Pressure Washing Through Time And Attitude: Separating The Pros From The Hacks.

Sometimes, it’s a learned behavior for small business owners.  Sometimes, they’re simply desperate for success or jealous of the success of their competition.  Really, I think it’s simply the inherent nature of some people.  There is a palatable “air” about some small business owners and it seems to be more prevalent in trade industries such as pressure washing.  I am referring to a particular attitude that some owners adopt where their mindset is focused so heavily on the destruction of the competition that they lose sight of what their own strengths and weaknesses are.  Unfortunately, this negative attitude can permeate every aspect of their business leading to a decrease in volume, profit, and general happiness.  Of course, this problem leads to having much more time on their hands, which results in more time to be destructive to their competition.  It’s a sad cycle that inevitably damages the industry of which they are a part.

 

            In my experience as the owner of a pressure washing company, I have chosen to embrace those that I consider my competition.  I learn from them, I take from them, and I share with them.  Who is better qualified to understand what goes on in my life than a fellow pressure washing company owner from the same geographical region?  I have borrowed equipment, shared jobs, referred those that specialize in areas we don’t, and have gained invaluable knowledge.  This kind of symbiotic relationship spurs growth within the pressure washing industry, ultimately resulting in more profit for everyone.  It’s why my company belongs to professional organizations like the PWNC and HBN and supports other pressure washing companies that give something positive back to their peers.

 

            Alternatively, there are those that just don’t get it.  They waste their time on smear campaigns, bad mouthing, or simply sabotaging the true professionals in their area.  They obviously underestimate the knowledge of their customer base as today’s consumers are very intelligent and can thankfully see the clouds through the trees.  This has never been more evident than in our growing base of customers that have migrated to our company from rivals that spend more time bashing and less time washing.  The most important thing for successful, professional companies to do is to simply ignore the hacks.  They’re a dime a dozen because it’s easy to trash other companies.  It’s easy to judge others without knowing who they are.  It’s easy to be negative.  This pattern of doing what’s easy usually translates into the quality of their work as cutting corners becomes their corporate culture, thereby defining them as the hacks they are.

 

Time is a commodity in the pressure washing business.  There are only so many hours in a day…spend them building your own business, not trying to tear down others.  Those that “get it” reap the benefits of a healthy, successful, profitable business that is fun to be a part of.  Those that don’t get it are destined to be frustrated, bitter, and unsuccessful.  I don’t find myself angry with those that don’t get it.  I have pity for them as they don’t know what they’re missing.  I’m sure people like this can be found in every industry, but in my industry it’s all about knowing when to reduce pressure, how to handle pressure, and where to apply pressure.  And only a successful professional with a great attitude and no time for the hacks knows how to do that.

 

 

Camelot Pressure Washing, Inc. Service Area

Mecklenburg County – Charlotte Cornelius Davidson Huntersville Matthews Mint Hill Pineville
Cabarrus County – Concord Harrisburg Kannapolis Midland Mount Pleasant
Union County – Indian Trail Marshville Marvin Matthews Mineral Springs Monroe Stallings Waxhaw Weddington Wesley Chapel Wingate Mooresville Fort Mill Rock Hill, and many more!

 

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Gutters are designed to be the “sentries” of your home.  Ideally, they control the flow of water around your home, protecting it from a myriad of ailments.  Clean, debris free gutters can not only save your home from premature decay, but can save you thousands of dollars in repair bills.  An important tip to remember the significance your gutters have on your home is “as the gutter goes, so the water flows.”

             Clogged gutters cause water to overflow and collect around the foundation of your home.  During colder months, this excess water freezes and expands causing “frost heave”, or cracks in your foundation wall.  Water that backs up in the gutter can also cause moisture damage to the wood in the fascia around your home.  When the water backs up in your gutters it also creates undetected roof leaks that can result in interior damage to walls and ceilings.

             The same ill effects of improper gutter drainage can affect property around your home.  For example, water that collects on concrete sidewalks and driveways can freeze and similar to your foundation, will result in cracks and sagging concrete.  The water that pools on this concrete also causes rapid mold and mildew growth during warmer months and ice during colder months.  Both of these events result in a slippery hazard for the home owner and their family.  The same runoff can wash away landscaping, cause soil erosion, and kill grass and trees due to overwatering.

             Many pressure washing companies will clean gutters for a nominal fee, allowing the home owner to avoid getting on ladders and putting themselves at risk.  These same pressure washing companies will also clean the black streaks off the outside of the gutters making your home more aesthetically pleasing!  Cleaning your gutters inside and out on a regular basis will keep your home safe, save you thousands in repair bills, and make your home look great.