Commercial Car Garage Cleaning Quote

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  1. Utchin

    Utchin Guest

    Hi there,

    I am starting up a new business in pressure washing and wanted some advice on quoting for a enquiry I have had, this is my first job so I need some advice:

    A commercial car garage need their floor cleaned. Its a hard tiled floor with cement grout. The area roughly is 250m2. The tiles are brushed daily and kept to a clean standard however in some area's there will be oil spills and general grease on them. Area will be free of obstacles before hand. I will be using a 250bar (3400psi, 15LPM, petrol) pressure washing machine, with 21" rotary cleaner and suction Vac attached to clean the area. We will require 2 members of staff. Water is provided.

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    I have been advised of a eco friendly chemical, OWS-200 by spillaway, however I cant seem to find any retailers of this in the UK. So I have looked at something like UBIK 2000.

    I was going to split the quote up into three sections as follows:-
    1) Chemical cost - with UBIK2000 I would say the floor is heavy dirt and would apply a 1:10 application. What is the best way to calculate this cost of this for the customer? I am going to buy 2/3 5L packs of this for future jobs as well however what kind of mark-up do I put on the chemical, if any.

    2) Application of chemical - What is the best way to apply the chosen chemical? Would it be in a hand sprayer and then a light scrub with a brush to help it settle in? If so, this is manual labour and what kind of pricing should be used.

    3) Deep clean - all area's to receive pressure washing with suction. Cost of this?

    I have planned the quote and see attached screenshot for the pricing. I have no idea if this is above or below what it should be. I am not too worried if it is/isn’t as long as I know what the typical pricing for a job like this would be.

    Appreciate any help and advice you can give me.
     
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  2. Utchin

    Utchin Guest

    sorry didnt mean to post twice.. please delete and use other post.
     
  3. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I personally would not want to try cleaning a showroom using a pressure washer even using a fsc fitted with a vac myself.

    There are plenty of truck mount carpet cleaners about that specialise in tile & grout cleaning that do showroom cleaning so I would pass any enquires I would get on to one of them.
     
  4. Utchin

    Utchin Guest

    Sorry its not a show room. Its a car garage. All cars will be removed from the workshop for the work to take place.
     

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  6. Utchin

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    Thats pretty much what I had in mind. As you can see I am on the right tracks with that the "pro's" are doing. I just need a bit of advice on the pricing pretty much.
     
  7. Smurf

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    What you have in mind is using a 3400psi 15 lpm cold water pressure washer inside a building on your first job which seems rather strange to me..

    That kit in the vid is nothing like what you will be attempting to use.

    Regarding price you have already posted a quote so not sure why you are still asking?

    Anyway I will be intrested to know if you get the job and how you get on.

    Good luck :Image9:
     
  8. Utchin

    Utchin Guest

    Thanks for the advice. I have not sent the quote off yet, as I wanted to get some advice first.

    I have looked at the equitpment used and I can see the difference now. I am going to stick with using a pressure washer though.

    I was planning on putting the pressure washer outside of the building and having the hose inside with the suction. The area is well vented as it has slideable doors allowing access for cars into the work place. I would say it has 2 5m x 3m doors. The area will be vented anyway due to the fumes that cars produce inside the garage.


    I have looked at the dispoal instruction os UBIK 2000 and it says you should store it and mix with hydrochloric acid. Anyone able to provide more info, or is it better with going with something likes scewfix's no nosense degreaser?
     
  9. ivanbigtoe

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    Hi utchin.... firstly If I was you, I would take smurfs advise onboard, hire the correct equipment if needed.....2nd point we do not have SALES TAX, I presume you mean VAT...I also presume you are not VAT registed ....If you only ever take one peice of advise let it be this......Do not ever ever ever CHARGE VAT if you are NOT VAT registed , If you get caught ....100% you will go to prison, dont fcuk with the VAT man.
     
  10. Andykarlaxxx

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    If your not vat registered, charge a £5 for the full job like rest of them do
     
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