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Old 07-11-2005, 01:54 PM
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No rain NE Ohio 5 weeks. A few of my customers ask if I would want to pressure wash there house. I have the time but I have no idea how to price this. How much should I charge? By the hour or sq ft??? thanks
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Old 07-11-2005, 03:05 PM
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Either way will work we do it buy the job, buy a good machine and go from there pw is big buisness.
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Old 07-11-2005, 03:35 PM
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Old 07-11-2005, 04:45 PM
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Have a 3600psi Honda, use it on my equipment and my deck. Have no idea how long it would take to wash a 1800sqft bylevel house. Do you use the cleaner and do you brush it. What amount $$ would you charge per ft, hr, job? Thanks
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:50 PM
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to do a 80x20 driveway and a pool deck i charge $160. and i use a sprayer filled with pool chlorine and spray that on the surface to be cleaned after i wet it down first, then let the chlorine soak for 10min and then pressure wash it clean.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:56 PM
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:59 PM
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This will help you.You will have to be competitive never tell your customers what you make or charge.I have quoted hourly charges sometimes they take them sometimes not.
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:57 PM
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Have a 3600psi Honda, use it on my equipment and my deck. Have no idea how long it would take to wash a 1800sqft bylevel house. Do you use the cleaner and do you brush it. What amount $$ would you charge per ft, hr, job? Thanks
No brushing except for the occasional stubborn gutter.
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:31 PM
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Good description on this site, but I'm not sure about the figures used in the priceing. He says you need to get $45 per hour, but then he has a road tractor priced at $8-$25. I don't think I could pressure wash 2-6 road tractors in one hour, and if I could, that would mean that I had some serious equipment involved and I certainly wouldn't charge less just because my equipment allows me to do it faster. His philosphy (with the numbers aside) is good though.
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