Let me tell you about my 29+ years of reclaim and filtration.
I first came on these boards back in 2008 when I explained about filtration and reclaim. Boy did I get hammered by the same guys who attack me today. So don’t worry, by responding to this post, I will get attacked again. Not a biggie. I have helped more contractors make 24+ cents a foot whereas those who attack are making 2-12 cents a foot. I currently make 84 cents a foot.
If You can need real answers that won’t get you in trouble, you can also call … My number is 510-612-0437
Always remember this…
There are plenty of books from those who are millionaires stating that the people you hang out with, the people you get advice from, if they are making lower wages, then that’s what you will make as well.
For example, If you take advice, hang out with those who are making 50k, then that’s what you will approximately make. But if you hang out with those who are making 7 figures, learn from them, take their advice and use it, then guess what, You have a better chance of making a higher income as well.
Surround yourself with positive high earning contractors. Learn how they did it.
How do you know if they are truly successful? I mean, anyone can say they are making bank…but how do you really know what is their bottom line?
Look at their trucks, their washers, their assets. How many homes do they have? Is the pressure washing business being subsidized by their $120,000 yearly pension, and if so, then they should easily afford a shop, trucks etc…right? I mean the business only has to support the business, not their house payments, insurances, cars, vacation etc…their pension pays for that…right?
So if they are successful, should their business show this as well? Think about it. Just imagine if you have a free Home with no mortgage, cars with no payments, FREE health care, the best money can buy, free vacations including airfare. The only expenses your full time business has is 2-3 workers part time and gas and equipment purchase…If you had all that, then you can work for 2-8 cents a foot and actually make some money…Imagine…if you or I had it so good. And since I do not, why would I want to learn from someone whose business would go bankrupt if he did not have a pension to subsidize his living and business expenses?
I personally would want to learn from someone who is doing better than I. Who has NO pension to support them and their family, especially when business income is low.
Instead, I personally would want to learn from someone who took $15,000 dollars and is now approaching 7 figures, but most of all, has a profit margin that is 55-75% instead of 3-10%. I would want to learn how I can also make higher wages, instead of the 2-10 cents they are making. I would like to know how to work smarter, how to work less while making more, but that’s just me. Others I guess just want to work every day, even if that means robbing Peter to pay Paul. Myself, I would rather stay at home and watch my kids grow up with money in the bank.
Anyway, enough talking…
So let’s start by at least pointing you in the right direction with some of the information I have posted…
You must capture your water. This is done by various means and different methods that are available to you. The cheapest way is by plugging the drains with approved Plugs. Not all plugs are approved by the various AHJ.
- You can then pump the water to the landscape when allowed by the AHJ. The rule of thumb is that if you saturate the landscape or kill the landscape, You may be in violation and could get fined.
Size does matter on filtration and I do not mean the size of the rig. Not everyone here understands that concept. Products such as emulsified solids, heavy metals and 179 more substances needs to be filter before entering the sewer. How do you accomplish this? By having the correct filtration system. To date, I see these self proclaimed Garage Cleaning " Experts" who do allot of garages for 2-10 cents a foot. ( 2 cents for the garages over 500,000 sq ft and 10 cents for 15-20,000 sq ft garage or 2,000 dollars.) They simply cannot afford a pressurized filtration system, so they built a makeshift gravity feed filtration system with (2) 30 gallon barrels. This type of filtration is limited by gravity and because of this design, they simply cannot filter as well and in a timely manner. Pressurized Filtration systems are the best way for Garage Cleaning or any large project as they can " Push" the water through the filter instead of a gravity filter drip system. Your refrigerator water dispenser, house and pool filters, even you car oil and fuel filters are designed to operated by a pressurized flow system because of their reliability and flow requirements. Only low flow systems are usually designed with a non pressurized. Non pressurized systems are very cheap to buy and in most cases are not as reliable to use.
When I see a Garage Expert using a gravity (2) barrel system with a electric transfer pump to transfer the water on these large 300,000 sq ft garages, you know that something is fishy.
The question one should ask is, do I want to acquire the information from those who are making 2 cents a foot while these " Experts" pitch on the net 24/7 saying come to my class and pay the " Expert" a hundred dollars an hour so they too can learn how to get into Standard Parking. By doing so, you too can work more while making less… or do you want to learn how to talk to the owners, thus working less while making more?
If you would like to know more, give me a call at 510-612-0437. We have a whole website of information.