by Dean Dean

SPARE PARTS FOR PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK

SPARE PARTS FOR PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK

Check out this SPARE PARTS FOR PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK video post.  Or you may also have a van or a trailer.  But I wanted to provide some basic spare parts that you need to have while you’re on the job site.  I’ll start with a QUICK CONNECT SET.  It comes with an option of male pipe thread or female pipe thread.  You never know when these quick connect fittings are going to fail.  So I recommend having 3-6 sets.  Remember that there are also two different size options which include 3/8 inch and 1/4 inch.  It’s also important to have packages of the o rings for these fittings.  And you will need a dental pick set for repairs.  Let your SPARE PARTS FOR PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK check list begin with these important items.

 

SURFACE CLEANER NOZZLES

Surface Cleaner Nozzles are also vital to SPARE PARTS FOR PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK.  These nozzles clog up very easily because they are so small.  I recommend replacing the nozzles while on the job, rather than taking the time to attempt repair.  Get a welder’s tip tool to remove grit and unclog surface cleaner nozzles.  Of course, whatever high pressure nozzles you use regularly, you will want to have spares for those as well.  We use and have spares for the entire JROD nozzle kit.  At the 9:00 time stamp, you’ll notice quite a bit of detail about all the nozzle SPARE PARTS FOR PRESSURE WASHING TRUCK.

OTHER ITEMS

Here are other items you’ll want to make sure you have.  Teflon tape and loxeal is important to have on hand for replacing and repairing any and all fittings.  Electrical tape will be needed for wiring repairs.  Hose clamps always come in handy, and a pressure gauge to test your machine.  If you are a big time downstreamer like myself, a few items are worth mentioning.  Our black plastic chemical strainer, spare downstream injectors and check valves will help prevent down time.  This is something that’s very important in our business.  Preventing down time saves you money and keeps you moving toward the next job!  Believe it or not, there are a few more important pieces so be sure and watch the entire video.  For those of you located in the southeast US, we’re bringing some incredible training opportunities to COCOA, FLORIDA!  We hope to see you there!

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Pressure Washing School August

Pressure Washing School August

Learn how to start and operate a Pressure Washing and Soft Washing business.  You’ll gain practical, hands-on and classroom training and benefit from Doug’s years of experience as a pressure washing contractor! You will significantly shorten your learning curve. Register for The Pressure Washing School August, located in the Houston, Texas, area, and owned by Doug Rucker. Doug also owns PowerWash.Net, a Kingwood, Texas-based Pressure Washing Company, as well as DougRuckerStore.com for all your equipment and supplies to start your new business.

CHECK OUT THE FAQ PAGE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

What type of training will I receive?

Pressure Washing Hands on Training

You will receive “hands on” training as well as classroom training. The first day of training is held at my home. During this training, we will go over Spraying Techniques, Soft Washing, Pressure Washing, Different Chemical Application methods for Soft Washing and Pressure Washing,  Chemical Mix Ratios,  and you are given the opportunity to use the equipment as well.  Attire for this day is work type clothes and something you would not mind getting spotted since we may use bleach for cleaning.  November through February, be sure to bring cold weather attire, as the weather here can be cold one day and 80 degrees the next. In the event of rain on the first training day, we may switch the class room and field training day.  If there is rain both days, then extended class room time will be given at the training center.  NO REFUNDS are given due to weather or cancellations.  You can always schedule for another date if you have to cancel prior to attending.

Day Two

The second day of training is classroom training and is held at our training center. The classroom portion consists of PowerPoint presentations that cover House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Concrete Cleaning, Property protection, equipment needed, mixing ratios, different application methods, bidding residential jobs, preparing the job site, identifying surfaces, stains and best application methods, and more. 

Each day starts at about 8:30am, unless advised a different start time, and we usually finish by 12:00-1:00 each day.  You will receive a text message or email the Saturday or Sunday prior to the school with the location we will meet at. In the event of rain on the field training day, we may switch the class room and field training day.  If there is rain both days, then extended class room time will be given at the training center. You are also granted access to the class room portions via video, so you can review once you leave the school.

If you have any other questions not covered in the FAQ link please call or text 281.883.3630 or use our Contact Form

Be sure to check out my You Tube Channel.

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Pressure Washing School May

Pressure Washing School May

Learn how to start and operate a Pressure Washing and Soft Washing business.  You’ll gain practical, hands-on and classroom training and benefit from Doug’s years of experience as a pressure washing contractor! You will significantly shorten your learning curve. Register for The Pressure Washing School May, located in the Houston, Texas, area, and owned by Doug Rucker. Doug also owns PowerWash.Net, a Kingwood, Texas-based Pressure Washing Company, as well as DougRuckerStore.com for all your equipment and supplies to start your new business.

