Hello all, new here, lurking about a week.
Some backround on me. Started out pressure washing my truck, then decided to give my parents house a go. The results were great, it was nothing but cold water, no soap, nothing. Worked like a charm. Restored to new looking conditions. Pics are included. It also sparked an idea for a business.
Going to throw a lot of info at you guys, sorry. Thank you In advance.
My situation/area is quite different than most. NYC area. These houses are old(100+ years), made out of brick, brownstone/ limestone. No wood/vinyl almost anything. The yards could be slate/concrete, these buildings usually have algae/ lichen growth. Sidewalks have any and everything, gum, grease, and are generally filthy.
These houses are all also upwards of $2.5 million, and are row houses, meaning they all touch. So “doing a house” here would possibly involve the sidewalk (25’x10’ max), the stoop or steps, 5-20 steps, and yard, 10’x10. I believe I could get $250-400 for this.
Seeing that this is old and delicate stone, the owners are affluent, environmentally conscious, and very particular, and the houses are close together, what would be the best applications?
Right now I have a Semi beat up Briggs and Stratton 2.5 gpm 2650 psi gas. Carb problem at the moment but when it works it works very well and seems strong enough for these types of jobs. I know it would not be adequate in the future and am going to get something new soon. I’m not cheap and I prefer having quality equipment.
Ex. Cold vs hot
Soap vs no soap?
What kinda of soap?
Surface cleaner attachment? What size?
What is SH?
What is ‘downstreaming’ and what are the benefits?
Earning potentials in large cities?
What kind of insurance do you need? (Should be at the top)
Again I’m sorry for the wall of text, I just have a lot of questions and you guys seem very helpful. I’ve already learned a bit from looking around. I don’t see much direct competition in my area and the potential for commercial business/ government city work is very large around here. Property values are extremely high, and new shiny buildings are everywhere.