When cleaning your home or business establishment, it is important to consider which establishment will be best suited for your needs.
Many customers that are seeking to have their business or home cleaned through a pressure washing company typically want a job done and done right.
Some customers understand the value of hiring a professional service company and value the extra distance that these elite companies are willing to provide.
Many homeowners decide to do pressure washing jobs themselves. Using small pressure washers from a box store such as Home Depot or Lowe’s will only get a consumer so far.
The most aggressive and efficient pressure washer you can possibly buy from a store like Home Depot would be a 3 gallon per minute machine at 3500 PSI.
This equipment might sound viable as an option, but when comparing a pressure washing equipment piece like this to what a professional company that you could hire would provide, there is absolutely a remarkable difference.
Most professional pressure washing companies use a minimum of 8 to 10 gallons per minute at 4000 psi.
Alongside having much more efficient and higher-powered units to perform the cleaning, there is also the contributing factor of understanding how to use the equipment and hiring a company that has processes associated with this equipment.
One of the benefits of hiring a professional that has professional equipment and processes you will have your business or home cleaned correctly the first time.
Many of the services that an exterior cleaning company provides, especially in Washington state, are services that require specialty equipment.
For example, soft washing and moss treatment is something that the average consumer is not capable of performing themselves.
To perform a soft wash on an asphalt shingle roof, there is deep cycle marine batteries that are required to power a 12 volt pump. The 12-volt pump then has a blend manifold that pulls three parts. One part is a surfactant that allows the sodium hypochloride to cling to the roof or surface the air cleaning. The cleaning agent in the 12 volt being applied to the roof is a 12.5% sodium hypochloride.
Consumers are not capable of purchasing 12.5% sodium hypochloride from standard distributors.
Not having access to industry specific chemicals or equipment is a barrier of entry that homeowners typically do not have access to.
When choosing the right pressure washing company in Washington state for your needs, it is important to consider a few other factors.
Having adequate and comprehensive insurance that is at least 1 million of an umbrella policy is imperative.
Many fly by night companies or small mom and pops do not have insurance or licensing and bonding.
When working at heights, on roofs, and using dangerous chemicals and high-powered equipment it is imperative that there is a worker’s compensation policy for employees while on the job site at customers, homes or businesses.
This is important because if there is any accidents or mishaps then the insurance company covers the accident rather than leaving the homeowner at fault.
Aside from having adequate insurance and workers’ compensation coverage, it is also important to check the background of the company.
Checking the background of the pressure washing company you hire in washing the state can be done a handful of ways, but the best way is to check Google for Google reviews.
Reviews shared on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, tick, tock, LinkedIn or Google reviews show prospective clients or customers. Previous work that you have done and give social validation.
This is very important as it is modern-day word of mouth. Wordspreads fast whether you provide a good service or a bad service and it is important to get a fuel for the company you’re hiring before you invite them to your property.
Just because a company doesn’t have a thousand reviews doesn’t mean that they’re a bad company. The quality of review and the responsiveness of the company also should play a factor of how you consider who to hire.
Oftentimes there can be a discrepancy or a negative review and reading the reviews and seeing how the business responds to the negative review gives you a really good idea of how the company will handle mishaps.
This is a great insight and allows a consumer to make a better-educated decision before doing business with a pressure washing company here in the Pacific Northwest.