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Ken Fenner
02-10-2009, 11:25 AM
Around here we use the term pressure washing. I know in many parts of the country power washing is the term used more.

Rob Huffman
02-10-2009, 11:34 AM
Ken,
I like using pressure as a better term. Because of "LOW" pressure house washing it makes better sense. And the same can be said for commercial. There are some structures that you can't use "high" pressure.

Ken Fenner
02-10-2009, 11:40 AM
Rob, what about your customers in MD? Do they also use the term pressure washing?

I know the majority of my messages start, 'Hi I'd like to get an estimate for pressure washing my ________"

Rob Huffman
02-10-2009, 12:12 PM
As for the customers some just say house washed. I hear that quite a bit. But I would say "power" is used more by customers. In the course of the conversation listen and if you dominate the conversation with key words like low pressure, pressure wash, etc I can almost guarantee the customer will start using that term more.

Jim@GarageCleaning
02-10-2009, 01:12 PM
The term Power Washing is moving the wand knee high from the surface, cleaning a wider area with one stroke of the wand. Similar to a glorified rinse job.

Pressure Washing is cleaning inch by inch. It is a much deeper cleaning and takes talent to clean in this manor without damaging the cement...... etching.

DJ Carroll
02-10-2009, 02:30 PM
The term Power Washing is moving the wand knee high from the surface, cleaning a wider area with one stroke of the wand. Similar to a glorified rinse job.

Pressure Washing is cleaning inch by inch. It is a much deeper cleaning and takes talent to clean in this manor without damaging the cement...... etching.

Who said that? Dictionary?

I target both terms online in my marketing it is just too hard to get a grasp on what people are using and i don't want to miss a customer just because i was close minded and thought differently than my customers :yes:

Gary Schell
02-10-2009, 08:14 PM
Pressure Cleaning.

Whether its High, medium, low, or no pressure, its going to be clean when we are done.

Scott Stone
02-11-2009, 12:58 PM
When I am searching something, I use both terms. It seems governments, especially local governments, prefer power washing.

Scott Davis
02-11-2009, 01:21 PM
People in our area typically use pressure washing. But I stear clear of pressure or power except when talking about concrete. I have people call and say, "I need you to preesure wash my house/roof." Then I tell them "ok, let me get some information from you and explain our process" And I try to avoid "pressure or power" in my explanation. And like Rob said, the customer ends up using "cleaning my home" instead of "pressure washing my home". For me it gives a better visual of someone scrubbing a house with sponges rather than blasting away at it.

John Tornabene
02-14-2009, 11:28 AM
My company is named with Power Washing in it because I look at using "Pressure" washing in the name is applying to much "Pressure" on there surface(Wood mainly) whereass "Power Washing" means they get a good powerfull cleaning job. Also I like the word "Power" over "Pressure" anyday. Example--what a "Pressure" packed day I had. I whish I had some more "Power" :)

Doug Rucker
04-08-2012, 06:37 AM
Pressure Washing here, but personally I prefer the term "cleaning" to "washing". You can wash something and not get it cleaned. I like to stress the word clean.