In this post, we are going to look at how to choose a pressure washing service to clean your heavy equipment. The purchase of heavy equipment is a huge capital investment for a company. It’s really important to keep up on service and maintenance to cut down on wear and tear and to increase your equipment’s longevity. However, it’s also important to keep your heavy equipment clean and pristine. Clean equipment is easier to operate, way easier to work on, and affects your company’s reputation. We all know, the better your reputation, the more work you land.
Unless your company has its own wash bays, hiring an industrial pressure washing service is usually your best bet to get your equipment clean. Industrial pressure washing services are fully mobile and will come right to your yard, lease, or staging area to clean your heavy equipment. Pressure washing techs are trained to know how to clean heavy equipment and understand what components are sensitive. So, just how do you go about choosing a pressure washing service to clean your heavy equipment? Let’s explore just how to do that.
1. Check the Pressure Washing Service’s Reputation
The first step in choosing a pressure washing service to clean your heavy equipment is to check in on their reputation. Most companies that you find on the internet have been rated by at least some of their clients. Reading these ratings and testimonials is a great way to check a company’s reputation. The key here is to separate angry customers from the general consensus. When checking ratings on places like Facebook, Yelp, and Google My Business, you want to shoot for a rating of between 4-5 stars. The more ratings and testimonials a company has the easier it is to figure out just how reputable they are. Make If you see that most of the ratings are 4-5 stars and there are only one or two ratings of 1 star, then you might want to discount those ratings. Make sure to read some of the testimonials to get a feel for what the company does well, and what you need to clarify with them before hiring the pressure washing company.
The next thing you want to do to check on a company’s reputation is to check out their rating on the BBB (Better Business Bureau). The BBB is a third-party organization whose goal is to provide information on a businesses’ reputation. The BBB takes complaints and from customers and shares them with the company. The company then is allowed to defend itself and can work with the customer to find a solution to the problem. The highest rating a company can get on BBB is an A+ rating. The lowest rating a company can get is an F rating. Go here to see the rating system https://www.bbb.org/overview-of-bbb-ratings. It’s best to select businesses with a score of B to A+.
Reach out to people you know to see if they can recommend a reputable pressure washing service company or to verify a company’s reputation. Word of mouth from trusted contacts goes a long way to verify a company’s reputation. It’s also a good idea to speak with the owner or a member of the management team to get a feel for how the company operates. Don’t discount a company just because they don’t have a fancy website, or are not the best at marketing. Many of the best industrial pressure washing services are run by owner-operators who are hard-working and just don’t have the knowledge or time to get the word out online about their services.
2. What’s the Pressure Washing Service’s Committment to Safety?
When choosing an industrial pressure washing service provider, it is absolutely essential that you choose one who is committed to safety. You DO NOT want a pressure washing company to come into your place of business, or worse, your client’s place of business and have an absolute disregard for the safety culture. The first thing you need to do is verify that the pressure washing service company carries their own insurance. Otherwise, you may be liable for any injury sustained by their workers when they are operating on your or your client’s property. Ask them for a clearance letter from WCB or for WorkSafeBC. Here is a link to what you need to know about contractors’ and subcontractors’ coverage. It’s also a good idea to ensure their equipment is fully insured in case an accident occurs between the pressure washing company’s equipment and your property. They should carry a policy of between 1 and 5 million in liability insurance.
3. Do They Know Heavy Equipment?
As we mentioned before, heavy equipment represents a huge capital investment. The whole idea of using an industrial pressure washing service is to maintain the equipment to increase longevity and to enhance your company’s reputation. Make sure to ask about the pressure washing company’s experience in cleaning heavy equipment. Make sure their techs have been trained on what sections of the equipment are sensitive and how those sections need to be cleaned. You don’t want a pressure washing tech to blow off windshield wipers, wreck filters, or damage seals. An untrained or under-trained pressure washing tech can cause a lot of damage to heavy equipment.
4. Do they Use an Actual Industrial Pressure Washer to Clean Equipment?
An industrial pressure washing service best be using an industrial pressure washer to clean your equipment. An industrial pressure washer can be truck or trailer mounted. These industrial units operate at higher temperatures and higher pressures than those developed for commercial use. Like those that you would purchase at your local hardware store. Pressure washing techs are trained on industrial pressure washers to understand how to adjust both heat and pressure to provide a professional clean for your heavy equipment. You will want to make sure that the equipment has an up to date CVIP. You will also want to make sure that the equipment is running optimally prior to the equipment being moved to the cleaning site. You don’t want to be paying for downtime while the equipment is getting serviced or repaired.
We sure hope that you have found this blog post on How to Choose an Industrial Pressure Washing Service to Clean your Heavy Equipment helpful. We look forward to hearing from you so we can assist you with your next pressure washing project. Cheers.
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