Last Updated on October 17, 2020
Considering there are more than 108,000 pressure washing businesses in the United States alone, it’s no surprise settling on a unique name when starting a new power washing business can be challenging.
Picking the right name gives potential customers an idea about your business’s services, creates a good first impression, and helps you stand out from the competition.
What pressure washing business names are you allowed to use? How do you come up with something the represents your brand best? And what about business name best practices?
If you’re not sure how to answer those questions, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn my top tips for choosing the perfect business name and how to make sure your favorite choices are available across the board.
Let’s dive in!
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pressure Washing Business Name
If you’re struggling to choose a catchy name for your pressure washing company, one of the best things to do is just to start brainstorming. As you go through the tips outlined below, make a list of words, phrases, and terms associated with your business.
From there, you can narrow down the list and cross off ideas you don’t like.
Once you have several top considerations, we’ll walk through how to make sure you’re allowed to use them. This last step helps you narrow down your list even more so you can make a final decision.
1. Consider the Services You Plan to Offer
There are several types of services a pressure washing business can offer, so it’s worth considering those services when picking a name. Maybe you want to focus on exterior building washing or swimming pool cleaning.
Perhaps you’re considering offering other specialty services.
Add the different types of services you want to offer to your brainstorming list. For a boost of creativity, expand the words around what your business does using the thesaurus from your word processor or thesaurus.com to come up with additional synonyms.
Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road.
2. Location-Specific Terms
Many pressure washing businesses are specific to a geographic service area. So, if that’s true for your business, consider adding a location-specific term to your business name.
You can consider things like:
- City nicknames
- Regions or states
- And descriptive terms
However, consider what happens if you expand outside your intended service area. Does the name become limiting? If so, it’s best to avoid it if you plan to expand or change directions later.
3. Avoid Business Names That Are Hard to Pronounce, Hear, or Spell
Despite the technological advances of voice search, assistants like Siri and Alexa struggle to understand slang and other confusing words.
This could limit how often your business shows up in voice (and text-based) search if your name is hard to spell, pronounce, or hear. Because of that, it’s important to avoid complicated words, industry jargon, and using numbers in place of letters. While having a unique pressure washing business name is good, being too unique may not be good.
Keep your business name as simple and easy to remember as possible so potential customers can easily find you.
4. Consider Alliterations and Rhyming Words
Alliterations and rhymes are catchy and easy to remember. Because of that, they make for great business names.
That said, it’s not always easy to come up with them. Start with choosing a few of your favorite words from your master brainstorm list.
Then, you can Google “words that start with P” to come up with a name like Pro Pressure or G for Grime Guys or whatever letter you’re using to create an alliteration. Alternatively, you can search “words that rhyme with _____.”
It can be time-consuming, but it’s an excellent place to start.
And don’t forget to add any exciting business name ideas to your brainstorm list while you’re at it. Try not to overthink the names you come up with. Just write them all down as some of the more interesting ones may spark better ideas later.
5. Steer Clear of Initials or Obscure Acronyms
Initials and unusual acronyms are hard to remember, so they typically don’t make great business names. They can also be challenging to pronounce and confusing for voice search as well.
Furthermore, there are 325 different two-letter combination possibilities in the English language. And the odds of your customers remembering the specific letters you chose are pretty small.
6. Imagery Words
Another consideration when brainstorming name ideas is whether there are industry-related words that could also lend themselves to be used in a logo. For instance, a pressure washing business could use an image of a pressure washer or soap bubbles and focus the name around the image.
Related: How to create a logo for your business.
7. Try the Owner’s Name
If you’ve made it this far and are still struggling to find the best name, you can always consider using the business owner’s name. Doing so works well if the owner also plans to be the face behind the business.
Something to keep in mind is that using the owner’s name as the business name can make it more challenging to sell the business in the future.
8. Look at the Names of Other Power Washing Companies
Here is a list of existing pressure washing company names that may help give you some creative ideas. While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure it can be used.
Tips on how to check business name availability are after the list of names!
- A Plus Window Cleaning
- A Touch Of Love Pressure Wash
- A1 Orange Exterior Building Service
- AAA Saratoga Masonry Cleaners
- Adobe Powerwashing
- Advanced Power Wash
- Akleen Spray
- American Pressure Wash
- Atlanta Power Wash
- Award Window Cleaning Service
- Awesome’s Powerwash
- Beach & Beyond Window Cleaning
- Blue Coverall Pressure Washing
- Bran Knu Pressure Washing
- Bright Pressure Washing
- C & M Power Washing
- Camelot Pressure Washing
- Clean County Powerwashing Crew
- Clearview Pressure Cleaning
- Dirt Busters
- First Choice Power Washing
- Flood’s Cleaning Service
- Gene’s Pressure Washing Service
- Georgia Power Washing
- High Tide Exterior Cleaning Services
- His & Hers Power Washing
- Hot Springs Pressure Washing
- Hurricane Power Washing
- Jet Stream Soft Wash
- KC Power Washing
- Keep It Kleen
- Knight’s Pressure Washing
- Lanier Pressure Washing & Deck
- Magicclean Softwash
- Marco Pressure Washing
- Midwest Pressure Washing
- Mike’s Powerwashing
- Min 2 Max Pressure Washing
- Montana’s Pressure Cleaning
- Moonlight Pressure Washing
- Naples H2o Pressure Washing
- Naples Pressure Cleaning Service
- Nautical Pressure Washing
- New Brite Pressure Washing
- New Look Powerwashing
- Next Level Pressure Washing
- No Pressure Pressure Cleaning
- North FL Power Washing
- Nutley Power Wash
- Off The Wall Pressure Washing
- One Stop Shop Pressure Washing
- Orlando Pressure Washing Co
- Paradise Pressure Cleaning
- Paragon Paver Cleaning
- Paramount Pressure Washing
- Patriot Power Washing
- Pauls Pressure Washing Plus
- Perfect Pressure
- Performance Pressure Washing
- Phoenix Pressure Washing
- Platinum Pressure Washing
- Porta Clean
- Power Clean
- Power House Pressure Washing
- Power Wash Express
- Power Washing Solutions
- Powerwash Guy
- Powerwash Pros
- Powerwashin Pros
- Precise Hit Pressure Washing
- Precision Pressure Washing
- Preferred Pressure Washing Service
- Premier Power Washing
- Premier Pressure Clean
- Premier Softwash
- Pressure Cleaning By Steve
- Pressure Cleaning Man
- Pressure Kleen Co
- Pressure Kyngz
- Pressure Me Clean Service
- Pressure Wash Elite
- Pressure Wash It!
