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Old 01-24-2012, 02:27 PM
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whats a good per hour rate?

what should i charge per hour for pressure washing houses, trailers etc.and what kinda ad should i run for this kinda service? .
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:45 AM
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When it comes to residential work you are best to price per job and not by hour. A house wash that costs $350.00 may take 1.5 hours, you would not want to tell your customer that you charge about $200.00 per hour.

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Old 01-25-2012, 11:05 AM
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- figure out what YOU need per hour to stay in business
- figure out how long it will take your crew to do the job

that will give you the hourly rate.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:03 PM
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From what I have gatherd talking to other folks its best to charge by the Square Foot depending on what your washing.

Houses - $150 - $600 Flat Price

Driveways & Sidewalks - $75 - $200 Flat Price

Roofs - Cedar Shake $.60 - $.90 per Sq Ft.
Composition Roofs - $.10 - $.30 per Sq Ft.

Mobile Homes - Single Wide - $40 - $55
Double Wide - $50 - 65
anything bigger $100 and up.

On the flat price jobs just use your best judment on how long it will take you. Hope this helps.
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I normally run about 0.15/SF. for houses. Equipment would be about 90 per hour.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:52 PM
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I usually base my power washing charge on how dirty the area is, the material that I am cleaning, approximate size and how long it will take me to clean it. How dirty the area is will tell you how much house cleaning solution i will take. The price of cleaning solution varies from one local to another. In Houston Texas the average price for cleaning a hardi plank 1 story home is approx $175 and a 2 story is approx $275.

Ad type? Do you mean where to advertise? If so try subdivision newsletters, internet web site, & direct mail. These three work in my area. Here is an example of my direct mail ad embedded in my web site.
Katy Memorial Roof Cleaning & Power Washing
Roof Cleaning, Power Washing,
& Pressure Washing

Marcus Raif - (281) 392-2304
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