Thursday, December 23, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

As we approach the end of another year, we just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for all our customers and vendors that have helped make 2010 such a wonderful year.

We wish you and your families a healthy and joyful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!

Many Thanks,

The Team at ACME Powerwash

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS!

ACME Powerwash

ACME POWERWASH proudly supports our community including sponsoring several athletic teams throughout the year.

Join us in congratulating the 2010 ACME POWERWASH 2nd-Grade Boys Soccer Team on a terrific season!


Friday, November 5, 2010

SEALERS

SEALERS
Fall is the perfect time to seal pavers and stone around your property. We have multiple industrial sealers for a variety of applications including pavers, travertine, flagstone, concrete, exposed aggregate, etc. Odds are that we have a sealer to match your needs. From natural-finish, penetrating sealers to high-gloss, "wet look" sealers, we've got you covered!

FREE ESTIMATES! Call 602-373-1515 today for your free estimate.

We love referrals! Be sure to ask about special deals or programs for referring your friends and neighbors!


EXPOSED AGGREGATE
We steam cleaned and pressure washed this driveway in Queen Creek before sealing it with an industrial, high-solids, wet-look sealer. The driveway is now protected from harmful stains and is much easier to keep clean.




STONE/SLATE TILE
See what this tile looked like before we sealed it at http://www.phoenixpaversealing.com/.







STONE/FLAGSTONE
This is a flagstone patio and pool area after cleaning and sealing with an industrial sealer.

ACME Powerwash is a professional company with over 14 years experience in cleaning and sealing many different surfaces.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Parking Lot and Street Sweeping

Our sweeping services include a powerful Tymco210 industrial street sweeper cleaning the parking areas and roadways for apartment complexes, commercial property managers, residential homeowner associations, etc.

Each service includes the use of backpack blowers to manually blow leaves, trash, and debris from attached walkways, dumpster enclosures, and corners of the parking areas.

Each Tymco210 sweeper is equipped with a powerful vacuum head which is capable of picking up leaves, trash, dirt, and debris and a side power broom for curb detailing. Sweepers also use a water system to minimize dust and all sweepers are PM-10 compliant.

Call today for a free estimate! 602-373-1515

Friday, October 15, 2010

Power Washing Building Exteriors

Pressure washing is a great way to clean up the exterior of your home or business before painting or just to clean up from storms. A lot of homes are still vacant in the valley and have been sitting for months or even years. Power washing is a good way to get them cleaned up before putting them on the market. You clean the inside, why not the outside?

Power washing buildings is just one of many applications for our industrial pressure washers. We clean all types of surfaces including concrete, asphalt, pavers, brick, stone, etc. If you have a messy situation that requires something that packs a little more punch than a standard garden hose, give us a call and let us know how our pressure washers can help.

Some of our technicians have been with us for over 5 years. They are some of the most experienced pressure washers in the valley and are ready to help you with your project.

Call us today for a free estimate at 602.373.1515 or visit our website at http://www.acmepowerwash.com to learn more about us.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Need Storm Clean-up?

Have the recent thunderstorms this week left you with a HUGE mess?

Our mobile power washing crews can clean up all kinds of mud, dirt, and debris that resulted from the thunderstorms that thrashed through Phoenix this week. We steam-clean concrete, pavers, asphalt, stone, stucco, and building exteriors to remove tough stains and debris.

We are available 24/7/365!

Call (602) 373-1515 to schedule a cleaning or get a free estimate!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pressure Washing the Capitol Dome

More pressure washers in the news -- check out this photo gallery of some workers pressure washing, painting, and repairing the Capitol dome in Washington, DC. For pressure washing projects in Phoenix, contact us at 602-373-1515.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/09/18/GA2010091800172.html

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Power Washing in the News

Power washing is always in the news. Here is an article about a woman-owned power washing business in Illinois where she talks about how difficult the work is, but the satisfaction she gets from a job well done. For mobile power washing services similar to this in the Phoenix Metro area, please visit http://www.acmepowerwash.com/.

Woman presses herself to succeed in business - Galesburg, IL - The Register-Mail

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!

The days are getting shorter, the intense heat of summer is slowly fading into our beautiful fall weather, the kids are back in school, and football season is upon us.

Sit back, enjoy the game, and let ACME Powerwash help with any cleaning needs. Our industrial pressure washers can clean up even the toughest mess from months of monsoon dust storms or from simple neglect due to the unbearable heat.

