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Mike Draper discusses the professionalsqueegees brand of rubber. Customers looking for an alternative, we found professionalsqueegees. An inexpensive high quality rubber thats long lasting and durable.
We’ve gotten very good feedback throughout last year when we first launched this rubber. So if you’re looking for an alternative rubber at a reasonable price, give professionalsqueegees rubber a try.
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In Corralville, Iowa, J.Racenstein sponsored a window cleaning event hosted by Tony Evans.
At this conference, topics discussed were bidding, software, add-ons and demos went on outside as well.
An event for window cleaners hosted at RHG Headquarters in Castle Rock, Co. Kevin Dubrosky discussed how to market your pure water system to your clients, George Flynn from OSHA talked about how to identify risk factors while on the job, Shawn Gavin from RHG Products Co featured his product line of water purification systems and waterfed poles and Steve Blyth of J.Racenstein offered advice on how to tackle tough to remove objects off glass while using a waterfed pole.
Many Colorado resident window cleaners attended this event and many flew in as well. We had window cleaners flying in from Oregon, Tennessee, Florida.. others who drove in from Arizona and Missouri. There are probably much more other states to name… oh yea! Kevin Dubrowsky flew in from Canada!
For those who were unable to attend, you really missed out. Not just the fantastic marketing advice offered by Kevin or the insight presented by an OSHA rep, the mexican food for lunch, the tips and tricks taught by Steve but the networking and ability to be able to get hands on with equipment and speak with others who have used the same systems. Did we mention, Colorado is a beautiful state! So those who made this event a mini-vacation, really made it worth wild.
Anywho – Keep an eye out for more events and SAVE THESE DATES!
July 27-29 : WCN Annual Networking Picnic in Oconomowoc, WI
August 24-26 : Marketing Bootcamp in Greensburg, IN
September 1: 4th Annual Midwest Window Cleaning Conference in Corralville, IA
Mike Draper is owner and operator of Clearly Windows of Central Illinois and regional sales rep for J.Racenstein Co.
Specializes in waterfed pole equipment.
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More and more often company vehicles, construction equipment and truck trailers are being targeted by graffiti vandals. There is tremendous value in being able to remove graffiti from these types of equipment as opposed to re-painting, re-decaling and reprinting graphics. These solutions are very expensive.
The best solution for the removal of graffiti on truck trailers with graphics and similar equipment is with 3-Star Reflect Sign Graffiti Remover!
PREFERRED APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
1. Rinse away any dirt or debris with water.
2. Apply Reflect Sign with a paint roller, brush or chemical sprayer.
3. Allow Reflect Sign to dwell for 1-2 minutes. Work wet—keep it lubricated.
4. Agitate graffiti with a stiff bristled nylon brush or scrub sponge.
5. Rinse with water (for best results use a pressure washer)
6. Repeat immediately if necessary.
This can be caused by one of two things. One scenario is that tap water is sprayed onto the glass via a sprinkler system. This water is obviously unfiltered and whatever solids are in the water, dry as a deposit on the glass. Over time these deposits build up and become more visible to the eye.
The other scenario that can cause this is runoff of the substrate surface onto the glass. Lets assume you have a concrete building or stucco. As it rains and over time as water runs over these surfaces it collects the minerals that are in these substrates and then deposits them on the glass.
One third note on this is that sometimes it is not hard water spotting but rather oxidation build up. This is caused when a substrate is aluminum or other metals. This often looks like a haze at the bottom of the window or a dirty area usually about six inches up from bottom.
When dealing with customers with either of these issues the general standard for “window cleaning” is soap and water. So anything that soap and water will take off is considered “Normal.” If the staining requires more than soap and water, then it becomes more of a restorative clean due to the fact that the cleaning becomes more intense with the use of harsher chemicals (IE: acids, cerium oxide etc)
The Nelson Remote Control water switch has 100 feet of remote range. An LED battery indicator on the receiver. Has 4 selectable transmitter codes and Brass ergo swivel coupling. Uses 4 of your average AA batteries (not included) and the remote is pocket-sized.
Don’t know what DI is? It stands for DeIonization, it is used in water purification. Call us up to learn more! 800-221-3748