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Old 07-29-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default Bidding a pressure washing job

I own a small window cleaning business and I am trying to expand by offering pressure washing services. Can anyone help me with ballpark prices for pressure washing jobs?
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:54 AM   #2
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It depends, are you offering this for walls or concrete drives? Is the surface any bit fragile? Would this be a 1 man job?
My guys usually get around $15 an hour for this type of job. I take 20 to 30%.
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Charging 15-20/hour seems low to me. I started a small pressure washing business in my neighborhood when I was young. I just did decks. I would charge $50 for a small deck and $100 for a large deck. It usually only took an hour or 2 and I loved the money when I was that young!
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:59 AM   #4
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The pricing totally depends on the scope of work, if the pressure washing applies to the entire exteriors, including the windows cleaned etc. Please refer to a couple of articles that have references made to the pressure washing technique, how to do it and the window cleaning job along with.

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Old 11-21-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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I agree with cleanway you have to look at the whole job.another thing you need to take into account is how much do you want the work?
I have had times when work was lean and slashed my rates by 50% just to keep going
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You also didn't state what kind of pressure washing services you plan on offering.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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I will usually eyeball the area to be cleaned. Also base it on how dirty it is. If they are having other services done I will also offer a package deal.

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I will usually eyeball the area to be cleaned. Also base it on how dirty it is. If they are having other services done I will also offer a package deal.

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My minimum for a housewash is 250.. small bi level with minimal siding.
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Flat Work pricing
  • 8 to 20 cents/ft².
  • If you really want the job, 6 cents/ft².
  • If the job is not being bid out, 12 cents/ft².
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:09 PM   #10
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I just posted a thread here on that topic: How do I know how much to charge a client

I hope it's helpful to you.
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The pricing completely depends on the range of employment, if the force wash applies to the whole exterior, counting the window cleaned etc
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