How to Start a Pressure Washing Business

June 29, 2018 735 views

A Quick Overview of The Pressure Washing Business

Pressure washing, also called power washing, is the process of cleaning surfaces with high-pressure water sprays. It doesn’t require a lot of technical skill. You can effectively clean concrete, wooden decks, aluminum or vinyl siding on houses, sidewalks, and more.

The high-pressure blast removes mold, gum, dirt, and other stains from concrete. It helps wash away fading finishes on wood surfaces and helps keep siding on homes looking new.

Skill Set:

  • Safely operate a pressure washer
  • The operation of cleaning with a pressure washer without damaging surfaces
  • Common Business Skills

Employee Considerations:

Equipment and Supplies:

  • Pressure washers
  • Hoses
  • Tips for hoses of varying sizes
  • Turbo nozzle for cleaning concrete
  • Surface cleaner
  • X- Jet (nozzle for houses, roofs, and tall structures)
  • Chemicals and soaps
  • Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner
  • Turbo nozzle
  • 24′ Extension Wand
  • 100′ of 3/4″ quality water hose
  • 100′ 4000 PSI Goodyear high-pressure hose
  • 110′ commercial fill hose
  • 12′ to 18′ extension wand for 2nd-story access
  • Gutter cleaning bar
  • 4800 PSI-rated high-performance wand
  • Four-head aluminum water broom
  • 5-gallon concentrate super house washing biodegradable soap
  • Degreaser (great for driveways and walkways)
  • Hammerhead surface cleaner rated at 4800 PSI, poly shroud with dual spinner action; cuts cleaning time by 60%
  • Commercial grade rotating turbo nozzle (great for gum removal and oil spots)
  • Full set of pressure tips
  • Essential Office Equipment

Monthly Expenses:


Approximate Minimum Startup Cost:

The investment required to start is relatively low, though pressure washers can cost from only a few hundred dollars to as much as twenty thousand.

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