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Hello Dave and welcome to this board. Evidently there are pros and cons to every method that you may choose. If you are considering using a twelve volt pump for both applications house washing and roof cleaning there are some things to consider. Twelve volt pumps are mainly used for roof washing as they are very durable hence the air pump are also used exclusively by roof washers due to the durability to the Sodium Hyprocloride. If you are trying to save money and use one machine for both applications roofs and house washing I would consider a gas driven pump, the drew back is that these machines are not very durable so you would have to do some research to find what fits you best. If you want to do roofs I would suggest you look for some one in your area that is willing to take you under thier wing and provide you with some training. The key to a successful operation is to have to the proper training that will definitely save a lot of head aches in the future. One name that comes to mind when it comes to roof cleaning is Chris Tucker, a very nice man that will help get going. Good luck to you.
I have an extension wand in my shop you guys can have it. Never used a Coress so I cant offer my opinion on them. But i own 5 xjets and have purchased 10 over the years.
They are an invaluable tool for our industry and anyone who uses them would understand how well they work and how much time they save you as an operator.
Our House Mix when made properly cleans most gutters. When we have gutters that are resistant we can X-jet a stronger application on just the gutters and we have great success with that. If we have gutters that are still resistant we then move on to F-13 or gutter Zap. You need to be careful with these products because they can damage other surfaces around the property but they work great. We keep awesome on our trucks for small touch up but we in no way want to manually clean all gutters by hand because the time it would take would make us lose money.
I cant say that we have a steady stream of support from Real Estate agents. We have done work for agents but have not been able to have them be a consistent source of work. We tried offering a discount to their buyers and still no interest. You would think that it would be in their interest that the house they are selling would be easier to sell clean but we have never gotten the response thaT seemed right.
We have had a lot of success with Realestate investors flipping houses and they do offer steady work from that sector so that is what we focus on.
We have always done Home Advisor, Local advertising and all the usual door hangers etc. We have been lacking with our internet presence so we have a new website and are working on our visibility on line.