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  1. Egg Stains

    I have a customer who backs up to a busy street and gets the back of their stucco house egged all the time. Can anyone recommend what to use to remove these stains completely. I have never been able to remove them 100%, so any help is aprecciated. Also is there anything i can apply to keep future eggs from staining the stucco?
  2. New site, 2009 meeting

    Pressure Washing America Roundtable Registration? Just throwing something out there to get the gears going.
  3. Tronman

    I have a guy here in SA that does painting and sheetrock repair. If you want to send me the info or call me or how ever you want to handle it just let me know.

  4. How many uses for duct tape are there?

    tape up a cut finger
  5. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All above suggestions are great. I have really good success with door hangers in slow times. Just keep after it. You have to let everybody in your target market know you are there, who you are, and what you do, this doesn't happen over night. Go to businesses and introduce yourself find out if they currently have someone servicing their store. Take your rig with you and offer free demos while you are there. Cold call set up a free demo. Yellow page ads, newspaper ads, community directory ads, chamber of commerce. Have uniforms, brochures, cards, flyers, website, professionally designed. Put your logo on everything thats who you you are. The more people see that logo the more likely they will be to call you when ready for your services. Offer discounts for referrals that book a job with you. And most of all when you do get those jobs do them at the highest quality and more work will follow, be the best at what you do. Read here and other boards and you will learn more than you ever thought possible about the pressure washing industry. There is wealth of great knowledge here that people who have been in the industry for many many years are willing to share to better the industry. I'm Just ranting now but hope this helps get the gears turning.
  6. If you are still in need of pressure washers in San Antonio area im interested

  7. Either Lowes or Home Depot sells just the stabilizers.
  8. How do you goes charge for PWing drives houses etc... I'm not asking for rates but if y'all tend to measure out everything or just estimate the total # of hours and charge accordingly. I have been estimating hours and charging accordingly. I have been very accurate 99.9% of the time doing this. I am thinking that with improved techniques and equipment my times have obviously gotten faster over the years. In saying so i feel i might be losing out on some money by not measuring and charging flat rates. Any suggestions would help, thanks in advance.
  9. this year sucks!

    Get out and walk. Door to door hang flyers, go to businesses. As long as you are out getting your name out there the work will come with time. You wont get business sitting on the couch waiting for it to come to you. Once you start getting more work and money saved up try direct mailing target neighborhoods. Good luck.
  10. I have X-jetted in the past with good results. I downstream now and love it. I have a pole that i used to use until discovery of x-jet and downstreaming a few years ago. I keep the pole though it is always nice to have in the arsenal for the most difficult of jobs.
  11. Need Help With Mix

    As far as the gutters it will remove some mildew and mold. To remove black streaks i use gutter zap spray on with a pump up brush and rinse, just don't let it dry on the surface and be careful not to remove the paint.
  12. Trailer Security

    sounds good i bookmarked your site so when im ready i will call.
  13. Need Help With Mix

    Rob i downstream with great results. Dwell time can vary depending on how dirty and whether or not it is in direct sun.
  14. by the hour or foot?

    i agree every house is different as far as obstacles. Do you have a set amount for a certain size house? Also how do charge for drives? I want to set up my new rig with multiple guns so pricing on time is going to be harder for me to do, that is why i am looking for some alternative methods.
  15. Trailer Security

    Wow Lyle i will have to make the trip over to see you when i get my enclosed set up. With all the $$$$ invested in equipment its nice to have a little piece of mind that it will still be there when you wake in the morning. I am here in Boerne, do you have a shop setup? I would love to stop by next time I'm in the area.
  16. Shopper Just Called !

    I have had small contractors call me out to bid a PWing job only to find out they were just gonna do it themselves, they just needed to know what to charge. I can sniff these guys out a little better now and will usually give them an outrageous bid.
  17. single axle trailer

    Kevin mounting the PW in the front of the trailer and the tank just on top to just in front of the axle will work. Then you could mount your hose reels in the rear and go. Also be careful on the rating on that trailer, a 250 gal tank full of water will put you right at the 2000 lb mark and that is without the equip. Hope this helps. P.S. Search the gallery on the boards there are many pics of trailer setups you are looking for.
  18. New Member

    Hi everyone. I wanted to introduce myself to everybody here. My name is Clint Wheeler, i have been in the pressure washing and window cleaning business since graduating high school 9 years ago. Through this website and others like it i have learned more about pressure (and not so much pressure) washing that i ever thought possible. I hope to continue to learn as i don't think i can ever be to knowledgeable about the service I provide to my customers. Anyways Hi and thanks for all the info past and future. Any Questions welcome.
  19. New Member

    Thanks for the welcomes. Yeah San Antonio has been good to me. Schlitterbahn is still there although i haven't been for years now, need to plan a trip up there. Let me know next time you are in the area maybe we can meet up.
  20. I agree with sparkleman on this. As far as brands there are many of reputable suppliers out there. You will also want to invest in some quality ladders, i personally use a 6' step, 20'. 24', 28', and 40' extension ladders. As far as suppliers i don't if i can post their name here but pm me and i can give you the name of one i use with great customer service and quick shipping. Good luck!
  21. Bad windows

    I agree with carlos as well on this, a little bit of elbow grease and some 0000 steel wool will do wonders to a window. Also depending on the hardness of the water in your area you could be getting a hard water build up, no matter how much you rinse the windows if you are still leaving mineral deposit on it. If left untreated to long you could have a bigger problem than wanted. Take the time now to correct it before it becomes a bigger problem.
  22. single axle trailer

    are you running this setup with a tank? What is the weight rating for the trailer?
  23. As far as the x-jet i have used it in the past with great results don't what the problem could be. I downstream now and found that if i don't rinse my injector or clean it occasionally after using Sh it will not work properly. Try taking it apart and cleaning and see if that helps.
  24. I know around here most lakes/rivers have governing bodies that regulate them. Do a search for the body of water you are working over and call the proper authorities. They will be able to tell you exactly what you can and cant do or use.
  25. 32ft ladder???

    you could find a local welder in your area to fabricate a rack or there are some commercial set ups out there. Finding a welder is probably cheapest route and you could have something custom made. Just my .02 cents