How to Understand a Pressure Washing Estimate
If you own a house or any kind of property, you’ll do pressure washing as a part of your property maintenance at some point. Over time, contaminants such as dirt and grime will build upon your siding, patios, driveway, and other surfaces. And we all know that keeping those areas clean is a daunting job. That’s where pressure washing comes in handy.
You can choose to complete a DIY pressure washing, or hire a professional to do the job. Regardless, you need to understand a pressure washing estimate, so that you can adequately prepare your budget for the project. Below, we will explain the costs involved in a typical pressure washing project, and why professional pressure washing companies charge the fees that they charge.
The Cost of Quality Power Washing Equipment
When you complete your next power washing, you need to buy or rent quality equipment to get the job done. Most people assume that there isn’t much equipment needed for a power washing project. But that simply is not the case. You can buy power washing units for under $500 at local hardware or department store, but these are not even close to the same quality as the machines that the professionals use.
Plus, to do the job effectively, you will need more than a pressure washer—you will need other equipment such as hundreds of feet of special hoses, ladders, safety goggles, and spray nozzles. Not to mention, an experienced person to handle the job. If you are pressure washing close to your home or building, you should also buy plastic sheeting or trash bags that you can use to cover your windows and doors. These sensitive areas can be easily damaged by flying debris.
All the mentioned tools are expensive to buy and maintain, so professional pressure washing companies need to factor this into the fees that they charge their clients. It might seem like completing a DIY project is cheaper, but remember that renting or buying quality equipment can be very expensive. For the best results, let the trained professionals who have access to the best equipment do the job.
The Cost of Insurance
Pressure washing companies are like any other businesses which provide services to their customers—therefore, there’s also insurance provided. Working with pressure washing machines, climbing on ladders, and working in other potentially dangerous conditions requires that pressure washing companies have the necessary insurance to protect ourselves. But we also have insurance because we want to protect your property. If a pressure washing company doesn’t have insurance or has insurance that isn’t adequate, do not hire them for the job. They aren’t likely to do a good job anyway.
Transportation and Gas is not Free
Our power washing equipment operates with gas engines, and the gas to fill the tank is not free. In addition to the cost of fueling our equipment, we also transport all of our equipment around in our work vehicles. Transporting them from place to place is not free, so we must factor this into the cost of our services.
We Want to Keep Your Home Looking its Best
We use water to clean your house, siding, decks, patios, and driveways, but we also need to use special cleaners and detergents. These are high-quality, commercial-grade cleaning supplies that come at a price. Although these detergents are expensive, when you have bad staining on your home or surfaces, you need the right supplies to get the job done.
You Always Get What You Pay For
When choosing which pressure washing vendor you will go with, remember that long-term value is more important than the initial cost. The best results rarely come cheap. When you go with Washh, you can rest easy knowing that we will get the job done right the first time. Unlike other companies, we use the highest-quality equipment and take the necessary time to get your property looking its best.
Washh Can Do Your Pressure Washing Jobs
At Washh, our professionals know what they are doing—we can pressure wash away stains, graffiti, dirt, grime, and other contaminants, without damaging the surface. If you’re interested to learn more about Washh Pressure Washing Services, give us a call at (704) 321-8000 or contact us online.