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PRESSURE CLEANING SCHOOL REVIEW

PRESSURE CLEANING SCHOOL REVIEW

One of my students joined me on a commercial cleaning job in Katy, Texas to learn and expand his skill set to grow his business.  He also spoke about his experience, giving this PRESSURE CLEANING SCHOOL REVIEW video.  This job was for St John XXIII College Preparatory High School with an extremely impressive campus.

MONTHLY SCHOOL

He attended my monthly school in June 2021 and is actually from the Katy, Texas area.  Jacques Nash spoke openly about how “green” he was to our industry.  He said “It was very informative and I learned a lot from the hands on training.”  The first day of training is on a job site and gives the opportunity to use a wide range of equipment.  In addition, he was able to use our KINGSLINGER soft wash system.  He also makes it clear that one HUGE advantage is being able to ask questions and “pick my brain” in the moment on the job site.  Make sure you listen to his entire pressure cleaning school review video for all the details.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Once someone attends my school, I remain a lifelong mentor to help them succeed in the pressure washing business.  Any of my students are free to contact with me anytime with any questions or concerns that I might be able to help with.  We use an app called “VOXER” and it is a great way to keep in touch.  In addition, there are many great resources available to my students online through the forum and private access area.

DOUG RUCKER STORE

Jacques was in my store purchasing supplies and simply asked what I had planned for the weekend.  That’s when he learned about the project I had planned for the school in the town where he lives, in Katy, Texas.  So Jacques joined me for this project and was able to get even more on the job hands on training at no extra cost.  He was able to use all the equipment on my commercial trailer rig.  He cleaned concrete, brick and stone surfaces on this large school campus.  For more information, please don’t hesitate to check out our FAQ page.

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Five Roof Cleaning Tips

FIVE ROOF CLEANING TIPS

This FIVE ROOF CLEANING TIPS post is helpful for anyone providing professional roof cleaning service.  If you are new to the pressure washing industry, you may not be able to provide roof cleaning service at the start.  But as you grow your business, you can purchase equipment and expand the services you offer.  Roof cleaning is certainly a great service to add for any pressure washing business.  I hope these FIVE ROOF CLEANING TIPS help you decide if this service is right for your company.

MOSS AND LICHEN

Setting customer expectations is the first of my FIVE ROOF CLEANING TIPS when dealing with moss and lichen.  It’s important that the customer understands that moss and lichen will not be removed from the roof.  It will change color and usually turns white.  We explain that the mix we use will kill the moss and lichen, which is why it turns white.  With wind and rainfall over time, it will eventually loosen from the tiles but we never discuss a specific time frame.  We suggest explaining that it didn’t get there over night, so it won’t go away over night either.  Using pressure to attempt to remove moss and lichen from the roof will only do more damage to the integrity of the roof.

SPRAYING TECHNIQUE

The second of the FIVE ROOF CLEANING TIPS is DO NOT FLOOD THE ROOF!  The shingles just need to be wet but when water runs off, you’re simply wasting product and could possibly harm plant life below.  We use our 10 Gallon Per Minute Kingslinger soft wash system with a 2 Gallon Per Minute tip. This helps me control and preserve solution.

REMAINING TIPS

For the full details of the remaining FIVE ROOF CLEANING TIPS, be sure and watch the entire video.  We demonstrate use of Tyvek House Wrap from Lowe’s to assist with property protection.  Wetting plants before, during, and after the project is important to protecting the plant life from any degree of damage.  I also explain the use of guns versus using a ball valve.  If this post has been helpful, here is another one you might be interested in.

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STONE COATED ROOF CLEANING

STONE COATED ROOF CLEANING

STONE COATED ROOF CLEANING is important to understand if you own a pressure washing business.  Decra is one of the most popular brands of stone coated roofing materials.  They are actually metal roofing with a grit type coating applied to the surface.  To the average eye, they look identical to a regular shingle or tile roof.  This is still a relatively new product line and we do not run across many of these in our business in Houston.  But have provided roof cleaning service for several customers in the last few years.

