The Mi-T-M Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means you need to wrap up your holiday shopping to ensure you have the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Surprise a partner, parent, sibling or friend with a product from our holiday gift guide, or help them upgrade to a newer model.
The following guide is intended to give you information necessary to make the best purchasing decision possible. Take a moment to learn about the many benefits of purchasing a Mi-T-M product.
We take pride in owning nice things, but cleaning and maintaining them is sometimes a pain. One of the most enjoyable cleaning methods around any home is with a pressure washer! Pressure washers make tough cleaning jobs easy by blasting away grease, dirt and grime quickly and efficiently.Pressure washers can be used around the home on siding, sidewalks, garage floors, driveways, decks, playhouses and much more. Using a pressure washer to clean will help to breathe life back into a variety of surfaces, giving your home a newer and cleaner feel.
Pressure washers come in a variety of styles, as well as electric or gas powered. If there are cleaning jobs to take care of indoors, the electric pressure washer is the best option as it is exhaust-free. If you’re looking for something that travels well, you’ll want to look into the hand-carry and portable units.
If the recipient of the gift already has a pressure washer, maybe now is a great time to upgrade their unit. Mi-T-M products are built to perform and built to last. Many businesses offer great incentives on certain products, so keep an eye open for your opportunity to purchase an upgrade at a store near you.
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you’ve been wanting or needing, but haven’t gotten around to purchasing quite yet. An item that nearly everyone could use is a generator. A generator is perfect for home, camping or other recreational activities enjoyed throughout the year. You’ll be faced with two main options when looking for generators: traditional generators and inverter generators.
Inverter generators are much quieter than traditional generators. Mi-T-M ’s new line of inverters are equipped with carbon monoxide detection and automatic shut-off if CO levels become unsafe. They feature inverter technology and provide reliable clean power for sensitive electronics.
Generators are great for recreational use, such as powering lights and TVs at a tailgate, as well as emergency back-up power. Mi-T-M generators are powerful enough to act as a backup power source in case a home’s electricity ever goes out.
These handy generators are easily transportable.
The Mi-T-M ChoreMaster Series is a great option if you think the recipient would use it as both a recreational and emergency tool.
Everyone enjoys convenience, and that is exactly what Mi-T-M air compressors provide. Whomever you purchase an air compressor for, will most likely have many uses for it beyond simply filling up a tire. Whether it’s for construction, auto maintenance, cleaning, etc. an air compressor is a great addition to any workshop or garage.
There are a variety of air compressors that meet a wide range of needs. Mi-T-M air compressors are available in portable and hand-carry models and the tanks can range in size from 3 to 120-gallons. The most important part of choosing an air compressor is knowing whether it will be used indoors or outdoors. An electric compressor can be safely used inside and out, as opposed to a gas compressor that should only be used outside and in well-ventilated areas. To get expert advice on which compressor best fits your recipient’s needs, contact a Mi-T-M dealer near you.
Propane Patio Heaters:
Give the gift of quality time spent with family and friends under the warm glow of a Mi-T-M propane patio heater. These amazing heaters stand upright as a decorative piece and distribute heat evenly around your space, warming a 290 sq. ft. radius and providing the right amount of comfort. This heater works well throughout the year and is a great way to help the recipient enjoy the outdoors and entertain guests, even in chilly temperatures.
Propane Cabinet Heaters:
What hunter, do-it-yourselfer or woodworker wouldn’t love to be able to work and stay warm this winter? The propane cabinet utility heater provides portable heat for any ventilated workshop, shed, jobsite or garage. The rolling casters make it easy to move across the shop floor. Fueled by a 20-lb propane cylinder (not included), hunters can use it to warm up in the woods, too. Clean, quiet and wind resistant, this propane heater will keep those around it warm, even when temperatures are low.
If you’re looking for stocking-stuffer ideas, consider some of the best equipment accessories available from Mi-T-M . A rotating nozzle or gutter cleaning attachment can seriously boost the cleaning power of a pressure washer. You’ll also find generator covers, air compressor blow guns, air hoses and more! Easy to install and use, our accessories will be a welcomed addition to any unit. Our accessories, like our equipment, are designed and made by leading industry engineers.
If you’re unsure of which piece of equipment will make the perfect gift, simply give us a call to chat with our knowledgeable sales support team or talk with a a dealer to get the expert advice you need. They will help you identify the equipment and models that will best fit any need.
Winterizing Your Pressure Washer
The cold weather is almost here, so don’t forget to winterize your pressure washer. Below are some key factors to consider before putting your unit away for the season.
Winterizing your pressure washer is very important, not only to keep the components from freezing, but to also extend the life of the pressure washer itself.
For gas powered units, it is important to add fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank to prevent tarnish build-up in the carburetor while it is being stored.
You should add the fuel stabilizer according to directions from the manufacturer. It is recommended, after adding the stabilizer, to run the engine for at least two minutes to circulate the fluid throughout the system, and then shut it off.
