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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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Pressure Washing SOP

Pressure Washing SOPs

Starting a Pressure Washing Business can be an extremely daunting
task.  To begin with, you have to address so many details before you even start
cleaning. First you have to navigate legal matters and accounting, and then you
need to determine internal policies and procedures. And that is a challenge!
I must admit, establishing a set of  Pressure Washing SOPs takes time and
effort and demands knowledge and consideration of a wide variety of topics.

But fortunately, I have found an incredible resource that can help save you
time and money. Pressure Washing SOP’s out of Florida is making a
ready-to-use Pressure Washing Standard Operating Procedures
available to our students and anyone else who is starting an exterior
cleaning business or already owns one. In order to simplify the process, I
have them available to purchase right here through our web site.

So what do you get? In short, you get an all-inclusive set of policies and
procedures for your business. Check out the attachments of screenshots
below for the complete list of policies separated by category. Certainly,
these will get you squared away with almost everything you will need to
implement a set of SOPs in your business. And this can be customized
with your logo, company name, and watermarked image. What’s more,
you can edit any of these files as you see fit, as your company grows, or
you can create your own policies using the templates.

Save Time and Money with Pressure Washing SOP’s

So why do you need these documents with policies and procedures
in place?

1)  To begin with, it gives your employees clear expectations. If you don’t
give clear-cut and precisely defined expectations, you have nothing
to which you can hold them accountable.
2) Also, it provides for disciplinary action and related documentation.
You will have clearly defined stages with explanations and forms for
documentation promoting performance improvement. In addition, it
will also help protect you from paying unemployment or being stuck
with a problem employee.
3) Additionally, it includes protective policies for issues such as sexual
harassment, equal opportunity, and workplace violence.
4) Plus, you get forms such as applications for employment, interview,
damage to property, lost or damaged equipment, incident reporting, and
much more….The list goes on and on…

Order NOW and Save Money

Placing an order is pretty simple:
1) First of all, click the link below to order your own set of Pressure Washing
Standard 
Operating Procedures.
2) Then, Pressure Washing SOP’s will send you a Non-Disclosure
Agreement. You will need to review this, sign it, and send it back.
3) Once you have done that, you will need to send a high quality
version of your logo (Vector format often works best, or PDF, or PNG).

 

ORDER HERE

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us by using
the contact form on our site located at the bottom of our home page.

Once we have everything from you, it will only take about 7-10 days for
turnaround. The completed package will be sent via shared drop box file,
as well as a thumb drive sent in the mail.

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Pressure Wash Standard Operating Procedures

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BE sure to check out our You Tube Channel at by clicking HERE

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Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

The Doug Rucker School 2018 schedule is now available!  This schedule is for those interested in attending our Hands On and Class Room Training that we have held here in Houston TX for the last 7 years.   When you attend this school you will be able to see and use the equipment that we use on a daily basis for our Houston Pressure Washing Business. We also have class room teaching that covers a wide variety of subjects such as, Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Concrete Cleaning, Plant and Property Protection, How to Bid Jobs, Customer Care, Chemical Ratios and Mixes, Identifying Surfaces and Proper Application Methods, and much more.  Listed below is the Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018 dates.

January 8,9, February 12,13, March 5,6, April 9,10, May 14,15, June 11,12, July 9,10, August 13,14,
September 10,11, October 8,9, November 12,13, December 10,11
Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

Pressure Washing School Schedule 2018

When attending the school here in Houston, I recommend you fly in to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  It is best to arrive on Sunday afternoon or early evening. This airport is the closest to our training facility.  The hotel I recommend you staying at is the Courtyard Marriott Kingwood, located at, 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood, Tx 77339, 2819731790.  When making your reservations, be sure to let them know you are attending the Doug Rucker School so you get the School Discount on your room.

Pressure Washing Training

Hands on training is the first day, Monday, at 9:00 am.

