September 14, 2021 By vrobison Leave a Comment By NICK YAMASHITA The Progress Moapa Valley resident Blake Bush has opened “The Cleanmen”, a powerwash
By NICK YAMASHITA
A new power-washing business has opened up in Moapa Valley. “The Cleanmen,” owned and operated by Blake Bush has been cleaning up house siding and cement driveways, walkways, and patios all over the valley.
Bush has been in business for about four months now and has found success and a lot of customer satisfaction.
Bush graduated from Moapa Valley High School as part of the pandemic class of 2020. He is currently awaiting paperwork to be processed for a call on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“I figured since I am waiting, and to keep busy, I will do this business and work,” said Blake. “It will also help me raise funds needed to help support me during my mission.”
He got the idea from a You Tube video from a “You Tuber” named “Forever Self Employed.” In the video, it shows the subject also starting a power-washing business.
“The guy has given me ideas, tips, and advice on how to set-up the business and keep it running,” said Bush.
Bush has decided to only power-wash house siding and cement ground areas like driveways, garage floors, patios, and walkways.
“I have the power-washer but I also have a surface cleaner machine for the cemented areas,” he said. “I use Zeppes Purple Degreaser, which is top-notch quality cleaner.”
Blake has set a goal of raising $11,000-$12,000 in savings for his mission. He said that he hopes to go to a foreign country.
In the meantime, Blake has been averaging about five clients a week which has kept him busy. He has had a lot of satisfied customers. He said that about 98 percent of his business comes from word-of-mouth from one happy customer to another.
Bush was born in Las Vegas but raised here in Moapa Valley. His parents are Brad and Leah Bush of Overton. He grew up riding dirt bikes which he still continues, working on things as a mechanic, and taking old things and fixing them up.
After graduating high school last year, Blake went to Washington state and worked on a good-sized farm. He also currently farms part-time for Hardy Farms here in Moapa Valley.
Blake attended College of Southern Nevada for a short time studying Fire Science which he plans to continue after his mission. He plans on being a firefighter working for a city or county fire department. He has had some previous experience in the Mesquite Fire Department’s Explorer program during 2017-2018 which helped stoke his interest and desire in that field.
Blake has enjoyed his power washing business and it seems to provide for a need in the community.
“I have had nothing but compliments and I truly appreciate all of my customers,” he said.
Bush charges $0.15 per sq ft for his services, but he offers a discount to those who need over 2,000 sq ft cleaned. In that case, the discount takes the rate down to $0.10 per sq ft, he said.
“I always do the best I can, especially in this business of cleaning,” said Blake. “I give my all to every job I do.”
For more information about The Cleanmen or to hire Bush for a power-washing job of house siding or cement surfaces, contact Bush by calling (702) 444-1121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.