Archive for the 'Pressure Washing' Category

Problems with my pressure washer.

There are lessons to be learned from every job you do. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from one landscaper who was providing pressure washing services to a home owner. As he was doing so, he ran into some mechanical issues and then a few other business owners responded [...]

What I do to take on larger landscape jobs.

You get a call for a job that sounds very enticing. It’s a larger landscape job that you cringe when you think about taking it on alone. Instead of simply turning the job down at first glance, have you considered your options? That is what one landscaper thought about when he wrote on the Gopher [...]

How to clean the interior of my landscape trailer.

Have you ever purchased a used landscape trailer in rough condition and wanted to improved the way it looks? If so, how did you do it? That’s what one member of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum was wondering when he started this discussion. A good pressure washing and treatment of the wood can really [...]

Should you take on a 9 story building pressure washing job?

There are times when jobs will present themselves and they will be a perfect fit for you. Not too big of a job and not too small. There are other times however when the jobs will be just way too far outside of your reach. When you come across them, you may have an inclination [...]

Should you be a jack of all trades or a master of one?

Focusing on a few services or even one service is probably not a wise move when you are starting your business. But as you progress with your company and have some time to experiment, you can find which services you like to perform the most and which make you the most money. From there you [...]

Finding that sweet spot of equipment size that is perfect for your lawn care company.

No matter what size your lawn care business is, there is an ideal size and selection of equipment that will maximize your profitability. Having equipment that is too small or slow will limit your ability to finish a job within a reasonable period of time needed to make a profit. Having equipment that is too [...]

What should you do to scale up your pressure washing services?

When your competition zigs, you need to zag. If there are a ton of uninsured, unregistered lawn care business owners in your area, why not look to expand the list of services you offer. That way you can find more services that have a higher profit potential than simply offering lawn care. That’s what one [...]

What to do when the cost to mow in a new area is lower than you are used to?

Trying to start up a lawn care business in a new area can be tough because many of the variables you are used to, may be different. The mowing season may be shorter or longer. The socio-economic level may be different than you are used to as well. So what do you do when you [...]

Important basic tips when getting into offering power washing services.

A lot of money is wasted on poorly chosen equipment every year by entrepreneurs who don’t spend enough time investigating what they should purchase. If you are looking to provide power washing services, consider these tips shared to us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, before you go out and spend any money. Knowing [...]

Where’s the money in the lawn care industry?

Depending how many competitors you have in your area, making serious money in the lawn care business can be tough if you simply try to go out there and stand out on price. Sometimes a better way to go about things is to offer additional services that your competitors don’t. Such upsell services can really [...]

How to get Walmart lawn care accounts.

Has your lawn care business been growing over the years and you feel like you finally are at the point where you want to take on some commercial lawn care customers? Maybe you have even had your eyes on some of the big box stores in your area but weren’t sure how to go about [...]

A small lawn clean up turned into a big profit job.

Small lawn care clean up jobs can grow and grow and grow at times. As we will see from this discussion in the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, keeping your eye open for opportunities can really help your bottom line. Just make sure as these projects grow, you can handle the job, and your bid [...]

How to estimate a wooden deck pressure washing job.

Pressure washing and treating wooden decks can be quite an involved process. If you are looking to offer such services, you need to do more than show up to a job site and spray the wood with as high of a pressure as you can get. There are many ways you can mess up a [...]

How to price a driveway power washing job.

Have you been looking into how to add power washing to your list of services but were unsure on how to estimate such jobs? Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum that talks about pricing power washing  jobs and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that come with the [...]

Power washing tips to know before you get started.

Pressure washing and deck sealing takes skill to perform properly. If you use to high of a water pressure or the wrong cleaning chemicals, you can not only damage the part you are trying to clean but you can also cause damage to the surrounding environment. As we will see in this discussion from the [...]

Pressure washing calculator available on Android

Get perfect pressure washing bid prices every time, regardless of the area size with this Pressure Washing Estimator, now available on Android .
A big mistake many power washing and pressure washing business owners make is they may bid smaller jobs with a healthy profit, but as the jobs get larger, they [...]

Pressure washing services you can add on.

A great service you can offer to perform when you can’t mow due to rain, is pressure washing. Getting started offering this service shouldn’t be that difficult and it can help your business expand outwards. One lawn care business owner was looking to get into power washing and had a few questions about getting started [...]

Using the customer’s water for pressure washing.

Many lawn care business owners look to offer additional services to supplement their lawn service income. One of the many services they choose to offer is pressure or power washing. If you choose to offer such a service you may be wondering where to get the water. That is what one member of the Gopher [...]

How to make $230 an hour removing moss.

Have you ever taken a look at your customer’s home and seen moss on their siding or on their deck? Did you ever stop to talk to the customer and ask them if they would like it removed? There is money to be made in offering such services. A member of the Gopher Lawn Care [...]

Most asked for pressure washing jobs?

If you are looking to add pressure washing to the list of services your lawn care business offers, you might be interested in knowing which pressure washing jobs are most commonly needed? This was brought up in a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
One lawn care business owner asked “I wanted to get [...]

$300 a year lawn care customer upsell idea.

You never know when your next big idea is going to be right around the corner. Take this idea for instance. One of the members of the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum had been at a lawn care customer’s home performing some power washing when a light bulb went on in his head and a [...]

Making the most of potential lawn care business upsells?

How often are you performing a service on a customer’s property when you see a problem that you feel you could fix? Do you mention this problem to the customer? If not, why not? Offering basic weekly mowing services is a great way to open the lines of communication with a customer that can lead [...]

How to make more money with your pressure washing.

I’d like to first thank our friend Mike from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum for sharing with us some of the pressure washing marketing material he successfully uses. I asked him some questions on the topic of marketing that I want to share with you.
Steve: “What advice do you have for newer lawn care [...]

Sample letter to Property Management Groups

This is a letter Patrick sent to us to share with everyone.
Patrick prefaced this letter with this statement: “The other day I was doing random searches on Google trying to find different groups to whom I could market our services… of course, Property Management Groups were high on my list. I found TONS in [...]