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    See Dirt Run! Inc.
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    Beth Borrego & Rod Rodriguez
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    Germantown, Maryland, United States
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    Offering full service wood restoration for anything from historic log homes to decks. I am also a fr
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    Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. Henry David Thoreau US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862)

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  1. Cleaning my jobsite during COVID 19 crisis

    The majority of us work in the out doors so distancing is easy. I'd like to hear what the hood cleaners are doing since they are close together when working on them indoors. Wearing gloves and washing hands helps cut down the spread. When people sneeze or cough, the area should be sprayed with a disinfectant and the surfaces addresses as you already have been doing. The virus is transmitted through air, can last on surfaces and is contained in the droplets of a persons respiration. Have people take their temperatures at least once a day. Twice if possible. Look for spikes and isolate that person or send them home. Rod
  2. It happens. Injectors are funny that way. Have a great season! Rod & Beth
  3. Great. My source Tracy Handl from North American Pressure Wash Store was asking the same questions and the result would have been your action. Get a new one.
  4. I'll see if I can get a tech in the thread to help. Rod
  5. How about the chem line going to the injector? Is there an adjuster valvle/knob on the machine (some units have them)? If you rule out everything, what remains must be the problem. I gave up on downstream injectors decades ago because of this. Not saying you should as there are good uses for it. Rod
  6. Can I assume you have taken the unit apart and cleaned out the ports? Ball should seat first, spring on top then the adjuster cap. If that doesn't help, buy a new one. https://www.pressurewashoutlet.com/collections/chemical-injectors Tell Tracy I sent ya~ Rod
  7. You may need a rebuild kit. They are cheap but if you can, change from metal to ceramic. Also, is the spring still in it? Rod
  8. Plastic Sheeting Fixation

    German is the parent language to English so your post is well understood. Welcome to The Grime Scene! If you could post a picture example of one of the hoods, perhaps. Most use a lathe strip to wrap the plastic over then clamp but I'd need to see some examples of the hood and plenum to get a better idea. Rod & Beth
  9. Small Cedar Fence

    Given that the majority here service fences already installed, there is little to consider beyond washing and sealing. Much comes into account when pricing fence cleaning/sealing. There is neighbors, landscaping, hills, trees, bushes etc. that have to be contended when performing the services and therefor take longer and require more logistically to complete. Many don't want to have to deal with their neighbors who will likely be affected to some degree by the service spray into their yards etc. There is much to consider in the estimate and that is where it becomes hard to sell. Rod & Beth
  10. The best hood cleaning school

    K.E.C. (Kitchen Exhaust Certification) is offered through Phil Ackland's Program which is what we took to get certified. http://philacklandtraining.com/ Rod & Beth
  11. Pressure Washing Guys

    For us, it was a full time business decision and has been very successful. Started out just washing decks and houses but it evolved into many other items such as driveways, walkways, pool aprons and more. Began with just myself and hired temp labor as needed for the first year and by the second year began hiring more full time employees albeit it seasonal in our region. Beth bought 3 power washers units and we kept one for the business and sold the other 2 to pay for the first. (That didn't work) We ended up taking those back and they became back ups. What we did that was the most important was to become members of PWNA (Pressure Washers of North America) and took some courses in various aspects of pressure washing to get up to speed from people who have been doing this for years. Bought a surface cleaner (still in our arsenal today) and other various implements of destruction and plowed into building a client base that now is paying for itself by just email reminders and post cards on a regular annual or every 2 year basis as their project would require. Now, we have 1 truck with a 1 gun hot water unit and 2 Sprinter vans (1 equipped with a dual gun hot water pressure washer, the other is a multi purpose vehicle) and various equipment to handle most anything our customers need to have service for. Pricing is crucial and keeping track of your costs will help you to price accordingly and keep it profitable. One person can start out on a part time basis using the contacts you already have at your disposal and build from there either word of mouth or some advertising. There is a great deal of competition in this business but there are enough homes in this to go around. Learn not only how to operate the unit but about cleaners specifically and what each is capable of or not suitable for. That is important. Rod & Beth
  12. New Concrete should be test spot pressure washed first off. You could damage the cream if the cure is not complete. Usually about 6 months to a year from time poured. Otherwise, the damage to the cream from washing is irreversible. Muratic is very strong and may be part of the reason for the uneven result. Try phosphoric acid based detergents instead. Deitrich Technologies is a great place to start. http://www.diedrichtechnologies.com/ Rod & Beth
  13. I am not sure on that one. Many companies do fleet washing but are not specific on the bays or the engine compartments...I think for environmental reasons and reclamation costs. Rod
  14. Abrasive blasting

    Anything more you'd like to share about the dry ice blasting unit? Curious... Rod
  15. How to remove pet hair and urine from carpet?

    Not a typical question for this type of forum but I'll try to help here. Our company used to perform janitorial services and carpet cleaning so our source for the products was a local janitorial supply company. They have per urine/odor cleaners/eliminators that can be used to spot clean. I suggest looking for one close to you and asking their personnel for their recommendation of which product suits your situation. Rod