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AC Lockyer 15 3353
No New Posts What PSI rate defines "Pressure Washing"?
The question was posed to me and I wasn't sure how to give an accurate answer. We all know we spray at 40 PSI with a SWS cradle skid. What PSI rate defines "pressure washing"?
Bob Riddick 7 4603
No New Posts Women Helpers
Any experience using women helpers ? I have had a few approach me about work, my main concern is if they are strong enough to setup ladders.  Comments ?
Jim Marchioni 8 2597
No New Posts Large Condo with many surfaces
I am about to bid on one condo in a large complex and I am hoping to get them all. I am still one batching at this point and this condo has several different surfaces. Painted wood trim, slate floors  and this fake cedar shingle siding that I haven't dealt with before. They have a stained wood ceiling over t...
Gregory Miller 6 2359
No New Posts Problem Roof
Good morning. First of all I hope you are all doing well through this storm. I am washing a roof with architectural shingles with quite a bit of mold and growth on it. I have been over this roof twice with 4% mix and plenty of GW but I have gained very little ground. I am using a brand new batch of bleach from my...
Gregory Miller 11 6949
No New Posts Paying Salespeople
Looking for any thoughts on what others are offering sales people?  
Doug G 34 9414
No New Posts Show me your trucks/vans
We are getting our van lettered very soon. Would love to see some different styles that you guys have ty
Anita Ingram 10 2471
No New Posts Iron Wood decking
My sales Rep called me today to make sure we can clean iron wood decking. It has a oil stain on it. it has light mold/mildew but the home owner wants to know about the high traffic area. He lifted his matt and asked if it would look like that again. what are your experiences with this type of decking. Thanks
Patrick Clark 4 2331
No New Posts Thinking of softwash as a new business but looking for some general info help.
Hi guys, I own a roofing/gutter business and I was thinking about becoming safe wash certified however I did have some questions. I live in Fairfield county in Connecticut and I clearly see a need for soft wash cleaning on a lot of the roofs in the area. I'm just wondering how you would figure out how muc...
Daren Micalizzi 1 1897
No New Posts Tannin's and softwashing
Can't find a Science and Technology forum so thought I'd try this one. I thought that tannin's were caused by stepping on chestnuts and leafs, but just read an article that said it works it's way out into some woods like cedar, redwood and mahogany (and some knots in other woods).  Would it be corre...
Vic Irish 2 1958
No New Posts Owner wants a warranty on a painted coated metal roof?
Does anyone have any suggestions for a warranty? This is a 50 year metal roof the Mennonites or Amish put on a guys home. It looks like a shingle roof but comes in panels, their cleaning instructions look like they may have came from VALSPAR. The roof is 13 years old. I uploaded their cleaning instructio...
Chris Weber 2 1949
No New Posts Signatures
I know it has been covered but I am unable to find the thread on adding logos etc to our signature, any help would be awesome.
Jim Prom 1 1854
No New Posts stubborn stains on siding
Hello guys and gals, I need some advise on some unusual stains that would not come off with a softwash or even when the customer hit it with a powerwasher. Its only in the shaded areas around the house on the siding. Here are a few pics -- Edited by Shaun Harton on Monday 6th of October 2014 07:05:36 PM
Shaun Harton 6 2346
No New Posts Slate clean up
Looking to do this slate on tuesday. Does this look like a job to do or pass ? 
Jason Mariano 8 2762
No New Posts e-clean magazine issue on roof cleaning!
entries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!  Coming Soon: The Roof Cleaning Issue      Click to Read the current issue Marketing on a Budget    Please Share Your Questions and Expertise     The next issue of eClean -- due o...
AC Lockyer 1 2072
No New Posts Multi-Unit notification forms
Wondering if anyone has any sample documents that they provide to residents Prior to starting work on multi-unit properties, such as town homes, condos, apts etc.
Mike Wedge 4 1970
No New Posts Cleaning of Glass Fibre Reinforced Conctete
Hi guys, its been a while since i have posted any thing.... Happy New Year to everyone,, This is a job we have carded for weekend and is to be completed within 14days.. i honestly believe that we will be out before the following saturday bit only time would tell. I pretty  much have it covered except for th...
Laurie Benjamin 25 3990
No New Posts DIY Hot Spray
I am up here in PA and we don't have any Hot Spray locations that I am aware of.  I was looking to do it myself.  Anyone have any recommendations for what I should solution/chemical I should be spraying the truck with?  Thanks, Dan
Danny Cronauer 16 3430
No New Posts streaky dull black stains
Need some help guys that dull black stain on light colored gutters didn't budge at 3 percent, and brushed, what should I tell the customer, and what to do about it? Thanks Red Chandler   
Red Chandler 17 3102
No New Posts February bonus day. ..
48 and sunny today, and snow in the forecast for Tuesday.  This weather sucks. We got a nice roof and house cleaning in today.
John Aloisio 1 1830
No New Posts Links
How about links to articles or news bits on the effects of cleaning your roof, soft washing, pressure washing damage. It's one thing to say "The experts say....." But another thing to prove it.
Doug G 14 3160
No New Posts Softwash font
What's the font and coloring I see everyone using for the words "SoftWash"?
Doug G 3 1899
No New Posts Tallahassee Renaissance Center
Ray Burke 7 2475
No New Posts Contract verbiage
Is anyone willing to share their verbiage on their contracts? You can just PM me if you don't want it on the internet. I ordered my double pump system from the PWS and am gearing up to get rolling in about two weeks so just trying to get all the ends closed. Appreciate the help and thanks!
Doug G 1 1821
No New Posts Voiding termite warranties
"sodium hypochlorite (bleach) can deactivate the termiticide" In discussing roof cleaning my pest control guy told me they will auto void any contract if someone uses any type of bleach around a home they treated. How are any of you handling this?
Doug G 3 1922
No New Posts Dirty Dryvit
Cleaning a filthy Dryvit exterior today. Getting good results with a 2% solution an extra Greenwash.
Ray Burke 7 2140
No New Posts How much mix, per sq ft, is used?
With baited breath I'm not telling anyone what my new venture is going to be........yet it slipped because I'm excited to start. Long story short is that I sold two jobs from telling one person and I don't even have any equipment. So my question is this;   First, I sold a roof job.....about 1800 sq.ft. Ho...
Doug G 7 3460
No New Posts Thinking of adding another Office Person. (Preview)
This year was busy but we can do better. With another lady in the office I think we will be able to tackle more, Be more efficient, and really on our A game.  Here is the new spot for that luck person...lol
Patrick Clark 4 1932
No New Posts New truck, couldn't pass this deal up! (Preview)
Here is our 5th soft wash truck to be! It's a 06 F250 4x4 with 167k miles and what I like most about it is it's got strobe lights! Couldn't pass on it. I was going to AL for New Years and found it on CL for 7200.00 and picked it up for $6300.00
Patrick Clark 9 2751
No New Posts Gas station canopies
Howdy SWS! Wanted to take a minute to talk about cleaning gas station canopies. I've cleaned three tonight, they were one person jobs so I didn't carry any crewmembers with me. Cleaning only the canopy and support piers not cleaning any concrete. I left the house at 9 PM and will pull in before 2 AM. Thes...
Ray Burke 26 9588
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