The Power Washing Business is a lucrative business that most anyone can start and make a honest living. The start-up capital required is low and there isn't expensive overhead required to keep your business running. In many areas there is low competition and high demand for both residential and commercial work.
You may have noticed how competitive the landscaping business is in your area. Everyone seems to be driving around a landscaping truck with a lawn mower in the back these days. How often do you see a pressure washing company in your area? The reason being, pressure washing is more of a niche business that most people aren't knowledgeable about.
A question, commonly asked by people interested in starting their own pressure
washing business is, “How much money can I make running my own pressure washing business?"
Of course this depends on what the demand is in their area and how much work they are willing to put into marketing their business, but here are some numbers that will give you an idea of the profitability:
The average price you can charge to wash a single story house is $350-$450 dollars. Most single story residences on average will take 6 hours of work to accomplish. Often the homeowner will want other things pressure washed or cleaned such as the driveway, roof, fence, area around the pool, etc.
You can charge $100-$150 dollars more for each additional thing they want pressure washed. It's not uncommon to make $650 dollars for washing a single story house and the fence area, or maybe the house and driveway together.
The commercial side of the business has even higher profit margins. There are a wide range of jobs that have high returns such as cleaning apartment complexes, fleet washing, and parking lots.
A strong desire to succeed along with an effective marketing plan is the key running your own power washing business, and earning a stable, long-term income.
For a step-by-step guide on how to start and market your own power washing business see the Pressure Washing and Marketing Business Guide.