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 »

Waving a Magic Wand to Clean

Using the right wand can make cleaning a breeze Caked-on mud stuck beneath a truck. Engine grease and oil on the shop floor. Clogged gutters choked with leaves and dirt. These are just a few of the common sights for experienced pressure washers, and all of these cleaning situations can benefit from adding a little… Read more »

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 »

10 Cents to Replace or 10 Days of Downtime?

How O-Rings Can Make or Break Your Operations  There’s nothing worse than having to shut down operations due to something completely preventable. While accidents happen or unexpected failures can occur, issues that arise from poor or improper maintenance are wholly preventable. Even worse is when those issues happen from something with a negligible cost, like… Read more »