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Terms of Service & Contract Agreement

Here at Garden State Softwash Pros, we want all our clients to understand our service expectations. We feel it is important to be fully informed on the services and our expectations. Please fully review and let us know if you have any questions or concerns about any information contained in our agreement. We will require you to verify that you read and understood the terms and conditions agreement before we commence any work. This form will be provided with your quote and by signing your quote form, you are agreeing to the terms noted on this page along with the priced items.

Description of Binding Agreement

 

These terms and conditions serve as a binding agreement between the property owner, hereby identified as “client” and Garden State Softwash Pros and its owners, employees, and subcontractors, hereby identified as “company,” for the execution or services in exchange for payment for residential or commercial exterior cleaning services to include pressure washing and non-pressure washing. The services that Garden State Softwash Pros provide to you are subject to the following terms and we reserve the right to update the terms and conditions any time without notice to you. You can review the Terms and conditions by clicking on the Terms of Service link via our website, email communications or any other communications such as estimate or invoice links.

 

Authorization(s)

 

Client agrees to allow the company on the property for the purposes of completing cleaning services requested. Client understands that the cleaning service will be completed in the time frame given during the estimate. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, the cleaning service may need to be moved to the next available business day. Client understands that Garden State Softwash Pros will do their best to accommodate for a quick reschedule but must work around other scheduled clients and weather. Garden State Softwash Pros also has the permission to visit the property with little or no notice to assess service needs prior to the date of service, as well as to check completion after services have been rendered.

 

Client agrees to allow the company to utilize their water source via outdoor spigot if necessary, which will be turned on and easily accessible on the date of service. If on well water, or if in an area with low water pressure or volume, the client agrees to inform the company. We will only hookup to your spigot for water and the only item to be touched by the crew members. Company Reps are to inspect any spigot before cleaning to ensure there is no damage to the area and conduct an inspection after the service is concluded. Per their required training, company techs must take before and after photos. Garden State Softwash Pros will not be held accountable for previously damaged spigots. The client will be informed of any previously noted damage. Garden State Softwash Pros will not be held accountable for any issues within or outside the home that is not related to the cleaning service.

 

Risks and Releases of Liability Acknowledgement

 

Garden State Softwash Pros technicians are well trained in the equipment used in the cleaning industry and take extreme precautions in making sure Garden State Softwash Pros does not cause harm to your property. Garden State Softwash Pros uses safe techniques with the use of low pressure on delicate surfaces such as siding. However, damage can be uncovered with delicate surfaces due to poor maintenance, neglect to the property and or low-grade building materials. Routine maintenance per manufacturer’s recommendations on the property’s surfaces, should be implemented by the client to avoid any potential defects. Prior to washing the property, any areas of concern need to be addressed by the client to insure a watertight seal. This will prevent damage from occurring. The client assumes all the risks and takes responsibility for any damage that occurs due to improper maintenance, improper installation and improper engineering of property.

 

On the dates of service and or quote assessment, Garden State Softwash Pros will note any significant pre-existing damage, document them with photos and provide them to the client before the cleaning service is conducted. Upon signing this document, the client is acknowledging the pre-existing damages on their property and alleviates Garden State Softwash Pros from any damage accusation on the pre-existing damages reported. If any new damage is found during the cleaning process, the company will cease service until the client can see the damage and acknowledge its existence.

 

Client understands that the company has set procedures to ensure plant life around the area of cleaning is protected. Client understands that their wash could be scheduled during midday sun and there could be potential for leaf burn as water can get on and around the plant during the cleaning process. If any issues arise with plant life around the area of cleaning, the company will evaluate to see if plant life suffered from leaf burn and will recover or if it has been killed. Garden State Softwash Pros will then determine the plan of action after evaluation of plant life.

 

Siding Wash Acknowledgement

 

Client understands that any blemish or flaw or any existing oxidation will be more noticeable after cleaning. Vinyl sided properties that have not been maintained or has contact sun exposure will be susceptible to oxidation. Signs of oxidation are as follows: chalky white powder on siding and the clear luster removed. Please understand if your property suffers from oxidation, you may see this difference after a cleaning. When a property is covered with debris, those blemishes may not stand out as much as it would be after it has been cleaned. Most of the time those issues are pointed out to the client during estimate inspection or during the cleaning process. Client understands that Garden State Softwash Pros may not find every flaw and is not reliable if it is more noticeable after wash unless it is found to be of negligence on Garden State Softwash Pros’s end.

 

Client understands that we require that all outside electrical outlets and fixtures are covered and/or shut off before arrival to complete washing service as an additional precaution. Client also understands if we do a site unseen estimate based on provided photos or use of software, that we will not be able to note any flaws in exterior surfaces. If we do a site unseen estimate, the client understands we are not reliable for any unacknowledged flaw and will do our best to point this out at the date of cleaning. Client also understands that our cleaning solution is specifically designed for our cleaning services and it will not cause any discoloration or damage to the siding. Client understands that if their home is severely covered in grime that they could potentially have issues with weep holes. If you notice a faint rusty color on your siding, there is no need for alarm. If you have vinyl siding, you have something called weep holes. These holes are made by the manufactures to allow ventilation and allow any condensation to drain out. With that said, these holes make a nice little home for bugs. Wind often blows dirt and debris  inside the holes and behind the siding. When we do the wash, our solution pulls the dirt and debris, sometimes left-over water and bug remains drain from these holes after we complete the wash as it goes through the drying process. The rust color/ light faint colors your seeing is bug feces, debris, mold etc. We see this occur on sections of siding that had the heaviest buildup.  This will come off with the morning dew, garden hose or rain. It is not a stain and it is not permanent. Typically, anyone that calls regarding this usually sees a huge difference after the morning dew. If the weep hole runs are heavy, we will return to do a full rinse down after a visual inspection.

