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What is power washing?

Power washing, or pressure washing, is the growing application of high pressure water spray. Produced by specially designed pumps, this spray is a hundred times more powerful than the typical garden hose. On concrete it is used to remove unsightly mold, bubble gum, and other dirt stains. Wooden decks are returned to the look of new wood, void of graying and fatigued finishes. And on houses, the appearance of siding (namely aluminum and vinyl), is greatly improved by removing pollution, mildew, and other signs of neglect.


What are the potential earnings for an owner/operator of a pressure washing business?

This is an obvious question first asked when starting any business. For pressure washing, that potential is often comparable to consultants and, in some cases even lawyers. Compensation ranging between $40 - $60 per hour is not uncommon. In fact, many services make upwards of $80 - $100+ per hour. Compensation will, of course, vary from region to region. So, what does this mean? In general, one needs to investigate factors of market demand, type of service, and competition, just to name a few.

What services are available to the power washing business?

Power washing is not limited to a narrow number of service opportunities. In fact, you will find the applications of the pressure washer is wide and in high demand. Don't think the cleaning of decks or siding are the only avenues for income. Automobile detailing, driveway cleaning, awnings, gutters, entrance ways and sidewalks are other examples of power washing applications with income potential. Whether residential, commercial, or industrial, many are surprised by what the pressure washing specialist is called to clean. Here is the list of potential power washing applications.


What is the most important recommendation in starting a power washing service?

One must know the importance of thorough research and in-depth planning when starting a pressure washing business. One must go beyond the novelty of starting a business and explore the methodology as it pertains to their individual situation. Seeing you, your business, and the marketplace as three separate entities that must coexist in a profitable and rewarding manner is a point of central attention.