If you haven't been to our website recently, check out photos of our equipment and technicians in action: http://www.acmepowerwash.com.

We are available 24/7/365!

Call (602) 373-1515 to schedule a service or get a free estimate!

Friday, September 3, 2010

LABOR DAY POWERWASH

Happy Labor Day!

Pressure Washing Services

Available 24/7/365 for pre-party cleaning or post-barbecue clean-up.

Patios
Pool Areas
Driveways
Sidewalks
Garages
Buildings

We use industrial power washers to steam-clean concrete, pavers, stone, buildings, etc.

Call for a free estimate -- 602-373-1515!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Warehouse Cleaning

Pressure washing is a great way to clean up a vacant warehouse. Industrial pressure washers can generate steam and hot water at 300° and 3500 psi to blast away various stains, dirt, and debris.

This warehouse in South Phoenix had black tire marks from forklifts, oil & grease stains, and plenty of dirt and spiderwebs on the walls. Four industrial pressure washers were used to clean all concrete surfaces and the the walls of the warehouse. A scissor lift was used to reach the higher portions of the walls.

Big or small, pressure washing may be the cleaning solution you need for your project. While you are considering, get a free estimate -- (602) 373-1515.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cleaning at the Highest Level


If you have a cleaning project more than a few feet above the ground, it might be time to hire a professional power washing service. ACME Powerwash over 14 years experience using industrial power washers on large scale projects including stadiums, hotels, warehouses, office buildings, parking garages, etc. The designer/contractor responsible for this billboard sign and pole cover hired us to remove dirt, debris, and bird droppings from the various surfaces.

How large is your project? Call 602-373-1515 today for a FREE estimate!

Visit ACME on the web at http://www.acmepowerwash.com/.



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Monsoon Mess

The monsoons have been in full force in the Phoenix area over the last week or so. How is your property looking? If you need a little extra help our industrial pressure washers and street sweepers are standing by, available to work 24/7/365 to clean up all kinds of monsoon related messes including mud, trash, leaves, dirt, debris, etc.

Call 602-373-1515 today for a free estimate or visit us online at http://www.acmepowerwash.com.

Services include:
Steam-Cleaning of Concrete, Asphalt, Pavers, Stone, etc.
Parking Lot & Street Sweeping
Concrete & Paver Sealing
Epoxy Floor Coatings

Commercial & Residential

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Power Washing Building Exteriors

Pressure washing is an effective tool to clean dirt, cobwebs, bird droppings and other debris from the exterior of homes and commercial buildings. A mobile power wash service can be hired to complete the project faster and sometimes cheaper than property owners could do it themselves. Many offer free estimates that homeowners and commercial property managers can take advantage of to make sure they are getting the best service at a competitive price.

As with any industry, be wary of offers that seem to good to be true, as you will usually pay for it in the long run. There is a lot more to pressure washing than just spraying some water around. Operators of the larger industrial machines must be trained and equipped with the proper safety equipment. Professional cleaning services will be insured and licensed where necessary and should be able to knowledgeably display an experience of the industry with a proven track record of success.

From paint preparation to general maintenance and cleanings a pressure washer can be just thing you need on your project. Visit http://www.acmepowerwash.com to learn more about residential and commercial pressure washing services or call 602.373.1515 right now for a free estimate!

ACME Powerwash is a Phoenix-area maintenance company with over 14 years of experience providing mobile pressure washing services, paver cleaning and sealing services, epoxy floor coatings, and street sweeping services. Thank you for visiting our blog.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cleaning Outdoor Playground Equipment

ACME Powerwash uses industrial pressure washers to steam-clean and sanitize outdoor playground equipment and jungle gyms. The 300 degree steam at 3500 psi kills bacteria, viruses and other nasty germs that may be present on kids play equipment.

For a free estimate or to learn more about pressure washing in Arizona, please call (602) 373-1515 or visit us online at http://www.acmepowerwash.com.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PhoenixPaverSealing.com

Please check out this new website showcasing our Paver Cleaning and Sealing services in the Phoenix area:

http://www.phoenixpaversealing.com

The site has some information about the benefits of sealing concrete pavers and a little about the process involved in achieving the best results for your sealing project. There are also a variety of photos of different pavers we have worked on including some excellent before and after photos showing the results you can expect from working with a professional paver cleaning and sealing company like ACME Powerwash.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Go "Green" with Eco-Friendly Paver Sealing Services by ACME Powerwash


Last weekend, ACME Powerwash participated in the 3rd Annual Eco-Expo at Encanterra in San Tan Valley, Arizona. An environmentally friendly sealer was showcased that is used on concrete and pavers in the Phoenix area.

