Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Facilities Maintenance By Spray Wash

Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning can handle your facility's pressure washing needs! Sometimes it's the "little areas" that need the most attention, like this small access hallway located off a very busy road at a major Tallahassee institution. Dirt, smog, and other contaminates drift into the hallway and settle on the walls, leaving a big mess.  Not only is cleanliness important for safety and extending the life of the paint and exterior coating, but clean entrances send a clear and warm message to employees and patrons alike.

Whether you have a large pressure washing job, or something small like this hallway, Spray Wash is Tallahassee's leader in providing service for your facility!

Tallahassee Pressure Washing

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tallahassee Roof Cleaning, 9 stories in the Air!

Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning can handle any sized roof cleaning job, no matter the size or logistical location. This particular roof is located on top of the original Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Building. Years of  atmospheric contamination combined with warm humid temperatures made it an ideal candidate for a safe, low pressure cleaning.

Our professional crews worked safely and effectively restoring the roof coating to its original white color.  The cleaning has several advantages, including making a safer, non-slippery work environment doing roof access. Additionally the life of the roof coating will be extended by removal of the algae and mildew growth. Very importantly, the energy efficiency of the roof and building can be hugely impacted my restoring the roof to its original white color. The sealed white roof provides a reflective surface, while the dirty roof absorbs heat, thus costing more to cool the building.

When you have pressure washing, softwashing, or roof cleaning needs from 1000 feet to 100,000 feet remember to call Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning at 850-320-6364


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We hang Christmas Lights!

The holidays are fast approaching. Lets us take one more thing off your busy schedule and let Spray Wash handle the exterior Christmas lights!

Call us at 850-320-6364

Monday, October 17, 2016

Spray Wash could be found cleaning the Fredrick Humphries Science and Research Center this past weekend, getting it cleaned up and in picture perfect shape for FAMU's upcoming homecoming festivities. This large college facility is quite intricate, and took multiple lifts, techniques, and crews to provide proper results in a timely manner. We provided softwashing, power washing, gum removal, and even window cleaning to this building! 

When you have cleaning needs in Tallahassee Florida, call Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning at 850-320-6364, or visit us online at www.spray-wash.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pumpkin Carving with a Pressure Washer!

Pressure Washers are great for cleaning...but make a very poor tool for carving a pumpkin!
Want a pressure used the right way for gentle cleaning in the Tallahassee area?  Go to www.Spray-Wash.com to lean more!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

We clean everything.....including Heli-pads?!?!?!?

Sometimes a job comes along that is so unique, challenging, yet still so much fun that you just have to brag on yourself a little bit! The crews at Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning cleaned this Heli-pad at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in August 2016. The challenges are fairly obvious...working at 100 feet above ground, having contingency plans in place for every possible scenario (after all this is an active Life Flight landing pad at the region's largest medical center.) Our methodology for cleaning was straight hot water pressure washing, not chemicals, detergents, caustics, etc. as we did not want to make any surface slippery in case of an emergency medical helicopter landing.

As you can see, the results were no less than outstanding. Turns out the landing pad did not need resurfacing or painting after all, our professional power washing delivered exceptional results, saving our customers thousands of dollars in maintenance costs!  Additionally, the cleaning made this helipad safer for the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and pilots who use it to save lives on a regular basis. The markings are much clearer now and the dirty concrete no longer poses a slip hazard when wet.

When you have Pressure Washing, soft washing, or exterior cleaning needs in the Tallahassee and Big Bend Region of Florida and South Georgia, call Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning, llc at 850-320-6364 or visit us on line at Tallahassee Pressure Washing.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Bobby Leach student life center at Florida State University.

Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning had the pleasure and honor of cleaning the Bobby Leach student life center at Florida State University. This large multi-use facility features and elevated jogging/running track, Olympic size swimming pool and stadium, student gymnasium, and several various sports department. In preparation for its 25th anniversary party, the University wanted to get the exterior clean. Constructed of both brick and synthetic stucco, Spray Wash  Exterior Cleaning utilized varying techniques for cleaning including soft washing and pressure washing. Some rust removal was also included with this project.

When you have power washing, roof cleaning or soft washing needs in the capital city, remember to call spray wash exterior cleaning. From 1000 ft.² to 1,000,000 ft.² we can handle any sized job! Visit us online at http://www.spray–wash.com

All Photos property of Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning. LLC 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Make Your Brick Look Great Again!

This Tallahassee home is being renovated and had been "abandoned" for several years. Fearing the white brick and mortar were beyond repair, the owner made a call to Spray Wash to see if we could help. We think the results speak for themselves!

Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning is the leading choice in the Capital City  for Softwash, Pressure Washing, Power washing and Roof Cleaning. Always insured and full workers compensation on all employees!

Visit us online at www.spray-wash.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Does your cleaning company have the correct insurance?

Here in the Capital City Softwash and Pressure Wash companies operate illegally and unethically many times. The matter in question has to do with workers compensation insurance coverage. There are several companies who do not have the correct insurance to protect homeowners and their employees. 

