Starting any business can be taxing. You need to ensure that you have the right parts, equipment, starting business capital, and of course the client base. These same needs hold true when you start a pressure washing business. In addition to the basics, you will also need to consider a few other key points of starting the business. Here are just a few.
Keeping Spare Parts
One of the things you may overlook is keeping the right spare parts for your pressure pump and washers. There are several parts that could break during a job and cost you time and money on the site. To prevent this from happening, consider having extra hoses, nozzles, regulators, and gauges. Having at least one spare for each common part of the pressure washer and pressure pump will help you ensure that you can still meet your deadlines even with the unit starts to break down.
Multiple Pressure Pumps
One of the things you should consider is to either have a pressure washer with an adjustable pressure pump or having several pressure washers with varying degrees of pressure pump strength. You may be thinking that you will only handle certain types of service calls, so this consideration isn't necessary. The truth is if you limit yourself to just pressure washing concrete or siding, you are limiting the potential income of your business. If you have multiple options you can not only handle the service call, you can also expand and offer on the spot services for other pressure washing needs.
Storing Unused Supplies
When you consider starting your pressure washing business, you may consider what tools and equipment you need and overlook how to store them properly. Keep in mind that you will need a safe dry place to store the items. You'll also need an area to clean your equipment and make sure that it avoids contact with elements that can cause rust or corrosion. With that in mind, before you start the business, consider having a shed or climate controlled storage option for parts that are not in use. Also, make sure that this storage option is easily accessible if a job or service call should change.
These are just a few of the considerations to starting a pressure washer business. If you are ready to get started, start a list of the types of services you offer and the parts you'll need. Your local construction supply store or home improvement center should have the items you need to get your business started on the right foot.
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