This water-based sealer exceeds all EPA and VOC standards, making it the perfect choice for "Green" projects throughout Central Arizona.

This photograph is an excellent example of the enhancement created by sealing your pavers. There are other unseen advantages including protection from stains, salts and other corrosives, uv rays and locking in joint sand which discourages weed growth and ant hills.

The applications of these eco-friendly sealants include pavers, concrete, exposed aggregate, stone, etc. For a free estimate please call 602-373-1515.

For more information on commercial or residential paver sealing in Phoenix, please visit http://www.acmepowerwash.com/coatings.html.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Heavy Duty Street Sweeping



The Elgin Broom Bear is an industrial mechanical broom street sweeper that cleans up leaves, trash, dirt, gravel and debris. It makes an excellent choice for controlling track-out at construction projects and cleaning up streets and parking lots for property managers and HOA's.

The rear broom on these machines is what sets it apart from vacuum trucks and air sweepers. The broom picks up rocks, gravel, and larger debris that standard sweepers leave behind.

Our Broom Bear Sweepers use water systems to keep dust to a minimum and comply with PM-10 regulations.

Visit http://www.acmepowerwash.com/sweeping.html to see more photos of our sweepers or call us today at 602.373.1515 to request a free sweeping estimate for your next project.

MCAQD SC1000080



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Paver Clean and Seal: Before and After Photos


Here is another example of what a difference sealing pavers can make. This is a new commercial paver installation at Paradise Valley Mall in Arizona. The pavers were first cleaned with industrial pressure washers to remove various stains, dirt, and debris. An industrial sealer was then applied to the paver surface resulting in a surface that is protected from stains and spills and will be much easier to clean. Another benefit, as you can see by the before and after photo, is the dramatic change in appearance. The wet-look finish of the sealer can enhance the appearance of any hardscape -- pavers, stone, concrete, exposed aggregate, etc.
Please visit http://www.acmepowerwash.com/coatings.html to see more before and after photos like this one or call ACME Powerwash today at 602.373.1515 to get a free estimate.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Power Washing Companies: How to Choose from the Good, the Bad and theUgly


So... you have a mess. A big mess. You need the help of a mobile pressure washing service but you don't know where to start. Don't worry, you are not alone. Most people don't know anything about power washing until it is time to hire a company to help them clean up the mess. The three most important factors to consider when hiring a power wash company are their equipment, experience, and professionalism.

The equipment used by a power wash company is paramount to the quality of service they will be able to provide. Good pressure washers use industrial machines that are capable of producing steam and hot water over 250°F (121°C) and 3,000psi. Heat is the key to effective pressure washing. Bad pressure washers skimp on their equipment to keep costs down, but you ultimately pay the price. They will have to spend more time on the same area and/or use harmful (and expensive) chemicals to get the same results as a "good" company. Ugly pressure washers use consumer or light-commercial grade cold-water machines with improper accessories. They can cause serious damage to your property and should be avoided at all costs.

Shiny, high-tech equipment alone will not clean up your mess. It needs to be put in the hands of a trained and experienced technician. Due to the poor economy and the relatively low start-up costs, new companies show up all the time. A good company, however, will have at least several years of experience. Many power wash companies have been in the industry for over 10 years with a proven track record backed up by references, before & after photos, and a high rating with the local Better Business Bureau. Bad companies will use unqualified, inexperienced, or undocumented workers to save money. Again, you pay the price with poor quality or property damage (3000 pounds per square inch can do a lot of damage if not properly handled). Ugly companies pay sub-standard wages to undocumented workers "hired" from the parking lot of the local hardware store that have never operated a pressure washer before. Again, irreparable damage is highly possible.

