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pressure washing?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by zim bob the landscaper, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    i just got a pressure washer and was wondering if i should include it in my services. easy money it seems like. cleaning patios, sidewalks, drivways, houses, porches, and many more things you can do. just wondring if i should do this or is it a big waste of time? also if you do this service please tell me if i should do hourly or just the type of job that it is.

    thanks
     
  2. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    I used to do it, but it's very time consuming. I had to stop during the cutting season cause I just got to busy doing lawns. You can make very good money pressure washing. I think I may do a little washing during the off season. It seemed like just when I was starting to get all the calls to start cutting that was just about the time people starting calling for a wash job...lol
    Good Luck
     
  3. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    Oh BTW you was asking about prices. I charge $ .10 a square foot for a single story residence.
     
  4. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    thank you for the info.:waving:
     
  5. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Absolute money maker! I love doing it. Very easy work, using the right chemicals. I charge .13 a square foot. That goes for homes, decks driveways, and so on. And a $25 chemical application fee. Well worth it!
     
  6. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Ive heard there is good money too....Ive been thinking about doing this, but it would have to be in the offseason too.
     
  7. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Whats a good pressure washer to purchase for this??
     
  8. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    Do you need a special license because of the chemical applications?
     
  9. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Not here in FL. Or I should say this county anyways. It might also depend on what chemicals are used. But I was informed by my city and county that an additional license was not needed.
     
  10. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    Wow that is good money. Here you can get your driveway sealcoated for 10 - 13 cents a square.
     

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