Steamers vs. Pressure Washers: Which is best?

When attacking a new cleaning job, you need to plan out the equipment and supplies needed to get the job done. Part of that is deciding whether you should use a steamer or a pressure washer to clean. Each of these tools offers different advantages in different situations, so let’s breakdown the benefits of each… Read more »

Nozzles: Using the Right Tool for the Job

Understanding how different sprays can focus your cleaning Not all dirt is created equally, and not all dirt can be washed away with the same tools. Hot-water and cold-water pressure washers offer different benefits, as do your different detergent solutions that help clear away grime, grease, oil and more. But did you know that the… Read more »

What Gives CLEAN its ‘Oomph’? The Answer Is pH

How Acidity and Alkalinity – and Beer – Impact Cleaning Cleaning different surfaces or grime requires a different approach. While this is fairly common knowledge, what is less commonly understood is the impact that pH has on your success. How acidic or how basic (or alkaline) a cleaning solution is can dramatically influence how well… Read more »

Wash Away Dirt and Grime in Less Time

Use Hotsy accessories to clean flat surfaces this spring Spring is a beautiful time of year, but it’s also a dirty one. After the cold and wet winter season, spring brings more rain showers and mud – not to mention all the other sources of grime and gunk. Whether you’ve got salt and sand settled… Read more »

Foam and Clean: Understanding the Role of Foaming in Washing

How foam helps deliver more cleaning power What do you think of when you imagine a wash bay or even a backyard car wash? Odds are, it’s spraying water and a lot of cleaning foam. It’s a common sight, but is it the best solution? The story behind foam is a bit more complex than… Read more »

Vital Oxide a Vital Tool to Fight Flu

Sanitize surfaces and spaces with Vital Oxide  The 2017-18 flu season has been one of the worst on record, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying that it reached epidemic levels. USA Today reports that more than 80 children have died from the virus this year, as the severe strain of the bug spread across… Read more »

Tip: Save Time and Money with Steam

True dry steam reaches deep into wood pores where hot water or chemicals cannot, making steam a much more effective way to remove yeast genera such as Brettanomyces from wooden barrels. Steam at a constant high temperature is proven to eliminate yeast and bacteria from various surfaces using little amount of water and no chemicals…. Read more »

Detergents: Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck

A how-to guide on measuring your concentrated cleaning solution Using a concentrated detergent is a popular choice. Concentrates offer buy-in-bulk savings when compared to ready-to-use mixes, and offer the flexibility to use more or less detergent for different cleaning applications. If you have an especially active wash bay, cleaning operation or other ongoing needs, using… Read more »