Posts Tagged ‘Wands’

Agricultural Opportunities For Power Washing

Pressure washing on the farm.


Pressure washers are ideal for cleaning most types of farm equipment, barns, wheel tractors, sprayers, seeders, reapers, trucks, plows, compactors, hay equipment, grain drying and milk drawing equipment. (more…)

Cleaning System Maintenance


The Equipment Check
The Comprehensive Equipment Check is a step-by-step procedure for determining if a cleaning system is in proper working order. This check goes through the cleaner’s major systems helping to detect maintenance needs and potential service problems. The equipment check should be performed monthly or after any period of particularly heavy usage, especially if the equipment was used in a harsh or hostile environment. (more…)

Trigger Gun Service



Trigger Gun Components, Construction And Installation
The trigger gun is centered on the gun body, usually of brass or bronze. This body has several threaded ports, at least four and usually five. (more…)

Choosing Your Telescoping Wand



The telescopic wand can keep your feet flat on the ground and extend your reach one, two or even three stories high. (more…)

Spray Lances

Spray Lances

Marketing Your Power Washing Service

The nozzle is separated from the gun by a lance. This is essentially an extension pipe, generally a piece of pipe threaded at both ends. The terms "lance" and "wand" may be used interchangeably. In most cases, these extensions are built with some kind of insulated grip to increase operator control and protect the operator’s hand when hot water is being sprayed. (more…)

Trigger Gun Control & The Unloader


Controlling Flow from the Cleaning System

The trigger gun and unloader valve are the two main components of the most common control and safety system for high pressure cleaning equipment. (more…)

Removing Various Stains


Smoke Stain

Some smoke stains cannot be removed. If exposed to high temperature, as in fire, there is nothing that removes it. Sandblasting does not remove the stain, just the face of the brick. Smoke stains on the face of a fireplace as a result of lighting a fire with the damper closed can be removed easily. A commercial cleaning agent obtainable from a chemical company works very well. Mix solution according to manufacturer’s instructions, and cover carpet and surrounding areas that may be splattered during cleaning. (more…)

Pressure Washer Maintenance

Cleaning and examining your pressure washer on schedule will save you time and money.

Cleaning and examining both your pressure washer and the accessories you use with it, before and after each use, will help you avoid problems with performance, and will save you money on parts and repairs. Refer to your owner manual for special guidelines that are appropriate to your pressure washer’s make and model. O-rings keep the spray wand and hose connections tight and leak free, while screen (or high pressure) filters help prevent debris from clogging hoses and damaging the water pump. Through normal operation of the pressure washer these parts can become clogged, worn, or damaged so they should be cleaned or replaced before the unit is operated. (more…)

The Importance of Roof Cleaning

Roof cleaning is so important many communities require it

Roof cleaning is so important many communities require it. Reasons for roof cleaning include aesthetics, property values, energy efficiency, and increased longevity of the roof. A quality roof should last about 30 years if cared for and maintained properly. Unfortunately, many roofs throughout the US are subjected to unnecessary stress while cleaning that greatly reduces the life expectancy of the roof. With repeated roof cleaning comes certain pitfalls that every homeowner, property manager, and professional cleaner should be aware of in order to avoid damage to property, unnecessary repair costs, and the premature replacement of the roof. (more…)