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    Antioch, Ca.
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    APB Hood Cleaning
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    Larry Adams
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    Sales and Service Manager

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  1. We just had a customer call and unfortunately, We don't go to that area. I told the customer that I would try to help her locate a quality cleaning company and immediatly thought of my friends here on the forums For details contact me @ apbhoodcleaning@gmail.com and I'll shoot you the details. Thanks, Larry
  2. HOODZ

    A local pressure washing store has one of their machines that he repossessed. I will say that it's quite a nice machine. It still has their logo on it and I'm considering purchasing it just to put a little salt in the wound. ( I'll have to remove the logo and possibly send it over to be painted our colors.) But, for the price it's a heck of a deal. It comes with all the bells and whistles. ( Automatic Start, Several Wands, Hoses, Hose Reals, Boxes of Scrapers, A Duct Spinner, as well as some other equipment.and the BEST part... A warranty! Machine only has about a dozen hours on it.) He repo'd everything! It's basically a business in a box and for the price, I could easily put a 3rd unit on the road. I don't know who the former owner is/was, All I can say is it looks like he lost his hiney getting everything. I guess one mans loss is another mans gain.
  3. Help removing valves

    Have you tried soaking in C.L.R.? We had to do that on a pump that we just repaired. The pump had hard water and calcium buildup in it that we couldn't see. Kinda like battery acid on a post. It worked for us...
  4. Aluminum exhaust cleaning

    Depending upon the build-up and type of grease, We've used Zep Industrial Purple (Lowe's, Home Depot) or SuperClean ( Wal*Mart).We mix it 50-50 so, A 5 gallon jug will get you ten. We put about 1 gallon of water in that and mix it with Dawn top off and apply it with our version of a foamer. (2,5 gallons) We've been known to go stronger on the ratios if need be. Hope it helps...
  5. Ansul Systems

    I don't know if this helps but, what we found was that most of the Ansul companies didn't want to play around with hood cleaning So, We hooked up with them and they go do the Ansul and if the system needs to be cleaned, They leave one of our cards and the nice part is that they send us pictures. It's great for us! Especially getting information from someone who knows what a filter is. If we go to a customer and they're Ansul is coming due or is due, We leave one of their cards. We've even done the same with Landscapers and Pest Control. It makes for a nice little network.
  6. What do you use as you work vehicle

    Boy, Those sure are nice vehicles. We decided to use utility trucks. At the end of this year we're bringing on a boom truck with a bucket. The Good Lord knows, I can't stand climbing ladders especially after I had one fold on me while I was climbing it. I like the trailer idea simply for the fact that if we're at a work site and need something, We can disconnect and go get it while the crew continues working. We have a unit similar to the one installed in the van however, We were asked by the city to shut it down by 11 p.m. ( That kind of put us in a bit of a pickle) so, We've contacted Steam Jenny and their setting us up with an all electric unit. We've taken a look at the AR Blue 630 Hot TSS and the thing I don't like about it is the fact that we have to connect it directly to the customers hot water heater however, we did order one for each of our trucks to keep as a backup incase of an emergency. Our trucks will be getting full wraps early this summer. The company doing it is just backed up because racing season is starting up here. For the price he charges, We're willing to wait. Rod, Sorry to hear about your foot. When we first started, I had a company deliver 55 gallons of chemical to us. We didn't have a dock and the driver said he lower it down to me. Honestly' I don't know what either one of us were thinking. He got it to the edge of the semi and I was in the back of the truck. He started to lower it and the barrel slipped. It landed right on my foot breaking everything in it. Actually had to go have surgery. LoL!! I honestly wasn't expecting it to be so heavy but 55 gallons x roughly 8lbs to the gallon. I should have thought that one out better. I had to have the crew come get it because it went through the tailgate like a hot knife in butter. I hope your feeling better!!
  7. Scheduling Program

    Well, So here's the follow up on Yardbook.... I was given the green light to go ahead and give it a try. Sure, It's geared for the landscaper but, Is there really any that's geared specifically for Hood Cleaners without having to spend a fortune? We ran it along side our other software before moving completely over. It keeps track of our customers and schedules plus, we can set our customers to every 3 months or whatever we want. It keeps track of employees and will calculate routing. There's just tons more than we ever thought. We're still discovering new features and Yardbook just adds more. We're Happy with it and will continue to use it. I like the fact that I can easily see who's due next month and start working on that schedule ahead of time. I just print out the calendar and make the calls. Our customers like us calling a couple three weeks ahead to setup the next schedule. Don't know how else to say AWESOME!!
  8. Schools

    We do our local school district. Make sure you bid each school by itself. They want one for each school here. , get your w-9, Insurance , Vendor application, and all your other paperwork (certs.etc.) We had to give them a resume. )) together and head to the maintenance yard. You have to speak directly to the director of maintenance. If you go into the schools, get picture of everything and place them in each schools bid. The guy in the office really doesn't know what the systems look like and kitchen staff rarely says anything. The more you present him with, the better your chance of getting in is. If their over due, You'll also need to be ready to explain the urgency of getting it taken care of. The one thing I do have to say is know what you're talking about before you get there. Present the fact only. These people work tightly with the fire marshal and they do check on you.When they called us down to talk about the systems, The Fire Marshal was sitting right next to me drinking his Starbucks... But, Once you're in, It's an act of God to get you out....
  9. Here's something you might find interesting. We have a company that came in and under bid us by a lot for a Burger King Chain. They have The Grease Busters logo on their stickers and they call themselves The Grease Busters. They're out of Antioch, Ca. but, I can't find anything on them anywhere. Next time I go there to grab a burger, I'll get you their number. 

