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Things to Consider when Selecting a Pressure Washing Company

April 5, 2016 at 4:48 pm

The accumulation of dirt, mildew or mold on your patio, roof, pool area or siding can pose a serious health threat to you and your family’s health. As such having your home properly cleaned regularly is the best way to maintain its value and health standards. Although you may be tempted to pressure wash your residence, it is advisable you hire a pressure washing company to handle all your pressure washing needs. When looking for a pressure washing company, there are a number of things you should consider.

Company

Cost
The first thing to consider is the cost of hiring a pressure washing firm. Before settling on a company, ask for a detailed quote. More importantly compare quotes from different service providers. However, do not make the mistake of deciding on the cheapest service provider. The reason being that cheap service providers sacrifice quality in order to make profits. Therefore, cost should not be the only factor influencing your decision when hiring a pressure washing firm.

License and insurance
A license is a legal document that shows a pressure washing company adheres to all laws and regulations prescribed by law. Hence, a license is another important thing to consider when hiring a company. A company that is willing and ready to produce its license upon request will be easy to work with. Thus, it is encouraged that you ask to see a license before hiring a pressure washing company. In addition to a license, a good pressure washing company also ought to have a comprehensive insurance policy. The policy should cover both employees and clients.

Cleaning products used
Chemical detergents are still widely used by pressure washing companies. However, this is not to say that these detergents are safe for humans and animals. In fact, some of the chemical detergents used are hazardous to humans. Therefore, it is advisable you settle on a company that uses eco-friendly cleaning products such as bio-degradable detergents. These products are formulated from organic materials and are safe for humans and animals. Choose a firm that uses such products especially if you have an infant who is fond of putting things in their mouth.

Wastewater disposal practices
The disposal of wastewater is another important thing to consider when hiring a pressure washing firm. Especially, since some municipalities have strict rules and regulations regarding disposal of sewage. Prior to hiring a company consider whether the firm has adhered to all regulations pertaining to disposal of wastewater applicable in your locality. If the company you hire does not adhere to the prescribed rules, you may end up being held liable. There are different methods of disposing of wastewater employed by pressure washing companies. Some companies use vacuum booms to suck up all waste water while others set up large containment pools for the collection of wastewater.

Customer reviews
In this digital era, it is possible to evaluate the efficiency of a company based on its online reviews. Thus, another important thing to consider is what other people are saying about an individual firm. You can scour the internet for reviews of different companies and use the reviews to select the best.