The final consideration when choosing a good power washing service is their level of professionalism. Good companies respond quickly to your requests and are have excellent verbal and written communication skills. A professional company will be able to accept credit cards as a method of payment. Contractor licenses are not typically required, but the organization should be in good standing with the state's corporation commission and carry general liability, commercial automobile, and workers compensation insurance. Good companies will happily provide you with certificates of insurance as proof of their coverage to give you peace of mind. Bad companies use pushy sales techniques to make up for their lack of professionalism, will have little or no insurance, and be unorganized and difficult to deal with. Ugly companies are not insured, impossible to communicate with, and will likely disappear once paid or at the first hint of your dissatisfaction.

To find the good power wash services out there, search the Internet or your local business directory and invite 3 or more companies to provide you with an estimate. Good power washers will be happy to provide you with a free estimate. Depending on the size of your project you might be able to get a quote over phone, but larger projects typically require an on-site visit. This allows a good power wash company to give you the most accurate estimate possible and gives you an opportunity to examine their equipment, experience, and professionalism first hand. When you have accumulated all your estimates, use what you have learned here to choose the most qualified company for your particular project.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Power Washing Pavers - Construction Cleaning


Construction is a dirty job. One of the last stages of construction is the clean-up. Industrial diesel and gas powered pressure washers are used to steam-clean and powerwash the exteriors of buildings and flatwork such as these pavers at ASU in Tempe, Arizona.

Each power washer is capable of producing steam and hot water up to 300 degrees and 3000 PSI. That kind of pressure helps remove all kinds of various construction related stains, dirt and debris including paint, drywall, stucco, caulk, glue, tar, chalk, ink pen, blue stake paint, etc.

To learn more about power washing and see more photos like this one, please visit http://www.acmepowerwash.com/. If you would like a free estimate for your construction clean-up project, please call ACME Powerwash at 602.373.1515.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Common Pressure Washing Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Many people underestimate the power of a pressure washer. Serious and even fatal injuries can result when using pressure washers improperly or if basic safety measures are ignored. The two main types of pressure washing machines are electric and gas. Electric machines emit water at pressures exceeding 1,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). Many gas pressure washers exceed 2.000 PSI and are capable of reaching pressures as high as 4,000 PSI on industrial units. Higher pressure is obviously a faster and more effective cleaning tool... but with the greater pressure, comes the greater chance for serious injury.

Serious injuries from a pressure washer may include abrasions, slips and falls, blindness, and high-pressure injection. The sheer pressure of water alone is powerful enough to cause an injury, but using chemicals during the cleaning process can make a bad situation even worse. Injuries and wounds sustained while pressure washing can appear deceptively benign but should always be examined and treated by a doctor or qualified emergency care provider.

Abrasions are a common injury associated with pressure washing. To reduce the risk of getting abrasions, wear protective clothing including gloves, closed shoes and long pants. Avoid pointing the pressure washer at yourself, other people and pets. Do not depress the trigger until you are sure of where the gun is pointing and use care not to spray your hands, feet or legs.

Slips and falls can lead to hospitalization or death. Wet surfaces will be more slippery and ice can form rapidly in cold climates. Using a pressure washer on a ladder or other elevated surface is dangerous due to the backward force of a pressure washing gun, which can easily throw a person off balance. Understand your work area and how water will affect the surface. Use appropriate safety harnesses when operating a pressure washer from a ladder, lift, or crane.

Blindness and other eye injuries can occur not only from being sprayed directly in the eye, but from foreign objects or chemicals flying through the air. The power of water at high pressure can send rocks, nails, glass, and other harmful debris hurtling through the air at damaging speeds. Chemicals and detergents can also splash up from the surface. Always wear shock resistant and splash resistant safety glasses or goggles when operating a pressure washer. In the event of a chemical-related eye injury, seek immediate medical help and be sure to take the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or label explaining the chemical's properties for the physicians' review.

High-pressure injection (HPI) occurs when water and other debris/chemical penetrates the skin and causes deep tissue damage. Serious infections are highly likely with HPI and may ultimately lead to permanent disability or amputation of the affected body parts. To lessen the risk of HPI, use wide angle or fan nozzles to disburse the pressure over a wider area. Solid stream nozzles can do more harm and should be avoided whenever possible. As with abrasions, wear protective clothing and never point the pressure washer at yourself or another person.