    I personally don't mind that they took the account because that's a customer that doesn't like to pay his bills. He's always in Isreal. I just thought you guys might want to know.... 

    I hate Logo thieves!!!


  10. Good quality hood filters

    equippers.com We have them send us their monthly sales ad and since we no longer sell parts and pieces, we turn our customers to them. Their filters are stainless steel and cost roughly 19.95 each. The customer measures them then places the order. Equippers sends them via UPS . All of our customers seem pretty happy about it as well. If you order in quantity, they offer a lower rate but, You have to ask for that.
  11. Holy Smokes! Been working all day on an estimate to clean the hoods for 24 schools.... Whew!! Glad I'm finally finished...


  12. black streaks on gutters! what do you use to clean them with?

    For the first time, I cleaned a house, ( Mine) I honestly don't know how you guys do it and I take my hat off to you but, watch out for the glare LoL! ( I'm bald as a babies rump) I had the same problem... We had black streaks from the gutters. After washing down the roof, The gutters just killed everything, The roof looked new again and I was happy about that but my gutters looked horrible. I went out to my service vehicle and grabbed my bottle of Super Clean and mixed it with water. ( about 1/2 gallon to 4 1/2 gallons of water). I foamed it with my foamer because I'm to lazy to use a squirt bottle. I treated the entire gutter and started from the other end. ( the side I foamed 1st.) Worked like a charm for me. Now my mix is a little different than I said above. When I buy say 5 gallons. I put 2 1/2 gallons into another container and top it with water. Now I have 10 gallons. Then from that bottle I pour 1/2 gallon to the 4 1/2 gallons of water. I was able to go around the house and still had enough to go around again. Cleaning homes is not what I think I'd want to do. From now on, I'll hire someone else. I'll stick to those Yummy Hoods!
  13. What Is Your Definition Of Success?

    I consider myself successful because I've got a wife and kids that love me. I keep the bills paid, a roof over our heads and food on the table. My kids are polite and bring home excellent grades. Their pants don't sag and they care about others. For those alone I'm successful. If I were rich and didn't have a dime, Success would be nothing.
  14. Scheduling Program

    I just had one of our employees tell me about a program called YardBook. I took a quick look at it and it does exactly what all the software I mentioned above does. It's completely free. Sure it's geared for the landscaper but, It does look kind of nice. I think I'm going to try it out to see how it goes. I did notice that it also has an app at the Android Playstore that you can use along side of it. So, In a way, Someone could be in the office and setup everything, It goes to the phone. It's really neat in the way they just work together. I thought I'd mention those because out here in the real world, unless you want to spend more money for stuff you really don't need or want, You can't get what you need. Honestly I didn't even realize that it was geared toward landscaping until I saw the name. The draw back was I had to setup the account with them just to see what it was about. Honestly, I kept thinking " Oh My God!! Here's another computer that's going to be toast. I even pulled out a hard drive and put it on my desk to get ready. I got out my Linux C.D.'s ( I use Zorin on 4, and Mint on the other 1 a hobby of mine is to get old machines, clean them out, Reprogram them and give them to kids at my daughters school) Anyway, I signed up and it's pretty nice. Basic but Nice. I liked the fact it had a built in CRM, It kept track of the jobs, It has a calendar that can be used for scheduling, It saves estimates, There's an estimate section and produces invoices. It keeps track of our equipment ( Maintenance is in there), It has an expense column, A mileage log, it keeps track of payments and it'll tell you if someone is late paying. There's a dispatch section, It can do auto invoice, and keeps track of notes on customers. It has a Profit and Loss section BUT, My most favorite is The Time Clock. ( from my understanding we can clock in or out from our Android and since we take everyone, We don't clock you in until we get to the site but, Tell me what other company is going to come get you, take you to work, Feed you and then take you home.) I'm sorry, I got carried away but, that's what I do when I see something I like. Maybe this will help people who are looking for something that get them up and running as for me, I have to wait for My Boss ( The Wife) to actually sit down and take a look at it. If she gives me the go ahead then, We'll do a full swap.. Here's a link to their site... I hope it okay... Just trying to help out. https://www.yardbook.com/
  15. APB Hood Cleaning

    APBHoodCleaning@gmail.com HTTP://APBHoodCleaning.weebly.com