My first power wash job this morning!

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Grits, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    I completed my first power wash job this morning. 3 walls of a vinyl siding house and a 10 x 10 concrete patio slab. It took me 1.5 hours and I charged $125. I had to rent the equipment for $45. I came out OK as far as money. I took this job to see if I wanted to persue the addition of power washing to my company. I must say that I enjoyed it and will look more into adding it. Once I get more experience, I can see the profit margin rising greatly. I think it will be a great addition to my biz.
     
  2. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Weren't you cold?
     
  3. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    it doesnt get cold in florida !!!
     
  4. PRO DETAIL LANDSCAPING

    PRO DETAIL LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    Once You Know What To Clean With You Will Be A Lot Faster Than That... Now You Need To Learn How To Tack On The Extra That Peolpe Want Done With That...
     
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    It was chilly! But I had to do it today. I scheduled it for Saturday. But I woke up Saturday morning and I was puking...sick as a dog. It was about 39 degrees.
     
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    That's what I figure. Today I used just a degreaser and bleach. It worked better than I expected, so I can't wait to see how easy it is with the "right" chemicals. What are some of the things I would be able to tack on? Thanks!
     
  7. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
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    everyone must have been sick last week my 2 kids had the puking stuff and me and the ms. felt like crap for 2 days
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    It was brutal!!! I was bad sick all of Saturday. I was pretty much over it Sunday, but I was totally exhausted all day. Today, I am getting rehydrated and my energy is coming back. That is the sickest I have been in a long time. I hate it for anyone that gets it. I hope you and your family make a speedy recovery.
     
  9. PRO DETAIL LANDSCAPING

    PRO DETAIL LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH BLEACH IT WILL GET YOU IN TROUBLE.:nono:. CALL ME I WILL TELL YA WHAT I USE ON A DAILY BASES.. 985-290-5389 RODNEY ITS TO MUCH TO TYPE.. I ONLY SPEND 15 BUCKS TO CLEAN A HOUSE AND ABOUT THE SAME ON CONCRETE:)
     
  10. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
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