows the difference and has the expertise to get everything safely clean!
3. They Have a Good Reputation
Just a decade ago, a company had to build their reputation over years, and even decades. These days, you can usually gauge how well a company is doing in the community by simply reading online reviews. Go the extra length to see what previous customers are saying about a service before you sign on the dotted line to hire them. Also, make sure you know where the reviews are coming from, sometimes they can be nothing more than paid advertising.
4. Trained Professionals
It isn’t just about knowing the difference between soft washing and pressure washing, it takes training to use a power washer correctly, and to get to hard to reach places. Ask the company you are hiring what type of training their staff has and how much experience they have. Training is the key to a job well-done and getting the results you want.
5. Satisfaction Guaranteed
Make sure to ask any company you hire if they have a satisfaction guarantee that comes with service. There might be times when you see something they have missed. And if you aren’t happy, you should know what the company will do to make things right. Not every customer is going to be 100% satisfied, but a company should work over time to make sure that things are done correctly.
With the New Year upon us, now is the time to start clearing out and cleaning up. At Pepper Power Washing, we have trained professionals who not only know the ins and outs of soft washing versus power washing, we guarantee that you will love the job we do! Contact us today to schedule your service.