- Pressure Wash King
- Pressure Washing Express
- Pressure’s On Cleaning Service
- Pro Image Pressure Washing
- Professional Mobile Wash
- Prospect Pressure Cleaning
- Pro-Tec Powerwash Supreme
- Pull Rite Up Pressure Cleaning
- Pure Pressure Washing
- Quality Pressure Cleaning
- Quickwash Pressure Washing
- Qwik Roof Cleaners
- Rainbow Hydra-Blast
- Rainmaker Pressure Washing
- Reel Life Pressure Washing
- Reliable Power Washing
- Right Touch Pressure Washing
- Riley’s Housewashing
- Rinseco Pressure Washing
- Rise N Shine Power Washing
- Roadrunner Power Washing
- Safewash Exterior Cleaning
- Sanford’s Mad Washers
- Simply Clean Pressure Washing
- Skeeter’s Pressure Washing
- Snapdragon Pressure Cleaning
- Spencer Pressure Washing Co
- Spot Off Pressure Cleaning
- Spring Clean Power Washing
- Strongarm Power Washing
- Suncoast Power Washing
- Sunset Power Washing
- Sunshine Power Wash
- Super Soaker Power Washing Co
- Superior Exterior Cleaning
- Superior Softwash
- Supreme Pressure Washing
- Sure Spray Pressure Washing
- Surfside Pressure Washing
- Swamp Dog Pressure Washing
- Titanium Pressure Cleaning
- Top Dog Pressure Cleaning-Slng
- Total Power Washing
- Total Pressure Cleaning Service
- Transamerica Pressure Washing
- Triple I Power Washing
- True Blue Pressure Washing
- True Clean Pressure Washing
- True Pressure Washing
- Ultimate Pressure Cleaning
- United Mobile Power Washing Company
- Universal Power Washing Service
- Us Veterans Pressure Washing
- Walking On Water Pressure Wash
- Wieseguys Pro-Wash
- Wipeout Power Washing
- Xtreme Pressure Washing & Cleaning
Checking the Availability of Your Top Considerations
At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability.
This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through each one.
Trademarks are the most critical, so we’ll start here.
If a name or phrase is trademarked, you’re not allowed to use it in a similar capacity. So, run a trademark search for each business name you’re considering and cross off those that aren’t available.
Learn more about how to do a trademark search before choosing a business name
Just because there isn’t a federal trademark on a name doesn’t mean the name you want is available. That’s because there is a trademark known as a common law trademark. A common law trademark isn’t filed anywhere but provides someone who uses that name in commerce some limited rights in their geographical area to use the name. It can be hard to define how far geographically these rights extend as each industry is different. Still, at a basic level, someone can’t open a business and name it the same or similar name as a competing business in town. If you think the name could potentially create confusion with customers, it is usually best to just find another one to use to avoid potential legal issues down the road.
To do a local search, open up the phone book (if you still have one), and do a Google search to see if there are any local competitors with a similar business name to the one you want to use.
Cross off any similar names from your list and take the rest and let’s keep checking.
State Entity Search (If Applicable)
If you plan to register your pressure washing business as a corporation or LLC, you must register with a unique business name. Each state requires every corporation or LLC to register a unique name for their entity. This doesn’t necessarily protect your name from anyone else using it, but nobody can register a corporation or LLC under the same name in your state.
Related: Is your business name available?
If you find the name is in use, cross it off your list and move on.
Domain Name Availability
Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first three searches, but it’s still worth doing. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.
It’s easiest for customers to remember, but these are hard to come by.
However, you can explore other configurations and extensions if your preferred domain name isn’t available. Just remember your customers may have a more difficult time finding you online.
You can start with . Type in the domain name you want to use to see if it’s available. The tool also returns other possibilities you may want to consider.
Social Media Profiles
Next, especially if you are stuck between a couple of names, check and see if anyone is already using your potential pressure washing business names on social media. Consider which platforms you plan to use and start with those.
Keep in mind you may have to shorten your company name for some platforms. Twitter only allows 15 characters, for example.
Start with your preferred platforms and do a quick search for your name. If nothing pops up, that likely means no one is using it, and you’re good to go.
Example: Someone is using startingyourbusiness on Instagram, so I would have to choose a different handle, making it more difficult for customers to find me.
Vanity Phone Number
An inexpensive way to make your business stick out and is easier for your customers to remember is to get a custom phone number with your business name. How much more of a memorable name would you have if your phone number was 888-792-WASH? Vanity phones are pretty affordable, too, with pricing typically around $10-$25 per month, depending on the level of features you need.
Companies like and let you type in keywords to quickly see if a local or toll-free number is available.
Hopefully, you now have some ideas to name your pressure washing business. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback, and then pick your perfect pressure washing business name!
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