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    I have done this when I started out now I do not do it anymore Mike
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    G'day Rod, no I haven't seen that type of brush, thanks I'll have a look if I can find one. I use this one https://www.busybee.com.au/product/wash-brush-quad-4-side/ (the 13 inch quad) as it's super soft, plus dense and has good edges for getting into corners.
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    Good on you for making it all this time never the less John. Rod
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    I'm a '64 model (if you want to know how old that is you can work it out yourself - I don't want to know) and this is definitely a young persons game, especially in summer. I've had a few injuries over the years and am not 100%, so only a couple of years left for me - but I do love working for myself, being outdoors & doing stuff for people.
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    Beth n Rod

    Lessons Learned in 2018

    I find that customers like you described are often ones that have been either taken by another contractor or were given unreasonable expectations. I have won these types over by setting the expectations and when possible over delivering. Then there are ones that just can't be pleased no matter what and they expect miracles. These often have conditions that can't be reversed and likely induced by either the homeowner/diyer or a hack. Some people are so difficult that I will intentionally bid it high to deter their acceptance but in the case they become desparate set a very low expectation. In the case of excessive questions, I find it that they are insecure and often a bit squirrelley to begin with. I try to be patient but sometimes find I have to control the narrative and leave them with either yes or no responses because they don't understand aspects about the project/scope/technology/chemistry etc. This helps them to find a path to a decision but I often have to leave a comfort line at the end, something to the effect of....if you have any further questions you can call me at... Guarantees. What is to guarantee in our line of work? That the dirt will come off? That the results will last 'X' years? I offer none where this is concerned even if I am the first one on the job because there are things I have no control over. I don't make the sealers, chemicals, stains etc. that are being applied. I didn't get the substrate dirty and have no idea of what it has been subject to and no way to tell until AFTER the work begins to reveal what was hidden or obstructed/disguised. What are your thoughts on Guarantees? Rod
  30. 1 point
    Well I'm 51 going on 20 at 6:00 A.M. And 51 going on intention at 6:00 P.M. Lol Feel it in the hands and knees these days but otherwise no to bad.
  31. 1 point
    There is definitely a lot information you put out there. One piece of advice I can give you is patience. Just starting out you take the work you can get. Do quality work be ethical and follow through with all your promises and good things will follow. As you become more experienced and people tell other people about your services you will get more business. Develop networks of people that need cleaning done Realestate agents management groups that manage properties those should be the people you should be targeting I started slow ten years ago now I work for people that manage one hundred seventy commercial properties and I have plenty of work and turn some away Things do not take place overnights again patience is virtue Best of luck to you
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    Your advice and tips would be great!

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  35. 1 point

    magnetic scrapers

    If the forum isn't to learn, grow and share, then what's it for. I seen lots of guys here asking questions only to be ignored or shutdown. I guess we should all just ask our sales reps and hope that they are honest enough to steer us in the right direction.
  36. 1 point

    Ways of Bagging The Hoods

    Try 4mil use wedges on where the back splash is call me i can get you 4mil at a good price and you will see the durablity and you can pull it tight also the thin mil when the hot wate ris running in the one spot causes stretch which causes sag and sag causes splash. Marko
  37. 1 point

    Is 3000psi 2.7 gpm enough?

    Jake thats not a machine you could even think about using for what we do. Chris, that was the worst response / advice I've ever seen given here to anyone. Pretty irresponsible given the professionalism this sight is here to promote as well as the presence of company your in here too. It will not work. It does not push enough WATER to be effective on anything. Notice I said "push enough water" not pressure. You have to be at least 4 Gallons Per Minute to even start thinking about even a small job. Low GPM with lots of pressure = bad job with probable damage. You could do a better job with a garden hose and that wouldn't compete with anyone in this business on any job. Sorry but the comparison is like you decided you wanted to be a NASCAR mechanic (on the weekends) and walked into Dale Jr's garage looking for a job with the tool kit you found in the trunk of your wifes car. Spend a few MONTHS reading here and you'll get the gist of what you need to start out with. You don't need the "mac daddy" rig but that thing is not what is required to do this kind of work. Not being ugly just read and read more. Welcome to TGS by the way.