cleaning patio

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  1. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    A old age pensioner just came up to me asking if I could clean her patio with my wfp. I had to explain my gear is just for window cleaning only.

    Is it worth getting into patio cleaning like buying karcher pressure washer?
     
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    Buy a petrol one, and advertise it, the work will come!

    Never by an electric one for work, always go petrol!!
     
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    Bless her cotton socks :D

    This is the busy time of year for patio & driveway cleaning. Most jobs I get they already have a diy electric washer that they have either given up trying to clean something or it have broke whilst trying.
     
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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Can I ask Jake how long it would take to clean this woman patio picture I have put up. I am asking because i have not done something like this before.
     

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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Can I ask Jake how long it would take to clean this woman patio picture I have put up. I am asking because i have not done something like this before.
     
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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Can I ask Jake how long it would take to clean this woman patio picture I have put up. I am asking because i have not done something like this before.
     
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    That's a block paving driveway by the looks of it not a patio. I'm guessing it goes down the side of the house to the garage as well so would need a better pic.

    I was at a job a while back and opposite an old boy was using a diy washer on his block paving drive sat on a chair as it was that slow trying to clean a block at a time. Bless him :D
     
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    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Yes it a driveway I just miss the garage in the picture I taken.

    Is it a hour job would you say smurf?
     
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    You could spend an hour just on the clean up let alone cleaning it.

    I would take me approx 3 hours depending what the drainage was like using a delta 15lpm 3000 psi washer, 18 inch whirlaway and turbo for the edges then clean up from set up to packing away. Then come back another day when it's dry and has not rained for the last 2 days to resand the joints. I could probably do that size job quicker if the blocks have been sealed in the past and/or the the driveway is not to bad.

    A larger lpm pump washer would clean it faster as the flow rate is what quickens the clean.



     
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