Six Common Power Washing Questions, Answered.
So you’re looking for a company to come wash your home. But you’ve got questions about the service, the company, the technique they use, their insurance. Do you have time to ask 10 companies all these questions and still get a quote? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
1. Will pressure washing hurt my house?
A skilled contractor will not only be confident that his power washing techniques won’t hurt your home, he will assure you that your fears are valid. There are plenty of self-proclaimed “professionals” out there who are just looking for beer money. Don’t risk it. Pressure washing your home with too high of pressure or the wrong chemicals could damage your home. Which leads is to question 2:
2. What kind of chemicals do you use when you wash my home?
Depending on the service, the detergents change. For a house wash, we use a professionally mixed soap and sodium hypochlorite blend. THIS IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BLEACH PURCHASED AT YOUR GROCERY STORE. Clorox has it’s uses, but can be mixed too strongly and damage your siding, not to mention your plants.
3. What is soft washing, and do you utilize it?
The term “soft” washing is exactly what it sounds like: soft. The pressure we use to clean most surfaces is barely more than comes out of your garden hose. Couple this with the right blend of detergents and the correct tools, your home is washed safely and effectively. If you want more details on what happens during our house wash service, visit our Pressure Washing Process page.
4. Is your company insured?
Yes! Our company carries the highest limits available in our state. This is an important question to ask, because quite simply, you can’t afford for an uninsured contractor to work on your home. Even if its a friend. What happens when someone accidentally falls, slips or trips while working on your property? You guessed it: you’re paying for it. Some homeowners policies have even refused to pay these claims, stating that you as the homeowner should have done your due diligence in finding an insured contractor. C’mon, don’t say you’re surprised.
5. How long have you been in business?
ARC Powerwashing has been in business since 2006. The owner has been washing homes in Raleigh since 1994. That’s probably before the majority of our customers even considered moving to Raleigh! Tremendous insight, technical know-how, and knowledge can only be gained with years of experience. You can be confident in our promise of professionalism.
6. Who will come to my home & how will I recognize them?
Our owner, Alex Curry, will be attending your cleaning along with 1 or 2 cleaning technicians. Alex has an advanced knowledge of washing homes, and is a national instructor for the pressure washing industry. Our crew will be wearing company uniforms and arrive at your home in a well labeled company vehicle and trailer.
Written By: Alex Curry