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

In this video, I am able to show you precisely what the underside of it looks like.  When you are providing stone coated roof cleaning service, it’s important to remember a few things.  First, you can the difference because you do not see the kind of layers noticeable on traditional roofing materials.  Second, it important to know that it is more expensive to install stone coated roofing.  However, the cost is offset as they last much longer.  In some cases, they will last two to three times longer than the others.

CLEANING PROCESS

When it comes to stone coated roof cleaning, we have always used our standard bleach mixture.  This means typically a 30-40 mixture of bleach to water.  And sometimes we also use a light soap.  Here is a link to one of the cleaning solutions we use as needed.  Rinsing will usually depend on landscaping underneath, gutters and things of that nature.  Manufacturers do provide a list cleaning agents they recommend, but we have found they do not work as well.  In fact, we have been called upon to clean in some cases after recommended agents were tried and failed.  This is when educating the customer becomes a very important strategy for stone coated roof cleaning.

WALKING ON THE ROOF

For stone coated roof cleaning, some argue that you should never walk on the roof.  But we have been able to walk on them without any damage occurring.  Here are a few key tips to keep in mind.  First, it helps to be a light weight person.  We use regular soft soled tennis shoes and not cougar paws because they are heavier and add weight.  It’s important to watch the video for details on how to walk strategically when providing stone coated roof cleaning service.  Installers walk all over them when installing, but you do need to know how to walk in such a way as to prevent damage.  Of course, you’ll need a soft wash system and we always recommend the KINGSLINGER.

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ROOF CLEANING TIPS

ROOF CLEANING TIPS

Here are a few ROOF CLEANING TIPS that will help any pressure washing business.  Anytime we use bleach or other detergents to provide exterior cleaning service, we must consider the environment.  What are the immediate surroundings around the areas being cleaned?  Where does water runoff flow and how would this affect the surroundings?  Evaluate the entire drainage system throughout the whole property.  These vital ROOF CLEANING TIPS also apply to any exterior cleaning job, whether residential or commercial.

PROPERTY PROTECTION

You will want to be aware of any ponds or lakes located on the property when providing any exterior cleaning service.  But it’s especially vital when cleaning a roof with gutters that are connected directly to the pond.  These ponds are most likely filled with fish and are important to protect.  You’ll want to verify with the homeowner whether wildlife is present.  Discussing the risk to wildlife present in ponds and lakes was an important priority for us so that we would be released from any liability.  In this case, we did confirm the presence of 800 KOI fish.

We also confirmed gutters are connected to the ponds for runoff.  This means our cleaning mix will come down off the roof and into the ponds.  So obviously, we cannot have our routine bleach mix going into the pond as this would definitely have an adverse affect on the fish.  Here is entire ROOF CLEANING TIPS video.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY for ROOF CLEANING

This particular customer indicated that it would not be a problem at all to lose some of the Koi fish.  However, we made it clear that we did not want any wildlife to be harmed.  At the same time, we did ensure that part of the written estimate agreement included being held harmless for any loss of wildlife.

COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL when ROOF CLEANING

The solution for this particular challenge was unhooking the gutter system from the ponds.  In its place, we were able to use 5 gallon buckets bags to collect roof water runoff.  We then properly disposed on the roof water runoff.  In addition, we advised the customer regarding when to establish gutter connection to the pond.  We advised allowing two good rainfalls to before reconnecting the gutter system to the pond.  You will most likely run in other similar scenarios that require creative solutions to protect the environment.  This would include wildlife, plant life, pets, and of course people.

PLANT LIFE

You will surely find very delicate plant life when roof cleaning which require special attention.  For instance, in this case there is a beautiful hibiscus plant in bloom.  These type of delicate plants can burn very easily from even small traces of bleach.  We use tyvek to completely cover the plant along with clamps attaching to the gutter.  You will also see in this video how we use the same technique to protect other plants around the home.  You can find additional roof cleaning tips on this video as well.  And for additional information on my online video school, check out this link.

