5 Key Things to Look for in a House Wash Company

by | Sep 19, 2022 |

5 Key Things to Look for in a House Wash Company

Every company can claim to be the best house wash company around, but how do they prove it?  What are some questions you can ask to ensure you’re hiring a reputable organization?  Below I’m going to cover 5 areas that separate Skyline Softwash or any house wash company from the competition, as well as a few questions you can ask to make a more informed decision when selecting a company for your upcoming project. Learn 5 Key Things to Look for in a House Wash Company.

  1. Their Training
  2. Their Team
  3. Their Truck
  4. Their Treatment
  5. Their Time on the Job
1. Their Training

 It’s easy to go to your local home depot, buy some chemicals, a sprayer, put together a logo, and call yourself a house wash company, but who really invests in training themselves and their team. Most companies don’t make the time or financial investment in the needed training for house washing. It may seem like a simple process when you watch a team spray down a house, but the reality is that there is a lot of skill and expertise that goes into performing this service correctly.

This is why Skyline Softwash has gone through weeks of training with Softwash Systems, in order to obtain the industries leading certification in softwashing. We have over 40 years of experience in the cleaning industry and have guided each of our team members through their training on cleaning techniques, equipment use, chemical use, safety, sales, marketing, and more! This means that when we show up at your home, you have the combined knowledge of 40+ years of experience working to produce the best cleaning results possible. Unless another company is certified by Softwash Systems, they simply cannot claim to have the training, knowledge, equipment, and experience backing them that we do.

a. Questions to ask – What kind of training do your technicians go through?  Is your company certified by any third party organization?  If so, what training or certification process did you go through to obtain that certification?

2. Their Team

A company is only as good as the technicians serving you at your home. That is why we invest very heavily into finding, retaining, and training the best team members to serve you. Each team member goes through an extensive hiring process, along with a 3rd party background check through The Seal. This means that you can feel confident that who we are sending to your home is a safe and trustworthy individual. Most other companies, especially in the pressure washing and softwashing industries, cannot make the same claim. The industry is littered with criminal incidents where untrustworthy individuals who decided to buy a pressure washer, start a business, and show up at your home, caused some problems. In summary, before selecting a company, feel confident that you know who they will be sending to your house to perform the service.

a. Questions to Ask – Do you know who’s going to be completing the cleaning on my home? What kind of hiring process do you have?  Do you do any 3rd party background checks? How can I feel confident that my family and I can feel safe with who will be showing up at my home?

3. Their Truck

Every company is proud of their truck, and this is especially true at Skyline Softwash. Our Ford F-250 is decked out with the industries best equipment from Softwash Systems. This allows our technicians to show up at your home with exactly what they need to complete the cleaning on each surface on an around your home, and do it in the most efficient manner possible. One of the key differences is our 6x system, which precisely mixes our 6 different surfactants as we move from surface to surface.

Many companies use what is called a “batch mix” system, which means that they pre-mix the solution at the office prior to the job in one big container. This works well if you were only cleaning one type of surface for the whole day, but unfortunately, a home is always comprised of multiple surface types and they each need unique solution mixes. By allowing for easy adjustments to the solution throughout the job, we ensure the best results on each area of your home.

a. Questions to Ask – Do you use a batch mix system or an onsite metered dilution system?  How do you ensure that you’re using the proper solution mix to clean each area of my home? What kind of products do you use?

4. Their Treatment 

To build on the prior point, the chemistry used to clean each surface is very important. The cleaning products that we use through Softwash Systems are all 3rd party tested and uphold the Good Stewards pledge, which means that they are: Non-Hazardous, Low VOC, Biodegradable, Fossil-Fuel Free, and Water Based.  These products are not only safe for the environment, but also extremely effective and cleaning your home.  Each product is specially formulated to treat specific surface types, such as an asphalt roof, a concrete drivey, vinyl siding, or a wood fence. Through proper training, our technicians know when and how to use the products for optimal results.

a. Questions to ask – What kind of products will you use to clean my home?  Are they safe for the environment?  

5. Their Time on the Job

Training, Technicians, Trucks, and Technique set you up for success, but it’s hard to beat on the job experience.  As they say, sometimes failure is the best teacher, and the failures that a company has experienced generally help then to avoid making the same mistakes again.  At Skyline we have over 40 years of experience leading a cleaning company in the Madison, WI area.  This means that we’ve learned and refined our processes significantly over the years.  With that said, house washing is a relatively new service in the midwest and we are quickly becoming one of the most experienced providers in the area, all while other companies come and go. With over 40 years of experience in the cleaning industry, you can feel confident that you’ll receive the cleaning results that you are looking for.

a. Questions to ask – How long have you been in the cleaning industry?  How long have you been doing house washing?  

Written By Isaac LaRonge

Isaac's role at Skyline demonstrates an intricate balance of responsibilities. While engaged in creating operational efficiencies for the company, he also focuses on developing and realizing growth potential. Growing up in the family business, Isaac has a unique and holistic view of Skyline and the industry. In the past several years, he has optimized methods for inventory control, commercial cleaning services, customer relations and workforce management. Isaac strives for excellence and efficiency in every facet of operation.

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