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    It gets better... PA and DA here are high. Get them all, but some are higher than others.....

    So, FB has pretty much killed the forums. For the most part. Those of us that know the power that these forums offer today, not to mention the benefits years ago, continue to hang out here. Those that don't simply don't know any better. If you're scratching your head at that comment, consider yourself included. CHRIS - FOR PETE'S SAKE - please start and LEAD a FB group that is for professionals only! It's like a friggin' Jerry Springer show out there! For those STILL scratching their head at my comment above, ask me about it in the premium section and I'll explain it.
  3. Proportioner?

    I presume your phone is ringing off the hook? LOL. Can't say I didn't try. Personally, I see opportunity. More to follow at a later date.
  4. Class Action Lawsuit - Home Advisor

    Someone is taking action against HA, formerly known as Service Magic: https://chimicles.com/class-action-filed-homeadvisor-iacinteractive/
  5. SEO Help Needed: Incoming Links?

    Beats me, but it's better than a bounce.
  6. SEO Help Needed: Incoming Links?

    It's too bad that FB has just about ruined most of the forums. Most people have no idea what they're missing out on. They're wearing my website out Chris :-) Had about a 14 minute dwell time on one particular visitor today!
  7. Cleaning Gutters ?

    Roy - that's a great pricing methodology! You can provide quote for gutter cleaning sight unseen. Very wise! If we ever take on this service, I'll follow your lead on that.
  8. Sharpening the saw for 2018!

    Glad to hear it Chris! As an aside, of all people you'll appreciate this pic. Spiders, spiders everywhere!!
  9. Sharpening the saw for 2018!

    Rather than spending the winter goofing off in Florida as I've done for several years now, this year it's all about upping our game even more! Man, it's already paying dividends as we've just closed $5275 in business between yesterday and this morning alone! The economy is on fire and consumer confidence is soaring; What are you doing to improve your bottom line for 2018?
  10. Proportioner?

    If your phone is not ringing, if the leads are not rollin' in, then at THIS STAGE of your brand new business, your time, money and effort is better focused elsewhere. Good luck!
  11. Proportioner?

    I can think of a million others things that your time and money are better spent on while you're just getting your business off of the ground. Once you're rockin', and want to gain some additional efficiencies, then yes, it's a great option to have on your rig. I think I have about $30 total in mine. Very simple concept, been around for years and there's no need to re-engineer it. Focus on the business end of the business and tweak operational efficiencies second.
  12. Plumbing Question

    You've got mail, Grasshopper! :-)
  13. Plumbing Question

    I'd highly recommend your initial strategy of the 8 gpm machine. (I have 3 of them, yet my next one will likely be a 10 gpm machine!) And we primarily clean roofs....... And if that means you go 12v for a while due to budget limitations on the other set up, so be it.
  14. home owner roof

    Will, by the time you buy everything, locate and buy chemicals, know what to do to prevent landscape damage etc, you *may* be better off having someone do it for you. Where are you located? Perhaps one of us knows someone in the business near you that will give you the RCIA price hook up?! :-) Just a thought. Certainly nothing wrong with DIY around the house. Mistakes can be costly though.
  15. A little common courtesey..... (rant)

    Like a picture or a custom graphic on our website? Simply reach out and ask, and we'll likely give it to you or loan it to you. We've done that for quite a few folks. No need to steal it, and then parade it around on the internet. Good grief. Have a little self respect even if you have none for our business. I've had a number of folks reach out over the years, asking to 'borrow' pics. In one instance, a broker actually offered money for the rights to use them in his locality, which I humbly accepted. Hell, I can think of two images on our own website that I borrowed. Why? Because they were good that's why. But the important thing is permission was obtained. And to think I've sent business to this clown. Not any more. In fact, I think we'll expand our service area a bit....... a missile across the bow as they say :-) (BTW - I think that the pics that the broker bought from us were the first ones in the rotator on our main website) A little common decency goes a long way.
  16. New roof pump variant!!

    Still using the 'new' variant of the 5850 Justin. (I typically buy 6 or 8 at time, so we're committed for a while.) We've used the Fatboys with much success in the past, but have stayed with the 5850s for a number of years now. This is due largely to cost (5850s are cheaper of course) and our application method. You'll definitely want a back up/replacement on hand. Our line of work tortures these 12v pumps and they WILL fail on you.
  17. New roof pump variant!!

    There's a new variety of the 5850 12v pump on the market. Bob at PressureTek.com is carrying them, and although they wholesale for more than the regular Delevan 5850, Bob has not increased his retail prices on them. I'm told that the motor has been substantially upgraded and that the motor housing size has had to be increased to accommodate the improved motor. I've just ordered 4 of them (along with a whole bunch of other things) and will provide unbiased feedback once we've field tested them. For anyone that's been on the RCIA for a while, you know that American-ProTech goes through LOTS of pumps. Fingers crossed that this upgrade reduces our pump consumption.
  18. Cedar shake cleaning in Clifton Va

    Now that the busy season is behind us, it's nice to have some time to visit the forum! Here's a cedar job that we did this summer in Clifton Virginia- it turned out fabulous, and the home owner was obviously very pleased.
  19. How many services locations do you have on google?

    Three general areas for us, Northern Va, Montgomery County Md, and Atlanta Ga. We also work in WV from time to time as well, but don't advertise it.
  20. Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!

    No need for all of that Rick. Run 2:1 instead of 3:1 on your proportioner / chem combiner / whatever it's called. ie 2 inputs to one output. One input with SH AND SLO MO, and the other with water.
  21. This pair of cougar paws

    Don't walk on SH coated roofs with them. It will cause the male (?) Velcro on the sole of the boot to fail, as it gets brittle with SH exposure like most plastics do. We're getting over a year out of the boots before the Velcro begins to fail. Keep in mind, we do LOTS of roofs though.
  22. This pair of cougar paws

    I suggest you buy the first pair locally. ABC Supply carries them, and the replacement pads. I see there are two SBC Supply locations near you.
  23. Bing - Bird's Eye View

    Anyone else notice that Bing Map's 'Bird's Eye View' is essentially gone? What a bummer. Anyone know the reason why the did away with it? I presume it has to do with the might dollar, and the company that actually owns the images, Pictometry. Luckily, I have a workaround for one of the counties that we work in. Still working on the others. Anyone have any insight? This sucks!
  24. Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!

    But don't let it freeze! Lesson learned the hard way. Luckily there was only 2 gallons left in that container! GREAT PRODUCT!!
  25. This pair of cougar paws

    No doubt, the covers are money well spent, plus they further add as far as safety goes; they keep the pads from getting wet while on the ground. Once wet, they don't provide nearly the same grip. Another plug for the Cougar Paws - they help to prevent damaging asphalt shingles while being walked on. We're sure to share this tidbit of information with our clients. For those not familiar with the product that Ultimate is referring to above, this pic will help.