how much for this job?

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Steve s, Jul 24, 2016.

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  1. Steve s

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Did a small block paved patio and the people were so happy they gave me £30 extra
    I must not be charging enough
    How much would you charge?
     
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    Won't set up and get going for less then £100
     
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    Powerwash only 60 if that's all of it in the pic. Conly hours work there
     
  5. Steve s

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    £100? It was clay blocks with 24 years of lichen on it.
    I asked them 220 or 190 for cash.
    After I was done they gladly paid 220 cash
    It needed a splash of hypo and a good hour of jetting.
    I ask a fair price to allow me time so I can do it properly and clean up afterwards.
    I like to have a cuppa with the customer while I show them the job and see if there is another little job or two.
    I always get them to remind me where the pots etc go, this gives another chance to pull another job out of them.
     
  6. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    £220 for that job!

    I wish I had your customers!
     
  7. Steve s

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    I think I'm the cheapest around my area for pressure washing.
    When pricing we must consider
    1.Cost of time and fuel to quote for the job.£10
    2.cost of hypo and sand, fuel for machine £20
    3. Expected time to complete the work, including fuel cost if it's not dry enough to sand same day and a return visit is reqd. I allowed a morning for this one.£150
    4. £50 add on to give the customer a discount for cash payment.
    This is without allowing for depreciation of equipment etc
    New turbo nozzles etc aren't cheap.
    Van and liability insurance etc all add up
     
  8. Roland

    Roland Stafford PowerWash Services
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    How many square meters was it Steve?
     
  9. sllab

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    Those cups of coffee with the customer are one of the best investments you can make I have found not only can you mention the other services you offer but also once they know you and like you they are much more likely to recommend you to friends, family and anyone they pass on the street.

    I had a job earlier in the year I charged £80 for I took my time and did it in about 1.5 hours. I then sat and had a coffee with the chap and his wife who has Alzheimer's. He was really grateful for the company it seemed and he has since recommended me to people that I have done over £2000 worth of work for.
     
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