CHECK OUT THE FAQ PAGE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

What type of training will I receive?

You will receive “hands on” training as well as classroom training. The first day of training is held at my home. During this training, we will go over Spraying Techniques, Soft Washing, Pressure Washing, Different Chemical Application methods for Soft Washing and Pressure Washing,  Chemical Mix Ratios,  and you are given the opportunity to use the equipment as well.  Attire for this day is work type clothes and something you would not mind getting spotted since we may use bleach for cleaning.  November through February, be sure to bring cold weather attire, as the weather here can be cold one day and 80 degrees the next. In the event of rain on the first training day, we may switch the class room and field training day.  If there is rain both days, then extended class room time will be given at the training center.  NO REFUNDS are given due to weather or cancellations.  You can always schedule for another date if you have to cancel prior to attending.

Day Two

The second day of training is classroom training and is held at our training center. The classroom portion consists of PowerPoint presentations that cover House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Concrete Cleaning, Property protection, equipment needed, mixing ratios, different application methods, bidding residential jobs, preparing the job site, identifying surfaces, stains and best application methods, and more. 

Pressure Cleaning School

Each day starts at about 8:30am, unless advised a different start time, and we usually finish by 12:00-1:00 each day.  You will receive a text message or email the Saturday or Sunday prior to the school with the location we will meet at. In the event of rain on the field training day, we may switch the class room and field training day.  If there is rain both days, then extended class room time will be given at the training center. You are also granted access to the class room portions via video, so you can review once you leave the school.

If you have any other questions not covered in the FAQ link please call or text 281.883.3630 or use our Contact Form

Be sure to check out my You Tube Channel.

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Concrete and Paver Sealing Training

Concrete and Paver Sealing Training

Join Stephen Venturini along with Doug Rucker for another amazing Concrete and Paver Sealing training to help your business grow! Live Demo, Training, and Lunch Provided! Register for this event today!! October will be here before you know it!

If you haven’t added Concrete and Paver sealing to your business, this will be a great opportunity to learn.  This is one of those services that can be added to your existing business, or as a stand alone niche service.

Concrete and Paver Sealing

This training will be held Saturday October 7th, 2023.  We will start promptly at 8:00am and finish by NOON.  Lunch will be served.  There is a $50.00 per person non-refundable registration fee.

CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW TO GET REGISTERED

REGISTRATION

If you have any questions please your our CONTACT FROM.  You can also visit the FACEBOOK SITE.

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

The Cleaning Classroom

The Cleaning Classroom

Front 9 Restoration will be traveling to Houston by way of the The Cleaning Classroom tour bus to the DougRuckerStore on February 4th.  This will be a full and fun day of education that will cover:

Removing:

  • Deep Oil & Food Grease Stains
  • Severe Rust & Battery Acid Stains
  • Efflorescence & Calcium
  • Oxidation

Concrete Sealing

  • Prepping the Surface
  • Applying Deco 20

Repairing:

  • Surface Cleaning Etching

Specialty Tools:

  • Using the 175 Floor Tool & How It Will Save You Time & Money
  • Installing a Pressure Regulator Valve on Your Surface Cleaner

Marketing

  • Who, What, When & Where

Pricing

  • How to Accurately Price Jobs
  • Calculating Per Job Costs

Learn How To: Separate yourself from the competitors by achieving incredible results and make more money.

To register sign up at TheCleaningClassroom

Check out our other training events at PressureWashingSchool

 

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Pressure Washing Business Start Up

Pressure Washing Business Start Up

Doing a little playing around with iMovie the past couple weeks. Hope you enjoy. It was a quick put together, not perfect but I kind of like it.  Developing one of these can be as challenging as a Pressure Washing Business Start Up

If you are planning to start a pressure washing, soft washing, or roof cleaning business, please consider attending one of my training events. Next year we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary, training and mentoring new business start ups. March 2011, Pressure Washing School was born after I saw a need to help new guys wanting to start a business. Over the last 10 years I have trained, taught, mentored, and coached, a few hundred businessmen and women in the exterior cleaning industry.

Hands On Pressure Washing Training

My school was the first to offer hands on training, and I have been doing that every month for the last 10 years. Since that beginning, I have also added two different online video training options, one at Online Video Training and the other at Cleaners University.

pressure washing business start up

My schools are designed for anyone that is starting out or has been in the Pressure Washing Roof Cleaning Soft Washing industry for 3 years or less. My passion is helping the new guys start and grow a business, and I love watching them take what they learn, put it to action and watch them succeed. Once you attend one of my schools, you are a student for life, and I am available to you, at no extra charge, anytime you need me. Remember, just because the school is over, doesn’t mean the education is.

