Pressure Washing School FAQ’s
For the last 9 years, we have been holding our monthly school in Houston, Texas. Here are some Pressure Washing School FAQ’s that will help you with questions you may have. Please feel free to text me at 2818833630 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions that aren’t answered here.
When are the schools held?
This monthly school in Houston is held once a month and usually on the second Monday and Tuesday of every month. The 2020 Schedule is as follows: January 13-14, February 8-9, March 9-10, May 11-1, June 8-9, July 13-14, August 10-11, September 14-15, October 12-13, November 9-10, and December 7-8.
What is the cost to attend the monthly schools?
If you are doing business outside of the Houston TX area, the cost is $750.00. Any additional attendees, the cost is $375.00 per additional attendee.
If you will be doing business in the Houston TX area, then the cost is $1500.00. If you are bringing an additional attendee, then the cost for the additional attendee is $750.00 per additional attendee.
Why does it cost double the price just because I am from Houston
Couple of reasons: first, I am training my own local competition, and second, it is not fair to the attendees that travel to Houston and have travel, lodging, and meal expenses. It levels the playing field as far as a true cost for both local and out-of-area attendees.
What type of training happens at the monthly school?
I teach Residential Exterior Cleaning only. This includes House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Driveway Cleaning, I do not teach commercial, fleet wash, kitchen hood cleaning, wood restoration or any other type of pressure washing service. It is purely residential cleaning only.
What type of training will I receive?
You will receive “hands on” field training as well as classroom training. One day of training is held either outside at my home, or on an actual job site, as we teach you how we clean a roof, a house, and a driveway. During this training, we will go over Spraying Techniques, Soft Washing, Pressure Washing, Different Chemical Application methods for Soft Washing and Pressure Washing, how we set up on a job site, planning and visualizing the job, Chemical Mix Ratios, what I look for when I am bidding a job as well as what I look for protecting the property, plants, pets and more. This is training is done at my home or on a job site when available.
The second day of training is classroom training and is held at our office. The classroom portion consists of PowerPoint presentations that cover House Washing and Roof Cleaning, equipment needed, mixing ratios, different application methods, bidding residential jobs, preparing the job site, identifying surfaces, stains and best application methods, and more. We also have PowerPoint presentations that will cover roof cleaning, concrete cleaning, and plant and property protection.
Each day starts at about 9:00am, at my house, unless advised a different start time, and we usually finish by 1:00-2:00 each day. Please do not arrive earlier than 9:00am or the designated start time given to you.
Travel and Lodging Recommendations
I recommend that you fly into the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as it is only 10-15 from my house. The hotel that I recommend is the Country Inn and Suites located at 20611 Highway 59 N, Humble Tx 77338, (281) 446-4977. Room Rates are $70.00 per night, using the code DougRuckerSchool. This hotel is just 10 minutes from my office, and has plenty of eating, shopping and even a movie theatre nearby. They have a shuttle available to pick you up from the airport, as well as take you anywhere within 5 miles of the Hotel during your stay. There are many other choices for lodging near me; you would just want to stay in the Kingwood/Humble area, as close to the 59/Northpark exit as possible. I advise that you plan to arrive sometime Sunday afternoon and plan to leave, if flying, no earlier than 3-4pm on Tuesday after the class.
The Country Inn and Suites offers a shuttle to and from the airport. You can also choose to take a cab or Uber to the your hotel. A rental car is also an option to consider, if you plan to tour the Houston area during your free time. Once you’ve arrived, we can pick you up each day for the school and drop you back off at the hotel, if you are staying at the Country Inn and Suites. On Tuesday, once the school has concluded, you will need to make arrangements for transportation back to the airport.
Online Video Pressure Washing School’s
Is there any additional training after the school and, if so, what is the cost?
The only additional training that you can purchase is my online video school. In fact you may want to consider purchasing it first. The online school has all the classroom classes I teach here in Houston, and over 250 additional training videos. It is a lifetime, one-time membership of $449.00 (price subject to change), and you get access to all current videos and future videos. There are also optional certification tests you can take after each module. The certification tests are $28.95 each, and there is one each for Roof Cleaning, House Washing, Concrete Cleaning, and Plant and Property Protection. If you decide to take the tests, and you pass, you can post a listing on our directory located here: https://www.pressurecleaningschool.com/directory/. We would need you to email us your logo in Digital Format to email@example.com
Length of Video Classes
The Roof Cleaning class portions are about 1 and 1/2 hours spread over 4 videos. House Washing Class is about 2 and 1/2 hours spread over 5 videos. Concrete is about 30 minutes spread over 2 videos. Plant Protection is about 1 hours with 2 videos. There are also many other training videos under these classes, but those are the main ones that you take to prepare you for the tests. After taking and passing the tests, a printable certificate can be printed out for your use.
Attending my school here in Houston, or any other of my schools, DOES NOT give you free access to the online video school. It is a separate purchase. Please don’t assume that just because you pay to attend the school here that the online video school comes with that purchase. IT DOES NOT . This is why I say you may want consider the online video school first.
Another Online Video School Choice
For those that may not be able to afford the life-time membership course, you can choose to pay for the individual classes separately. The prices vary ranging from $49.00 to $89.00 and you have access to only the classes needed to take the tests. It is not a lifetime membership, and access to the classes and videos lasts 2 weeks to complete the courses from the time you register. Once the 2 weeks expire, you no longer have access to the videos or classes. You can check out this online power wash school at Cleaner’s University.
Even More Additional Training
Any student that attends my school will have access to me anytime they need additional help at no extra charge. This means you can text me, email me, or call me anytime you have questions, whether it be about equipment selection, bidding a job, how to clean something, etc. I also offer video conferencing when needed as well. Whatever you need, I am here to help you succeed. If I don’t know the answer, I will help you get it. I am here to help your new business be successful and to teach you how to clean using the proper process and procedures. Remember that just because the school ends, the education does not.
Is there a Certification?
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for Exterior Cleaning. You will also, after passing the tests, have a listing on our Web Site directory. This is not required. It is only an option if you’d like to have your business listed as a Certified Graduate.
Our school is also accepted by the UAMCC for certification through them once you qualify for testing. For more information on UAMCC certification, go to www.uamcc.org.
Difference Maker School
From time to time, I will host a Difference Maker School with a guest instructor(s). This school is held at a local hotel where we can host more people than at my normal monthly schools. This allows more students to attend, but at a lower cost. The Difference Maker school is designed for those that are thinking about or just starting a pressure washing business. It is also ideal for those that have been in business for 3 years or less. The Difference Maker school has more classroom training than hands-on training. My monthly school we are on an actual job site, cleaning a roof, house, and driveway.
At the Difference Maker school, we provide equipment demonstration training, using the equipment I use on a daily basis. This demonstration training is mainly designed to get you familiar with the equipment needed for your new business. Application Techniques and Equipment demonstrations allow you to get a feel for what you need to make you a success.