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Participate in local projects and find paying work begging for companies.

Posted by Linda Chambers on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Every business owner should keep up to date with their local town, county or regions news to be able to capitalize on opportunities to get work. 


Here are afew examples:

Just last week I saw this for Watsonville near Santa Cruz in California.

"Volunteers will be teamed with Watsonville Police and other community groups for Graffiti Cleanup Day to help remove graffiti from Main Street and other areas of the city from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 28.

During the event, the Adopt-A-Spot program will debut.

Members of the community will be invited to monitor specific areas in their neighborhoods and keep them free from graffiti. Areas will be marked with a sponsor sign.

Cleaning materials will be provided to volunteers, but organizers are asking for donations of graffiti remover, stripper pads, breathing masks, terry cloths, latex gloves, roller pads, roller frames, 5-gallon buckets, roller pans, roller frame extensions and drop cloths.

Training is required for participation. The deadline to pre-register is June 19.

To get involved:

Santa Cruz"

What a great way to get your business name on a sign for free, on a local city Adopt-A-Spot sponsor sign. You can showcase your companies graffit removal products and skills which could allow for actual paying jobs to come out of doing community service. Feature the B&A photos of this service work on your website, put in for media attention from print or local news outlets when you perform the free work. And remember it is most likely tax deductable.

Earlier this year in Ashville NC the city put out a notice in the local paper for any pressure washers that wanted to participate in a graffiti removal program where they had reviced a Federal grant to pay for the cities clean up, all the business owners had to do was register their business, show that they could do the work and what their rate was and then would be given jobs to be paid from the grant funds. 

Wouldn't you like to make easy grant money without having to go through a long bidding process? And this could have gotten the foot in the for future city projects.

I have been finding articles from all over the country talking about city, state and federal monies banked for local cleaning programs begging for applicants to apply and take the jobs. Check your local area and be the business that takes it.

I see on the formus and Facebook pages guys commenting on how their local city or government is taking paying work away from them buy doing it for free. Well I say go find and talk to them and see how you can get that work. Sure sometimes a city is using free prison or community service workers as the labor or even their own salary employees, using poor methods or products that do not cost them much to do the work but can take them a lot of time. You won't know unless you try, if you can show them your business and a better way, if you can get the jobs or not. 

Here in my town the city recreation department was using community service and city workers just with their own pressure washers to try and clean the local park and rec properties. But a local contractor went to them and showed how much faster and better he could do the job and they opened up a bid for the work which he won. They actually spend less in time, paid labor and admisitrative salaries that use to have to go into the old program than paying him alone to do the work which he did faster and better.

I hope you will take the time to look or compete for the already bankrolled work that your business can cash in on.



Tags: graffiti removal, clean up programs

Cleen Fast Commercial Cleaner

Posted by Linda Chambers on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 @ 09:00 AM

This post it to finish off our detailing our new graffiti cleaners, the last being Cleen Fast, we know it is spelled a little different but it cleans a little different too. Cleen Fast was designed with the commercial fleet industry in mind. Cleen Fast contains all natural ingredients and is fully biodegradable. Clean Fast is very effective on cleaning, including mold and mildew staining found on vinyl and fabrics in commerical vehicles without harming most surfaces and doesn't need to be rinsed after it is sprayed on and wiped off. It comes in a trigger spray bottle ready to use and it deodorizes as it cleans, leaving hard surfaces streak free.

Cleen Fast contains No chlorine, bleach or butyl's making it easy on the user and the fresh lemon scent makes using Cleen Fast more enjoyable than other cleaners.

Cleen Fast can also be used wilth Blast Off and Shadow Away to clean up the loosened paint mess from graffiti cleaning. Cleen Fast will also stop the action of Blast Off if it is accidently sprayed on a surface it shouldn't have.

To order or to get more information call Soap Warehouse at 1-800-762-7911 or go to our web site

Special pricing is availble until the end of 2010 to introduce these products to the public. Blast Off and Shadow Away come in 22 oz trigger spray bottles, in 1 gallon refills and in cases of both. Cleen Fast comes in quart size spray bottles and in a case of 12.

There is no reason to let graffiti build up on your property, it is a known fact that once a wall area or object has been tagged it is more likely to be tagged again in the next 48 hours.

Stop graffiti fast and easy with the products from Soap Warehouse.

Tags: Blast Off, Cleen Fast, graffiti removal

Blast Off Graffiti Remover and no water needed!

Posted by Linda Chambers on Fri, Dec 03, 2010 @ 12:08 PM

Soap Warehouse is introducing it's latest group of products.

Blast Off Graffiti Remover, Shadow Away Graffiti Remover and Cleen Fast commercial spray cleaner.

First we will tell you about Blast Off, it works like nothing else on the market today for removing graffiti.

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You spray it on a dry hard surface that has a graffiti tag of paint or permanent marker on it, wait around one minute or less and then just wipe off with a dry cloth.

See for your self, watch our 60 second video. No water is needed, in fact water reduces the effectiveness of the product and the surface needs to be dry before applying Blast Off for it to work properly.

You will not believe how easy graffiti will come off. Blast Off works on metal, plastics, fiberglass, vinyl, tile, grout, composites and many natural stone surfaces. It is great to use on vehicles, metal buildings or machinery casings, in bathrooms on walls, stall dividers, and fixtures.

Blast Off is pH neutral, biodegradable, non corrosive and contains no petroleum distillates and is safe of factory applied paint and powder coats. Easy and very safe to use.

Blast Off can of course not be used on surfaces that have been spray painted, or painted with Latex or Epoxy paints as this is what it is designed to remove. It should also not be used on Screen printed signs as it will remove the dyes as well.

Blast Off is most effective on new graffiti on hard non porous surfaces that have not had any other cleaner used previously to try and remove the tag.

Our next product Shadow Away is for larger graffiti tagged areas on concrete or masonry or when a shadow has been left from trying to remove graffiti with a cleaner that did not entirely finish the job.

Shadow Away is also pH neutral, biodegradable, non corrosive and contains no petroleum distillates and needs to be applied to a dry surface.

Shadow Away will remove shadows or ghosting that has been left behind by other cleaners. It is a spray that is designed to make a gel to get down into the pores of concrete, mansonry and to cling to verticle surfaces. Shadow Away will continue to work and stay on the surface dissolving the paint or marker as long as the area is keep wet with the Shadow Away or Blast Off until it has completely released the stain from the surface. A brush may be used to push the paint around to be sure it has been completely released. A white powder will apear as  the product is allowed to dry but that will easily from the surface wash off once you know the painted area has been loosend and or removed by wiping. Once you have released all the paint with Shadow Away you may use a pressure washer to rinse the area clean.

This has gotten so long I will talk about Cleen Fast in the next post.

Tags: graffiti remover, Shadow Away, Blast Off, Cleen Fast, graffiti removal

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