4 Essential Pieces of Motorized Equipment for Your New Landscaping Business

Like many Americans, you may be planning to throw off the shackles of the 9-to-5 workday and start your own landscaping business. Landscaping can be a lucrative business, with the demand for professional landscaping services experiencing steady and continuing growth in revenue and demand.

Running a landscaping business is also an excellent way to spend your days in the great outdoors instead of being confined to an office space. However, like with any self-employment, you need to ensure that your landscaping business can successfully compete with other landscaping businesses in your area.

One of the keys to success is having the right equipment. Along with the pieces of standard landscaping equipment such as a lawnmower, spade, and rake, you’ll need other specialist pieces of motorized equipment. Having the right equipment means you can provide your clients with a wider range of services and will also be able to complete your work faster, more efficiently, and with superior results.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Shop Vac: Tips for Optimum Use

Owning a shop vac for your business or home use is beneficial in many ways. This equipment can clean up spills and debris that a traditional vacuum cannot and is a very important tool in keeping the work area clean and safe.

To get the most out of your shop vac and extend its life as long as possible, you need to make sure you use it correctly and don’t abuse its abilities. Along with having this equipment serviced regularly, you can use the following tips for keeping your shop vac in its best condition. Continue reading “Getting the Most Out of Your Shop Vac: Tips for Optimum Use”

How to Buy the Perfect Pressure Washer

When you work in a dirty industry, you need the perfect piece of equipment to clean up the mess left behind. If you work in the fishing or marine industry, you need a high-powered machine to keep your docks and boat clean. If you work in construction, you need to constantly clean dirt and grime from walkways & equipment. And if you work in an industrial warehouse, you need durable machinery that can scrub high-traffic areas.  Facilities need to clean walkways, buildings, graffiti or even roofs.

In short, you need a pressure washer. Continue reading “How to Buy the Perfect Pressure Washer”

Should You Steam-Clean Your Carpets

No matter what type of industry you work in, your commercial or residential property needs clean carpets. A popular and effective way to clean your carpets is using a steam cleaner.

Below, we’ll tell you about the steam cleaning process, along with its pros and cons. At the end of this blog, you should be able to make an informed decision about whether or not steam cleaning is right for you. Continue reading “Should You Steam-Clean Your Carpets”

Waterproof Rain Gear: How It Works, What to Get, and How to Care for It

Seattle’s frequent rains are beautiful and make the area lush and verdant. However, when you work outdoors, you may get tired of being cold and wet, no matter how pretty the scenery is.

You can’t stop the rain and mist. You can, however, invest in rain gear, including waterproof jackets, bibs, and pants. These clothing items will keep you warm and dry even when the weather is disagreeable. Continue reading “Waterproof Rain Gear: How It Works, What to Get, and How to Care for It”

5 Ways to Use Pressure Washers for More Than Window Cleaning

You probably know that pressure washers are great for cleaning hard-to-reach areas like your office building’s roof, siding, and windows. The stream of pressurized water quickly cuts through dirt and grime, leaving your windows crystal clear and your siding sparkling.

Although you understand how a pressure washer can help you in this respect, you may balk at purchasing one if you or your cleaning staff are only going to wash down the side of the building once in a while. It may seem like a better idea to let the grime build up and hire a professional to wash it off once a year or so.
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Radiant Heaters

When you feel a bit chilly, you probably turn up the thermostat. After a few minutes (or hours), your current room as well as the rest of your house, office, or warehouse will feel toasty and warm.

But heating an entire building can seem inefficient and expensive, especially when you only feel drafty in a small portion of the space.  Also, workers that work outdoors such as construction sites tend to work more efficiently if they are kept warm.  That’s why you should choose radiant heat.
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4 Reasons to Use Steam Cleaning in the Workplace or Home

As the winter drags on, you may have noticed that your employees seem to be sick-or they’re at least suffering from a chronic cold. Despite some R&R, your employees still aren’t as healthy as they’d like to be. You may even think you can’t do anything to improve their well-being.

But did you know that you can do something to improve your employees’ overall health?

Thanks to steam cleaning, you can create a spick-and-span work environment and aid your staff members’ immune systems.
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Safety Tips for Using Your Generator During Winter Construction

During the winter months, construction crews in Seattle can experience weather types ranging from sleet and rain to snow and wind. On occasion, these storms can cause power outages. For some construction managers, a power outage means they can’t work. However, new products, such as generators, allow crews to carry on their work despite the cold weather.

While outdoor power sources can save you quite a bit of time on a construction site, you should make sure you use your generator correctly. Improper use of a generator can lead to risks such as electric shock or carbon monoxide poisoning.
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