To  understand this issue we first need to discuss Worker's Compensation insurance. Workers compensation has several benefits and advantages. In the case of employee injury on a job, it helps to cover their wages. It can also insulate the homeowner/property owner from lawsuits in case a worker is hurt while on their property.  Workers compensation insurance is not a one size fits all blanket of protection. The risk factor (and cost) is decided by a company's classification. Often times pressure wash companies will be classified under code 9014. What does code 9014 cover? 

According to FloridaWC.com : "this class code would also be used for individuals who work for a residential swimming pool maintenance company, termite control employees (who use no poisonous gases), those employed by mobile pressure washing or power washing companies, as well as specialty contractors who perform residential boiler cleaning work or chimney cleaning (ground level only) using vacuum suction equipment.

Exclusions to class code 9014 would be anyone who works primarily as a maintenance employee, any professional contractor (such as a painter, plumber, electrician, carpenter, handyman, etc.) that should be otherwise classified, those employees who use heavy machinery or equipment, and anyone working above ground in any capacity."

So according to the law, a Softwash or Pressure washing company with classification 9014 will NOT be covered for worked performed from a ladder or on a roof.  It is for Ground level work only!

So why do contractors cheat the system? It basically comes down to cost. The cost of WC code 9014 is roughly $6.00 per $100 in labor costs. Workers compensation insurance which covers roof access and ladder work is code 5551 (by which Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning is covered) and tends to cost upwards of $19.00 per $100 in labor pay rates.  So for every $100 in payroll Spray Wash pays an additional $19.00 to have our employees properly covered.

Sadly most times the homeowner or property manager does not know about the different types of insurance or workers compensation codes, and they do not know the correct questions to ask of a cleaning company they hire. The homeowners simply asks "do you have Workers Comp?" and the unethical contractor replies "yes"...knowing full well their insurance is not valid for covering the types of work being performed. 

Unethical and illegal business practices reflect poorly on the industry as a whole. The homeowner must arm themselves with knowledge and know what questions to ask of the companies they hire. 

At Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning it is our sincere promise to you to ALWAYS act legally and ethically. We also value our employees safety and health, and would never put them in a situation that could endanger their lives or leave them lacking in any type of Workers Compensation coverage for the job they are performing!

This photo was taken May 13, 2016 in Tallahassee Florida. The contractor in question (who will remain nameless) is covered only by WC code 9014 which does not cover ladder or roof work.  You can also see an employee of this company walking on the metal roof  with no safety equipment...no harness, no rope tie off system. These safety measures are required by law to perform this type of work, plus their insurance is inadequate, leaving the homeowner at great risk!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Pressure Washing White PVC fencing...

Does your Home Owner Association or farm have a "green fence"? PVC or Vinyl fencing is a great material, but it is not maintenance free. Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning can gently and professionally clean your PVC fencing, restoring it back to its original brilliant white condition.  Our soft-wash process gently cleans and sanitizes the fence... killing algae, mold, mildew and lichen.  Beware of high pressure washing on this material! Harsh pressure can scar the fence and strip the coating, leaving it more susceptible to algae retention in the future.

From small accent pieces to miles of fencing, our self contained mobile washing units can access your project wherever it may be located! Call Spray Wash for your free quote at 320-6464.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

UAMCC Biography of Ramon (Ray) Burke of Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning

Biography of Ray Burke for UAMCC
Vice Presidential Nominee

Hello and thanks for taking your valuable time to learn a little more about me. As many of you know, I was a real estate developer before the "Crash of '09", and the bursting bubble of the housing market was life changing for me! For 20 years, all I had done was real estate. I literally started over from nothing, using a Homelite Pressure Washer from Home Depot (maybe it was a Troy-bilt) and a used pool pump as a softwash rig.

As my business grew I was able to incorporate my wife into the Spray Wash family after my second year in business. Six years later, my wife Tonya Burke, and I have built a very comfortable business.We have a total of three full time crews, have expanded into hood cleaning, and have created 10 jobs for employees...jobs that did not exist 6 years ago!

I will never forget my very humble beginnings, and how vital mentorship and professional associations were (and still are) to my success. One of the main reasons I choose to be active in the UAMCC is to hopefully  make a positive impact on members lives, to share ideas, to help inspire them. I will always strive to make myself available for questions, advice, or even just a friendly ear to listen to your issues.

I would greatly appreciate your support in the upcoming 2016 UAMCC elections.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Spray Wash is excited to announce we are now using the ProPortioner for our soft-wash systems. This revolutionary patent-pending tool helps to make exact chemical mixes, blending multiple products at the pump. It takes the guesswork out of mixing and enables the user to change strengths of the cleaning solution "on the fly"! With it's ability to blend up to three liquid products at one time, we can even further customize our cleaning solution to find the exact mixture to provide optimum results thereby avoiding damage from high pressure!

Learn more about the ProPortioner here!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Spray Wash Cleaning Florida's Capitol Building

Spray Wash was honored to be selected to clean at Florida's capital complex for the upcoming legislative season. This task involved pressure washing & softwashing multiple buildings on the Capitol campus including the Senate and House of Representatives  Office buildings. Additionally  Spray Wash cleaned a few windows and Louvres on the Capitol building.

When you have exterior cleaning needs, remember when the Capital City needs pressure washing & softwashing, they call Spray Wash Exterior Cleaning at 850-320-6364!