pressure washing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jasonp, Feb 5, 2001.

  1. jasonp

    jasonp LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 147

    Wondering if anyone else pressure washes decks,concrete walks and drives. What have you found best to clean concrete? Just added this to my business hope it gets me some more customers this year.
     
  2. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    me me me... great monwy maker concrete most of the time plain water ....a little degreser
     
  3. Guest
    Posts: 0

    Degreaser.
     
  4. David Hickerson

    David Hickerson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    I hope you do better than I did at it. I have my washer with no customers. If you can find a nitch in your area great but I was not able to. I know of a guy in my area that was doing washing. He advertised like a mad man and ended up closing his doors because of know business. Good luck to you.

    Houston
     
  5. zimm4

    zimm4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Just get A pump up sprayer and spray the surface first.
    Saves on chemical use. Makes the cleaning easier.
     
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Dont forget that when you are pressure washing if you are doing concrete that has a sealant on it that you may begin to remove it. Also with decks you have to be careful so as not to split the wood. Pressure washing is the demise of all decking so be cautious when you offer this service. If its a repeat customer you might end up replacing the decking after a few washings. We hire a contractor who strips the wood clean and then re-seals it. Although the price is outrageous its cheaper than pressure washing in the end, and our toes dont get the splinters left from pressure washing.

    good Luck in your venture.
    Kris
     
  7. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    i use simple green, apply it while the concrete is dry, stubborn grease spots require gunk and a brush.
     
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I have pressure washer. the problem is I found out
    pure clorox will make one look as good as
    the washer.Kinda flatnd my tire on the whole thing.
    Im still working on it though.
     
  9. jay

    jay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    If it real bad you can acid wash, but be real careful what you use this on and make sure no one is the area. It can be dangerous. Mix real light on the acid.
     

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