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Old 11-01-2007, 10:16 PM
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Hey gang... here's a few pics we took yesterday of a 2 story house. *Notice me on the second story roof cleaning the chimney.























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Those are some great pics!

For others reading this, how would you advise bidding on such a job?

Does using a ladder in a job effect the bid price?
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We just use a standard pricing... so the ladder doesn't play into it. We usually charge $99 for a 1 story house and $199 for a 2 story house. Of course, that's for a "typical" sized house... if they have a HUGE house, the price, naturally, goes up... pricing usually includes the driveway, walkway and a small cement patio.
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Looks much better!

But if you ever want some tips on how to never use a ladder again let me know...

From what i can see in the pictures, if i was doing this my feet wouldnt have left the ground!
Falling hurts too much...lol

Get an X-Jet...and a 5 gallon bucket and wash and rinsh that house in 45 mins and get paid and on to the next one.

I did pressure cleaning for a long time and the first few i did the way you are.
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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Nov. 01 2007,10:26)]Does using a ladder in a job effect the bid price?
It should!

You are taking a risk of getting hurt, and most ins. companys will charge more if you use ladders.
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Just checked out that X-Jet... OH yeah... that's gotta go on the wish list! lol

...and it wasn't the fall that scared me... it's that sudden stop I'm worried about...



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Doesnt using a ladder actually increase your workman's comp rates too?

How lond did this job take?
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I'm embarassed to say this job took 5 hours... you can't tell in the pics, but there were a few BAD places on the house... and we had to use TLC in a couple of spots... so it took longer than expected... but then, we did it without an extension wand, without X-Jet, having to use a ladder and move it around, and only having one machine right now.... but it was definately a learning experience. Plus, there were 2 people who stopped and asked for information while we were working... both times, I was on the ladder... lol
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Quote[/b] (AMW Graphics @ Nov. 01 2007,10:36)]Looks much better!

But if you ever want some tips on how to never use a ladder again let me know...

From what i can see in the pictures, if i was doing this my feet wouldnt have left the ground!
Falling hurts too much...lol

Get an X-Jet...and a 5 gallon bucket and wash and rinsh that house in 45 mins and get paid and on to the next one.

I did pressure cleaning for a long time and the first few i did the way you are.
what about a ball-valve and low-pressure, i see alot of people talking about that
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You talking about the ball valve so you can change wands without turning off the machine?

I want one of those, too!
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