Any detergent in gas and electric powered units should be flushed before storage to avoid growing mold and mildew.
To do this, place the unit’s detergent injector tube into a bucket of clean water. Start your pressure washer and run it at a low-pressure setting for up to two minutes and then turn off. Squeeze the trigger on the spray gun to release any trapped pressure and disconnect all hoses and attachments and let them dry thoroughly.
Many pressure washer providers recommend using windshield wash to keep a unit’s coils and plumbing system from freezing. This tactic is inappropriate for pressure washers and other pieces of equipment with carbon steel coils. Windshield wash has a mixture of about 32% Methanol which attacks carbon steel and when heated can increase the damaging effects it has on carbon steel.
Instead, we recommend using Mi-T-M pump saver solution to winterize your pressure washer. The pump saver solution provides longer pump life, prevents build-up of hard water mineral deposits, preserves seals and pistons and protects against freezing. It’s fast and easy. First disconnect all hoses and the spray gun wand and assembly and drain as much water as possible from them.
On a gas-powered pressure washer, attach the pump saver solution bottle directly to the water inlet and turn the knob on the bottle to the open position. Then pull the recoil until the liquid coming out of the discharge is 100% solution.
On an electric powered pressure washer, attach the pump saver solution, like a gas unit, directly to the water inlet and turn the knob to the open position. Once the bottle is in place, squeeze the bottle while turning the pressure washer on until the liquid coming out is 100% solution.
After you have completed all of these steps your pressure washer is ready to be stored safely for winter.
Advantages of a Hot Water Pressure Washer
Some Like It Hot: Hot Water Pressure Washers
Grime, muck, grunge and grease – all tough to remove from surfaces.
When you want to sanitize an area, do you use hot or cold water? What about scrubbing dirty dishes? When trying to remove stains from clothing, do you select a hot or cold rinse? No doubt you answered hot to all three questions. When you have greasy stained surfaces, a heat setting makes sense for dishwashers, washing machines and other household appliances. The same is true for pressure washers.
Hot water is proven to be more effective at removing stains than cold water. Why? The hotter the temperature, the lower the surface tension of water. Hot water contains fast-moving particles. This means the molecules spread apart, making it easier to expand and then loosen a stain. In addition, hot water can cut through grease quickly and effectively kill bacteria and microorganisms.
Mi-T-M Product Line
Our Mi-T-M pressure washer product line — both electric and gasoline-powered — includes many types of residential and commercial options. While cold water is perfectly fine for some applications, there are clear benefits of hot water pressure washers. It’s important to know when to use a hot water pressure washer. Certain industries rely on the cleaning power of heat, including:
- Construction – Big diggers and excavators are required to do some dirty jobs. The result is a build-up of mud, grime, oil and grease. A hot water pressure washer makes quick work of hard-to-remove, caked-on mud and grime.
- Food industry – Restaurants and wineries must meet the required standards to pass inspection. A hot water pressure washer can be used to properly clean and disinfect many different areas, including floors, kitchen hoods and ducts, outdoor seating and dumpster/waste areas. Hot water cleaning also requires less detergent, saving you money while protecting the environment.
- Rental property – Need an effective method to clean the exterior of your rental properties? A Mi-T-M commercial hot water pressure washer is just the ticket. You can mount or transport one of our units in the back of a truck or one of our trailer units. Then, the washer becomes a portable cleaning machine. For decks and driveways, use one of our superior rotary surface cleaners.
- Manufacturing – If your products leave a mess on the shop floor, our industrial-grade pressure washers can blast away the mess left behind. You can also take advantage of our many pressure washer accessories to target specific areas of your facility.
- Trucking – Big rigs return from time on the road covered in crud, muck and filth. But you have a secret tool in your arsenal, a Mi-T-M hot water pressure washer. A hot water pressure washing can take care of any cleaning concerns. And, you can use it afterward to clean your shop floor!
- Waste Management – Garbage and recycling trucks must pick up everything. That’s why these machines need thorough cleaning and disinfecting. Hot water pressure washers can remove grease and caked-on dirt quickly and effectively.
As you can see, there are many benefits of hot water pressure washers. No matter what kind of business you run, we know you’ll appreciate the strong power of our equipment.
At Mi-T-M, we manufacture products in our nearly 1 million-square-foot facility located in Peosta, IA. Once you purchase a product from Mi-T-M, we want to be sure you know how to properly use it.
Check out our many how-to videos to learn more. We’re proud of our high-quality hot water pressure washers and know they’ll help save you time, money, and stress. Contact Mi-T-M today.
Dealer Spotlight: MG CLEANERS, LLC
In the oilfields of Texas, demand for dependable, high-quality rig cleaning equipment and services gave way to the formation of MG Cleaners. To optimize the number of clients they’re able to serve, MGC specializes in selling proprietary soaps, surfactants, and degreasers for cleaning and washing oil rigs to oilfield drilling rig contractors and oilfield companies.
