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whats a good per hour rate?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by ADVANTEC LAWNS, Jan 24, 2012.


    ADVANTEC LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    what should i charge per hour for pressure washing houses, trailers etc.and what kinda ad should i run for this kinda service? :confused:.
  2. Jack Kramer

    Jack Kramer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    When it comes to residential work you are best to price per job and not by hour. A house wash that costs $350.00 may take 1.5 hours, you would not want to tell your customer that you charge about $200.00 per hour.

    Hope this helps.
  3. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    - figure out what YOU need per hour to stay in business
    - figure out how long it will take your crew to do the job

    that will give you the hourly rate.
  4. Titus Lawn Care

    Titus Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    From what I have gatherd talking to other folks its best to charge by the Square Foot depending on what your washing.

    Houses - $150 - $600 Flat Price

    Driveways & Sidewalks - $75 - $200 Flat Price

    Roofs - Cedar Shake $.60 - $.90 per Sq Ft.
    Composition Roofs - $.10 - $.30 per Sq Ft.

    Mobile Homes - Single Wide - $40 - $55
    Double Wide - $50 - 65
    anything bigger $100 and up.

    On the flat price jobs just use your best judment on how long it will take you. Hope this helps.
  5. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    I normally run about 0.15/SF. for houses. Equipment would be about 90 per hour.
  6. Houston Tx Roof Cleaning

    Houston Tx Roof Cleaning LawnSite Member
    from Katy Tx
    Messages: 30

    I usually base my power washing charge on how dirty the area is, the material that I am cleaning, approximate size and how long it will take me to clean it. How dirty the area is will tell you how much house cleaning solution i will take. The price of cleaning solution varies from one local to another. In Houston Texas the average price for cleaning a hardi plank 1 story home is approx $175 and a 2 story is approx $275.

    Ad type? Do you mean where to advertise? If so try subdivision newsletters, internet web site, & direct mail. These three work in my area. Here is an example of my direct mail ad embedded in my web site.

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