How much do you charge a sqm and what's your minimum charge?

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Jake, May 18, 2015.

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  1. Jake

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    As above!
     
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    As much as I can get away with as it's not as simple as just charging a flat rate per sqr metre.

    You also need to take into consideration the following when pricing any job up.

    Travel & Fuel costs
    Plant fuel costs - hire costs (if need be)
    Methods/chems to be used
    Type of hard surfaces to be cleaned.
    Access to the job
    Drainage
    Access to an outside tap/standpipe
    After treatments costs - callback to resand, applying selants etc

    All of the above can add extra time/cost to the job.
     
  3. Jake

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    Of course smurf, and for those reasons I don't go by square meter, rather, I go by how long it'll take and type/state of service...

    I juts wondered how others priced, as if we all quote the way we do, the variances in price must be HUGE!
     
  4. Rahul

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    I tend to do a test patch for the customer so they can see the result. I also time how long the test patch takes and so I can work out the amount of time the job will take.
     
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    You also have to allow for clean up time too as on some jobs can be a nightmare if the water run off, soakaways and drainage is bad.
     
  6. Jake

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    Yeah defo, nothing more annoying than bad drainage and tonnes of water everywhere
     
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    You can still use a set price per sqr metre as a rough base price then cost in the things I've mentioned separately if you wanted.

     
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