Wing Social – Softwash Q & A Event – FREE

Softwashing on Shingle Roof
Softwashing on Shingle Roof

Join us for some finger lickin good hot wings and discuss Softwashing with us FOR FREE!

Many people have been seeing the buzz going around regarding roof cleaning and don’t know much about it.

Well this is the perfect time to get some info on how to do it, why to do it and how to sell it and whatever other questions you have.

All while eating hot wings with your fellow cleaners in the industry.

We hope you can make it to this FREE event hosted by J.Racenstein and Softwash Systems.

RSVP HERE Wing Social @ J.Racenstein

Wednesday Aug 6th 2014
5pm- 8pm
J.Racenstein CA Office
20925 Chico Street
Carson CA 90746


Schedule Of Events

8:30 – 9:00 Meet & Greet/Coffee and donuts

9:00 – 9:30 Blazing Visuals (truck wrapping and mailers) Pete Dispirito

9:30 – 10:00 Unger – Paul Offutt

10:00 – 11:00 Pure Water 101 – Steve Blyth

11:00 – 11:30 Solo Sprayers/Mr.Longarm poles – Joe DiMarco

11:30 -12:30 Lunch & Refreshments will Be Served

12:30 – 1:00 RHG – Shawn Gavin

1:00 – 2:00 Softwash – AC Lockyer

2:00 – 3:00 Pure water and Softwash Demos

3:00 Raffles


Competent Person Training-Suspended Scaffold May 8

SAIA Competent Person Training-Suspended Scaffold May 8
SAIA is hosting the Competent Person Training-Suspended Scaffold on Thursday, May 8 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Holiday Inn Boston Peabody, 1 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA  64106.

This program is designed for suspended scaffold users and covers all the safety aspects regarding suspended scaffold stages, ropes, regulations, guardrail requirements, fall protection, hoists and installation components. The course format includes a combination of presentation, question and answer, and final exam.

Participants who score 70% or higher on the competent person written exam will receive a certificate of completion and wallet card from the SAIA Training Program, certifying completion of Competent Person Training with Suspended Scaffold.

  • The course includes the training manual, Safety Training for Suspended Scaffolds, with self-test questions for each chapter.
  • The chapter self-tests, are included in the manual. The final exam is largely based on the questions in the self-tests and it is important that students correctly answer all the self-test questions. The correctly completed self-test questions become a very useful study guide to prepare for the final exam.

How to prepare:
We recommend that you register early in order to allow yourself plenty of time to study. It is absolutely necessary that participants read the textbook and complete all of the self-tests. Please bring the textbook on the day of the class for review.

Note: If your competent person designation is older than three years old, it is expired. You can re-certify at this course.

When: Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAIA Competent Person Training Suspended Scaffold
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

Course fees are as follows:
SAIA, IWCA, SWRI, Member Rate: $300
Non-Member Rate: $400

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Retractable Roof Care and Maintenance

Defined as a kinetic architectural feature visible only in most high-end sporting venues, retractable roofs have surprisingly found their way in some households. That means should you want to, you now have access to a luxury once enjoyed only by grand sporting venues like the home of the Indianapolis Colts, the Dallas Cowboys and even to what many people refer to as the Mecca of tennis – Wimbledon.

Hailed mostly for the unrivaled flexibility it offers, retractable roofs allow you the luxury to extend the amenities and capacity of your residence. As if not enough, this flexibility is manifested even in its design as there are options to have it freestanding or attached to your home, whichever suits your fancy.

For many homeowners, the common challenge is finding the suitable place for this wonderful innovation. While some consider it to be the perfect excuse to enjoy the residential pool all year round, others consider it the ideal complement to the attic deck.

Once you’ve made up your mind as to what to get and where to have it installed, it will work to your benefit if you arm yourself with at least the basics on its care and maintenance.

Akin to most outdoor shade structures, you’d be delighted to know upkeep is not that complicated. The following basics should get you off to a good start:

  1. Clean the gasket. This fortunately does not have to be tedious. Twice a year will actually do the trick. Opt for a lint free, damp, and clean cloth, throw in a mixture of mild detergent and you are good to go. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with clean cloth. Also, applying a little silicone lubricating spray will be advantageous, especially if manufacturer-recommended.
  2. Keep track and drive mechanism dirt and debris-free. In addition, you can easily and effectively maintain the drive system by applying white lithium grease at least once a year.
  3. Know what to avoid. Equally important to knowing what to do is knowing what to avoid. In the case of gaskets for instance, it will work to your benefit if you steer clear of vinyl dressing, petroleum jelly and mineral oil.
  4. Make maintenance a regular thing. If you wish to further extend the life cycle of your retractable roof, a maintenance routine should be in place. This should include having springs, bolts, and nuts checked and replaced whenever the need calls for it.

Keep the above mentioned maintenance tips in mind and you can look forward to years of hassle-free usage.

Nov 8 Event in CA – FREE Seminar

Speakers and info TBD

We scheduled it for Friday as requested by many window cleaners for it being the best date for attending. We hope to see you here!

Carlos Gonzales – EBC – Dumpser Pad & Concrete Cleaning + Demo
Craig Harrison – F9 BARC – How to sell Rust Removal Jobs + Demo
Shawn Gavin – RHG – Pure water
James Aiken – Diamond Seal – Glass Sealing + Demo
Josh Lawlor – QuoteFlare – Window Cleaning Quoting Technology for websites
Jason Shumaker – Liberty Mountain – What happens when your rope gets cut mid air? High Rise Access

More speakers to be announced!

FREE Seminar: NJ April 20th for Window Cleaners and Pressure Washers


Join us April 20th in our California location as we celebrate with you all the 2013 Window Cleaning Season! This event is free to attend and theres always lots to learn as well as lots of giveaways and demos.

