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Power washing entails much more than simply renting or purchasing
a machine then finding something to clean. Power washing is a science, incorporating
physics, hydraulics and chemistry. It requires ample training to clean correctly
and efficiently. Therefore, one goal of the Power Washer's Guidebook is to
educate end users on proper cleaning methods as well as areas that require
extra caution. But, just as importantly, power washing is also an art. No
two con- tractors clean exactly the same. What may work well for one may not
work at all for another.
With the "art" of power washing in mind, each chapter of this book
was written by or with the help of pressure washing manufacturers, distributors
and contract cleaners from around the nation. Again, because there are no
end-all cleaning methods, many of the chapters were then reviewed and revised
by other industry professionals in order to help give a well-rounded view
of the market. Any specific equipment, chemicals or cleaning methods listed
are the writer's personal preference; they may not necessarily be the best
choice for you.
Most importantly, this book is to serve as a guide. Its purpose is to introduce
you to a few of the more popular power washing markets; it should not serve
as the last word for any of them. Always consult with your distributor, other
contractors or contact one of the associations listed on page 250. The number
of potential power washing markets is as limitless as the imagination. With
proper training and a little common sense, the potential for your business'
success is limitless as well. Good Luck!.
Table of Contents
The Pressure Washer
Industry, An Introduction
to Detergents, Environmental Concerns, A Powerwasher's Safety Checklist, Estimating
The Business of Being in Business
Small Business Basics, Liability Insurance for Contractors, The Internet.
Brick Cleaning - New Construction
Flat Surface Cleaning
Heavy (or "Off-Road") Equipment Cleaning
High Rise Rigging
Marine Trades Industry Applications
Paint And Coatings Removal
Wooden Decks and Roofs
Publisher Charlene Yarbrough
Copyright © 1993 Advantage Publishing Company. Inc.