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    Spots on Windows

    Hey guys. I've got an account that we pressure wash for and have been doing so for about a year. We have been using the same degreaser for all out accounts for about 18 months and have never had a problem with it. About a week ago, they called and complained about spots on the glass starting...
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    Spots on dumpster pad

    Hey guys. I do a lot of concrete work and I'm having trouble at one location. Apparently the delivery truck and garbage truck both have oil leaks and these stains are getting worse. My base detergent does well but I'm fighting an uphill battle here. Would ebc work on these spots? If not, what...
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    Closing up shop.....

    I'm closing my business. I can't compete with this guy....
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    Football Stadiums

    There are two points of water close by so both of our rigs will be supplied. There are drains down front so thats not a problem and no electrical issues. I am attaching so photos below. Scope of work is as follows: Flatwork - 5918 13 Steps on Visitor side (not shown in photos) Bleachers are...
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    Football Stadiums

    I'm going next week to bid on my first football stadium. It's a good size stadium at a local high school. This time of year should be good for that kind of work. I will post pictures after I take them. Before I go, what do you guys look for when quoting that kind of work? Would you just...
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    Downstream Injector Problems

    Where do you guys get your ds injectors? How long to they usually last? I don't do much soft washing at all, maybe once every two months. Well, just about every time I hook it up, the injector doesn't pull soap. I've tried 4 different ones from 4 different places and every single one of them...
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    Engine won't shut off

    I swear I invent equipment problems. I got a new Vanguard motor (all I could get in the time frame I had) to replace the one that died last week. I get to the job and start cleaning and go to shut down the motor and it won't turn off. It's got an electric start and the key won't turn to the off...
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    Low Oil - Motor won't crank

    I believe I may have a problem here and want to get the opinions of the veterans. I had a guy cleaning yesterday and he worked for about 5 hours, and reported no equipment problems. Tonight, I get to a job and crank the motor. After about 10 seconds it starts shaking and making an awful...
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    Pricing Help: Intro to Residential

    I do about 99% commercial work with all of my cleaning business (I also do carpet, tile & janitorial) and I prefer commercial work. However I'm moving into residential for pressure washing to help fill in the gaps on cash flow. My brother lives in a decent size neighborhood with most homes...
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    Need a good concrete cleaner !!

    I started using some new stuff from a guy I went to college with. The pump sprayer makes it a foam and this is after just a couple of minutes. It is about $10/gal if you buy 5 gal and about $5 if you buy in the 55 gal. This is cut 3/1 but I think I could do 5/1 and still get fantastic...
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    Payroll & Cash Flow Management

    I'm looking for some advice guys. I went full time with the cleaning business in January of this year. I invoice out for monthly service contracts on the 10th and the 25th of every month, with both being about the same amount of money. For some reason, every month I will go 7-12 days with ZERO...
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    Saturday Picks

    Its the opening week of college football. "Sammy's Saturday Slammers" South Carolina - 14.5: Winner!!! Ole Miss -3.5 : Winner!!! Alabama -20.5: ???? Clemson +1.5: ??? Your thoughts???
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    First Deck...

    I'm about to attempt my first deck. I did mine at home with my wand and got decent results. It was a little lighter in some areas where I got close with the wand. This one has mold on it so I am going to use sh and detergent. Then I'm going back in a few days to seal it. Any suggestions to...
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    New Rig

    Hey guys.... Business is growing and when (not "if" because I'm keeping a positive attitude) I land this new account I'll need another rig. The local company that I use is a Landa dealer. I've got a pressure pro and have been overall pleased, although the company that installed it made some poor...
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    2013 PWRA Convention

    http://www.pwraconvention.com Who all is planning on making the trip to Nashville? I'm considering it, but then again I'll take any excuse to go to Nashville. BBQ, Honky Tonks and cold beer will hook me in every time!!!
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