The classroom portion is on Tuesday.  We are finished by 1 pm or so each day.  This allows you time to visit the Houston area and any of our many attractions.  Once you have registered and paid we will contact you with the location of the training or arrange for pick up at the Courtyard Marriott.  Registration for any of our training classes can be made by clicking HERE.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call or text me at 281-883-3630 or by email at pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com.  Look forward to seeing you in Houston and helping you start and build your business. ALso stop by our you tube channel HERE for some helpful hints and tips.

Once you have attended my school here in Houston, you will always have access to me via Phone Call, Text Message, or Email at no additional charge.  I am here to help you become successful, long after the school ends,  and just because the School ends does not mean the education does.

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Pressure Washing Sales School

Pressure Washing Sales School

Doug Rucker’s School will be hosting a Pressure Washing Sales School in May in Houston and Dallas Texas.  We will also be holding other Sales Schools in the near future in other areas of the U.S.

These Sales schools will cover training for both commercial and residential sales.  The teachers for the Pressure Washing Sales School will be Doug Rucker and Ron Musgraves.  Ron will be teaching commercial sales and Doug will be teaching residential sales.

Our next school will be held May 10 and 11 in the Houston Texas area.  The following week on May 15 and 16 in Dallas we will be hosting another Pressure Washing Sales School.

Pressure Washing Sales School

Pressure Washing Sales School

Come learn to sell both commercial and residential exterior cleaning in a jam-packed 2 day event with Doug Rucker and Ron Musgraves!
Learn Marketing, Measuring, Bidding, Selling and more

Save $130.00 by Pre Registering Today for your Location

Early Pre Registration price for this two day training is $599.00, but you must sign up quickly before the price goes up to $729.00.  You can pre register now and reserve your spot, AND save $130.00. REGISTER HERE NOW!!!!! If you have any questions please call or text me at 2818833630.

Two Sessions covering both Residential and Commercial Pressure Washing Sales taught by Doug Rucker and Ron Musgraves.  Learn Marketing, Measuring, Bidding, Selling,  Relationship Building, Techniques to Speed up the Buying Process, and much more.

 

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California Pressure Washing School

California Pressure Washing School

The beautiful city of Santa Ana California will be home to our California Pressure Washing School on January 25 and 26 2017.  Jracenstein along with Doug Rucker’s School  will be hosting this school that will cover pressure washing, soft washing, roof cleaning, and many other facet’s of the exterior cleaning. So the cost for this two day training event is $250.00.  Registration can be made by going HERE and paying for your spot(s) to assure your reservation.  Register soon because there is a limit to seating.  Look for the California Pressure Washing School event and pre register/pay there. Likewise, the classes are held at the Marriott 3002 South Harbor Blvd Santa Ana California, 92704.  They start at 8:00am each day.

California Pressure Washing School

California Pressure Washing School

The classes will cover theses topics and more:

Starting or Adding Exterior Cleaning to Your Business

Bidding/Estimates Residential Jobs/Customer Service Skills

Concrete, Pool Deck,  and Driveway Cleaning

Roof Cleaning

House Washing

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.

Cleaning techniques/tools that save you time and money

What mix ratio’s to use for roof cleaning and pressure washing

Cleaning products I use for specialty stain removal

Marketing and Sales

Identifying the Surface, stain, and proper application methods.

We will also have, weather permitting, the opportunity for demonstrations using equipment available to us from JRacenstein.

Therefore, if you have any questions about the classes or need more information, please call or text me at 2818833630.

 

 

 

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Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I am so pleased to announce the dates once again for the Annual Doug Rucker School Houston Texas training event.  The Houston 2017 Sales Training Event will be totally geared to sales and marketing of your service business.  No matter what type of service business you own and operate, this promises to be the premier training event of the year for Sales and Marketing.  Cost to attend this event is once again FREE.  All you have to do is get here, pay for your lodging and food while here and learn from some of the best sales teachers, coaches, and trainers in the business.

