There are many pressure washers to choose from. You can find them in the phone book, on Craigslist, in postings in local stores, and from hand made signs dotting the road. At first hiring a pressure washer does not seem like a big deal, but if you consider the costs of going with the wrong person or company the selection process becomes more important.
When choosing anyone to work on your home or to do any maintenance, like pressure washing, you'll want to check that they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Why would I want to do this you may ask? If you consider that an uninsured pressure washer that gets hurt on your property may have the right to sue you to recover damages – and maybe more.
Another thing to look for is if the pressure washer is bonded. If not any damages that they do to your home will be difficult to recover. If the pressure washer destroys your siding or damages a car in your driveway there may be no way to remedy these issues. Any service or business that comes to your home should be insured and bonded.
When looking for a reliable pressure washer there are several avenues. One is to look online at sites like Localprice.com that compare costs and services offered by local companies and entities. Another way is to ask your friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations. If a pressure washer or pressure washing company did a good job for someone you trust then they'll probably do a good job for you too.
A few other things to consider are the time the pressure washer has been in business, references, and what safety precautions that they take to ensure a safe job. Also ask about clean up after the job and how they protect bushes, structures, your siding, and vehicles that may be in the path of the job. With a few basic precautions you can find a reliable person or company to make your home or business look good as new.