Window cleaner asked to do pressure washing


#1

hi we’ve been asked to pressure wash a customer’s back patio and pergola, where do I need to look to find out local regulations I live in Northern California.


#2

California.gov

To start.

Also town hall of town you’ll be working in.


#3

Get ready for a LONGGGG list of regulations in CA. Lol.

Also, it’s pretty widely known that I loooove when folks have proper insurance. May want to check the limitations of yours. For example, mine excludes any fleet or vehicle washing and it’s underwritten by Nationwide. I would assume they know what they’re doing.

I would imagine if you’re exclusively a window cleaner there isn’t any coverage for pressure washing.


#4

Looks like you should have left already. Just sayin’!


#5

thank you but do you have an idea about which department might cover this?


#6

Sewer/NPDES permits would be Sewer Department or DPW.
Regulations - Dept of Agriculture or Environmental Dept. Also look for some kind of State Washwater Handbook or Stormwater handbook. They don’t make it easy to find.

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/
https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/industrial.shtml
https://calepa.ca.gov/

Also, search “California stormwater/wastewater bmp” (Best Management Practices)


#7

thank you


#8

I don’t know anything about you, and I’m not sure if this has been said. But I get creeped out every time I see your giant EYE avatar next to a thread or post lol.

Just saying. :eye:


#9

hmmm do you get creeped out easily?:slight_smile:


#10

By giant :eye: avatars, yes lol. Or so I’ve recently discovered.


#11

is this better?


#12

Scared-Cat


#13


#14

It’s getting worse!