Lately I’ve seen quite a few people saying that they pre treat with a strong mix(as high as 50/50) and no post treatment. How well does this work? Who does it? Do you worry about burning plants or grass?
What I do: pre with house wash and post with 3%ish.
I’m always looking to increase efficiency or quality of service so I’m curious. Easiest way to find out? Try it I guess but I just wanted to have some conversation about it first.
Also, I find that when I apply my house wash(with elemonator) to concrete it dries up really fast. I usually just give it a quick mist to keep it wet while working from bottom up. I’m considering adding a container for just concrete with a roof surfactant such as clingon or just more elemonator. Not sure if this will help.
I do the same as you, I pre treat with my house mix with elemonator and post treat with my 12v around 2.5-3%. Seems to be working. I work in small sections so it doesn’t dry. A little more time consuming but doesn’t dry on me.
True. I could definitely use some time savings. Seems like my SC is running slower this year for some reason. I am looking at getting a new one although this one is only a year old. I would love to increase my efficiency. But I would worry about burning something. If you try it, let me know
Same here. I pre treat with DS house wash mix first before I even have one drop on the house. (I feel the concrete needs a little more dwell time) I let it dwell the entire house wash, rinsing included ( I freshen it up if I see it drying) and then I surface clean last. After rinsing I post treat DS HW mix again unless it’s bad and then I DS straight SH. A few houses were very bad and I pump sprayed HW mix straight for post treat.
That’s my method and it works for me and my customers.
Always soak surrounding grass and vegetation to the point of over watering first. Then pre treat. Let sit for at least 15-20 minutes. We always wash the roof first or house first after we pre treat. If we are just doing concrete then we pre treat with a 3.5% then wait for 10 minutes or so the surface clean.
Pre wetting the grass for the driveway would take about the same or longer then post treating so I don’t see it being a big time saver but you’re probably getting a better clean. Thanks for the info, I may try it one day and see the pros and cons for myself.