House Pressure Washing Business

house washingHouse Pressure Washing Business

Exterior house pressure washing can be a daunting task to many home owners and can be dangerous when they lack the right equipment.  For these reasons many home owners hire professional to get the job done right.

Houses sit out in the elements, they are subject to all sorts of weather including wind and dust mossy build up, soot from fires, etc. This dust eventually accumulates on the homes giving them a dirty aged presents and takes away from their curb appeal.

Starting a house washing service can be done on a small budget and grown over time. This is a wonderful small business for those who already own a small pickup or other vehicle that can carry the equipment you will need. With a house washing business the single most important tool you will need is a pressure washing unit.

Pressure washing units start at just a few hundred dollars and increase in quality and price to several thousand dollars. When starting this business it is possible to rent a pressure washer on the day it will be used.  This can be done to earn the money you will need to purchase your own.

What you will need.

Small pick-up.

Pressure Washer.


Cleaning agents.

Scrub brushes

Water resistant outer-wear

Fuel cans for refilling

The great news about starting a house washing service is once you own a pressure washer you will have the ability to take on many other types of work. When truck drivers need their rigs cleaned they often hire a pressure washer to do the job. You have the ability to clean sidewalks in front of store fronts and homes and other businesses. This ability will fill in time when you don’t have a house lined up for exterior cleaning.

Marketing your business.

Creating signs for your vehicle is a great place to start; doing so gives you something tangible to offer. Flyers either door to door or vehicle to vehicle works well too. Going door to door with your flyers and talking with home owners is a superior way to talk with potential clients. Grocery store bulletin board offer free advertising opportunities. Creating a Craigslist advertisement is another great way to get free advertising. Once you’ve found a few houses to clean it’s always imperative to ask your clients for referrals. When you do a great job referrals will be your best source of business.


When using a pressure washer you must keep in mind that they can be very powerful and have the ability to strip paints right from the surface. It is recommended to have some form of insurance in place before getting started. If this is a cost you can’t afford right away, make sure to let your clients know this fact and work out an arrangement for repairing any damages you may cause. Practice and improve your skill before taking on clients.

The House Washing Service can be a lucrative small business opportunity for the right person. It’s an excellent opportunity for couples to start together as well.  If you are on a budget and have the right vehicle this is a business you can start for less than 1000.00 initial start-up. With lots of hard work this business can expand and support you and your family.

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