Contact Us Call or Text 2818833630

If you would like more information, please visit my web site at https://www.pressurewashingschool.com, or contact me by email, pressurecleaningschool@gmail.com, or call or text 2818833630…. Be sure to check out our February 2020 Difference Makers School at https://www.pressurewashingschool.com/event/2020-february-difference-maker-school/

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

PRESSURE WASH TRAINING IN YOUR TOWN

WE ARE COMING TO YOUR CITY!

I enjoy college football! Every Saturday morning during the Fall season, I like to catch COLLEGE GAMEDAY with Kirk Herbstreit and the gang to see which city is hosting their show. The show always ends with Lee Corso’s headgear pick and that’s consistently intriguing. The College Game day opening song is very clever, as they sing “WE ARE COMING TO YOUR CITY!”  Then, it’s great to catch so many of the great college football traditions being played out all over the country all day long!

TRAINING MAINTENANCE STAFF

Well, like College Gameday, the pressure washing school can very easily come to your city! If you have maintenance staff that provides pressure washing for your facility, it’s much easier for us to bring the school to you than it is for you to bring your staff to Houston. We combine classroom instruction with on the job equipment demonstration to raise the skill and safety standards of your maintenance staff team. In addition, we train them on appropriate cleaning solutions and mixing ratios for specific stains found on your property. We make them aware of the newest equipment options along with parts and accessories that make their time on the job more productive and more efficient, conserving resources. In short, we train them to clean more property in much less time, which saves thousands of dollars over the long run.

 

LIFELONG LEARNING

Once your staff is part of the pressure washing school as one of my students, they remain part of my school for life! You can also purchase access to a library of helpful videos that is ever expanding, now with over 150 videos available. They have direct access to me personally, which allows me to answer any questions they have as issue’s arise on the job site. We also have an app available through Adroid and Ios which provides great networking opportunities, and the chance to share insights and learn from others also enrolled in my school located throughout the US. Many pressure washing techs have established lifelong friendships as they came to know one other through my school and learned they were located in the same area!

CONTACT US

WE ARE COMING TO YOUR CITY! You don’t have to make signs and we’re not messing with headgear. But we will have a great time training cleaning technicians to raise their pressure washing game! For more information on how you can bring my pressure washing school to your city, call or text 281-883-3630.  Feel free to check out the real difference we have made for those who have enrolled by checking out these testimonial video reviews.

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Houston Pressure Washing Classes

Houston Pressure Washing Classes

Just prior to the October 2018 National Convention in Houston Texas, I will be hosting 2 training events.  On October 20th starting at 2:00 pm, I will be conducting a hands on training class.  This will be the first part of a two session class that will focus on teaching you how to clean a roof, house, and driveway.  This will be actual hands on training at a home near the convention site.  In the Houston Pressure Washing Classes, I will be teaching how to asses a residential property for safely cleaning and pricing it.  I will also teach on identifying surfaces, stains, and the different application methods and equipment used.  Spraying Techniques, dilution ratios, property protection, and driveway and pool deck cleaning will also be addressed.  Besides that, we will cover accessing a property, how to set up for maximum efficiency, and much more.

Second Session

Houston Pressure Washing Classes

Houston Pressure Washing Classes

The second session will be held on the morning of October 21st at the Convention Hotel, South Shore harbor Resort in League City Tx. This session will start promptly at 8:00 am and will involve class room instruction.  I have several power point presentations I will go through on House Washing, Roof Cleaning, Concrete Cleaning, Property Protection, and more.  In addition, I will discuss different surfaces, like Stucco, EIFS, Hardie Plank, Vinyl Siding, Wood surfaces, and more.  In more detail, we will discuss dilution ratios, applying mixes, identifying stains, and add on services to help you grow you business.

Most importantly, this training is the same training that I host once a month here in Houston that normally costs $750.00 for out of town contractors.  Likewise, the cost is $1500.00 for local Houston Contractors.  This is a one time UAMCC Convention special and anyone can attend for $550.00 per person.  For registration please go to our Pressure Washing Training Events Page.

Pressure Washing Sales Training

On October 21st at 1:00pm I will be hosting a Pressure Washing Sales Training Class along with Ron Musgraves.  Learn practical and helpful sales techniques for both residential and commercial cleaning. In this class we will be teach Marketing, Measuring, Bidding, and Selling.  Plus we will cover Relationship Building, Techniques to Speed up the Buying Process, and much more.  We will also have a question and answer segment, along with opportunities to register in our private sales membership groups.  Price for this session is $129.00 and you can register by visiting the Pressure Washing Sales Event.

Address for the hotel is South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 S. Shore Blvd. League City, TX 77573

 

 

 

 

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Concrete Restoration Training Event

Concrete Restoration Training Event

Join us on July 19 & 20, in Houston Texas for the F9 Concrete Restoration Training Event being held at the Courtyard Marriott Kingwood Texas.  And the Courtyard Marriott is located at 130 Northpark Plaza Dr Kingwood Texas.  They will have rooms for $119.00 through July 1st.

