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What It Takes To Become A Professional In The Pressure Washing Industry

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
  • Bond
  • 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

Final Thoughts

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!

How To Manage Your Clients

Starting a pressure washing business is not the only requirement to achieving success in the pressure washing industry. You may have the license, experience, business plan, and the right equipment for pressure washing. 

But where will you use all this expertise if you don’t have any clients? This is where advertising, marketing, and managing your clients become necessary. Marketing and advertising your business are essential to ensure that your client list grows with time. 

If you’re wondering how you can kick start the process to manage your clients, you should read on. This blog will tell you all about managing, marketing, and advertising. 

Get On The Web

Everyone (and everything) is on the internet today. So, why aren’t you? The first place where customers look for a pressure washing business is on their smartphone. So, there are no two ways about it – you need to have an online presence. 

The first thing you will have to do is create a website that keeps track of how many customers have availed of your services so far. Also, this makes your work authentic and helps potential clients check out the services you offer.

The Power Of Social Media

In today’s world, ads on social media are one of the best and most effective ways to create a library for your business. Not only does this attract more customers to your website, but it also helps reduce the thousands of dollars you’d spend on pamphlets and flyers. 

You can use Facebook and Instagram ads on social media to create brand awareness, provide new leads with a simple link to book your services, and even send targeted promotions to those people who match the ideal client demographic.

Online Reviews

You should know that all potential clients look at reviews. More often than not, their decision to avail of your services is entirely based on what other people say about you. So, pushing your reviews on Google is a must for good client management. 

Send your clients links where they can review your services. These reviews increase your visibility on Google and ensure that your services are authentic.

Old But Gold – Relationship Marketing Strategies

Pressure washing services are recurring services. They are required almost every year, once in two years, or maybe even more frequently. If you have good relationships with your customers, you will have contracts for years at a stretch.

Calling your clients to check-in and ask whether they need your services is always a good idea. You can even tell them about a promotion that’s going on. You can also keep sending personalized postcards to your clients so that they know you value them. 

People today get a lot of emails. We’re sure you wouldn’t want to be just another email that finds its way to the spam or bin folder! Therefore, you have to do something which makes you stand out from the rest of the companies. 

Send postcards and cards in general to your client to tell them that you miss them. You can also inform them about what’s new with your services!

Final Thoughts

Managing clients can be a smooth sail if you are out in the field doing the task. Needless to say, marketing and advertising are the two most essential components of your business. As a business, you can only think about growing. 

Heavy-duty equipment for excellent services is a good idea. But the best idea is to focus on sales and marketing as that will determine your company’s future. Whichever approach you decide to pursue, remember that it should resonate with your business objectives. 

So, what are you waiting for? Grow your business with the tips that we just gave you!