Choosing a power washing company without testimonials. A reputable power washing company, with a good customer base, should have testimonials. If their clients are not saying good things about them, how can you expect good results?
You should never choose a power washing contractor based on price alone. There are better things to base your buying decision on when it comes to protecting your investment. Professionalism, quality, knowledge, appearance, what their customers are saying about them, and what the benefits to you are, are all things that should be considered when choosing a power washing company. Also, some companies bid low to get the job and are then forced to cut corners and sacrifice quality in order to turn a profit.
Choosing a contractor based on a single phone call. Instead, invite the contractor to your home and ask for a free estimate. Free estimates are a great way to test the contractor’s knowledge and to see his appearance and professionalism first hand, with no obligations. You will also have a written estimate, so there will not be any overcharges or surprise add-ons.
Choosing a pressure washing contractor whom does not offer a guarantee. Why should you have to pay for a job that you are not satisfied with? Not all pressure washing companies offer a guarantee. Ask the contractor if he offers a guarantee.
Choosing a pressure cleaning contractor without getting comments from his other clients. If the contractor does not have any testimonials for his past pressure cleaning work, ask for references so you know you can depend on the contractor and his work.
Choosing a contractor that uses consumer grade pressure washing equipment and cleaners. Cheap equipment may be a sign of a “fly-by-night” company. If the contractor uses the same little 2.2 gallon per minute pressure washer that you saw on sale at the home improvement store, you might want to reconsider hiring him. If a contractor is using consumer grade equipment, then he is probably using consumer grade cleaners or he may not be using any at all. Contractor grade cleaners sold through distributors are environmentally safe, more concentrated and must be handled with care. Contractor grade pressure washing equipment and cleaners are necessary in order to achieve quality results, without using high pressure, which could lead to damage.