We get it! Pressure washing can be a lot of fun. The satisfaction of seeing that instant transformation of your property's exterior is hard to beat. But when does it makes sense to rent instead of buying or hiring?
When it comes to power washing, it almost never makes sense for the average homeowner to buy their own pressure washer. It is rarely used more than once a year, and takes up space in the garage. It also requires maintenance that the average person isn't generally knowledgeable on. So when do you rent instead of hiring the work done?
Renting a pressure washer makes sense in a few different scenarios. Several factors will decide if renting or hiring is the right decision.
The first thing you must ask yourself is do you have the expertise required to clean the surface in question without damaging it? Seemingly rugged outdoor surfaces such as concrete and vinyl siding can suffer cosmetic damage from improper use of a pressure washer. A wood deck is a more forgiving surface for a DIY enthusiast to clean on their own. With the proper nozzles and a little professional advice, tips and tricks, that deck will look fresh and clean in no time.
Now you need to ask yourself "Does this makes sense financially?" The rental rates of pressure washers vary greatly, but usually you will end up paying substantially less than if you purchased one outright, or hired the work done by a pro. Is this something you will only need to do once every few years, such as pressure washing a deck? If so, it probably makes sense to rent. When in doubt, give us a call to discuss your options.
Next you will need to evaluate if you are physically capable of doing the work on your own. Operating a pressure washer isn't strenuous work, but it also isn't a walk in the park. Be honest with yourself and your capabilities before starting a project.
Big box stores are great when you need to pick up a wide variety of things in one trip. But while they offer great variety, their expertise in niche areas like pressure washing falls short.
Central Power Washing offers a level of service that is unmatched by any hardware store or big box retailer. Every pressure washer rental comes with everything you will need to operate it. The pressure washer itself, the garden hose to supply it with water, the pressure hose, the wand/gun, an assortment of nozzles including a 15" surface cleaner, and even a full gas can with a full day's worth of gasoline.
Not totally confident on how to approach that cleaning project? Every rental comes with a free consultation of your cleaning project if you feel a little unsure of the best cleaning methods. 15 years of experience will help guide you through the process.
Free delivery and pickup. Yes, you read that right. Every rental pressure washer is delivered to your house at a date/time you request, and picked up when your cleaning project is complete.
The rental unit that we offer is the ideal pressure washer for the average homeowner's needs. It has a nice combination of pressure and flow; 3000 PSI at 2.4 gallons per minute. It weighs only 56 pounds, and with 12" never-flat wheels, it can handle any backyard terrain. It's reliable Honda engine keeps going until the job is finished. When you're done, one call gets it all picked up, saving you from any maintenance and storage issues.
Free - delivery & pickup
Free - gasoline up to 5 gallons
One day (24 hours) - $65
Two days - $100 ($50 per day)
Three + days - $45 per day.