This years event will be held again at the Courtyard Marriott in Kingwood, Tx on February 15, 16, and 17 2017.  When flying in you will want to fly into the George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The hotel is only 15 minutes from this airport. Address for the hotel is 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Texas.  You must register for the FREE event HERE.

COURTYARD MARRIOTT DISCOUNT

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

Houston 2017 Sales Training Event

I have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at discounted price of $124.00 and you must make your reservations by February 1st in order to guarantee this rate.  The Courtyard Marriott is a great hotel and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and of course, The Draft where the social hours will be held.  The Courtyard Marriott can be reached at 2819731790 and mention the Doug Rucker School in order to get the discounted room rate.

PowerWashStore.com is the main sponsor of the event, and will once again be here with their traveling store and equipment.  Equipment Demos will be on the afternoon of February 15th, with the training and classes on February 16th and 17th.

Please check back here frequently for updates, agenda, speakers, and other information that will be added as it is confirmed.  Any questions call or text me at 2818833630.

 

Courtyard Marriott 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Tx 77339 2819731790

Use Code: DougRuckersSchool for room rate.

Airport to fly into is: Houston George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.(IAH)

 

 

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Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School

Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School

The Doug Rucker School of pressure washing and roof cleaning is on the road again.   Ray and Tonya Burke, owners of Spray Wash, and I will be hosting a Tallahassee Florida Pressure Washing School.  In addition,  we cover Roof Cleaning on July 28,29, and 30th, 2016.   Spray Wash is located at 640 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee Fl 32301. We will meet there at 8:00am, on July 28th, before heading out for training on a residential property.

Also, this school will be a special edition.  We will also be doing Commercial Pressure Washing and Soft Wash hands on training on Saturday July 30th.  Spray Wash is very active every weekend doing large commercial pressure washing project’s in and around the Tallahassee Florida area.  You’ll get to experience first hand everything that goes on from setting up on a commercial job, the cleaning, all the way to completion.

Logistics

Here are the particulars for the 3 day school:

Cost of the School: $950.00

Day One July 28th: 8:00am Meet at Spray Wash at 8:00am located at 640 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee Fl 32301

Residential Roof Cleaning and House Washing…on the job training as Ray and I teach you how to properly and safely clean a residential roof, house, driveway, patio, etc.  We will teach how we do everything from setting up on the job site, pricing the job, things we look for when protecting the property from damage, spraying techniques and application methods, house and roof wash mixing and much more.  Also plenty of time for questions and answers.

Day Two

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Day Two July 29th: 9:00am Class room time at Spray Wash Headquarters..  I have several power point presentations that I’ll go through that cover everything for Residential Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Protecting the Property, Driveway, Sidewalk and Patio Cleaning, Soft Washing and Pressure Washing, Mix rations for house washing and roof cleaning, Identifying Surfaces and Stains, Pricing Jobs, Quotes, Customer Service, and much more.

Ray Burke will also do an introduction and discussion on the Commercial Cleaning class that will take place on the following day. Oh and how he get’s these monster jobs.  You will not want to miss this part.

 

Day Three July 30th: Commercial Cleaning.  We will head out to a Commercial Cleaning job site that Spray Wash will have scheduled for on the job training.

 

This School is only limited to the first 10 that register and pay. You can do that by CLICKING HERE and reserving your spot.  Once the 10 spot’s are gone, this school will be closed.  All transportation to and from the school and also while in Tallahassee, as well as food, accommodations, etc are your responsibility and are NOT part of the school fee.

 

If you’d like more information please feel free to call me or text me at 2818833630.

 

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South Carolina Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning School

South Carolina Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning School

Pat Clark of Precision Pro Wash of Duncan, South Carolina has joined the Doug Rucker School.  He is as an authorized trainer.  So Pat will be hosting Pressure Washing and Soft Washing schools throughout the year.  Therefore, he is teaching the same hands on training and class room courses that I teach here in Houston. I am hope this will help to open up opportunities for those trying to get into the Exterior Cleaning business.  For those that reside in or near the Duncan, South Carolina area and are unable to travel to Houston due to time constraints, can now receive the training a little closer to home.  This South Carolina Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning school will drastically help you cut the learning curve as you start your new business.

