My process is pretty similar. I will hook up to the water spigot as soon as I’ve said hi to the customer. I like to start washing with a full tank.
I do pre-wet vegetation unless it has rained overnight or is still rainy/misty.
I work solo, so I’m usually only soaping two sides at a time, unless it’s a tiny modular or something, then I’ll soap the whole house at once.
A trick I discovered just the other day, for getting a stronger mix with my DSI, is to throttle down the machine and use smaller spray tips for applying the soap. I’m running an undersized injector, so it will pull a higher concentration at a lower flow rate. This place really needed it:
I have an xjet, but I’d rather mess with the throttle than a bucket and extra hose, lol.
A couple other variations/details on my process:
- I use the injector bypass instead of the nylon 3-way for everything but the final rinse.
- As I work my way back towards the trailer during the final rinse, I will shutoff the flow to the buffer tank, so I’m not dumping a whole tank when I leave. I can usually time it so I’ve just got 15-20 gallons left when I’m finished, which I will just leave in the tank.
But… the other day this backfired on me, because I completely forgot I had shut it off, and panicked when the machine shut down, thinking I had run the well dry or something, lol. Took me a minute to figure out what I had done