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post #1 of Old 04-25-2011, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Pressure washing bid need advise

Hello guys,

I was asked by a property management company to place a bid for office cleaning. The thing is they have 4 docks and they want them pressure washed once per month.
I've never done pressure washing and I would appreciate if someone can give me an idea of how to bid this out. I measured one dock. It's 3000 sq.ft.
Can you tell me how much time do you spend to pressure wash 100 sq.ft. and how much time does it take to pressure wash 3000 sq. ft. dock?
Also, how much would it cost in chemicals?

Thanks,

Terry
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post #2 of Old 04-26-2011, 08:05 AM
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Some things you will need to clean concrete is:
Hot Water
Surface Cleaner
Degreaser.

This my be something you want to sub out.

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I agree, you may want to find a company that's been providing this service and tag along.
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post #4 of Old 05-01-2011, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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That's funny when some people talk about pressure washing like it's science. I got that account and already cleaned the area I was asking about. It came out great, never thought that pressure washing could be so easy.
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Not saying that pressure washing is rocket science by any means. I'm sure that the job came out great. Now all you have to worry about is someone coming in and taking that account from you because they have hot water the right chems and equipment to make the job you did look like amatuers work in half the time and twice the profit margin.

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That's great. When you have a chance post pics of your work.
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That's funny when some people talk about pressure washing like it's science. I got that account and already cleaned the area I was asking about. It came out great, never thought that pressure washing could be so easy.
Just remember experienced contractors on the forums have a tendency to look out for younger contractors due to the ammount of fly by PW contractors out there. There are the rights tools for a job, and there are tools for the job that you can slide by with, which not be a industry standard or worse off less efficient taking one longer to clean while they underbid the project.
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