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Below I've listed all the essential equipment I think you'll need other than paying customers.



You'll firstly need a van or trailer to carry all your equipment in.


Pressure Washer

It goes without saying you'll need one of these.

Your pressure washer should come supplied with a lance and a high pressure hose, but you'll need a spare high pressure hose because they have a tendency to split after a lot of use.


Buffer Tank

For some jobs you'll need a buffer tank to run your pressure washer off as some of your customers' water supplies won't be able to feed your pressure washer quickly enough.



You use your trolley to wheel around your buffer tank because once your buffer tank gets filled with water it will be very heavy.



Waterproof boots of some kind will be a necessity unless you don't mind working with soaking wet feet.


Waterproof Over-Trousers

The best waterproof over-trousers are made from gore-tex. The cheap plastic ones are rubbish and rip really easily.

Gore-tex trousers are quite expensive, but you can get really good gore-tex overtrousers from army surplus stores for quite cheap. The only problem with them is they'll probably have an army camouflage design.



Safety Glasses

Without safety glasses your eyes will be exposed to the mud and grit that flies around when you're using your lance. You probably will be ok not wearing them when using your flat surface cleaner, but I definately think you should wear them when using your lance.


Work Gloves

Having a pair of work gloves are important for when you are sanding a large area of block paving, you'll develop blisters on your hands without them.



You'll need a broom for when you're sanding block-paving and for sweeping the mud brought up during the pressure washing process towards a suitable drain.


Dustpan & Brush

You'll need one of these to sweep up any leftover sand you have after sanding and put it back in the plastic bag the sand came in.


Wire Brush

A handy tool: sometimes you'll spot a little bit of moss you've missed with your pressure washer, but if you have one of these you can give it a scrub to get rid of it rather than go through the hassle of firing your pressure washer up again.

You'll also need your wire brush for scrubbing in oil-removing chemicals.


Garden Hose

Hose will be required for you to connect to the customers tap and feed that water to either your pressure washer or buffer tank.


Outside Tap Connector

You'll need this to connect to an outside tap


Multi-tap Connector

Allows you to connect your hose to a variety of inside taps.


Hose End Connector

Lets you connect the tap connectors shown above to the garden hose.


Oil Cleaner

It is inevitable that at some point one of your customers will want an oil stain removed. You'll require some oil removing chemicals and a wire brush.


Bin Liners

To remove all the rubbish that comes up when pressure washing driveways bin liners will be needed.


Kiln-Dried Sand

Used for re-sanding peoples block paving after you've pressure washed it.

It must be kiln-dried sand, no other kind will do.


Tape Measure

You'll need a tape measure (preferably a long one) for doing quotes.



Again needed for doing quotes.





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