Pressure washing is actually a very responsible method of cleaning when you consider water usage. Pressure washing actually conserves water in most cases. Take, for example, the simple task of washing a car. If we take our car to a car wash it could take up to 80 gallons of water to clean one car.Do you want to learn more? Visit Picazzo Painting and Pressure Washing
If we are to clean the car at our home with a garden hose it may take approximately 18-20 gallons of water to wash and rinse the car, and this does not take into consideration the individual who continually leaves the water running with no shut off on the hose. By using a pressure washer with a gun with a shut off the same car would require approximately 8-10 gallons of water! This is very important information to know during drought restrictions! In most communities around the country, power wash contractors are exempt from water usage restrictions because of the efficiency of their work. A property owner who uses a pressure washer is usually not exempt from these regulations, because he does not understand the proper techniques and Best Practices. This is a selling point for your service, and it should be communicated to your customers as a responsible method of cleaning. In a world where environmental issues are increasingly more important, pressure washing can be an asset to your market efforts.
As the general public becomes more educated on the wide number of uses for pressure washers there is a growing need for responsible, professional companies to provide these services. We hear so many horror stories about inexperienced people causing severe damage by using a pressure washer incorrectly. Pressure washing is more than blasting pressurized water at surfaces to clean them. As previously mentioned, pressurized water alone does not clean or restore. Lamentably, the public perception is that a pressure washer alone will clean surfaces. The cleaning power actually comes from professional cleaning products combined with the use of dwell times that allow the cleaners to work on the surfaces. A pressure washer then really becomes a giant rinsing tool. Again, this goes against most public perception about pressure washer use but this is where the opportunity lies – providing a professional ‘add-on’ service of pressure cleaning. When you have learned the proper methods it is easy to outperform your competition and the homeowners themselves (who do not know any better than to use pressure and water only). Your results will speak for themselves and you will have a customer who is happy and ‘long-term’ because of the impressive results you got!
You now are offering a service that a property owner would otherwise hire another company to perform. Your company becomes more of a ‘one-stop shop’ making you more attractive to any potential customer. Offering this service may also prevent your current customers from calling in a different contractor to provide the services you don’t, taking away the opportunity for your customer to be “stolen” by the other guy. Providing an add-on service to an existing customer costs just a fraction of what it costs you to find a new customer for the services you currently offer. Adding a professional service like pressure washing to your existing customer base can be a winning formula for your company’s bottom line!