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  • Pressure wash job from 10/31/2007

    Hey gang... here's a few pics we took yesterday of a 2 story house. *Notice me on the second story roof cleaning the chimney.























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  • #2
    Those are some great pics!

    For others reading this, how would you advise bidding on such a job?

    Does using a ladder in a job effect the bid price?
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    • #3
      We just use a standard pricing... so the ladder doesn't play into it. We usually charge $99 for a 1 story house and $199 for a 2 story house. Of course, that's for a "typical" sized house... if they have a HUGE house, the price, naturally, goes up... pricing usually includes the driveway, walkway and a small cement patio.

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      • #4
        Looks much better!

        But if you ever want some tips on how to never use a ladder again let me know...

        From what i can see in the pictures, if i was doing this my feet wouldnt have left the ground!
        Falling hurts too much...lol

        Get an X-Jet...and a 5 gallon bucket and wash and rinsh that house in 45 mins and get paid and on to the next one.

        I did pressure cleaning for a long time and the first few i did the way you are.

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        • #5
          Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Nov. 01 2007,10:26)]Does using a ladder in a job effect the bid price?
          It should!

          You are taking a risk of getting hurt, and most ins. companys will charge more if you use ladders.

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          • #6
            Just checked out that X-Jet... OH yeah... that's gotta go on the wish list! lol

            ...and it wasn't the fall that scared me... it's that sudden stop I'm worried about...



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            • #7
              Doesnt using a ladder actually increase your workman's comp rates too?

              How lond did this job take?
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              • #8
                I'm embarassed to say this job took 5 hours... you can't tell in the pics, but there were a few BAD places on the house... and we had to use TLC in a couple of spots... so it took longer than expected... but then, we did it without an extension wand, without X-Jet, having to use a ladder and move it around, and only having one machine right now.... but it was definately a learning experience. Plus, there were 2 people who stopped and asked for information while we were working... both times, I was on the ladder... lol

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                • #9
                  Quote[/b] (AMW Graphics @ Nov. 01 2007,10:36)]Looks much better!

                  But if you ever want some tips on how to never use a ladder again let me know...

                  From what i can see in the pictures, if i was doing this my feet wouldnt have left the ground!
                  Falling hurts too much...lol

                  Get an X-Jet...and a 5 gallon bucket and wash and rinsh that house in 45 mins and get paid and on to the next one.

                  I did pressure cleaning for a long time and the first few i did the way you are.
                  what about a ball-valve and low-pressure, i see alot of people talking about that

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                  • #10
                    You talking about the ball valve so you can change wands without turning off the machine?

                    I want one of those, too!

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                    • #11
                      Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Nov. 01 2007,11:01)]You talking about the ball valve so you can change wands without turning off the machine?

                      I want one of those, too!




                      http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum....23;st=0

                      go down until u see the house, i recently done that house. how much do u charge for something like that, from the eves down to the grass, and front and back porch,back porch is same as front, dont include the roof

                      what do u think about this website, i talk to him sometimes
                      http://www.firstchoicepowerwashing.com

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                      • #12
                        I'd probably charge between $100-$150... but I think I could be undercharging.

                        I like his website... I'm going to have to bookmark it and look through it really well when I get the chance.

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                        • #13
                          Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Nov. 03 2007,12:22)]I'd probably charge between $100-$150... but I think I could be undercharging.

                          I like his website... I'm going to have to bookmark it and look through it really well when I get the chance.
                          i charged them $200 and they gave me a $15 tip so $215 total. they where ok with the price, didnt say anything about it



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                          • #14
                            Very nice. It's kinda hard to tell the actual size of the house's footprint from those pics, so I may have actually come closer to the $200 range, too... and a $15 tip, to boot? Nice!

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                            • #15
                              How long did it take to do the job?
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