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What tips would you give to a member that wants to learn how to Power Wash. He knows how to do roof cleaning and has a biz in place, But now he wants to get into Power Washing. Should he take a class from one of the venders and get certified or would just reading here get him going. We are talking Power Washing, not Soft Washing!



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Read and follow someone from here.

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Liberty SoftWash wrote:

Read and follow someone from here.


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Following and learning from someone who know's is the best IMHO.



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I think most of the guys here could teach someone. Most of the guys here remember what it was like to start off as a newbie. Most of the guys here also remember what it was like to have someone give hints and pointers and also advice.

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The same way we all learned softwashing. Read many forums, ask questions after searching if answers are not fully clear, ask a fellow cleaner for some on hand experience for your free help and take your time. 

This is what happens when someone doesn't know what their doing or doesn't listen and wants to get fired. (Most not mine but splintered wood on 130yr old porch got 2 helpers fired)



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If they are serious then can always tag along with me or someone else for a couple of days. He must do the reading on here first. No need to reinvent the wheel. Just keep it simple. We do commercial and residential. They can stay at one of the local hotels up here. BTW...we have several casinos, too.

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I cant really think of anything that really needs to be power washed besides concrete and pavers. Wood on occasionally but still using pressure tips that only put out about 600 psi tops. Downstreaming to me is soft washing using a pw. I would say take a class that has business techniques and cleaning techniques. It will cut the learning curve.

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Hey if someone can build their own PW skid, what else is there to learn???

 



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Diamond Roof Cleaning wrote:

I cant really think of anything that really needs to be power washed besides concrete and pavers. Wood on occasionally but still using pressure tips that only put out about 600 psi tops. Downstreaming to me is soft washing using a pw. I would say take a class that has business techniques and cleaning techniques. It will cut the learning curve.


 Rusty wrought Iron rails clean up nice with high pressure especially when using the right abrasive. Or patio furniture, trailers etc. 

 



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Power washing is fairly straight forward. There are basics,..like,..clean evenly,..use a surface cleaner for larger areas, know what you're cleaning and what it will handle, like residential concrete (2500 PSI) vs commercial concrete. (5000+ PSI),...understanding the damage you can do,..especially with a 0 degree nozzle or rotating nozzle.

Buying higher GPM machine so you can power wash with less PSI,..and still be as effective,..and you won't feel like you have to wave the damn wand all over the place to be "speedy"

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There are so many good points made here. I think Eric makes a lot of sense, there are so many people here who know what they are doing and you don't have to weed through any FB crap to find out what they know. Find someone or a group of people, read their posts, ask questions.

Start small and don't get all excited to become the biggest company out there before you learn the difference between some of the elementary things involving pressure washing, like which tip to use. Once I learned to use a larger orifice tip for wood, we always start with that tip first because everything just doesn't need a #3 when a #10 will do the cleaning with the chance of less damage. If we need more we just change the tip.

Good topic for new people to hopefully read.

 



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Maverick Contracting wrote:
Diamond Roof Cleaning wrote:

I cant really think of anything that really needs to be power washed besides concrete and pavers. Wood on occasionally but still using pressure tips that only put out about 600 psi tops. Downstreaming to me is soft washing using a pw. I would say take a class that has business techniques and cleaning techniques. It will cut the learning curve.


 Rusty wrought Iron rails clean up nice with high pressure especially when using the right abrasive. Or patio furniture, trailers etc. 

 



-- Edited by Maverick Contracting on Tuesday 17th of January 2017 05:45:48 PM


 Maverick these are more of a specialty than regular power washing. I though we were talking about everyday typical type of jobs. Yes this type of surface looks better with the high pressure and abrasive.



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Well. We can just talk about soft wash roof cleaning but this forum like others expanded to include house washing, window cleaning, awning cleaning, gutter cleaning, snow plowing to some extent holiday decorating... etc.

So if this thread is about learning to add power washing to one's arsenal, why not list all applications a pressure washer can be useful for?

Almost every flatwork job that has crappy Iron railings embedded in the cement if I note since we are there, we can restore it far better and faster by media blasting it just by switching to a specific pick up tube we get.

As you know, the upsell can turn a one time job for a few hundred into thousands, heck 10 thousands of extra work. Seasonal repeat work.

Hell every year we are booked for 6 months plus with carryover property maintenance work. Any opportunity to make money is welcomed.

That's all I'm saying 



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Gotchya.

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Double post edit.



-- Edited by Diamond Roof Cleaning on Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:10:52 PM

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Anyone else notice mike is repeating himself?

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Agent Clean University has a pretty good power washing school.

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their picture, and ended up here.



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The best tip we can give is to buy the best turbo nozzles with an inline filter as well.

So, so much better than normal tips.

After trying many types we prefer this one.

You will have to match the orifice size to your machines flow rate. It is very important to get the correct size and pressure rating as if you get that wrong they just don't work nearly as well.

Hope that is useful.

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Turbo tip in the wrong hands will do damage if not used right.

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Liberty SoftWash wrote:

Turbo tip in the wrong hands will do damage if not used right.


 What he said! 



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These tips are amazing are very help for those who are new in the power washing as well as for the home owners. It will help home owners to know more about the power washing. Nice tips. Read more about Top 5 Perks Of Hiring A Power Washing Service.

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while doing power washing at home make sure to protect all those areas where power washing meant not to be performed. make sure to protect plants and other pets while doing power washing. wear some protective gloves and shoes to protect yourself because your own protection is very much important. Power washing if do not done carefully it may lead to serious injuries. Its a good option to hire some professional power washers.

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