 

Client understands that during the wash service they will receive a basic window cleaning. This is different from windows being completed with a purified water-fed pole system, or with squeegee and mop. A basic window wash will get debris off windows, but you could be left with water spots due to the calcium levels in the local water supply. If you are looking for a squeaky-clean shine on windows, you will want to get the added window cleaning service which is completed with a purified water-fed pole system. All water is run through a filter to ensure nothing remains in the water that could leave water spots or streaks. We require our clients to remove their screens to allow any debris between the window and screen to be rinsed away in a house wash. If you are getting your windows cleaned with our purified water-fed pole system, the client understands they are required to remove screens before work. If screens are not removed, Garden State Softwash Pros will not remove them. Screens are delicate and if they are brittle, they can break. Garden State Softwash Pros does not remove screens due to this.

 

Roof Wash Acknowledgement

 

When Garden State Softwash Pros completes a roof wash service, the client understands that all roofs react to our solution differently and results will vary. Our solution is guaranteed to completely kill any damaging growths such as algae, moss, or lichen. Client understands that the roof will show results of a cleaning but in some instances, it may take more time to completely remove the dead growths. This happens due to many factors such as age of roof, type of shingle, location, and the amount of buildup. It is understood that there is potential to have some light brown areas that remain after treatment. These light brown areas are dead algae which before treatment were black streaks. If this occurs, the client understands it will take some time for the remaining dead algae to come off with assistance of natural elements such as sun exposure and rain. We request clients wait 6 to 8 weeks for the brown areas to fade. If after 6 to 8 weeks, the brown areas remain, we request you contact us immediately, so we can come physically view the area to appropriately determine the next step. In most instances we will likely be pro-active and come after 4 weeks to look, ourselves. If the roof has moss or lichen growth it will take some time for those to completely fall off. Since we do not use high pressure, we let our solution do the work. If the growth is deep into the shingle it will take time for it to remove. Those growths will turn white when treated with our solution. The client understands that the growths will dry out and fall off as the natural elements such as wind and rain assist with the removal process. If after 6 to 8 weeks, the growth remains, we request that the client reaches out to the company. We will then do an onsite assessment to determine the next step. Client also understands that our cleaning solution is specifically designed for our cleaning services and it will not cause any discoloration or damage to the roof.

 

On the Day of Service for Specific Sections:

 

  1. Please have a water spigot activated and accessible.
  2. Please have all windows and doors shut tightly where possible
  3. Please ensure all courtyard furniture, decorations and planters are removed.
  4. While Garden State Softwash Pros has implemented procedures and processes to cover electrical outlets, we suggest the client shut off power to all exterior outlets that are not covered with exterior covers.

Exclusions & Limitations:

  1. A down payment of 50% is required to secure your commercial cleaning service. The down payment is refundable up to 50% if the service is cancelled up to 7 days before the first day of service. If service is cancelled inside of that 7-day window 0% of the down payment is refundable. The final 50% is required at the completion of the job.
  2. A $50 processing fee will be assessed for any returned checks.
  3. If water intrusion occurs, Garden State Softwash Pros will not be held responsible. We make every effort to prevent this but due to unavoidable issues such as bad seals around windows and doors and cracks in concrete foundations.
  4. Notify the company if there are any surfaces on or near the areas of service that cannot have any form of our cleaning solution on them. If we are failed to be notified of this, Garden State Softwash Pros is not responsible for any ill effect on any surfaces.

Content Release & Use

 

Client agrees to allow Garden State Softwash Pros to utilize any photos, videos, reviews, or descriptions of the property in the context of advertising for the Garden State Softwash Pros. Garden State Softwash Pros will use these photos, videos, or descriptions without any compensation to the client. The media will be solely used for advertising and training purposes. The client agrees not to seek punitive action in a civil court or law regarding the use of the above media. We will not include sensitive information such as addresses or names. The client agrees to allow Garden State Softwash Pros to display a sign for marketing on their property, but more importantly, to inform guests that surfaces have been cleaned in the last 24 hours and to be aware that surfaces may be slick. The signs will be placed off the walking paths, and tastefully so they are not distracting, but are visible.

 

If Any Damage Occurs

 

Garden State Softwash Pros will be obligated under our terms and conditions for any damage that was a direct result of operator error, negligence, or willful misconduct. Damages must be discovered and reported to Garden State Softwash Pros within 3 days of completion of service in that section. Garden State Softwash Pros will be allowed 30 calendar days from the date of written receipt to inspect the premises and have the sole option in repairing or contracting repair to any damages that were the result of negligence.

 

Garden State Softwas Pros service the state of New Jersey and in some instances we service eastern Pennsylvania and New York.

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