“Screen” Your Charlotte Area Pressure Washing Contractors


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These days, many folks are finding themselves out of work, starting second careers, and running side businesses.  Unfortunately, pressure washing is generally a low cost start up company for many unqualified contractors looking for extra cash.  Many times they cause damage on the homes of unsuspecting homeowners looking to save money by hiring the “cheap” companies that are using household bleach and improper equipment/techniques on their customers homes.  There are ways, however, that consumers can protect themselves from having their largest investment destroyed for the sake of saving a hundred dollars.

First and foremost, ask your pressure washing contractor for proof of insurance.  Any respectable business will be able to provide proof of insurance quickly.  You also want to ask the contractor if they will be using low pressure techniques on your home.  Many still subscribe to the “old school” methods of blasting your home with high pressure, all the while destroying your vinyl, breaking your window seals, and ruining your screens.  Generally, these companies will market themselves as “chemical free” companies.  This, of course, is very appealling in today’s green world but it is not realistic.  They get the benefit of appearing “green” and not having costs for professional grade cleansers, so they are able to offer “$99” house washes.  In reality, cleansers are essential as mold and mildew needs to be killed and removed safely…not blown off your house only to leave roots behind that will sprout new mold and mildew within weeks.  Professional grade cleansers are designed to be safe, effective, and environmentally friendly when used properly.

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When speaking with your pressure washing contractor, ask for referrals!  They should have customer testimonials, customers in your area, and maybe even customers on your block that can give you information on what to expect from your service.  In summary, three things to ask your pressure washing contractor can help save you hundreds or thousands in damage to your home…insurance, pressure washing methods/equipment, and referrals.  Keep in mind that the cheapest contractor is usually cheap for a reason.


One Response

  1. Thank you for this information. I will keep it in mind when I search for a pressure washing company.

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