Summer is coming! You’ve wiped down your patio furniture and fired up the grill for the first time in months. But as you sit with your family and enjoy your first outdoor supper of the season, you notice your house could use some love. You do the right thing and book a power washing appointment. (Get a free estimate from us here!)
But now what?
There are few simple steps you can take to prepare for a power washing appointment. In order for you to get the most out of your service and protect your home, be sure to take note of the following tips.
How to prepare for a power washing appointment:
1. Make sure all outdoor electrical outlets have proper covers.
Water and electricity don’t mix! If an outlet cover is damaged or missing, the internal wiring could be exposed to the water which could cause a fire or electrocution. Help us keep your home and our staff safe by repairing or replacing damaged and missing outlet covers.
2. Provide clear access to the hose bib.
Most power washing companies use the house’s water source (we do, too). Please make sure to remove anything that is blocking access to the hose bib.
This could mean:
- Trash cans
- Anything else that could possibly be blocking access
3. Store anything that you don’t want to get wet.
This one might seem like common sense, but if something is out of view, we tend to forget about it. Take a stroll around the exterior of your home and collect anything important or sentimental that you’d prefer didn’t get wet.
This could include:
- Children’s toys
- American flags
- The family pet (Fluffy doesn’t want to get wet)
- Outdoor furniture cushions
4. Double check that all windows are closed and locked.
Make sure your windows are sealed up tight. Some water may enter the home if a window isn’t locked and sealed properly.
Bonus tip: If you’re having your concrete cleaned, remove the outdoor furniture from the area.
Taking these simple steps will make sure your power washing appointment goes as smoothly as possible. Now, you’re all prepared! Sit back, relax, and let us make your home look as good as new!
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