EPA adds Vital Oxide to list of known disinfectants effective on COVID-19

On March 26, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently expanded its List N, which includes products that have been proven to kill SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Among the additions to the list is Vital Oxide, a powerful but gentle hospital disinfectant designed to be a powerhouse germ killer and… Read more »

Clean More from the Floor with Kärcher Cleaning Solutions

Whether you work primarily indoors or outdoors, keeping the floor, sidewalks or other surfaces clean is a tough job. Dirt, grime and gunk can accumulate, especially in any location where foot or vehicle traffic may bring in moisture and mud or where debris like leaves, twigs or even garbage left behind by careless individuals can… Read more »

Rinse Away Your Wash Water Worries with Hotsy’s RC Series

Wash water management is a critical issue for anyone using a pressure washer, whether on a mobile rig, using a portable unit at your business or washing away grime on a job site. Many areas are subject to environmental water control and discharge regulations meaning that any waste water needs to be contained and properly… Read more »

National Safety Month Is the Perfect Time to Revisit Your Safety Training

Every June is National Safety Month making it the perfect time to revisit your safety practices and training with your team. There are a lot of different potential hazards that you can encounter when cleaning, whether it’s related to equipment use, detergent or chemical solutions or jobsite awareness. Let’s take a look at some of… Read more »

Avoiding Illness with Vital Oxide

As we close out the year, we celebrate the holidays, look back at the year and prepare for all there is to new in 2019. However, lurking in the shadows this season is the constant threat of illness. December marks the start of the typical peak months for cold and flu season, and this year… Read more »

Changing Seasons, Changing Approaches

Preparing Your Team and Your Equipment for Cold Weather There’s starting to be more of a nip to the morning air. The leaves are changing colors and falling from trees. All the telltale signs are there – fall is coming and that means winter’s not far behind. That also means that now’s the time to… Read more »

Under Pressure: How Hose Length Affects CLEAN

How often have you been working on a pressure washing job and had to stop to move your equipment so that you had enough hose to reach the far edge of a surface? Using a pressure washer means that you’re tethered to your machinery, with the length of your hose dictating how far you can… Read more »

Keep Bugs at Bay with Vital Oxide

  Safe and effective sanitization for back to school  As summer winds down, the school year ramps back up, and with it comes an increased risk of sickness. As children congregate, common colds and flus are often transmitted throughout a class, with each student stricken in turn with a case of the sniffles – or… Read more »

CLEAN Is More Than a Word – It’s a Mindset

A CLEAN approach can help in every aspect of your work At Hotsy Carlson, we often use “CLEAN” in our conversations, emails, social media and other places. While keeping equipment, machinery and other surfaces clean is obviously a primary goal for many people using pressure washers, detergents and other gear, when we speak of CLEAN,… Read more »