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    pmblair

    i was wanting to see what kind of bid this would be just by u look at it.

    Here in a few weeks that want me to do the sidewalk and driveway(oil spots where vechile sits)

    i had seen u post a concret cleaner for sale on pressurenet

    i have a 2850psi 2.5gpm 5.5 hr pressure washer/ with color tips- to start off with

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  • #2
    for houses an easy way to estimate the house wash cost is by linear feet.
    if the house's walls are 40ft long x 4 = 160 LF Min. cost $160.

    For that house, just by looking at it for a house wash it would be at about $280 + drive etc.

    Rough guess at total would be about $450-$500
    should take about 3 hours (maybe a little longer if your new).

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    • #3
      Quote[/b] (AMW Graphics @ Dec. 07 2007,9:06)]for houses an easy way to estimate the house wash cost is by linear feet.
      if the house's walls are 40ft long x 4 160 LF Min. cost $160.

      For that house, just by looking at it for a house wash it would be at about $280 + drive etc.

      Rough guess at total would be about $450-$500
      should take about 3 hours (maybe a little longer if your new).
      so the driveway, would that be measured the same way(linear ft)

      how much per sq ft on driveway is the common goal

      how much per sq ft on a house is the common goal

      what is a good product to get oil stains off(moratice acid)

      what could get dirt off of brick

      for vinyl siding-i was told i could use outdoor bleach mixed in with water in a pump up sprayer and then come behind myself with the pressure washer

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      • #4
        From the looks of it, I would say about $300... driveway included...

        We don't use bleach at all... we use environmentally safe soaps... they won't harm plants or animals... there's a house wash that we use from a local vendor that we would use for that entire house... the vinyl, brick and the concrete.

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        • #5
          Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Dec. 07 2007,11:19)]From the looks of it, I would say about $300... driveway included...

          We don't use bleach at all... we use environmentally safe soaps... they won't harm plants or animals... there's a house wash that we use from a local vendor that we would use for that entire house... the vinyl, brick and the concrete.
          pmblair

          what kind of soaps do u use, could it be found at any hardware store

          do u do any scrubbing on the homes, or just spraying

          could u answer the following questions for me on that pervious post so that could it give me some inup on how to price



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          • #6
            Well, for starters, we would just spray wash that house unless it was in dire need of being scrubbed...

            We don't really measure-off anything right now... we've just got a figure in our head as to how long it would take us... and then multiply that by $100... So Tony called it about right... I figure about 3 hours or so on that house... therefore, 3 hours X $100 = $300.

            Hope this helps! = )

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            • #7
              Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Dec. 08 2007,12:04)]Well, for starters, we would just spray wash that house unless it was in dire need of being scrubbed...

              We don't really measure-off anything right now... we've just got a figure in our head as to how long it would take us... and then multiply that by $100... *So Tony called it about right... I figure about 3 hours or so on that house... therefore, 3 hours X $100 = $300.

              Hope this helps! *= )
              what kind of chemiclas do u use to do driveways and sidewalks for taking dirtand oil off, to have that cleaner look to it

              what about taking dirt off of brick?



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              • #8
                That house wash soap is all we ever really use.... the only other thing I would think of to use other than the environment safe soaps we get locally would be muriatic acid (like you said in an earlier post), however, you'll never find me using that stuff...

                Read here:
                Information on Muriatic Acid

                My recommendation would be to find a local pressure washing supply store, or one on the internet that guarantees next day delivery... use something that's safer than muriatic acid...

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                • #9
                  Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Dec. 08 2007,12:36)]That house wash soap is all we ever really use.... the only other thing I would think of to use other than the environment safe soaps we get locally would be muriatic acid (like you said in an earlier post), however, you'll never find me using that stuff...

                  Read here:
                  Information on Muriatic Acid

                  My recommendation would be to find a local pressure washing supply store, or one on the internet that guarantees next day delivery... use something that's safer than muriatic acid...
                  pmblair or amw,

                  do u have any contracts for like things u do and things u dont do to a house.

                  Also since i dont have a hot water pressure washer for oil stains, i can use the pressure washer i have, and most of the oil will come up right, but not all of it. Like a cause saying i am not responsibale for the outlining of the oil or whatever.


                  u have more knowlege about it then i do. So tell me what i need to know if u dont mind



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                  • #10
                    We don't use contracts for pressure washing unless it's a commercial account that we'll do 3+ times a year.

                    As far as the oil stains, I don't use hot water units either (not yet, anyway), but I don't think you can get an oil stain completely up even with a hot water unit... I could be wrong, but I don't know for sure... the best you can do in a case like this is tell the customer that the stain will not come up completely... oil soaks into concrete because it is so porous... the oil goes DEEP, and I don't really think there is ANYTHING that will take it completely up.

                    Hope this helps.

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                    • #11
                      Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Dec. 09 2007,1:26)]We don't use contracts for pressure washing unless it's a commercial account that we'll do 3+ times a year.

                      As far as the oil stains, I don't use hot water units either (not yet, anyway), but I don't think *you can get an oil stain completely up even with a hot water unit... I could be wrong, but I don't know for sure... *the best you can do in a case like this is tell the customer that the stain will not come up completely... oil soaks into concrete because it is so porous... the oil goes DEEP, and I don't really think there is ANYTHING that will take it completely up.

                      Hope this helps.
                      i have another customer that wants her garage floor pressure washed, cause it is dirty, but it has a finish coat on top, so how can i get the dirt off without chipping the finish

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                      • #12
                        Quote[/b] (landonkade @ Dec. 09 2007,1:42)]
                        Quote[/b] (pmblair @ Dec. 09 2007,1:26)]We don't use contracts for pressure washing unless it's a commercial account that we'll do 3+ times a year.

                        As far as the oil stains, I don't use hot water units either (not yet, anyway), but I don't think *you can get an oil stain completely up even with a hot water unit... I could be wrong, but I don't know for sure... *the best you can do in a case like this is tell the customer that the stain will not come up completely... oil soaks into concrete because it is so porous... the oil goes DEEP, and I don't really think there is ANYTHING that will take it completely up.

                        Hope this helps.
                        i have another customer that wants her garage floor pressure washed, cause it is dirty, but it has a finish coat on top, so how can i get the dirt off without chipping the finish
                        Universal Multipurpose Degreaser Super from Tractor Supply this stuff removed oil spots from a paver driveway from and did not discolor the pavers and I had a friend tell me he used it on a driveway and it took the large oil stain right out.
                        Try it its only $10 per gal.

                        As far as doing a garage floor with coating use a 4-5 multi spray head, it will reduce the pressure of a 2500 psi to about 1200 psi or less, you can get this from Sears for about $20.

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                        • #13
                          That was going to be my suggestion.... = )

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