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John.Harper

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About John.Harper

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    No Pressure Cleaning Solutions
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    John Harper
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    Newark, De
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    Owner Operator
  1. Bleach Damage on Wood

    That makes sense thanks a lot guys
  2. yea ive been at it 4 years now as im only 23 but every year I get deja vu seems like the leads have a real pattern .. I should probably be tracking that .. We did our first commercial jobs this year which seemed to fill the gaps when we least expected them. And just finished up 70 roofs in a retirement community and those people are all about word of mouth. Today I did one residents doctor and after that I was off to a different residents nephew's. Seems like its starting to pay off. But perfect timing again ended one big job and now BOOM the phones ringing again who needs a social life when your making money lol
  3. yea I hate spring when you do an estimate, they will get back to you in a few days and a few days later "well I really liked what you had to say but so and so said they'll do it for" .. well what are you talking to me for? I think they respect you more when you stick to your guns and its obvious why your the one getting the call back
  4. Bleach Damage on Wood

    wouldn't that trash the deck turning it white?
  5. Bleach Damage on Wood

    They're staining I think he just got done a day or two ago .. I talked to him about it while we were working he did a really good job with the full strip. I was just nervous because I complimented him on it and if I messed it up I would have felt really stupid. So you think a light oxalic wash would clear things up if this hypothetical event were to occur?
  6. I do a lot of roofs and housewashing and I always cringe when I see exposed wood incase it gets hit by bleach and turns white but I've never had a serious issue with it. Today I was cleaning a roof and it was VERY windy and the homeowner had just stripped his deck. I kept it watered down tarped etc and somehow didn't have a problem but I was very nervous all day. What happens if you do bleach wood is there any way to fix it. Will a sodium hydroxide and oxalic wash fix it? Just curious so when the day does come I don't sit there talking to the homeowner without a confident answer. Thanks, John
  7. black streaks on gutters! what do you use to clean them with?

    anybody know the active ingredient? seems to work pretty well from Pat's before and afters.. Ive used f13 a few times it worked great I have some laying around use it here and there but I charge a premium to do the gutters it can take as long as the housewash and when I run out im usually lazy about getting more that stuff is nasty be careful handling it
  8. yupp the phones back on timed perfectly with our schedule too .. seems like theres a lot less competition this time of year during estimates people just want to get it done
  9. I just didn't want to say the other guy isn't doing it right and 3 months later after I do the cleaning its the same as it was 3 months ago .. I could look pretty stupid but I was pretty confident when I said he wasn't doing it right because there were no access panels and the amount of build up.. so now im going to take a night and have access panels put in and shortly afterwards get to cleaning .. they have it done every three months and are paying a premium for subpar workmanship so should be a nice contract to pickup and my buddies dad owns like 10 other restaurants .. thanks a lot fellas
  10. Neutralizing bleach

    I use Sodium MetaBisulphite its now required to neutralize in my area to backwash commercial pools .. I recapture my roof cleaning solution and put it in a large tank about 1,000 gallons and neutralize when im getting near the top then dispose of - - - Updated - - - should be available wherever you get your bulk chemical sodium hypochlorite
  11. ust want to make it clear that im not the current contractor doing the cleaning. I could have easily picked up the contract and continued what the current contractor is doing .. My buddy was just like well I passed inspection last week and I was like well we'll see what happens when this place burns down atleast he's only a mile away from the firehouse
  12. Well I'm happy that this guy is a hack so now I wont feel bad about taking his restaurant .. Im guessing that they only clean "accessible areas" im sure there are notes rest in his follow up report.. Now about these access panels the place where I would need to put them is obviously above the hood is it safe to crawl above the drop ceiling and be on top of the actual hood to install/clean? Maybe that's what the fire inspector was waiting for lol.. well im looking forward to getting dirty on my first grease experience and testing out the scraper
  13. he passed inspection like a week ago .. yet there is over an inch of baked on grease in the duct.. There is no access for inspection or cleaning he should not have been passed so I don't think the inspector knows what he's doing. What I'm asking is did this guy clean the entire exhaust system to bare metal? I'm not experienced enough to know if you can get over an inch of that black grease in the first picture lining your duct in 2 months. If not then the current contractor is a hack. Once the duct turns at a 90 it seems it hasn't been cleaned only what the restaurant owner can see or lazy fire inspector around here bothers to concern himself with.
  14. Im just starting up with KEC and my buddy is a manager at a restaurant. He said he could probably get me in to clean his exhaust system. It is a maintenance clean, being that someone is cleaning it every 3 months. According to the hood sticker it was cleaned about two months ago. The thing is there are 3 vertical ducts meeting in the middle to go up to the fan. Therefore there are horizontal duct sections meeting the middle vertical duct to the fan. I cant see any access panels. I start looking up into the duct on the side where the charbroiler is and I start feeling around and theres over an inch of broiled on grease. Is the guy that's doing the cleanings ripping my buddy off and just cleaning the hood and right behind the filters or do charbroilers really throw out that much grease? I got up on the roof and the fan did have a hinge kit and a grease containment system but I didn't get a chance to open it up so I don't know if he cleaned that vertical duct yet but there was quite a bit of grease looking down into the fan. Also all of the fusible links in the suppression system were unreadable and most were completely covered with grease I know that's kind of a gray area but just seems like this guy is not doing his job and he is not priced all that low. This is a applebee's, red robins, etc type restaurant by the way. Thanks in advance guys!! I appreciate it. -John
  15. Foaming with a roof pump

    yea that didn't work out so well .. guess im just buying a foam cannon or just trying without a foamer
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