In addition to these proprietary products, MG also sells air compressors, water/trash pumps, combination units, generators, and pressure washers, and related parts for rigs. To top it all off, MG Cleaners can deploy service crews that perform repairs, maintenance and drilling rig wash services for customers.
Stephen Christian, MG Cleaners President, acquired the company in 2010 after his 6-year tenure as a Rig Supervisor for Nabors Drilling. His business acumen emerged quickly during his time at Nabors Drilling which is a publicly-traded company that owns and operates the nation’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet.
The proprietary formulation of Miracle Blue™ MG was developed out of the need for a heavy-duty degreaser utilized in oilfield applications.
MG Cleaners offers rig and equipment washing services because clean equipment simply lasts longer, operates more efficiently, and costs less to maintain. MG Cleaners provides quick service, so there’s minimal effect on the customers’ operation. Whether its a safety cleaning before rigs are moved, cleaning debris away before an inspection or audit, or any situation that requires a thorough cleaning, MG Cleaners provides high-quality service to each customer.
In early June 2018 SMG, MG Cleaners’ parent company announced the opening of a new location in Alice, Texas. Stephen says, “The addition of this new facility in South Texas will provide logistical efficiencies along with the expansion of our in-basin footprint in the Eagle Ford, where it is anticipated that drilling operations will significantly increase as oil prices inch higher. After receiving multiple requests for our products and service work from customers who have recently moved to South Texas, our work staff is now in place and is expected to be fully productive within the next several weeks.”
As MG Cleaners continues to grow, they’re also expecting to strengthen their relationships with their top suppliers. A partnership with Mi-T-M has undoubtedly contributed to the successes of MG Cleaners, and each looks forward to continued prosperity for years to come.
Hot Water Pressure Washers For Sanitation & Disinfecting
Put your Customers at Ease
Your customers are busy sanitizing, cleaning, and washing all around their homes, so make sure they feel confident in your business’s cleaning efforts with sanitation equipment from Mi-T-M.
Sanitizing Inside and Outside
Use equipment that is safe for indoor use. Mi-T-M’s electric hot water pressure washers can reach 120 degrees up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
The HHS Series electric pressure washers are portable and easy to move around large stores and warehouses, shipping facilities and other industrial and commercial sites where you need to clean. And don’t forget to clean your shopping carts and baskets—this series is perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
The HSE series of electric hot water pressure washers effortlessly handles your toughest cleaning jobs, like vehicle repair shops, construction and agriculture equipment and other industrial and commercial sites. Mi-T-M’s HSE portable unit quickly cleans outdoor business areas, such as gas pumps and bank drive-up areas, as well as semi-tractor/trailers and other delivery vehicles.
Clean the outside areas of your establishments, like parking lots, entryways, restaurant drive-up and pick-up areas, outdoor seating, and playgrounds. Use equipment like a Mi-T-M hot water unit to pressure wash these outdoor areas.
Food and Beverage Industry Sanitation
For food and beverage processing companies, Mi-T-M HAE all-electric hot water pressure washer will clean and sanitize your facilities in order to meet regulatory requirements.
A patented heat exchange cartridge design provides consistent, on-demand hot water to clean surfaces, without the harmful emission of fuel and exhaust fumes.
Cleaning in Well-Ventilated Areas
Mi-T-M’s HEG hot water units are designed to clean heavily soiled vehicles and industrial equipment. Efficient and rugged, the HEG Series will last for years.
Our experts can explain the difference between these pressure washers, and help you determine which machine best fits your needs. Call or contact us today.
Durable Rental Equipment for Contractors
Professional contractors in the construction, painting, and cleaning industries often need a piece of industrial equipment that isn’t part of their own inventory, and that’s when they look to rentals. Rental businesses know that time is money to their customers so they make sure the equipment they rent is rugged and reliable and that’s why they choose to rent Mi-T-M equipment.
Mi-T-M industrial equipment is built with the contractor in mind, so whether they own Mi-T-M equipment or rent it, they know it will stand up to whatever application they use it for. You’ve often heard that “Mi-T-M equipment is built to last” and that is what both rental businesses and contractors depend on. Rental business not only want their customers to have a positive experience each time they rent equipment, they want to know they are investing in equipment that stays out of the repair shop.
Contractors are expected to rent more in the coming year, according to the American Rental Association. With supply chain shortages and the increased cost of goods, contractors know the ability to rent the best equipment is now more important than ever, and rental businesses know Mi-T-M equipment is the best in the industry.
Manufactured in the USA, with uncompromising quality, all Mi-T-M equipment goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it withstands the tough environments contractors work in so there is no need to worry about downtime when renting Mi-T-M equipment.
Mi-T-M knows how important it is to have confidence in the equipment contractors use. With the wide range of jobs they tackle day-to-day, they can depend on Mi-T-M to help them get the job done.
The experts at Mi-T-M can help you choose which rental equipment works best for your needs & situation.
Contact us today for a consultation.