If the Price is Too Good to Be True
Pressure washing services have expenses. Companies need to pay for the worker’s labor, equipment, consumables like chemicals and solutions for cleaning, and more. The point we are making is; it is not a cheap business to run.
So, if you see a price quote that seems too good to be true, it is probably a scam or the provider you are looking at doesn’t actually use professional treatment methods. Do not fall for rock-bottom prices.
Fake companies lure unsuspecting customers with low prices you cannot say no to. They make it seem like a deal compared to other companies. But be careful of these scammers.
There is a caveat, though. If a company is new, it might run promotional campaigns with low prices. However, they cannot offer unrealistic prices. They have to keep the business running. So, you can also ask them about their credentials and licenses to make sure.
Pestering About Upfront Cash Payment
This is a huge sign. And a very bad one. If the company is asking for the full amount to be paid in cash in advance, chances are it is a scam. Think of it this way, and you are paying for a service. You do not know what it will look like until the work is done.
You might be satisfied, or you might not be. And the burden is on the company to do a good the job as expected and worthy of the payment. So, why would a customer pay the full amount before work starts?
However, it makes sense to pay some portion of the money as a safety for the company itself. That way, the company is also sure to get paid once they do a satisfactory job.
So, walk the opposite way when someone asks for the full amount to be paid in cash in advance. It is a clear red flag.
Trying to Artificially Hike Up Price
Fake pressure washing companies will try to artificially hike up the price. They may say things like the cleaning solutions are eco-friendly and whatnot. The truth of the matter is most widely used, and effective cleaning solutions are already as eco-friendly as they can get. Are they just using dish soap?
So, chances are the company you are trying to make a deal with is artificially raising the price to get you to pay more. That is a big no-no. Unfortunately, nowadays, many fake pressure-washing companies take advantage of environmentally cautious people.
So, don’t fall for these scams. Remember our point about transparency. Real pressure washing companies will not try to sell you any vague cleaning process or solutions. They will explain their process clearly. And that also includes the chemicals and solutions they use.