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Watching that video I get the feeling that if you are cleaning a sidewalk or driveway with that would take about 1 hour with that cleaner, would take at least 4-5 hours to clean with a regular tip. Is that about right? I had never seen one of those cleaners work and I have to say I am beyond impressed. I can see that machine would pay for itself easily within a week....
Surface cleaners cuts your cleaning time in 1/2! for example last week I cleaned a strip mall, it had 18,000 sq ft of concrete I used one surface cleaner and had a man rinsing behind me and removing the gum it took about 5 1/2 hours... to me that's moving on! on this job it equaled out to be just over $200 an hour
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That is very interesting!

Are there other pressure washing tools that should be utilized to cut down on time spent at job sites?
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Higher GPM machines clean faster

Hot water cleans faster

Proper cleaning agents help

There are so many tools that are available. How about a ride on surface cleaner? Now those are cool and you can clean a lot of concrete with them and fast.
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Pat, I agree.... But I am not sold the higher gpm though, I think 4.5-6 gpm is plenty, but opinions are like belly buttons everyone has one...
I think if some one was going to buy anything higher than a 6 gpm there are to things they must consider 1. will I be recovering ever the water? 2. will I be hauling water to the job sites if no water us available? if they answer yes to either then I would stay away from the the higher gpm machine
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How often do you feel you need to haul water to a job site? Is this something that comes up often or is it better to just pass on such jobs and go with ones where you can gain access to water onsite?
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Hauling water to the job is an interesting problem I would think. I mean, for most people that would probably entail buying and storing a large tank that you could load into the back of your truck or trailer. Right?

I think you would have to charge pretty hard for this since you have a considerably higher cost of doing business. For example, if you needed to 1000 gallons for a job that you had to bring your own water on then you would have to load the tank (assuming you already own it), tank the time to fill the tank, use extra time and fuel to get there since you have a heavier load, and then once you are done, if you have extra water in the tank you would have to either use it on the next job or drain it out, unload the tank or park the trailer, etc....

Now another question that just hit me is this, do you need to use a de-chlorinator for the water to help it do a better job? If so, you need to figure your expense in as well and figure in your time to mix it in.... I am wondering though, how would you add that if you are using water from the customers hose?

Are there any other cleaning agents/products that are needed or recommended?
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Multiple spray nozzles that rotate the way they do under the shroud cleans faster than you can with a wand. If you looked at the video it took 1 minute and 40 seconds to clean that sidewalk. 15 to 30 minutes with a wand. With the surface cleaner you can clean an average sized driveway in under 30 minutes. After you clean all you do is rinse the water off the surface and you are done. That is unless you have a recovery system that negates the need to rinse because it picks up all the dirty water. It is kind of like a mower blade with a spray nozzle at each end of the blade spinning at a high rate of speed.

For those that are considering adding pressure washing you should attend one of the numerous round tables and see a demo of the equipment available.


Hey Pat what kind of surface cleaner do you recommend?
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