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Editor’s Note—March 2024

Editor’s Note—February 2024

by Michael Hamline, Editor / Published February 2024

The Bible says in Psalms 127:3, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.” We understand the procreative processes involved in making a child, but this verse points out that ultimately the ability to reproduce comes from the Creator of all life. Though not all will agree, it is true that all life is a gift from God.

As parents we are given the privilege of passing on our knowledge to the kids God has blessed us with. This includes what we know about good hygiene and the steps to take to do our best to stay healthy while spending time in places where bacteria and viruses might be lurking. One of those places where bacteria and viruses can be found in abundance is at a playground.

On page 6 Terri Perrin talks with Jake Taylor at Curb Appeal Power Wash in Topeka, KS, and shares in the first of two parts what he has discovered as he looked into cleaning playgrounds. His research led him to realize that harmful germs can be found on many outdoor playgrounds because they aren’t cleaned regularly. He shares the fruits of his research as well as what a typical job cleaning playgrounds is like and some of the techniques and equipment that are needed.

Turn to page 14 to read about soft washing and where it is appropriate to use this particular application. Manufacturing and cleaning experts identify the strengths of soft washing as well as share cautions to be noted in its application. It fits well with surfaces that need a delicate application such as roofs, solar panels, vinyl siding, and more.

Other articles in this issue address the following topics: wood restoration and preservation, trail blazing in the industry, the benefits of membership in CETA, options to consider to help fund your pressure washing business, car wash innovations, and the reduction of waste. So pick up your March Cleaner Times, start reading, take notes, and put in practice what you’ve learned.

Enjoy your spring and “Happy Easter” from Cleaner Times.

Michael Hamline
mhamline@fcapgroup.com
(800) 525-7038

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