Exciting Dates

On February 24th and 25th, 2017, Pat will be hosting a 2 day school featuring on the job and classroom training.  Attendees will travel with Pat and his crews, starting at 8:00am, for on the job training on Friday morning.  Class room training  will take place on Saturday morning at 8:00am,  at Pats Office at 111 High Street Duncan SC, 29334.

South Carolina Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning School

South Carolina Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning School

The class room training will consist of: House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Property Protection, Concrete Cleaning, House and Roof Wash Mix ratio’s, Soft Washing and Pressure Washing, Estimating jobs, and much more. Plus all your questions answered by Pat.

Cost for the two day school is $750.00 per person. We are only accepting the first 12 participants and you must register and pre-pay in order to reserve your spot.

 

For registration and payment please email me at pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com and I will send you the registration link.

If you need more information, please call or text me at 2818833630 or email at pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

JRacenstein is inviting me to teach a two day Pressure Washing School Roof Cleaning.  So it will occur at their New Jersey facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  In addition, these classes will be held on September 12&13 2017 , at 1 Madison Street Unit D4, East Rutherford, New Jersey, NT 07073. We will begin at 9:00 on both mornings and should finish around 4:00pm each day.

Cost for the two day Power Washing and Roof Cleaning training event is $255.00.  But registration and payment can be made only by registering on our EVENTS  page to reserve your spot. Therefore, register under the March New Jersey School  event.

TO PAY FOR AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT CLICK HERE

The classes will cover theses topics and more:

Starting Your Business

Bidding/Estimates Residential Jobs/Customer Service Skills

Concrete and Driveway Cleaning

Roof Cleaning

House Washing

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

Pressure Washing School New Jersey

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.

Cleaning techniques/tools that save you time and money

Mix ratios for Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning

Cleaning products I use for specialty stain removal

Marketing and Sales

Identifying the Surface, stain, and proper application methods.

We will also have, weather permitting, the opportunity for demonstrations using equipment available to us from JRacenstein.

Credit hours from this class can be used for certification with the UAMCC.

If you have any questions about the classes or need more information, please call or text me at 2818833630. You can also visit our events page at https://www.pressurecleaningschool.com/events/ for information on any of our other schools.

 

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Wood Restoration Class

Wood Restoration Class

On February 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2017, I will be hosting a Wood Restoration Class.  Everett Abrams from Deck Restoration Plus Institute will be teaching this class because he is the best!  In addition, the cost for this class is only $950.00 per attendee.  The first 20 attendees that pre-register and pay will be included.  Likewise, this class will take place just before my annual Houston Training and Networking Event on February 22-23, 2017.

Whether you are new to the Wood Restoration Industry or a seasoned veteran, you will not want to miss this opportunity.  So come learn from one of the most Experienced Wood Restoration Experts in the industry.  Everett is the “Wizard of Wood.”  He serves on the Joint Coatings Committee of the Forest Products Laboratory.  Contractors all across the country use his manuals and training materials.  There are many large restoration projects that he has completed over the years.

Topics

Wood Restoration Class

Wood Restoration Class

Topics covered will be Identifying Different Wood Types, Cleaning and Stripping, Brightening, Sealing, Staining, Best Management Practices, Other Add-On or Related Services that you can add to your business, and so much more.  You’ll receive hands-on demo training, as we completely restore a wood home and deck, stairs, and balusters attached to it, as well as an Electronic Version Manual and a Certificate of Completion. Pictured to the left is a Beautiful Wood Restoration job completed by Everett Abrams.

 

To pay and complete registration and RESERVE your spot, please click Pressure Cleaning School Events Page.  Go t0 the Wood Restoration Class with Everett Abrams. This will reserve your spot, as we have to limit the class to the first 20 people that sign up.  If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at 2818833630. For more information on Everett Abrams and his company, please visit Deck Restoration Plus.