Profit In Power Washing

How to Start & Run a Pressure Washing Service

Profit In Power Washing

Editor Bryan M. Holmes
Publisher: H.P.S., Inc.
Book: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Price: $15.99

There are many business start up books available, however few deal with power washing specifically. This leaves those interested in starting a power washing business at a loss. Many lack the answers to questions that will better prepare them for the establishment of their own cleaning business. That dilemma, along with the vast marketability of power washing, has directly influenced the creation and development of this publication.

Inside Profit In Power Washing – 4th Edition is information geared specifically to determining the profitability, feasibility, and marketability of owning a power washing business. This ‘How To Guide’ covers the methodology so crucial in both starting and operating a power washing service. Topics covered include:

Marketable Services, Equipment Selection, Equipment Use & Technique, Personal Safety, Target Markets, Customer Relations, Estimating, Advertising, Chemical Selection & Use, Important Legal Issues, and much more…

Also included are a number of valuable tips, recommendations, and precautions.

Overall, Profit In Power Washing – 4th Edition 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 power washing business?

This is an obvious question first asked when starting any business. Incone potential is often comparable to that of consultants and, in some cases even lawyers. Compensation ranging between $40 – $60 per hour is not uncommon. In fact, most environmental 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 -3rd Edition focuses on these and many more.

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. By reading Profit in Power Washing -4th Edition, the reader will be more attuned to these as well as other applications not mentioned here.

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 -4th Edition 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 power washingservice.

Where can I go for more information on power washing?

Profit In Power Washing -4th Edition, is an excellent resource geared to this specific topic. However, it’s not the end-all of power washing knowledge. alone houses numberous resources for the consumer and professional alike. It has been designed to continually serve our patrons, as well as others interested in power washing.

Table of Contents

About This Book
The Field, An Introduction
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, Summary
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, The Decision

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