Before you start cleaning garage and/or maintenance shop check for the following:
Check for presence of flammable or other hazardous material
Remove all flammable/combustible materials (dispose or recycle waste materials in accordance to government regulations)
Do not run engines inside unless ventilation systems are attached , and the exhaust is vent ed outside. Ensure that the ventilation system is working efficiently.
Place vehicle and other equipment so there is room to get out in an emergency
Set chocks to keep vehicle from moving
Use pneumatic (air-powered) or explosion-protect ed tools as a safety precaution even though you checked for flammable vapors
Do not drain a fuel tank over or near a pit. Vapors from gasoline and paint solvents are heavier than air
Cover pit when not in use with solid, well-fitting boards or install guardrails on all sides of pit. Replace any guardrails that are damaged
Do not jump across pits
Here is the advice! Wash your garage store as often as possible, but not less then twice per month. Before you start pressure cleaning remove rings, watches, ties, jewelry, or torn or loose clothing. Button up shirt front and sleeves. Work as a team. Do not start an engine, engage power, or begin spraying without warning other people in the area.
Attach the water hose to your power washer. Check the fuel and oil levels. Start the pressure washer. Adjust the washer for low pressure and small amounts of water.
- Start from the corner and work your way across the room. Spray the floor with hot water mix ed with detergent.
- Work on small sections at the time (3-4 feet wide). If you encounter a lot of splashing, reduce the pressure.
- Apply additional amounts of detergent in the areas that contain several layers of oil and grease.
- Allow 5-10 minutes for the detergents to start dissolving the debris being cleaned
- Deliver the "punch" with the high water pressure. Start removing the dirt from the surface. Don't be afraid to use high-pressure washer aggressively since this is the only way the toughest stains can be removed .
- Rinse - use plenty of water to flush away the dirt.
- At the end change oily clothing and launder to prevent skin irritation and dermatitis.
All personnel working in the service area where power washing concrete is taking place, should clean up spilled oil, grease, fuel and other slipping and fire hazards immediately right after the spills occur. Doing so, labor force will work in a safe and mindful environment. Above and underground tanks, pump pits, and similar areas are considered confined spaces and can be dangerous. Only specifically trained individuals should be allowed entry. Contact your local jurisdiction for more information.
The publisher of these pages is in no way responsible for any damage caused to you, your sewer-jetter, anyone else, your property, or anyone else's property by trying to implement or by successfully implementing the above-mentioned performance and services.