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    Monarch Pressure Washing
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    Keenan Gilligan
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    Knoxville, TN
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    Future Pressure Washer
  1. Gutter Zap stain on concrete?

    I do not know about the bubbling part, but I did have Gutter Grenade from Pressure Tek cause red stains on concrete and brick before. According to Bob at Pressure Tek, it is because sometimes it will bring out the iron that is in the concrete. Fortunately I was able to rinse it off and the stain disappeared. He also said the way to prevent it is to soak down the concrete prior to, and then rinse often. If you are unable to get the stains out with rinsing, I would try F9 Barc before you try anything mechanical like a grinding wheel. Good luck.
  2. Gutter Zap stain on concrete?

    FYI to all those this has not happened to, but I had the same thing happen to me using Gutter Grenade. It all came out with heavy rinsing. According to Bob at Pressure Tek, Gutter Grenade will occasionally bring out the iron that is in the concrete. Ways to prevent this are to soak the concrete prior to using Gutter Grenade, and rinse, rinse, rinse. I am assuming what does not come out could be treated with Front 9 Barc, but I do not know has I did not have to get to that point.
  3. Little job we had...

    Nice job. What did you use to clean the pool?
  4. Simple Cherry and 6% bleach

    Are there no pool supply stores that sell liquid SH?
  5. Looking for Used Equipment!

    Trunk slammers?
  6. How big are those tanks?
  7. This is not an attack on anyone or particular group. Nor is it an indication of my feelings on some of arguments I have seen on the different forums. You have no 1st amendment rights on a BBS, just like you have no 1st amendment rights at a workplace. The 1st amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." If the Admins on a BBS whether it be ***, TGS, PTstate, etc.... censors a thread or bans a member there are no constitutional issues at play. Just like if someone bad mouths the company they work for and then get terminated. You can better believe that when I have employees working for me, and they badmouth myself, or company they will be looking for a new job. Not because I plan to run a dictatorship, but I do not want someone representing me who says negative things about me or my company to the public. Imagine if one of your employees said XYZ Pressure Washing is the worst, they do shoddy work and they rip customers off. Do you want them working for you while saying that? Or would have a now hiring sign posted somewhere? It happens all the time. There are too many news stories about some dumb waitress who complained on Facebook, Twitter, etc... about customers. Or someone who works in an office complaining about their boss. The news covers it because it is sensational, and they portray the newly unemployed as a victim. I would rather the news just say "Some idiot got themselves fired, and XYZ company is looking for good help. Now here is Steve with the weekend weather."
  8. Multiple Project Job

    I have had a couple people ask me about stripping paint for paint prep. I politely decline as I am not interested in that kind of work (especially with concerns of lead paint.) I have a couple of different contractors I use to refer people to for other things (electrical, plumbing, etc...) but have not found a painter that I would not be concerned with competing for other pressure washing jobs.
  9. Careful offering him a discount if you expect him to send jobs your way. If he sends jobs your way, it may be because of the price you charged him. When you charge a customer a full price, they may be upset as they had expectations of a much cheaper price. I am not sure I have ever seen a sealer that offers coverage of 500 sq feet per gallon. According to what I have seen, you may need a couple more gallons of sealer. I have not done concrete sealing, but I believe you can use a pump up sprayer then back brush. There is also the time that you have to cut in with a hand brush around the edges to take into consideration.
  10. Connor, What type of equipment do you have in your trailer? What are the dimensions of the trailer and capacity of the trailer?
  11. What is the weight limit for the trailer?
  12. brushing gutters!

    Thanks Rod for the response. Do you offer gutter brightening, or does that fall under the same response as gutter cleanouts?
  13. Wife's PhD

    We are heading to Norfolk tomorrow so the wife can defend her dissertation to her committee on Friday. She had wanted to defend in October then graduate in December but her committee could not get their stuff together. Now she will defend Friday and submit her final copy next week leaving her all spring semester worry free. She is already planning graduation party, and a graduation cruise.
  14. brushing gutters!

    Beth, how come you do not clean gutters anymore?