Pressure washing is a popular home improvement and property improvement service because it is both affordable, cost effective and can make an incredible difference to a home or properties curb appeal and value. This is particular important if you are looking at selling your house or commercial premises.
Many DIY enthusiasts may opt to perform the pressure washing works themselves. Many people own their own pressure washer and washing equipment or may know somebody they can borrow a pressure washing from to perform the works. If however you are looking to employ or engage a professional pressure washing services company, there are a few suggestions you may want to consider beforehand in order to avoid getting ripped off, having your property damaged or just having a bad experience in general.
Pressure washing requires no formal education like other trades in the construction industry such as plumbing or electricians. Anybody can simply purchase or acquire a power washer and start their own power washing business and basically learn how to do the job on the job. It lacks a certain due respect and it is assumed that there is nothing to know and anybody could perform the works without any experience or knowledge of the industry and the working procedures. However this is a very mistaken view and many contractors will make mistakes during their establishment phase, usually the first couple of years at least as they learn their new trade. This can mean that they damage property in the beginning or not perform the job in a satisfactory manner.
There are some fundamental requirements that you should be looking out for when engaging a company to perform exterior cleaning and power washing services to your property. Here is a list of those requirements.
- Are they experienced? Ideally, you want to find a company that has been around for a long time. The longer the better.
- Are they accredited with the UAMCC (United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners) or the PWNA (Power Washers of North America) These associations are the leading associations in the Power Washing industry and are dedicated to the education of Pressure washing companies
- Are they insured? Make sure the company you employ is fully insured, otherwise any damage that they cause to your property, you will be liable for and out of pocket for.
- Do they have a track record for the task at hand? Pressure washing can involve many different services and procedures. From roof cleaning to concrete cleaning to graffiti removal. It is a good idea to know that the company you employ is experienced in doing exactly what you require.