Terms Of Service
At Grime Blasters UK, 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. When booking with Grime Blasters UK you agree that you have read and understood the terms and conditions agreement before we commence any work.
Description of Binding Agreement
These terms and conditions serve as a binding agreement between the property owner, hereby identified as “client” and Grime Blasters UK 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 Grime Blasters UK 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 and conditions links via our website, email communications or any other communications such as estimate or invoice links.
Client agrees to allow company on the property for the purposes of completing cleaning services requested. Client understands that the cleaning service will be completed in the timeframe 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 the company will do their best to accommodate for a quick reschedule but have to work around other scheduled clients and weather. Company 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 company to utilize their residential water source via outdoor spigot, 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, client agrees to inform the company and will avoid using any water during the cleaning service. If clients water source is not sufficient for cleaning service, they must inform the company so they can adequately prepare to bring water with them to cover required flow. There is a fee of £50 for the company to bring water to complete the cleaning service due to the extra required equipment to transport and feed the water from our tanks. Grime Blasters UK may hook up to the homeowner’s power but will inform you before doing so. The only two hookups to your homes are a hose connection spigot for water and an extension reel for power if required, these are the only items to be touched by the crew members. Crew members are to inspect any spigot previous to cleaning to ensure there is no damage to the area and inspection after. Per their required training, they must take before and after photos. Grime Blasters UK will not be held accountable for previously damaged spigots. Client will be informed of any previously noted damage at completion of the job. Grime Blasters UK will not be held accountable for any issues within or outside the home that are not related to the cleaning service.
Risks and Releases of Liability Acknowledgement
Grime Blasters UK technicians are well trained in the equipment used in the cleaning industry and take extreme precautions in making sure the company does not cause harm to your investment. Grime Blasters UK uses safe techniques with the use of low pressure on delicate surfaces. However, damage can still occur to any delicate surface due to poor maintenance, neglect to the property and or low grade building materials. Routine maintenance per manufacturer’s recommendations on the home’s surfaces should be implemented by homeowners to avoid any potential defects. Prior to washing the home any areas of concern need to be addressed by the homeowner to insure a watertight seal. This will prevent damage from occurring. The homeowner assumes all the risks and takes responsibility for any damage that occurs due to improper maintenance.
On the date of service, the company will note any pre-existing damage with the client and ask for authorisation to proceed with the work. If a client is unable to authorise at time of noted damage, the company will note the absence on the job notes and take photos of noted damage. If the homeowner is unavailable at time of completion, the office manager will notify the client of any damage before work along with supporting documentation. If any new damage is found during the cleaning process, the company will cease all cleaning efforts 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. Company will then determine plan of action after evaluation of plant life.
House Wash Acknowledgement
Client understands that any blemish or flaw or any existing oxidation will be more noticeable after cleaning.
Vinyl sided homes that have not been maintained or has constant sun exposure will be susceptible to oxidation. Signs of oxidation are as follows: chalky white powder on siding and the clear protection removed. Please understand if your home suffers from oxidation, you may see this difference after a cleaning. When a home 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 cleaning process. Client understands that company 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 company end. Client also understands if we do a site unseen estimate based off provided photos or use of Google Earth software, that we will not be able to note any flaws in exterior surfaces. If we do a site unseen estimate, client understands we are not reliable for any unacknowledged flaw and will do our best to point this out at 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 a surface.
On the Day of Service:
Please have a water spigot activated and accessible.
Please have all windows and doors shut tightly.
Please have screens removed for better rinsing between windows, remove if you are having windows cleaned specifically.
Please have all pet’s inside before and during cleaning and if chemicals have been used 12hrs after cleaning.
Please clear the work areas of all items and remove all sensitive materials from the areas being washed such as flags, doormats, and vehicles.
Please avoid using water during cleaning service to ensure no loss of pressure or volume.
While the company 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. The company will clean windows but it is upon the clients to remove any window screens as they can be delicate and brittle. Removing window screens will allow the company to thoroughly clean window sills and leave the windows as they were found.
Exclusions & Limitations:
If client booking is over the value of £500 a £50 deposit is required to secure your cleaning service. This deposit is non-refundable. The deposit will be subtracted from the total quoted price after service is completed on your invoice. Example: A job is quoted £550, we require a £50 deposit leaving the remaining balance due after service of £500.
A cancellation fee will be assessed if client cancels service without 24-hour notice, or if the company arrives and cannot wash due to steps 1-4 not being completed. This would be 10% of the total job amount.
A £45.00 processing fee will be assessed for any returned checks.
If water intrusion occurs, the company 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.
Notify the company if there are any surfaces on or near the home that cannot have any form of our cleaning solution on them. If we are failed to be notified of this, the company is not responsible for any ill effect on any surfaces.
Content Release & Use
Client agrees to allow Grime Blasters UK to utilize any photos, videos, reviews or descriptions of the property in the context of advertising for the company. The company 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. If the client agrees to allow the company to display a sign for marketing on their property, it will remain in effect for no more than 30 days. If any damage not fault of mother nature occurs, the client will be charged the retail cost of the sign.
If Any Damage Occurs
Grime Blasters UK 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 Grime Blasters UK within 24hrs of completion of service. The company 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 was result of negligence.
Payment is due upon completion of work unless other arrangements were made between the client and company. If a different arrangement occurs, this will be documented and signed by both parties. We accept payment via bank transfer, cash or credit/debit card however card payments need to be a minimum of £200. If paying with credit, we accept payment through our credit card processor link or our card machine at your property for privacy and security of our client’s information. Any invoice or scheduled payment over 5 days past due will be subject to a late fee of 8%(PCM). If payment is not received within 30 days of completion, Grime Blasters UK reserves the right to file a civil claim to collect outstanding debt. Any legal fees incurred will be added to the unpaid balance of the client. Grime Blasters UK also reserves the right to refuse to continue business with clients who are currently past due or who have been 30+days past due more than once. This contract is binding.
Acceptance to Terms
By accepting a quote, the client agrees to all the terms and conditions in this agreement. You authorise Grime Blasters UK to do the work as specified on the quotation. You release our company from property damage unless it is caused by negligence or willful misconduct. Grime Blasters UK is not responsible for damage to lose edgings, paint, wood, trim of windows or windows themselves that was previously noted as damage or found during the pre-inspection walk through.