what do you use

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by bakerc8, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. bakerc8

    bakerc8 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    so what power washer do you use i was getting one to make some cash on the side to do driveways and such. i was getting one from home depo a dewalt but what do you use?
  2. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    Yeah, I was thinking about buying a Craftsman push mower, and a WeedEater, Featherlite blower to make some extra money on the side. I'm not insured to do yard work, or licensed, but the good new is that I can lowball out the professional lawn companies with sub par workmanship and really cheap prices. :hammerhead:
  3. squirtgun

    squirtgun LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I have tried to explain this to lawn care guys here before.The majority don't care as long as they get a few extra dollars in their pockets.

    I cut my own grass and refer everything else to reliable companies I know.
    I do the same for seal coating,painting and roofing if I come across a roof that cleaning will not help.

    Maybe you will make some headway here,but I doubt it.
  4. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    You're right Scott, I know I'm probably wasting my time, but what the heck.
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    You guys are right! It is funny how so many lawn guys talk about lowballers when they will do the same to PWers. I own a lawn company and a seperate power wash company (just started recently). But I am legit with everything, and my prices are higher than most in my area. I bought my washer from pressure tek and it and everything else for washing is commercial grade. I don't understand why a lot of lawn guys talk big game about commercial lawn equipment, but when they want to diversify into pwing, they buy cheap crap. :hammerhead: But you shouldn't worry, it will only help the professional washers by showing why you charge a premium for your professional services...after the lowballer screws up a client's property. There is MUCH more to "pressure" washing than owning a pressure washer. But there is this kind of lowball hackism in all industries. Professionals should not worry about the non-professional.....just keep doing what you do and everything will be fine.
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Why don't you invest that money into advertising your lawn biz in order to "make some cash on the side"?
  7. Dakota476

    Dakota476 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I'm just sitting here reading this thread wondering what you guys used the VERY FIRST time you washed a house .....hhhhmmmmm? you're right we collectivley complain about low-ballers in this biz then turn around and shove it to you skilled prof's I offer washing to my customers aswell as lawn care I buy my chems from pressure tek but my machine is from lowes it still does 4gpm and I am insured. so just what does it take to make you a skilled prof? do I have to join your club ? are there meetings I can attend like AA? Is it a 12 step program were I worship the almighty pump and carry water in a glass for miles on end to learn some mystical lesson? why don't you guys just lighten up alittle or maybe get a moderator to put a sticky up saying you can only post in this area if you have a membership card to the house of hose gods. I am sorry if I have offended anyone with the refrence to AA or any 12 step program.
  8. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    Yes, you have to join the club to be excepted. The dues are only $5,000 a year. Please send them made payable to Clay County Pressure Cleaning, Inc. Only then will you be tought the secret handshake. :waving:
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    The VERY FIRST time I commercially washed a house I used a commercial grade Pressure Pro.

    DAFFMOBILEWASH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Yes the membership cost is in the first REAL pressure washer you buy. If it is anything under $8000.00 you are simpily a skilled operator who takes way too much time to complete a project.

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