If you are looking for pressure cleaning services for either residential or commercial needs, I can’t stress the importance that you will need to hire a reputable pressure washing contractor. If you look in the yellow pages or just do a simple search online, you will find tons of pressure cleaning companies that offer pressure washing services. But not all pressure cleaning companies are the same.
When it comes to the pressure washing business, there isn’t any governing body that holds these companies to a higher standard, so it is not uncommon for homeowners or business owners to come across fly by night companies. This is why it is important for you to do your research before hiring a pressure cleaning contractor. Let us now discuss a few things to look for when trying to find a residential pressure cleaning company or a commercial pressure washing service.
The first thing you should ask about is the type of equipment that they use. They should have a mobile station that has a whirl-a-way type pressure washer, hoses that are professional grade, a tank for chemicals, a generator and a pressure gun that is directional and that can facilitate anywhere from three to four gallons each minute and with a minimum of 3600 pounds of pressure per square inch.
Their technicians should also be equipped with ear protectors, glasses, and protective boots when they are performing their cleaning services. And they should be careful to make sure that there is no damage done to your property, which would include sprinklers and your garden, so they should do things like occasionally moving your patio furniture out of the way as they pressure wash.
A professional pressure washing technician will keep the tip of the pressure washing gun at the same distance from the surface through the entire job so that the area can be cleaned evenly and as a result, you won’t see darker areas or lighter areas. Especially when it comes to wooden decks, consistency is key, as well as the amount of pressure needs to be determined as to not damage the wood surface. One way you can know an experienced pressure cleaning technician is when he is cleaning a wooden deck, as he should clean in a motion that is in alignment with the grain of the wood surface, similar to how you sand wood.
When it comes to using chemicals on your home’s or business surfaces, it should never be applied by hand; instead, it should be applied thoroughly and easily using a sprayer.