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Wash siding of complex

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by allenoutdoor, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. allenoutdoor

    allenoutdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    have any of you ever cleaned siding before on a building. we have a customer that wants us to clean the siding of a small condo complex. i wouldn't even consider it, but the grass is pretty dry and we will be slow in a few weeks. what would you charge and how hard is it? any input would be great
     
  2. VillageGreen

    VillageGreen LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 12

    Hey I haven't done it for customers, but I did it on our home, and it's really easy, and looks great when it's done. However if the wash surface is really dirty then you'll be there for quite a while depending on the size of the surface.
     
  3. JRAZ

    JRAZ LawnSite Member
    from NW
    Messages: 143

    depending on the type of siding and the condition it is in, a pressure washer may be all you need.
     
  4. MudFoot

    MudFoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Correct. If it's the plastic-type siding I'd suggest using a pressure washer. Very simple task. If it's wood, I wouldn't use one though. You might chip off the paint, or chip the wood itself.
     
  5. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I pressure wash the folks house every spring and fall. You would be amazed how dirty a house can get once you get done washing it and see how much better it looks. I do some power washing in the slow times of the summer, I dont like doing it, really hurts the old wrists with the pressure in the hose but money is money I guess. I prefer doing driveways, patios, and decks as opposed to houses, I charge an ass load for houses because well, I hate being on ladders and with water, ladders aint fun.
     

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