Put an ad on the Facebook Marketplace and within a few hours I have my first job lined up. Going Friday to check it out and measure surface cleaning square footage. House is 3,726 square feet and probably 1500-2000 square feet of surface cleaning. It’s a doozy for a first one!
I am giving a 10% discount for a business startup discount, 5% discount for house wash and surface cleaning combo, and 2% veteran discount.
I know that’s a lot but the customer really liked the veteran and combo discount! Jumped right on it.
I could be slightly undercutting myself but I think it’s a good start. Will be about $720 job after the discounts. Two story home. A bit intimidating honestly. Without discounts it would be a $860 job, by my pricing structure.
I haven’t lined up a good sh source yet so I’m thinking of having 20 gallons of 8.25 on hand and gonna just straight downstream it with a surfactant. I’ve only got 150’ if hose so I may have to move the trailer a few times.
Going to do it in sections so the mix doesn’t dry on me. Wet the house and grass/shrubs in the area, then soap… let sit 10-15 mins. Rinse. Move to next section.
I have a jrod to reach second story im hoping. Also have an xjet but don’t really want to use it and lug a bucket around if I can help it.
I wasn’t expecting to get such a large job… And this fast. Any tips or advice anyone want to chime in with? Should 20 gallons be enough? I’m going to take my time and make sure it’s right.
Going to get trash bags to cover the main electrical box and exterior fans, and nitrile gloves to cover exterior outlets.
Wish me luck, this beast has me slightly intimidated.