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How Washing in Warm Weather can Save you Money

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Did you know that soap molecules move twice as fast for every 18-20° increase in water temperature?  The increase in temperature makes the soap and water molecules become very reactive during the warmer months of the year, causing them to evaporate faster and have less time to do their work.  Did you know that if you use a soap containing …

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How It Works: Water Softener

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Water passing through the mineral tank loses positively charged calcium and magnesium ions to negatively charged plastic beads. The brine tank holds a salt solution that flushes the mineral tank, replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium. A meter at the top of the mineral tank regulates recharging cycles. The valve assembly routes water flow for each phase of the …

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Sometimes the little things can make all the difference. Here are a few hints: When washing vehicles, spray on soap with a pressure washer or foamer from the bottom up. Rinse from the top down. Remember to blow off the big stuff, like mud and snow before applying soap. Detergent can’t work on surfaces it can’t touch, such as those …

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Cold, Hot and Hotter!

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It is true that hot water cleans better than cold water, but how hot is too hot? Typically, steam cleaners, or hot pressure washers without adjustable thermostats will heat water to approximately 200+°F.  This temperature is great for degreasing, but is too hot for vehicle washing. We have found that warm water, approximately 100°F works the best for vehicle washing.

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Pressure vs. Volume

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When selecting a pressure washer, it is important to remember that volume is more valuable in most cleaning applications than pressure. Volume is more effective in dispersing dirt than pressure. Pressure is definitely important, but if you are ever faced with an option of more pressure or more volume when choosing a washer, choose more volume.

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