Pressure washing is undoubtedly one of the best means of removing accumulated dirt, grit, grime, and dust from the external surface of your home. However, not every cleaning outfit equipped with a stepladder and pressure washer can get the job done properly enough. 

Some pressure washing service providers use old, faulty equipment, while others employ untrained personnel who may do more harm than good. This is why you must ask a few questions before you hire a cleaning outfit and trust it with your precious home. 

1.    Are your technicians highly trained and certified? 

A pressure washer is not a garden hose that kids like to play with in summer. This is an extremely powerful machine and if used incorrectly, it can peel the paint off your walls. You must ascertain that the people using these machines know how to operate them before you turn them loose on your property. You should also check their accreditations and certifications before hiring them. In fact, it would be a good idea to conduct your own research before you give them the project. 

2.    Are your people comprehensively insured?

This is a very important question. A pressure washer is a dangerous piece of equipment and has to be handled while the technicians are potentially standing on ladders or walking on slippery and sloping roofs. Due to the nature of the work, any accident might lead to serious injuries – or worse. 

Under the circumstances, it is well within your rights to ask the cleaning service providers if their people are comprehensively insured to cover any liabilities while on the job. This way, you will always be protected in case of an unforeseen event.

3.    Would you show me some pictures of your handiwork?  

Before and after pictures may be displayed on the service providers’ website and social media pages. If not, you can always ask them to show you a few. You should reconsider any outfit that is unable to provide any details of their prior handiwork, irrespective of their rates.  

4.    What kind of cleaning processes and chemicals do you use?

You should be very careful of companies that refuse to divulge their methods. It would be a good idea to avoid any service that insists ‘their cleaning agents will get the job done’ without telling you anything about the chemicals they use. They might have something to hide. 

A top-level professional outfit would only use eco-friendly chemicals along with low-pressure and soft washing techniques to clean your shingles and other delicate fixtures. They will use high-pressure settings only for concrete driveways, garage floors, etc. In short, you should avoid any company that uses the same equipment and chemicals for every area of your house. 

5.    Do you have any sharable references?

A great service will have plenty of satisfied clients who would be more than happy to recommend them. You should never hesitate to ask for references and call them to make sure. 

Sparkle Wash The Woodlands will answer all of the above questions to your complete satisfaction. If you are interested in pressure washing in The Woodlands, just get in touch with us. We will be sure to tell you more about what sets us apart from other services.