PRESSURE WASHING ATLANTA - HOW TO FIND A GOOD CONTRACTOR
PRESSURE WASHING ATLANTA : HOW TO FIND A GOOD CONTRACTOR
1) Make sure that you hire an experienced pressure washing contractor - 5 years worth of experience is sufficient.
2) Make sure that they are licensed and insured - ask for proof of insurance to be sent from their insurance company in the form of a COI (certificate of insurance) with your name and address and the date of production.
3) Ask how long their technician is with the company. Loyalty of an employee is indicative of how the owner conducts his/her business.
4) Ask about the detergents used. Does this contractor have a good grasp of what he or she uses on all substrates, good knowledge is a good indicator of success on your property.
5) Do they have the right equipment for the job. For example: a 5.5 gpm machine will allow the technician to reach areas on the house without having to lean ladders on your house which can damage vinyl or leave ladder marks. Also, if you are the kind of person to want to watch the tech work, do you really want to hang out all day. With a larger water volume, jobs can be produced much quicker and easier, so you can get on with your day.
6) Choose a company that understands and is judicious in the use of water pressure.We have seen plenty of decks and concrete and siding destroyed by too much water pressure.The old adage " let the tool do the work " applies, a good pressure washing company understands this principle and applies it to both water pressure and detergents.
7) Make sure you've been given a proper quote: with a listing of all items you have asked to be part of the scope of work, clear production start and finish dates, financial terms that are clear, materials and labor - are they included? stain choices? brands? techniques? Ex: is the deck to be sprayed or hand painted? Is there a letter of preparation that the contractor will send you? A good contractor will let you know what is expected from you before the work starts, so there are no surprises.
Elizabeth Loesch/AtlantaBlue Pressurewash Company 11/2010