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02-10-2007, 12:37 AM
Does anybody offer a power washer service as an extra?? Would this be a good thing to offer or a poor roi

02-10-2007, 12:53 AM
I have thought about it. But would you really have time to do it? Maybe when the season slows down in the winter. Definitely something to think about. I would just do driveways, decks, sidewalks, etc. I think there is to much liability doing houses....breaking windows, destroying siding. It would be hard to break a driveway.:)

02-10-2007, 12:53 AM
i do power washing.just about all the house's i mowed last year wanted it done.so i jumped right in it,had all the tools and stuff to do it.did,house's,driveways,walkways,decks,flower bed rocks.

02-10-2007, 10:33 AM
I added power washing about 3 years ago, its paid off very well. Start off offering it to your exisiting customers and build from there

02-10-2007, 10:41 AM
We offer this service as well. Quite lucrative. We only do horizontal surfaces (driveways, walkways, decks etc.). As previously mentioned, we don't do houses due to liability issues. I'd suggest offering it if you have the time and equipment. Don't buy cheap "hobby" equipment. Go ahead and spend the extra couple hundred and get good equipment that will last.
Good luck!

Shawns Lawns
02-10-2007, 10:50 AM
I was also thinking about it as well. If you have the customers that want the service i say go for it.:waving:

02-10-2007, 10:56 AM
I do it three years full time job,started out quite stupid bought the wrong machine could not bid work but i have learned.

02-10-2007, 11:11 AM
I have a friend who just does powerwashing for reality companies and he makes a fortune

02-10-2007, 11:22 AM
They wanted an extra $1000 for insurance Joe walters best deal on insurance get your free copys of cleaner times magazine ??? only 133 frost free days here.

02-10-2007, 01:46 PM
It's funny i get cleaner times, don't know why they keep sending a bill i never paid but we get it in the mail it's not bad.

04-11-2007, 10:09 PM
Does anybody offer a power washer service as an extra?? Would this be a good thing to offer or a poor roi

I do it as a side & make pretty good. But it is not as consistent as I would like it to be. I really pushed it & very few people do it regularly. I get a lot of work from my Dad's painting biz. MOwing is way more consistent though.

04-13-2007, 09:10 AM
With proper equipment and techniques, the profit margins are huge. Not as consistent as mowing but definitely higher margins.