Washing the exterior of your house isn’t something you should need to do all the time (in fact, you should only do it if there is a visible build up of dirt and grime on your home), but there’s no denying that everyone will likely have to do it at some point, especially if you want to keep your home looking good on the outside. When shopping around for a house washing service, however, there are some important factors to keep in mind. In this article we’ll briefly discuss two of these factors, price and effectiveness.
Two Important Factors To Consider
- Value & Price. Obviously the monetary cost of a power-washing service is a powerful factor for deciding whether or not to hire that service or person. Make sure to review your chosen house washer’s services carefully to make sure that you are truly getting your money’s worth; there are (unfortunately) house washing services that will charge you high prices for subpar work, so it’s important to verify that the service you hire is a reputable company that follows through on the work they say they’ll do. Additionally, while it may be tempting to hire whichever washing service is cheaper, bear in mind that cheaper companies often do work of substantially poorer quality; if you hire such a company, you will likely regret it. If you are unsure of whether a company’s price point is fair or not, try asking around; reviews and feedback from previous customers can be helpful for making a decision.
- Safety & Effectiveness. As mentioned previously, it’s important to make sure that the company you hire is reputable and provides effective house washing services. This also includes whether or not the service they offer is truly safe for your house. Amateur washing services (or even simply services that don’t actually care about helping you to clean your house and are only interested in making money) will often not utilize proper house-washing techniques, which can lead to damage to the exterior of your home. Therefore, it’s important to find a company that has a good reputation; you should also take the time to clarify beforehand what you expect to get out of the company’s services. You can ask, for example, if they will be pressure washing your house directly, or if they will use gentler washing methods so as to avoid damaging your paint, stucco, or shingles. If you want to be incredibly specific, you can ask what types of nozzles they will use for the pressure washing; nozzles come in varying levels of intensity (which is measured in degrees), so asking what type of nozzle will be used can be good for finding out what kind of washing service the company in question will be providing. Also, make sure that the company you choose utilizes the right washing techniques (washing your home in steady side-to-side sweeps with the spray pointed downwards, for example, if order to lessen the odds of damage to your home.