pressure washing a house

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by nybiker, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. nybiker

    nybiker LawnSite Member
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    just hoping to get feed back from anybody out there. main line of work is lawn mowing and light landscape maintenance, i have chance to give estimateon pressure washing a house, wondered what any of you guys charge that do this. thanks for any feedback
     
  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    1 story up to 1200sq ft. 175 2nd story add 100.
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  3. TurnerLawnCare

    TurnerLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    By the hour. You'll never over or under bid a job in your life again. :) just don't go to slow OR to fast. A happy getting it done in a timely manner will do. Figure up what your expenses will be (gas, water, machine itself, ect.) then add in some more for profit.
     
  4. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
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    All the info about equipment, pricing, etc.. can be found at PT State

    You need to do some research. Know your numbers, know how long it will take you to wash a 1200 SF house (less than half hour). In my area, charging by the hour is a sure sign of a hack that does not know what how to wash a house.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2010
  5. nybiker

    nybiker LawnSite Member
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    thx JC in NJ great info on adding power washing to my business i can see i have alot of research and learning to do.want to build my business in a professional manner as my goal is to be 100% self employed as soon as possible.
     
  6. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
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    Self employed sucks, read "The Emyth Revisited" by Micheal E. Gerber
     

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