Special concerns for each specific type of pressure washer should also be considered. With electric pressure washers (as with any electrical tool around water) there is the risk of electric shock. Use of gas-powered pressure washers can lead to asphyxiation by carbon monoxide inhalation when used without proper ventilation. Gas units are also loud and may result in hearing loss - hearing protection should be worn at all times. Misuse of hot-water and steam pressure washers may result in serious burns that could likely require medical attention. When operating any pressure washer be sure to read and understand its operation manual, paying special attention to all safety precautions.

Do not be one of the thousands of individuals each year that underestimate the power of a pressure washer and ultimately require hospitalization for their injuries. Give the machine the respect it deserves and use necessary safety measures for each particular situation. If you have any doubts about operating a machine, consider hiring a mobile pressure washing service to complete your project. A quick Internet search for "pressure washing in (your city)" will likely result in dozens of professional companies that would be happy to give you a free estimate.

For instance, a search for "Pressure Washing in Phoenix" will bring up http://www.acmepowerwash.com/ where you can learn more about pressure washing, see photos of industrial pressure washers in action, or request a free estimate from a professional pressure washing company with over 13 years of industry experience.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Cleaning with ACME Powerwash


MARCH 3, 2010
The "official" first day of spring is just a few weeks away! Even with all the recent rains, we can't help but feel that change is in the air: wildflowers are blooming in the desert; Cactus League Spring Training games are in full swing this week; and ACME Powerwash is helping residents and businesses with their "Spring Cleaning". We have been hard at work getting their properties cleaned up in preparation for a beautiful spring.

CAN WE HELP YOU TOO?
Many of us are expecting visitors this spring, some of us might be throwing a St. Patrick's Day party, or if you are like us, maybe you just want to get things cleaned up so you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Regardless, this is the time to get outside and clean up mud and debris from the recent rain, pressure wash that patio/pool area that hasn't been used in months, or spruce up those pavers with a good thorough cleaning and sealing.

Whatever your needs are, we would love the opportunity to help you out. Visit our website to learn more about our powerwash services or call us today for a free estimate at 602-373-1515.

SPRING CLEANING FOR BUSINESS
Is your parking lot covered in trash? Or fallen leaves from the fall/winter? ACME's fleet of industrial sweepers is geared up and ready to help get your properties looking like new again. Visit our website to learn more about our sweeping services or call us today for a free estimate at 602-373-1515.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Paver Seal


Paver Seal
Originally uploaded by ACME POWERWASH
Give new life to your pavers by applying a sealer. As you can see in the photos in this flyer, sealing can enhance the appearance of your pavers in addition to protecting them from stains and spills. A sealed surface is also easier to clean.

In choosing a company to seal your pavers select a company that has the experience and equipment to do the job right. ACME uses an industrial sealer made by a local manufacturer that has been in business for over 50 years. ACME has applied hundreds of thousands of square feet of this sealant on both residential and commercial projects. Prior to applying sealer the surface is steam-cleaned and pressure washed with our industrial machines to clean off any grime and debris and prepare the surface properly.

ACME POWERWASH is a member of the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) and has been serving the Phoenix area for 14 years. Contact them at 602.373.1515 for a free estimate or visit them online at http://www.acmepowerwash.com.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sealed Paver Walkway


Sealed Paver Walkway
Originally uploaded by ACME POWERWASH
Do your pavers look like this?

With our service, they could! We use industrial pressure washers to steam-clean and powerwash the paver surface to remove any stains, dirt and debris that are present. Once clean, we use industrial sealants to protect your investment from further stains and spills. The sealed surface is easier to clean and maintain.

The pavers in this photo were sealed with a Wet-Look Finish to enhance the appearance of the pavers by bringing out the colors. The sealer is UV rated and will not yellow or peel. It also helps protect the pavers from bleaching in the harsh Arizona sun.

Other companies use less expensive (cheap!) sealer to try to stay competitive with companies like ACME who use only the best products. The sealant manufacturer we use is a local company who has been in business for over 50 years. ACME has installed hundreds of thousands of square feet of their product and can pass the volume discounts we receive onto all of our customers, keeping our prices competitive in a market where other companies need to use less reliable products (or water down sealers) to compete.

To see more photos like this one, please visit our website at http://www.acmepowerwash.com/coatings.html.

For a free estimate on cleaning and sealing your commercial or residential pavers, please call us at 602.373.1515.

ACME POWERWASH has been in business since 1996 and serves all of Central Arizona including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Peoria, and all other outlying areas near Maricopa County.