Classes start both days at 9:00am.  So in order to attend this FREE training event you must register at UAMCC EVENTS PAGE

Battery Acid Stain removal

Battery Acid Stain removal

Speakers 

Craig Harrison; inventor of F9 products and the F9 TEAM, Jerry McMillen of Sirocco Water Recovery Systems, and Ron Musgraves. This Class is a comprehensive, HANDS-ON Maintenance Cleaning, Acid Washing, Neutralization, Vertical & Flatwork Rust Removal, Oxidation Removal, and Concrete Restoration*FULL 2 day course which includes Water Recovery Methods.

Focus of Training 

Hard surface maintenance cleaning*(keeping those surfaces cleaner longer with F9 Groundskeeper), hard water stain removal, low speed floor tool applications, vertical and flatwork rust removal, prepping concrete for a concrete coating or stain/seal, covering up surface cleaner marks, blending in damage from wand/turbo tip or deep surface cleaner etching and more! You will learn the Front 9 Restoration unique approach to restoration and maintenance.

F9 creator, Craig Harrison, developed it over many years and millions of square feet of cleaning. In addition, this process is something that can be applied to concrete, bricks, pavers, tile, stone and many other hard surfaces. You will achieve mind blowing results that will surely separate your company from your competition! In addition, you will learn how to sell battery rust removal stain jobs, rust removal jobs, hard water stain removal jobs, commercial sales and more.  Learn how to completely separate yourself from your competitors, increase profits and make your customers say “yes!!” Because these techniques are unique to Front 9 Restoration, you will not learn these secrets anywhere else in the world.

Rust Stain Removal

Rust Stain Removal

So learn how to always clean your surfaces more effectively and more efficiently than your competition.  And provide a surface that stays cleaner longer! Copies of the one hour F9 powerpoint presentation that will be given in the morning, sales techniques, training info, networking ideas and more is available for purchase for $25.00 Cash Only. And the best part is all hands on hours count toward UAMCC credit hours! 

What to Bring: Notebook and Pen for taking a lot of notes

Work Attire: Boots, Gloves, Glasses and Respirator. Most importantly bring a great attitude!

 

by Doug Rucker Doug Rucker

Houston Pressure Washing Training

Houston Pressure Washing Training

Kingwood Texas is the site of my annual FREE Houston Pressure Washing Training Event.   So join us February 18th and 19th at the Courtyard Marriott, Kingwood Texas.  Thus, this event is FREE to all contractors to attend and will have classes and equipment demonstrations designed to help you take your business to the next level.  We will have educational classes that will benefit your business model, whether commercial or residential focus.

So please go to UAMCC EVENTS to get registered for this two day FREE event.

EVENT SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Houston Pressure Washing Training Event

Houston Pressure Washing Training Event

Our keynote speaker once again will be Mitch Beckman leading it off the first day with another great inspiring and challenging talk about the “YouTudes”.  Thus, you don’t want to miss this.

Our second day will start off with Jeffrey Blackman “Trusting and believing in Dark Times.”  So if you missed Jeffrey at the UAMCC National Convention, here is your opportunity to hear his inspiring story of going from living under a bridge in New Orleans, to now operating his very successful Houston Tx Pressure Washing and Striping company.

Other speakers and trainers will be Craig Harrison, of F9 Restoration Products, Jerry McMillen, with Sirroco Vacuums and owner of www. pressurewasher.net, Jerry is one of the foremost and sough out leaders on Environmental Compliance for Pressure Washing and other exterior cleaning/interior cleaning companies.  Gerald Vess, owner of Roman Roof Cleaning, Ron Musgraves on Commercial Sales, and more.  Here is the full agenda:

February 18

9:00 AM Mitch Beckman- “You Tudes”
10:15 AM Craig Harrison  – Building the  F9 Team
11:15 AM Paul Ballard  – Unger Water Fed Pole Cleaning
12:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Gerald Vess – Roof Cleaning Process
2:30 PM Circuit Training – / Soft Wash / Window Cleaning / Sidewalk/ Restoration Event
4:30 PM Circuit Training – / Soft Wash / Window Cleaning / Sidewalk/ Restoration Event

February 19

9:00 AM Jeffery Blackmon- Never give Up

9:45 AM Doug Rucker  – “Don’t Compete on Price”

11:00 AM Jerry McMillen – Wash Water Control Certification Environmental

12:15 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Doug Mineart   – Hard Surface Sealing

2:30 PM Expert Panel – Ask Anything

3:00 PM Ron Musgraves & Kristy White  – Commercial Sales Residual Income

If you are new to the pressure washing industry, check out my FAQ page for more information about all the training options we provide!