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Adding Exterior washing service

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I've been really interested in adding some exterior pressure washing to my carpet / upholstery cleaning business. Ive only attempted one outdoor power wash via my TM but I'm guessing there is a more effective machine set up out there. Any recommendations? Also marketing strategies? Thanks
 

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Roof/gutters/siding and windows is very profitable and a very easy sell if your already established in interior cleaning.

Your going to want to get a soft wash system, which is actually really easy to build yourself and also a dedicated pressure washer just to save the wear and tear on your TM
 
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There is much less competition in exterior work and typically your selling full packages for roof, gutters, windows, siding so the tickets are pretty big
Pressure washer hot or cold water? What's more GPH or PSI? I have more interest in concrete pressure washing than siding gutters and windows we will see where the $$ is at.
 

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Focus on giving great service, reliability, honesty and the $$ will follow.
 

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Pressure washer hot or cold water? What's more GPH or PSI? I have more interest in concrete pressure washing than siding gutters and windows we will see where the $$ is at.
I would go with heated if you can afford it as the marketing angle can be a pretty big benefit. Either will clean just fine.

You'll need at least 4gpm if you want to run large surface spinners
 

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Buy a belt drive pressure washer and it can be run from a tank on its own accord or from a garden hose. A direct drive pressure washer is a pressure fed only deal, either garden hose or it needs a 5 gpm high amp 12v transfer pump or a 120v power cord to work from a tank.

If you look you can find complete hot water systems that need work for pennies on the dollar. My boy found a complete system for a song. Won't take us much more than time and a few regular wear parts to get it into proper shape.
 
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Good stuff men thanks . I figured if I'm looking to diversify why not go exterior get a tan while I'm at it lol.