Pressure Washing

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  1. Ron Beforee

    Ron Beforee Very Well-Known Member
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    I am having my [2 bed/rm ranch] house and 2 car garage pressure washed today, to include the concrete around them. What do you think will the final fee will be ? What do you think is a fair price ?

    I may have scrwed-the-pooch , as I already agreed to a price. Just thought I'd get an opinion or two here .
     
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    Sorry, I have no idea, Ron. I imagine it depends on how dirty/moldy things are and the total area they are cleaning. We have a pressure washer so my husband still does ours when it needs it.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    I can't help with that either. Things are very high now though.
     
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    If you think you got screwed, do what I do and Emotional Cost Average it with all the good deals you got on other stuff...then let it go.

    The internet says the high end is about $300 for a house, so with the garage and the concrete I'll throw $750 out there.
     
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    I did some internet checking , after the fact [yeah I know horse/cart] duh. But I was surprised to read that actually the price wasn't that bad afterall.

    Maybe I'm just getting old & cheap ? Just so used to doing everything myself, now I can't and that brings about new pains ...... in my wallet :(
     
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    I often wonder about folks who lack the skills to have ever done any of these things themselves. Have I really derived a sense of satisfaction for the self-reliance, or was I fooling myself while those others watched their hired hands scrape their knuckles?

    And refer to my prior statement regarding Life Cost Averaging. I look at the backlog of crap around my place, and am thinking of hiring a couple of college boys to help do some of this stuff. I think we've earned it.
     
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    We hired a cleanup crew about 12 years ago, it cost us $450.00. After knowing one of our neighbors took an old man's farm from him . He was drilling some post with an auger on back of his tractor and cut his leg off, sued the old man.
    Every since that, they have to have proof of workman's comp to work for us. And they don't come cheap, so we have to do whatever gets done here.
     
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    That's a good reminder. Maybe I should check my homeowner's insurance before hiring any of those kids who advertise on Next Door.
     
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    Not trying to scare you,they are probably fine.
     
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    No, I am a contracts/purchasing guy, and I've given that same advice myself.

    As you said, there's a reason the independent guys are so cheap...risk (and its attendant cost) is shifted to the homeowner. It's got nothing to do with the character of the individual, it's got to do with what happens if there's an accident and they are laid up with bills to pay.
     
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    Most business had insurance coverage for employees. I always had it when I did rough construction cleanup. And it wasn't cheap.but required. I hated cleaning dun roofs; they were dangerous and scary to me.

    Good money in it back then.
     
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