Pressure washing is the most popular service used by homeowners who want to rejuvenate specific areas of their homes. Taking on a responsibility like pressure washing sure sounds easy. However, it’s not all that effortless to do.
The general notion around pressure washing businesses is that they are very cheap and easy to launch. But let us tell you that pressure washing is much more than buying the best pressure washer, cleaning driveways, and collecting money for the same.
If you want to become a professional in the pressure washing industry, there are certain things that you need to be mindful of at all times. This blog will tell you about how you can achieve your dream of becoming a professional pressure washer.
Read on to find out!
Learning How To Power Wash
Would it be professional if the pressure washing caused damage to the vehicles parked nearby? Of course, not! So, the first thing to do on your journey to professionalism in the pressure washing industry is learning the art of pressure washing.
To learn how to pressure wash, you can check out guides, courses, and videos on pressure washing. These sources are generally available widely on the internet, including websites like YouTube.
You can also rent a pressure washer and try it out on your driveway, house, sidewalk, fences, deck, or porch. Experience is the most effective teacher you will ever come across. So, that’s why it is essential to practice those pressure washing skills.
Creating An Effective Business Plan
There are many more things than just a pressure washer that you will have to invest in to become a professional pressure washer. Here is a wisely curated list of the main expenditures:
- Insurance costs, contractor license costs, and business permits
- Advertising costs (flyers, ads, pamphlets, etc.)
- Transportation costs (trucks, vans, etc.)
- Pressure washing equipment (pressure washer, nozzles, surface cleaners, trailers, chemicals, etc.)
There will also be other maintenance, marketing, and fuel costs. So, it isn’t just a pressure washer and car after all, is it? To manage these expenses so that you incur profit, you will have to put your thinking hat on.
Here are a couple of pointers that you can use while doing your research:
- Do we need the most expensive pressure washing equipment?
- Can we get a used van or truck for transportation instead of getting a new one?
- Can we pay the complete amount upfront for our insurance, permits, and license, or should we pay it on EMI if our State allows it?
Your business plan is a secret which only you can know. If you want to incur profit, you will have to ensure that you are earning more than you spend on all the things above.
Keeping Your Business Legal
To ensure that you don’t end up in trouble, ensure that you’re getting proper licensing and permits. A list of documents that will ensure professionalism is given below:
- Business license
- Contractor permit
- Sales Tax registration
- Environmental permit
- Liability insurance
- Equipment insurance
- Workers’ compensation
Joining Voluntary Pressure Washing Associations
Are you wondering why you should think about joining a voluntary pressure washing association when all you want is to become a professional pressure washer? Well, professionalism can be inculcated only when a great network of professionals surrounds you.
So, yes! You should join a voluntary pressure washing association as it will help you network yearly conferences and events that they conduct throughout the United States. Here are three Associations that you can consider joining:
- Power Washers of North America
- United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners
- Pressure Washing Resource Association
The pressure washing industry is not as easy to conquer. This means you will have to be mindful of every step that you take in your business. The pointers given above will certainly help you in advancing your journey towards professionalism.
So, now that you know what it takes to become a professional in the pressure washing industry, get working!