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Cleaning without water

I am newer to this preservation thing, lucky me!
I am being asked to bid a sales clean on a house that doesn't have water. How do you guys do that? I can't properly clean without water.
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I am newer to this preservation thing, lucky me!
I am being asked to bid a sales clean on a house that doesn't have water. How do you guys do that? I can't properly clean without water.
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Put a 65 gallon water tank in the rear of truck or on trailer. Run your discharge line into a pump, that runs off of battery, hook a garden hose to the opposite side of pump and you got water with pressure.

Otherwise take jugs of water.

Pretty simple.
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We've saved any pool/chlorine jugs from previous jobs which hold 2.5 gal of liquid. We keep about about 6 filled with water on our trailer at all times. That's usually enough to clean most properties.
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I once poured water on a bath sink to clean it. It was 28 below zero outside and no heat in. Never did that again. Had to get the torch to clean up the ice. I then tried rubbing alcohol(very cheep at Walmart)in a squirt bottle. It will never freeze and cuts grease really well with a scratch pad. Give it a try.
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My favorite water jugs, salvaged from cleanouts

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We've saved any pool/chlorine jugs from previous jobs which hold 2.5 gal of liquid. We keep about about 6 filled with water on our trailer at all times. That's usually enough to clean most properties.

are the base of portable basketball nets (the better quality ones with the screw on lid) They hold about 15 gallons are flat, and have wheels, you can throw a piece of plywood on top and load your tools. Put them in the sun for awhile and you have hot or warm water.
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Don't do sales cleans. Simple and you make more money my way.
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At One property we needed hot water, the place was the worst we'd ever seen. We had lots of water so I brought my turkey fryer to heat water for the buckets. Did the sweeping, etc while the water heated.

Like that alcohol trick. Hard to clean when it's twenty below. Sponges just freeze to the counters.
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..I always just used extra cleaner.
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You could ask for them to turn the heat and the water on. Lol
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