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Marketable Services, Equipment Selection,
There are many business start-up books available,
however few deal with pressure washing specifically. This leaves those interested
in starting a pressure washing business at a loss. Many lack the answers to
questions that will better prepare them for the establishment of their own business.
That dilemma, along with the vast marketability of pressure washing, has directly
influenced the creation and development of this publication.
In Power Washing is information geared specifically to determining
the profitability, feasibility, and marketability of owning a pressure washing
business. It covers the methodology so crucial in both starting and operating
a pressure washing service. Topics covered include:
Personal Safety, Target Markets, Customer Relations,
Estimating, Advertising, Chemical Selection & Use, Important Legal Issues,
and much more...
Also included are numberous valuable tips,
recommendations, and precautions important in operating a professional pressure
In Power Washing serves as a guide pointing the reader in the direction
of successfully establishing themselves as a lucrative small business. It is
designed to help the reader achieve their goals both during and beyond the time
of business start-up.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Profit In Power Washing focuses on these factors and many
- What services are available to the power
- 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. By reading Profit in Power Washing,
the reader will be more attuned to these as well as other applications not
- 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. That is why Profit
in Power Washing has been developed, -to form a base of research, helping
prospective owners avoid the many pitfalls that lie in the path of starting
a successful pressure washing service.
Table of Contents
- About This Book
- The Field, An Introduction
- Getting Started
- (The Personal Evaluation, Developing Your Business
Strategy, The Written Business Plan -Bringing It All Together)
- (Deck Restoration, Other Wood Products, Flat
Work, Exterior House/Building Cleaning, Paint Removal and Preparation, Entrance
Ways, Commercial Shipping Fleets, Drain and Gutter Cleaning, Restaurant Exhaust
Cleaning, Automobile Detailing, Driveway Cleaning and Resealing, Asphalt Roof
Shingles, Awnings, Other Options)
- The Marketplace
- (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Summary)
- The Equipment
- (The Pressure Washer, Finding a Quality Unit,
The Complete Power Washing Set, Other Accessories and Equipment, The Vehicle,
Office Supplies, Summary)
- Equipment Use and Safety
- (Equipment Maintenance, Occupational Safety,
- Chemical Overview
- (Chemical Types, Chemical Selections, Chemical
Use and Handling, Legal Issues, Summary)
- The Telephone
- (Do you need a business line?, Installation,
Telephone Services, Telemarketers, Last Note)
- (What's Available, Putting It Together)
- Business Operations
- (Initial Contact, Gather Complete Information,
Protecting the Information, The Estimate -An Overview, The Estimate -Presentation,
The Estimate -Putting a Price on Your Service, The Estimate -Case Senerios,
The Estimate -Conclude in Convince, Performing the Job at Hand, Ensure Satisfaction,
Billing, Recordkeeping Issues, Summary)
- Dealing with Customers
- (Policy, Dealing with Disgruntled Customers)
- Legal Issues
- (Form of Business, Name Use and Registration,
Licenses Fees and Permits, Taxes, Insurance, Employees, Occupational Safety
and Health (OSHA) Issues, Environmental Issues, Employees, Important Note)
- Starting Your Business
- (Getting Started, More Research and Planning,
Book information and table of contents extracted
from Profit In Power Washing -How to Start and Run a Pressure Washing Service
Copyright © 2010 H.P.S., Inc.