Pressure washing has ALWAYS been an essential step in exterior prep (as opposed to interior
). In past years I probably wouldn't have minded farming our the PW but the price I would use would just be part of my prep MH and hardly worth it to farm out.
Now, instead of using it as paint prep we sell a "complete house wash" at double the price as what I would have charged for prep. My goal is to build up the PW (house, roof, concrete, and specially decks, as well as commercial) so that I can have a crew running full time PWing.
To me the down side to pressure washing is that the tickets are typically low, $300-$800 for a house wash or small deck, but the up side is that the average MH revenue is twice that of painting. :thumbup: We market both painting and pressure washing. Our goal is to use the PW to pick up a $300 house wash and end up with the $3,000 paint job. If it doesn't need painting now we will be in place next year when they need a painter.