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    • March is ladder safety month. As you ramp up for the power washing and roof cleaning season, I encourage you to have a training session with your staff on ladder safety. Here is a link to an awesome free online program you can do with your staff. www.laddersafetytraining.org/library/Single%20and%20Extension%20Ladder%20Safety

      As you can see, there are other training programs listed there too, I encourage you to review them and use whatever applies to your power washing and roof cleaning work.

      When you do training or tool box talks (weekly or bi-weekly tool box talks, hint hint, make OSHA happy by showing them that you care about your staff, hint hint  ), make sure you have a sign in sheet with the date, details of what you are covering, staple any training materials you use to the sign in sheet, make everyone that attended the training print their name and sign the sheet, and put it in your safety files. This is a huge get out of jail free card if OSHA ever shows up at your door. It will not get you out of jail, but it will show them that you are a power washing company trying to do the right things and that you care about your employees.

      Toolbox talks - Are very short 5-10 minute safety talks you have with your staff. They can cover the chemicals you use, review SDS chemical safety data sheets for SH and the other chemicals you use, ladder safety, fall protection, how to lift heavy objects, and power washing ergonomics. I am a victim of the last one, you do need to swap the side of the body you use or you can develop skeletal issues from over developing muscles on one side of your body. Using one side of your body is like doing weight curls with one arm, one arm is going to get stronger and bigger than the other. This is the long term health part of safety and health, what happens to your body from doing the work you do and using the chemicals we use.

      I also recommend that you check your ladders to make sure they have the manufacturer’s labels on them. If they have fallen off or are not legible, buy new ones from the manufacturer and put them on the ladder. Not having the labels could be an OSHA fine.

      To learn more about power washing in Allendale NJ please visit www.gentlepowerwashing.com/power-washing-Allendale-nj/

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    • You have literally created the nightmares of flatwork pressure washing.
      While I am not a specialist in this, there are various cleaners that will help.
      This is the site to start: https://www.diedrichtechnologies.com/

      Rod & Beth
    • i plan on rinsing it down with water to clean out the pores of the concrete. im wondering if i should use some type of soap or detergent though. i know not to use muriatic acid or TSP, but would using soap and water hurt it? or is there another cleaner i should use instead? Im debating what type of acid stain to use as well, as im sure all of them are not created equal, and even more important the sealer. i assume home deport/menards will sell a marginal product at best? is this something i should order online so i can get contractor grade products ? I am thinking the kemico cola color will fit the bill for the floor... any recommendations for a wall color to compliment this floor? i will probably paint the wall, unless i use a facade like the fake tile or fake wood thats used for floors. sorry for the barrage of questions. any tips/advice is as always, greatly appreciated thanks
    • Hello all. Well as you all may be well aware of, working on your car, makes messes, stains floors! I personally don't care to much but my land lord threw a fit when he saw some of my floor lol So he want it cleaned up! Heres what I have... Garage floor is concrete and the backyard has concrete pavers. The stains I have on there are, transmission fluid, pb blaster, grease, just car gunk/grease/grime stuff that fell of suspension and other parts of the drivetrain during removal. Heres the big one! I got a bucket and filled it with white vinegar to drop some suspension parts in, well after about a week it turned kinda orange and I took it out into the backyard and took out the parts layed them on the floor and sprayed them with my pressure washer. Left that orange tint residue on the floor, and that the one I cant remove! I have tried the simple green purple heavy duty cleaner, the purple power cleaner, I do have some of that kitty litter oil stuff, not sure if Im using it right because it doesnt exactly make it look like nothing was ever there, and thats if it even lifts some of the stain, dawn liquid soap.
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