As an entrepreneur, your responsibility also includes providing a healthy working environment for your employees. It goes without saying that the more conducive a workspace is, the more productive your employees will be. One of the easiest ways of ensuring such an environment is cleaning. As a business or commercial building owner, you already know that buildings can get dirty and grimy over time. (1)
Harsh climatic conditions, standard foot traffic, and other factors like graffiti can mess with the aesthetics of your commercial building. Therefore, it’s imperative that you regularly pressure-wash every corner to maintain the property’s value and keep it inviting for your potential clients.
While you can complete some of these tasks by yourself, industrial pressure washing services offer more than the rinse and scrub you can do with your equipment and can save you a lot of time and money. However, it can be quite challenging to find the best provider, given the number of similar services in the market.
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With that said, in this post, we’ve compiled a list of important tips you should keep in mind when selecting the right service provider for you. Read on.
1. Make a list of candidates
As mentioned earlier, there are many service providers in the market offering the same. However, don’t just settle for the first option you get when you search for them within your area.
Remember, there are many other factors that determine a good service provider other than impressive Google search rankings. Once you have several names on your list, try and eliminate some of them based on their location. This is just for your convenience because a company located miles away will take longer to meet your needs and might charge more to offset the transport costs.
2. Don’t ignore customer reviews
Consistent online reviews—whether positive or negative—say a lot about a brand. Before you consider the pricing, you won’t be wrong to check what previous clients have said about the company. Did they receive what they expected? Were the services delivered on time? Are the workers experienced in working on wooden flooring or concrete floors? How good is the company’s communication and customer service?
Make sure you do the same for all the providers on your list. If there are no online reviews for a given company, you can go ahead and call the company and see if they can give you any of their customers for verification. Some providers might not be too eager to provide a client’s personal data, but this should be your last resort. Else, you’d be better off crossing that provider off your list.
Having a better understanding of what to expect after hiring any service provider gives you peace of mind. It’ll also help you avoid unnecessary frustrations and substandard work.
4. Check licenses and insurance providers
A company can have all resources to meet your demands, but without the necessary licensing and insurance, you’d be taking a huge risk. However, it’s worth noting that pressure-washing, just as the name suggests, involves the use of a lot of pressure to get rid of dirt, grime, and other build-up and gunk. As such, there’s always the possibility of damaging parts of your structure, especially if the machine is faulty or the user isn’t experienced enough. (2)
Therefore, it’s important that you hire someone who has all the credentials and proof of their expertise. So in case of damages, you’ll be compensated by the insurance firm covering the company. In fact, such firms practice safe pressure washing because they’re aware of the losses they’ll incur in case of any negligence on their part.
5. Schedule a consultation
By now, you should have two or three prospects that have passed all your previous tests. You can invite each one of them to come and assess your building. After performing a quick examination, they’ll give you their bid and when you should expect the job to be completed. All you need to do now is compare the terms provided by your choices and see which one is the best fit. Make sure to consider your budget and schedule before making the final decision, though.
6. Don’t always choose the cheapest
Of course, you should always choose a service provider that fits your budget to avoid any unnecessary costs. However, the fact that a company offers to do the job at a very low price doesn’t mean they should get the job automatically. Remember, cheap is expensive, especially in cases where your property is involved. You should always consider your budget, but it should be secondary to the available candidates’ merits. You might end up getting another provider to finish the job the first one didn’t.
Finding the right industrial pressure washing service provider can be tricky, especially when you have many potential candidates in the market. Therefore, to make sure that you make the right decision, you must list all the companies within your area and eliminate them one after the other. By following the tips here, you’re guaranteed to find an excellent service provider for your building.
- “Outlook On Office Cleanliness From A Commercial Cleaning Expert”, Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinessdevelopmentcouncil/2021/07/16/outlook-on-office-cleanliness-from-a-commercial-cleaning-expert/?sh=5e5afc82166b
- “How To Pressure Wash A House”, Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Pressure-Wash-a-House