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post #1 of Old 01-24-2007, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pricing Jobs (please help)

Ok maybe i was a little too vague in the last post. But, On pressure washing houses, and mobile homes, what seems to be the better way of pricing(sq feet, or by hrly rate)? Thank you

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  1. Trailer Houses (Mobile Homes):

    Method #1. $1.00/ft. to $2.00 per linear foot.

    Method #2. Trailers in a trailer park: $45 to $55.00 for a single wide, $75.00 to $95.00 for double wide.
    Trailers on a lot by themselves: $50.00 to $100.00 each.

    Hazard: Most retired people want you to spend an hour talking and eating milk and cookies.
  2. House Washing:

    Method #1. $95.00 to $295.00 or 10 cents/Sq. Ft. for single story and 20 cents/Sq. Ft. for double story. (Note: Vinyl Sided Homes go for as little as $39.95)

    Method #2. $0.50 to $2.00 per linear foot for single story homes. About $1.00 average.
    $2.00 per linear foot for double story homes.
    Note: Pricing by the linear foot is a more accurate way of pricing than by the square foot.

    Method #3. $70.00 for a single story and $100.00 for a double story house.

    Method #4:
    Single Story 1,500 to 2,000 sq. ft. - $150.00
    2,000 to 2,500 sq. ft. - $200.00
    Any two story - $250.00

    Access around a double story house has to be taken into consideration. If you have unsual restrictions or need special equipment this cost will have to be added to the bid.

    Dryvit Houses: $0.30 per square foot.
    Be careful. You can force water under dryvit and pop it off the house. Use low pressure or bursh. See Dryvit cleaning procedures at http://www.dryvit.com/cleaning.htm

    In more expensive neighborhoods add 10% to 30% to the above prices.

    Hazard: Most retired people want you to spend an hour visiting and eating milk and cookies.
  3. Cleaning Mildew off Stucco

    $0.10 to $0.15 per square foot
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" Hazard: Most retired people want you to spend an hour visiting and eating milk and cookies. "

Good one pressure packed
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..In more expensive neighborhoods add 10% to 30% to the above prices.

or 100%.. not neccesarily based on how expensive the neighborhood is as, in my opinion that is an unfair pricing practice, but based upon where you operate. My min housewash is $395 and they go up from there.

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keep it simple

We have found hourly rate easier to use. It is less confusing and easy to quote to customer. When in dought add extra hour to job quote. Your hourly rate should be based on what you are comfortable with or what your market allows.
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If I told my customers what my bill rate was per hour they would probably be a little miffed. I know some companies out there that gross $150+ per hour on house washes.

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Thank You!!!!

Thats really what i was looking for PRESSURE PACKED, thank you! And i do know what you mean about retired folk talking and eating milk and cookies! HHMMMM.......milk and cookies, talk to ya'll later!!
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Maybe I could get some help too PLEASE!!!!

Have just bid const. cleanup on a townhome development. They also asked me to include a price for pressure wash (which we normally haven't had to do) but we are willing. I realize if we have to remove trash and all it is more, but in general they said it was 3436SF courtyards....I am assuming that is for each 8 unit building. Any suggestions for pricing.
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Jackie, the going rate for commercial flat work (concrete) is from $.05 (very low) per s.f to as high as $.15 per s/f. Most companies come in around the middle.

My guess is at either of these rates you will lose your shirt on time because you aren't set up correctly. That volume of work requires high flow machines (5.6 gpm+), hot water and surface cleaners. A decent setup is going to cost you about $5500. This doesn't include reclaim and recapture equipment which is mandated by federal law. The fine for getting caught letting water run into a storm drain can be $10,000 and jail time.

My suggestion to you is to bid it at $.10 per s/f and either buy the right equipment or sub it out to a company that is already setup to do the job right and offer them $.08 per s/f.

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thanks for the response. I'm in Florida and most of the jobs here there are no storm drains, etc. for runoff so I don't think that will be an issue. I have no problem adding more equipment because it usually pays for itself in a short period of time. we also do remodel and drywall, paint, trim, etc...so over the years we have purchased MANY pieces of equipment to do a job properly.

I appreciate the pricing info and once I get an actual floorplan layout of the way the houses and courtyards are set up and see if they are brick, flagstone, concrete, whatever I will use your pricing guide.

Have a great weekend and thanks again....btw I do use other subs when a job is more than we can tackle and it's always a beneficial arrangement for us all!
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thanks for the response. I'm in Florida and most of the jobs here there are no storm drains, etc. for runoff so I don't think that will be an issue. I have no problem adding more equipment because it usually pays for itself in a short period of time. we also do remodel and drywall, paint, trim, etc...so over the years we have purchased MANY pieces of equipment to do a job properly.

I appreciate the pricing info and once I get an actual floorplan layout of the way the houses and courtyards are set up and see if they are brick, flagstone, concrete, whatever I will use your pricing guide.

Have a great weekend and thanks again....btw I do use other subs when a job is more than we can tackle and it's always a beneficial arrangement for us all!
where in Florida are you ?
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I am in the Kissimmee/St. Cloud area. We work everywhere from 27 up through Orlando. Have mostly been in Poinciana the last 14 yrs.
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Exclamation Need help quoting Power Washing at a Water Treatment Plant on Metal Steps...

Hello everyone,

I am in need of some help with the Sq. ftg. price for Pressure washing some metal steps and floor grates at a Water Treatment Plant in Maryland but, I don't know what the going rate is at this time in the State of Maryland... However, I am in hopes of Subbing this one out but, I need the price to quote on my Bid. Please give me the Square Footage Price...

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ahall live in maryland did you sub this work out yet
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Have just bid const. cleanup on a townhome development. They also asked me to include a price for pressure wash (which we normally haven't had to do) but we are willing. I realize if we have to remove trash and all it is more, but in general they said it was 3436SF courtyards....I am assuming that is for each 8 unit building. Any suggestions for pricing.
I would just add an extra
( c note.... aka 100 ) to the job......
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I would just add an extra
( c note.... aka 100 ) to the job......
I hope that was a joke.. Good one!

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