How To Price Pressure Washing Jobs (Fastest Way)


Are you struggling with quoting pressure washing jobs? In this video, we’ll walk you through the easiest way to quote house washes, roof washes, and driveway cleanings. Stick around until the end, and you’ll know exactly how much to charge per square foot and how to start landing more jobs right away!

The Secret Weapon in Quoting Jobs Quickly

One of our company’s secret weapons is the ability to provide rapid estimates to potential customers. We use this strategy daily to secure jobs because clients appreciate our quick response time. Often, customers choose the first reasonable estimate they receive. By providing a fast and competitive quote, you’re likely to win their business before they shop around.

Key Pricing Tips: How Much to Charge Per Square Foot

When determining your rates, several factors come into play:

  1. Lead Flow: The number of leads you have can influence your pricing. More leads allow for higher rates.
  2. Experience: More experienced businesses can often charge higher rates.
  3. Location: Urban areas can typically command higher prices compared to less populated regions.

Using Quot IQ for Accurate Estimates

For this demonstration, we’re using Quot IQ, a powerful tool for generating estimates. You can try any tier of Quot IQ for just $1. Here’s a quick overview of how we use Quot IQ to streamline our quoting process:

  1. Concrete Cleaning: Measure the driveway and calculate the square footage. Quot IQ helps with an integrated measuring tool and street view feature to get accurate measurements and a clear view of the property.
  2. Roof Wash: Measure the roof area and set a price per square foot. Typically, roof cleaning rates range from $0.18 to $0.25 per square foot.
  3. House Wash: This involves more variables, such as the height of the house. Instead of using square footage alone, consider the perimeter and the height of the walls to get a more accurate estimate.

Adjusting Your Close Ratio for Optimal Pricing

Keep an eye on your close ratio, which indicates how many quotes turn into actual jobs. A close ratio of 50-70% is ideal. If it’s too high, you might be undercharging. If it’s too low, you may be overcharging.

Efficient Estimating Process

Using Quot IQ, you can create and send estimates quickly. Here’s a step-by-step on how to do it:

  1. Select the Customer: Enter customer details.
  2. Choose Services: Use built-in sorting tools to select the services you’re quoting.
  3. Measure and Price: Use the measuring tool for accurate square footage and calculate pricing.
  4. Review and Send: Attach terms and conditions, then review the estimate before sending it to the customer.


By following these steps and utilizing tools like Quot IQ, you can streamline your quoting process, save time, and secure more jobs. For more in-depth training on starting a pressure washing business, including the right chemicals to use, property protection, and equipment setup, check out the SESW Softwash 101 class.

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