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Old 05-10-2010, 05:59 PM
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1st power wash job

could someone tell me how to charge for powerwashing a house about 1600 square feet. do i do it by square feet, if so how much or do i carge by the hour and if so how much. thanks
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:41 PM
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you charge whatever you need to charge to be profitable. Its different in every area
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:28 AM
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you charge whatever you need to charge to be profitable. Its different in every area
dont u just hate responses like this


give him at lease a margin to play with here..
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:34 PM
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He can't hate, but must appreciate the response. It's the stone-cold truth. If you don't know how to charge accordingly, then there's a real good chance it won't be performed accordingly either.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:10 PM
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could someone tell me how to charge for powerwashing a house about 1600 square feet. do i do it by square feet, if so how much or do i carge by the hour and if so how much. thanks
$250/hour


Now, that probably didn't help much. It is the truth however. The truth for MY company and MY production rate. If yours is slower, your customer will think you are insane for making $1250 for a house wash. It is a one hor job max.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:22 PM
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Personally, I need 15-25 cents per sq ft (depending on size of job) to make a decent profit. Better to use per sq ft on estimates than per hour quotes.

1600 sq ft @ $0.15 per sq ft = $240.00
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:02 PM
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Personally, I need 15-25 cents per sq ft (depending on size of job) to make a decent profit. Better to use per sq ft on estimates than per hour quotes.

1600 sq ft @ $0.15 per sq ft = $240.00
How long will a house that size take you?
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:15 PM
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Me? Would take me a couple hours, maybe 3, as I have a small pressure washer.

Unlike you, I only do pressure washing for my mowing and landscape customers, not as my only service. Usually only small driveways and sidewalks. Probably going to upgrade to a larder unit next season as it seems to be fairly popular and profitable.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:52 PM
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you will see profit when you wash that house in 30-45 minutes
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:19 PM
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you will see profit when you wash that house in 30-45 minutes
Yeah, maybe next year if I upgrade.

Just curious, JCinNJ, what do you charge for a house that size if it takes you 30-45 minutes?
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