I own a window cleaning business, and I decided to offer pressure washing as well. I haven’t committed to buying a pressure washer yet, I pretty much decided I would rent one once I got my first job lined up, and go from there.
I got a job lined up for Wednesday with an old 2-story house (70 years old or so) to pressure wash the whole outside. I know pressure washing may cause some damage to the house, though, because it’s mostly old wood paneling.
I am now looking into what it takes to soft wash a house, because it seems that on old wood and vinyl you pretty much want to steer clear of high pressure washing.
I have a few questions, and am looking for guidance.
- Can I purchase a soap mix at Home Depot or Lowes to run through just a gas, cold water power washer? Or do I need a heated water washer? I have a 2.6 GPM, 2800 PSI cold-water washer.
- If I do need to rent something, where should I rent from and what should I rent?
- What types of nozzles will I need?
I am aware I should probably know more going into this job, but I am learning what I can to do this safely. Thank you in advance for your input.