As a pressureoligist, it has taken me some time to succumb to the SoftWash System revolution. A friend of mine built his own in 2003. He received poor information to create his “recipe.” I will not go into details, but lets just say the system screamed, ‘CONTAMINATION!’ It is not because of belief, it is because of past experience that deterred me. Because of not understanding that our profession is a science. I did not realize I was nearly giving up my science. As a pressure cleaning scientist, that is actually the reason why we call it pressureology, the goal is to brainstorm, study, question, and evolve. A friends inability to be a true softwasholigist made me an unbeliever, and at the same time halted my development. This also adversely affected other aspects of my business, but that is for another forum.
In my hometown we had a pressure cleaner that came through and cleaned the roofs, siding and decks. I would watch him use a wooden stick, wooden ladders, a bucket of “cleaner” and a cheap pressure washer. He served many homeowners and businesses, But, he was the only one. Why? He was cheap and when he started he was ahead of the curve. His largest expense was his vehicle. He even was rumored to make his own soaps because of allergies. For years he ruled the area. But, like Blockbuster, he eventually failed. Why? He was either to stubborn, unaware, or just broke. He was not a scientist, nor visionary of his profession. He was an opportunist.
Keep in mind, with the aid of a few close friends and professionals, This pressureoligist (me), will be migrating to a SoftWash system this spring. Will I become a “John McClane” like so many of you. The answer to that is a resounding No! At least not at this time.
The whole point to this message, pressure washer or not, do not give up in your science. You may have to change your studies, but not your profession.