Thursday October 3, 2019
As a business owner, the way your building represents your brand is extremely important to you. You need your business’ exterior to look top-notch every time a customer passes by. Commercial pressure washing keeps your building and parking lot free of ugly dirt, mildew, and oil stains.
But choosing the right company to provide you with high-quality commercial pressure washing can be tricky. Not all companies have the same standards of quality or customer service. And when you’re making a large investment in your business, you want to make sure it lasts a while. Here are 4 things to look for in a commercial pressure washing company:
1. They’re highly recommended.
Look for a company who has a good reputation with existing pressure washing customers. You can look on Google, Facebook, or HomeAdvisor for reviews. And pay attention to the number of reviews, not just the quality of the reviews. Customers who took the time to leave reviews are extremely satisfied and dedicated customers - if a company has a lot of those, they have the track record to take care of you, too!
If you want to be extra sure that a company will give you a high-quality job, ask the company for referrals. Ask their referrals about company’s prices, reliability, communication skills, and how the company treated their property. Talking directly to customers is an even better way to verify a company’s reputation.
2. They can give you a free quote.
Most pressure washing companies are willing to give you a free quote, but a free quote is even more important for a commercial pressure washing job. When a company visits to inspect and give a quote, you can gauge their customer service and responsiveness. You can know what to expect if you hire them and get a feel for how much you’ll be investing in the pressure washing.
When you get a free quote, remember - going with the lowest price isn’t always the best. Sometimes a low price means low quality service. If the company is rushing through the job or doesn’t have high standards, you may end up with extra costs for repairing things they damaged. But most commonly, cheaper jobs don’t last as long. That means you actually end up spending more money on getting more frequent repeat washes. Paying a little more for higher-quality work means you’ll save money on repairs and repeat washes.
3. They use the right chemicals for the right surfaces.
Pressure washing isn’t necessarily straight forward. Different surfaces require different solutions and different water pressures. For example, if you want to degrease a concrete parking lot, you would use a different solution and water pressure than you would for removing paint or killing algae and mildew. And commercial roof washing requires a low-pressure nozzle, whereas you can use high-pressure nozzles for driveways and sidewalks.
A professional pressure washing company will understand the nuances of all different kinds of surfaces and needs. They’ll be able to provide high-quality service that fits your property, and protects your roof, building, and landscape.
4. They’re licensed and insured.
Like we mentioned earlier, commercial pressure washing isn’t straightforward - it requires extensive knowledge, training, and experience. With a company who isn’t licensed and insured, both you and the company are unprotected. If a pressure washing technician gets hurt on the job, you may be liable. If they damage your property, they don’t have insurance to cover the cost. Before you hire a company, make sure they have the proper licensing and insurance. Even if nothing goes wrong, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re protected!
5. They use safe methods.
When you get your property pressure washed, you want to make sure the pressure washing company leaves everything in exactly the same condition it was when they started. But high water pressure washing can damage delicate property like roofs and plants. Soft washing is a newer and safer alternative to high pressure washing. It uses a highly effective solution and low water pressure to clean surfaces as effectively as high pressure washing.
A professional pressure washing company will adjust their methods for the project. They’ll have a variety of nozzles and can use the right pressure for the specific job. Your property’s safety is a top priority for you, and it should be for your commercial pressure washing company, too.
Choosing a commercial pressure washing company you can trust is a big decision. But with these 5 pointers, we hope you can find one that delivers quality above and beyond your expectations!