I will call homeowner in advance to let them know when I will arrive at their home to power wash it. On the morning of scheduled power wash I will call the homeowner again just to confirm time of scheduled power wash and to let them know I am on my way. When arriving at the homeowner’s house I will knock on the door to see if anyone is home. The homeowner does not have to be present during the power wash unless they prefer to be there. If the homeowner is present we will take a walk around the house to get a good look to see if there are any areas of the house that need special attention or anything that the homeowner may be concerned with. After the homeowner and I are finished walking around the house I will then proceed to block off any landscaping that might be in the way to prevent any kind of damages to flowers, pots or any kind of decorations.
Once having blocked off landscaping I proceed to get out the power washer and other equipment needed to wash the home. Find a spout to hook up a hose from the house to the power washer and also connect power washer hose to power wash gun. Start the power washer when everything is hooked up properly and proceed to wash the house. For houses to be painted all wood surfaced areas must be washed. If paint is flaking power wash the area to get paint chips off of the home to reduce the amount of scraping the painters would have to do. When power washing a home start at the highest peak and work your way down in a left to right motion. On some houses you may come across molding on the wood or surfaces to be painted. In this case a chemical will need to be sprayed on the area and sit for about 5-10 minutes and then rinsed off. This makes it easier to clean the area of the mold and also helps reduce the chance of it forming again. Most houses that have mold form on them are usually caused by shaded areas that have a lack of sun. The moisture builds up then dries. Do not get too close to the home when power washing to avoid permanent streaks or damages to the wood or and vinyl that may be washed. Be very careful around windows and use a softer power wash setting to wash more delicate areas. Once finished washing the home, I knock on the homeowners door and have them take a look around the house to make sure all is well and that they are satisfied with the wash. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. Once complete, I make sure to turn the water off and gather up all equipment and pack up.
Be very thorough when washing a home to ensure satisfaction and good work. Customer satisfaction is my number one goal.
– Darren Rumple, Power Washer for Elite Pro Painting