 

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BEST PRESSURE WASHING TRAILER BUILD

BEST PRESSURE WASHING TRAILER BUILD

Recently in Houston, we had the opportunity to provide the BEST PRESSURE WASHING TRAILER BUILD for a local company.  This local roofing company was desiring to add to their services roof installation and repair.  Thus, with this BEST PRESSURE WASHING TRAILER BUILD addition, they are now able to offer roof cleaning and complete pressure washing to the services they offer.  So this will empower them to increase the revenue they generate on many jobs, making them more profitable.  We can assure this investment will provide a high rate of return for their business.

EQUIPMENT INCLUDED

The equipment in this BEST PRESSURE WASHING TRAILER BUILD is the exact same equipment that we use and train our students on.  As newcomers enter this industry, this trailer build is a great goal to have for the future as your business grows.  First, there is the 9 gallon per minute mad max cold water pressure washer.  Then there is the whisper wash little big guy 24 inch surface cleaner.  The tank is a 225 gallon water tank plumbed to the pressure washer.  We use the banjo connector in the event you need water for any reason, which occurs often.  It also comes in very handy when the need arises to drain the tank.  The trailer itself is a 12 foot enclosed trailer.  The trailer has a ramp and we sealed the flooring for longevity.  Other equipment items included is the stack reel for three hoses, the KingSlinger Soft Wash System, and the Dougenator mixing station.  There is also a bypass downstream injector and of course, the pressure washing guns.

MONTLY TRAINING

We provide monthly training events and encourage you to click here for details for the next scheduled class.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!  Call 281-957-2851 or send us an email PressureCleaningSchool@gmail.com.

 

 

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Pressure Washing Training

Pressure Washing Training

The Pressure Cleaning and Roof Cleaning School is announcing big news that starts January 2014!  We will be offering Pressure Washing Training via the internet and web conferencing!  All you need is access to a computer with a camera and a microphone.  You will be able to take the same classes that we offer locally. Our Pressure Washing Training and Roof Cleaning School located in the Houston Texas area is now online!

Since March of 2011, we are glad to host over 35 students from various parts of the United States.  But we also have had many others that could not attend due to scheduling problems and other issues.  Many of you have asked if we could offer something online, and up until now we have not been able to do that.  Starting January 2014 that all changes.

Class Logistics

All web conferencing classes will be limited to no more than 3 students at a time so that I can assure that everyone receives the personal attention they deserve and the best value for their tuition. Classes will be no longer than 1 hour in length and once a week and scheduled as close to the students convenience as possible.

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Pressure Washing Training

 

During these web conferencing classes you will be able to learn subjects such as:

Starting Up Your Business from a Legal Stand Point-Environmental Awareness and Concerns-Equipment Selection

Marketing and Sales-How to Bid and Estimate Jobs-Customer Service Skills

Different Methods and Applications for Soft Washing and Pressure Washing– When,Why and How to use the proper pressure for the surface  area you are cleaning

Driveway and Concrete Cleaning

Cleaning Techniques That Save you Time and Money

How to Work Smart and Produce more Profits

How to mix and use your cleaning solutions for Roof Cleaning and House Washing

Detergents, Soaps, and Cleaning Products used for Specialty Stain Removal

Developing Relationships with Distributors who will help you get your business started

How to Develop relationships with your competition

Building your Web Site and SEO

Using Industry Forums and BBS to your advantage.

And Much More. We allow each student to learn and progress at his own pace.  You will also have access to me throughout the week or month at no extra charge via the phone or text messaging whether you completed your classes or not.  In other words, once you have become a student of the Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning School, you can always call me anytime for any help or advice you may need.

If you are starting your pressure washing and roof cleaning business, consider appropriate training!  Call or text me at 281.883.3630 and I will be happy to discuss a class schedule and subjects that will fit your business.

The Pressure Cleaning School and Roof Cleaning School was started by Clean and Green Solutions, local Houston Texas and Kingwood Texas Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning company.