We will also be hosting one in our California location April 16th.



8:30am – 9:00am Introductory by John DePalma

9:00am – 10:00am Aileen Cleary Unger

10:00am – 11:00am Larry Green Safety Training

11:00am – 11:30am Rich Westor Core Products

11:30am – 12:30pm AC Lockyer Soft Wash

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm F9 BARC Presentation (Experienced Applicator Demonstrate)

2:30pm – 2:45pm StonePro Video on Natural Stone Counter Top Problem solving

2:45pm – 3:30pm Steve Blyth WFP Tips

3:30pm – 4:00pm Raffle



Pattie Johnson
800-221-3748 x 303


J.Racenstein NJ Office
74 Henry Street
Secaucus, NJ 07094


April 20th 2013




8:30am – 4:00pm

FREE Seminar: CA April 16th for Window Cleaners and Pressure Washers








Join us April 16th in our California location as we celebrate with you all the 2013 Window Cleaning Season! This event is free to attend and theres always lots to learn as well as lots of giveaways and demos.

We will also be hosting one in our New Jersey location April 20th.



8:00am  – 8:15 Steve Blyth Introduction

8:15am  – 9:00 Steve Blyth  Water-fed Pole tips

9:00am  – 10:00 Rob Fairfield StonePro – Natural Stone Counter Top Problem  Solving

10:00am  – 10:30 Phil Moerman Americas Introduce new line of window cleaning tools

10:30am  – 11:00 Carlos Gonzalez EnvirobioCleaner Introducing EBC for Concrete Cleaning

11:00am  – 12:00 AC Lockyer Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

12:00pm – 1:00 Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00 – Craig Front Line Presentation Concrete & Stucco Video

2:00pm – 2:30 – Rich Westor Core Products

2:30pm – 3:30 – Harold Giddish High Rise Safety

3:30pm – 4:00 Raffles & Giveaways!

4:00pm – 5:00 WFP and Purification Demo’s

Window Cleaning Contest- 6 Contestant spots open for 2 contests

Fastest Hose Wrap Competition – 6 Contestant spots open



J.Racenstein CA Office
20925 Chico Street
Carson, CA 90746

DATE: April 16th, 2013
8:00am – 5:00pm


RSVP: Pattie Johnson
800-221-3748 x 303

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

I <3 My Window Man! – Picture Frame

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A great little gift idea made by one of our customers who wanted to give back some props to the hard workin’ window washers of the world. This is a custom photo frame, perfect for desktop display and really easy to use: Just push the image out the back and pop in a 1.5″ by 2” pic of your favorite window expert!

This product was handmade by a seasoned window washer over the rainy break, it has Old-World charm and rugged good looks, just like a window washer!

Buy it for a friend, buy it for yourself, or just casually leave this page of the website open for someone else to discover, Whoops! who left that there? 😉

Either way, its about time people noticed how much the world really loves its window washers!

Fits 1.5 x 2in photo. Frame stands 4inches tall by 2.75inches wide.

IWCA Safety Training in Columbus, Ohio April 19th

IWCA - International Window Cleaning Association

Register Today for the IWCA Safety Training in Columbus, Ohio, April 19

The IWCA Safety Training Seminar provides your workers with comprehensive safety training, giving your company the edge it needs to succeed in the window cleaning industry. Preventing accidents through proper training not only reduces your liability, but also improves worker performance and quality of workmanship.

The IWCA Safety Training Seminar provides both extensive classroom training and hands-on instruction of boom-lift safety, ladder safety and self-rescue techniques. Each participant will have the opportunity for one-on-one instruction on proper safety procedures under the direction of qualified safety trainers. The next seminar is Friday, April 19 at the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington in Columbus, Ohio.

Don’t miss our vendor Open House and Reception the Night before. You can make your hotel reservations by calling 800-870-0349 and ask for the IWCA special rate of $105 plus tax.

The deadline for this rate is April 3, 2013. Please reserve your hotel room before April 3.

Register online today or download the Columbus Safety Training brochure now.

Purchase Your Summary of Glass Committee Bulletin For Your Customers

Order the one-page summary today of the Systematic Cleaning and Restoration of Architectural Glass bulletin. This new bulletin provides scientific evidence and answers to the question: How often should I have my glass cleaned, and why? This document will prove to be invaluable to window cleaners who wish to provide industry evidence as to why a glass cleaning maintenance schedule is required to maintain the long-term integrity of their glass.

With every order of the one-page summary, we’ll include a copy of the full 10-page bulletin.

Click Here to Order Today!


FREE Seminars March 22-23, 2013

Next weekend will be some free events for window cleaners and pressure washing.

Click below for more details. Hopefully they are in your local area.


Hosted by the Master Window Cleaners of America

MWCoA LogoThe event will kick off with a “Show and Tell” session with Unger. Bring your modified tools and accessories to show others your best invention. Unger will be bringing all of their new products. This event will be held at the hotel on Friday night starting at 6pm.

Saturday’s topics of discussion are social media marketing, safety, ad-on services, wfp science, and USP (unique selling point). With speakers like John Lee, Mike Draper, and Kim Little.

Maryville, TN (March 22-23) :



Hosted by the United Association of Mobile Contract Cleaners

UAMCC LogoLearn about Lifts, Ladders, Waterfed Pole Training, Softwash Demos & Training, Commercial Concrete Washing Training, Chemical Demos with Roofs & Concrete.

Somerdale, NJ (March 22-23) :

*links have been shortened.


Also, save these dates for our yearly warehouse seminars:

April 16th for CA

April 20th for NJ


We support, sponsor and host events to provide you guys the support you can use to enhance your business. Showing you the latest in equipment, offering safety courses, teaching you possible add-on services and much more.

We thank you for your patronage at J.Racenstein.