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Time To Clean Up The Outside Of Your Home?


By Carrie Dixon, Blog Editor

 
Do you want to maximize your home's curb appeal? Periodical pressure cleaning can dramatically change the way your home looks, taking it from a drab, possibly grimy exterior, to a fresh and clean home! Below are some tips to getting the right professional for the job.
 
Cost:  For traditionally seasonal business, like pressure washing, consider scheduling your services anytime but the busiest times of year to receive special pricing when the company personnel capacity is not maxed out.
 
Choosing the right Company: Stick with a reputable company and build a relationship over the course of time, thus allowing you to receive periodic preferential treatment with any special requests, scheduling and so on. Ask the contractor for customer references who have had work performed similar to yours. Avoid contractors that do not contact you within 24 to 48 hours of your original contact with their staff. Communication is key to success on any contracting project and the more examples of previous work (jobs) a contractor can relate to your job, the better indicator of quality of that contractor.
 
Safety: Always verify workers compensation and liability insurance before contracting with a pressure washing company, whose workers will likely be working at dangerous heights and positions on or around your home. Do not help contractors or their workers and do not lend them your tools.  If a worker is hurt while you are assisting (e.g., holding a ladder) or is hurt using one of your tools, you may be liable via a ‘tort claim’ by the worker or contractor.
 
Warranties/Guarantees: Get all guarantees, warranties and promises in writing. Be sure that quotes are “inclusive” of the total project costs.  Some companies may provide quotes that do not include aspects that are required in order to complete the project.