There are hundreds if not thousands of pressure washing companies out there in Austin.
How do you know who to hire?
And if you do hire that company, are they licensed, insured, and established?
With TikTok and Instagram blowing up, there is a huge trend for business start-ups. Not to mention during the 2020 Corona pandemic, the term “side hustle” has top trending.
With many new pressure washing companies starting up, many are not established businesses. Even though it is easy to rent or buy a pressure washer from Home Depot, there is a degree of experience to do the project correctly and safely.
It is a huge risk for homeowners to hire just any Austin pressure washing company for their project.
Here are some things to look for and ask when you are searching for the best service provider.
1.) Is The Pressure Washing Company Fully Insured?
To hire a legitimate company, you want to make sure they have insurance in place.
Always ask for proof of insurance. The three insurances a pressure washing company should have are:
1.) General Liability: With 2 million in coverage minimum. The insurance should also have care and custody. With these requirements, you can rest assured that if anything goes wrong your provider has you covered.
2.) Workers Comp: Knowing that the company insures their workers is big. Any accidents or injuries will be handled by the company and not come back to you. Without workers comp, if injuries were to happen, a company could sue the homeowner. The last thing we want is for customers to worry about a costly lawsuit process. Your time, money, sanity, and energy are better spent elsewhere.
3.) Vehicle Insurance: In case a company vehicle or trailer damages your property. The company should be insured to cover for any damages that their vehicle can do to your property.
Insurance is there to show the homeowner that the company cares and should be taken seriously.
There are many things that can go wrong when it comes to pressure washing.
Keep in mind that the company you hire will be handling water, machinery, gas, and chemicals.
To mitigate any risk to you as a homeowner, you should do your due diligence.
2.) Reputation and Credibility
What do your neighbors say about that company?
You should always check the company’s reviews, but not just by how much they have. Be sure to read the reviews and find out what’s special about that company.
One tip when reading reviews is to check out the profile of the reviewer and do a quick search. Most locals who leave a review for a pressure washing company also leave reviews for other local companies.
The reason to do the research is to make sure the person is legitimate and that they also are a local!
Also, you can look for any awards or organizations the company belongs to. Being awarded top 10 companies takes a lot of years and hard work to get to.
3.) Do Research On The Company
Who is the owner?
Do they have a LinkedIn profile?
Where else are they advertising their business and how active are they on social media?
Usually, a pressure washing company will be proud of the great work their team produces and post it on their social platform.
Check out the company’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
4.) Trained Staff Members
Isn’t pressure washing simple? You just take the washing gun and shoot water to blast off dirt and grime.
That’s the 10,000-foot view of it.
Pressure washing like anything does help to have experience and training.
And not everyone is fit for these types of jobs.
You should always make sure the company does background checks on their employees.
Sending someone to your home to provide you with a service is another risk.
5.) Check Out Photos Of Their Team
One big thing to look out for is photos of the people who work for the pressure washing company.
If a company has photos of their team and staff, it makes it easier for you to know the faces that will be servicing you.
Photos of a company show they are a real company, with real people.
On an ending note, most homeowners should know that in our industry, the pressure washing industry, it is indeed easy for anyone to start. The barrier is quite low.
The hard part is running the business. Running an operation is where most companies do not last.
This is why we stress much more emphasis for you as a homeowner to do your due diligence before working with a pressure washing company, especially if you’re planning to have a pressure washing home maintenance on a recurring basis.
When a company does not last, it does a disservice to its loyal customers and employees.
This is why homeowners take on tremendous amounts of risks when they hire just any pressure washing company.
It is a waste of time to build a professional working relationship just to have to restart with a new company.
And how will you know if that next company will last, stand by their work, and give you great service? It is a huge risk and time-consuming to always be on your phone searching.
We hope these tips help you make the right decisions.
If you’re looking for a pressure washing company in Austin that has all the above checked, give Full Color Cleaners a call today!
About the Author
Benjamin Nguyen, the esteemed owner of Full Color Cleaners LLC, has garnered significant recognition for his company’s exemplary services in window cleaning and pressure washing, making them one of the Top Rated Exterior Cleaning companies in Austin, TX. Full Color Cleaners commendations are not only from renowned platforms like Yelp, Yellow Pages, and Super Pages but also include prestigious recognitions as one of the “10 Best Austin Window Washers” by FreshChalk.com and “Best Window Washing Services in Austin” by Expertise.com. Beyond this, Benjamin’s expertise extends to specialized areas such as soft washing, roof washing, and Christmas Lights Installation, with the latter backed by his membership in CLIPA. His dedication to continuous learning is evident through his annual certifications and affiliations with Pressure Washing Schools. Notably, Benjamin’s commitment to excellence in exterior cleaning is further solidified by his status as an F9 Authorize Handler, showcasing his proficiency in handling commercial chemicals.
One of the pivotal moments in Benjamin’s career trajectory was his association with the Home Service Business Coaching (HSBC) Program, steered by David James Moerman. Under David’s mentorship, Benjamin honed his business acumen, propelling Full Color Cleaners to its current stature as one of Austin’s top-rated window cleaning and pressure washing enterprises. David Moerman, a successful entrepreneur himself, has publicly endorsed Benjamin’s dedication and vision for his business. For those seeking to connect with Benjamin or learn more about Full Color Cleaners, he maintains an active presence on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Yelp, and Indeed.
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