6-7 good sized city buildings

I’m trying to figure out how to play this if I win the estimate because I’lm only washing one of them if any at all. I’m going to sub out the other 6 I think. Tallest one is 71 feet.

These buildings are right off the MO river so I need to find out what the rules are for using SH in mass quantities.

Is there one, single large company anyone can gladly refer that does city buildings regularly that anyone can put me in touch with to ask some questions and potentially sub it out to them?

We’d have to use lifts and block the street with real road closed signs and not just my little road cones. It’s definitely beyond my depth, but I’m gonna bid it anyway and find someone else to do it.


There is a high rises window cleaning company here in Tampa that also does pressure washing . I’ll try and find there info I think the travel out of state also. Maybe you can pick there brains

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Im of no help, and im sure you have given this plenty of thought, but why bid something beyond your reach and not yet having an idea of who to go to? And what if you go through the trouble of getting the bid, finding someone to take it, and then there isnt much left there for your take? Or what if you bid and cant find someone?

Im pretty confident you are good at what you do and it will work out prolly more than good for you… just playing devils advocate.

*** id be more than happy to come out and give you a hand if you need it… i have a reflective safety vest already and can go BEAST MODE ON control traffic.

Sometimes you gotta bite off more than you can chew and find or make a way to chew it.

I have time too. Projects like this don’t move fast. It’s gotta move from the person requesting the bid to a manager to that manager’s manager, then approved by a pre-approval accounts payable department before making it to actual accounts payable, then someone spills coffee on it and they have to track down the original bids and request them because they’ve lost them and someone is likely to leave the company or get fired who had the insurance certificates on hand, but they delete their email accounts… I think you get where I’m going here. Plus I wanted to make you read all that.

I’ll say no thanks and respectfully turn down the opportunity to bid if that ever becomes the case. If I make 5% of this job without having to wash anything I’ll be ok.

I’ll have to respectfully tell them I can’t make it happen and they’ll have to go back to the other bids.

You’re hired.

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Thanks. I appreciate it.

@Trp5925 you guys wanna come to KC again?

JL Pressure Washing in SC. Jeff won’t come wash them but he is the best in the business with high rise. Pick his brain

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Just call his main number or do you have a different number for him?

I’ll text you

I shoulda texted you that question. Lol

Gotcha… i certainly dont doubt that you will find a way to make it work.

Just wanted to mention that I can whip up a mean hand written sign, using my 3 year olds nubbed/chewed up crayons, in my professional ALL CAPS handwriting that got me through law school - think of it as subbing out the traffic safety portion of the job. Think about it.

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You can check with Dirt Zero out of Nixa Mo. I don’t know the guys but they are a fairly large company with really nice equipment. They seem to only do commercial and travel a few states away. You might be able to keep more of the money since they are closer.

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Visited all the buildings today. All these buildings are 110+ year old buildings just off of downtown in an area that is unfortunately somewhat forgotten, but has recently started to get a facelift.

They are brick, stone, copper, and wood buildings. A pressure washer shouldn’t be on the same block. I’ve called 4 national historical building restoration companies to seek a partnership and sign legal paperwork so they don’t leave me behind. One of which is willing to fly here Thursday or Friday to go look at them with me.

If the paperwork gets to my lawyer prior to that I’ll take them up on that.

Long story short, I appreciate the help, but the department of the interior has pretty stringent guidelines apparently on historic buildings and most pressure washing companies have no business doing the work.

I wonder what restoration companies do differently? It would be awesome to attend an event on that kind of stuff


For starters, apparently Department of Interior rules state that you can use more than 200 psi on anything. So that immediately reduces it to softwashing, maybe, and SH is likely prohibited this close to the river.