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another pricing thread . . . pressure washing

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Not to start another pricing thread, but I am considering starting a PW division. There seems to be the need for it as there is no one else in my area offers it. I have two great people to run it, the capitol to buy the equipment, and the other means to do it. The only thing is before I can figure out a pricing structure or figure out how long it will take to see a return on the investment I was hoping to get a ball park figure for washing exteriors of homes. I figure that I would be pretty well set if I could charge 35 cents per square foot (not subtracting anything) for just washing, 50 cents per square foot for house, windows, and gutters. An average 2000 sq ft house would be $700 for the wash, $1000 for the whole package. Is this way more than people would be willing to pay? Or is it not enough? Just looking for some ball park figures because frankly I have no idea on pricing PW.
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Those prices would be good, Tsunami though perhaps a bit high. I am never one to say a price is too high but to give you an idea, I am in the area in the country where prices are the highest. Then add in that I am the highest in my market. Taking those into consideration.. On a vinyl house we will apply fungicide and surfactant soap, rinse with low pressure, apply wet wax/polymer to enhance the color and lustre of the siding, apply specialty acid based cleaners to concrete foundations to remove rust and mineral staining, apply a specialty cleaner to windows to allow them to sparkle, manually scrub the exterior of gutters with yet another specialty cleaner (done with truck brush on extension pole) and rinse down (not pressure wash) a medium sized driveway for $.24 s/f.

That may seem crazy but it is all about efficiency. We can do all that to a 2500 s/f house in about 2.5 hrs with a two-man crew and it will look immaculate.
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