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Pressure Washing Fall Cleaning Checklist

Posted on: September 21st, 2022 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Pressure Washing Fall Cleaning Checklist

The leaves are beginning to change, and we have welcomed the crisp temperatures of the autumn season. Fall is an ideal time to check last minute outdoor cleaning off your list before temperatures begin to drop.

At Mi-T-M, we offer a wide variety of pressure washers to help prepare your property and assets for winter – choose from a selection of gasoline, electric, hot and cold. We also offer countless accessories to pair with your pressure washer – including extension hoses, detergents, nozzles and brushes – for additional cleaning power.

Yes, summer is over, but you still have some beautiful fall days left to get ready for winter. Not sure where to begin your fall cleaning? Our Mi-T-M Pressure Washing Fall Cleaning Check List below will guide you through this process.

Exterior Surface

Take a stroll around your home, garage, or workshop to check exterior siding and window panels. Look to see if there are areas with dirt, moss, mildew or mold. Use a Mi-T-M pressure washer to blast away those built-up areas with ease. Pressure washers can easily tackle months (or years) worth of build-up.

Pressure Washer Rotating Nozzle

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Pressure Washers for advice on cleaning specific types of home exteriors.

Paint Prep

If you are considering removing old paint and repainting your deck or siding, fall is a great time to do just that. Pressure washers are a great way to quickly and efficiently remove old paint to prep any surface for a fresh coat. Make sure you remember to let your surface properly dry before applying new paint.

Check with an experienced paint retailer about the best methods for painted wood and siding.

Gutters

Gutters are an important part of your home’s structural integrity. They redirect water away from your roof and walls. However, they can easily get clogged with leaves, insects, sticks and other debris. A Mi-T-M pressure washer will make short work of dirty gutters. Pair your pressure washer with a gutter cleaner accessory and keep your feet planted on the ground for added safety and stability.

Cleaning your gutters now will also help prevent ice build-ups from forming during the winter.Gutter Cleaning

Vehicles

Clean your RV, boat, convertible or jet ski before putting it away for the season or clean your snowmobile to get it ready for winter. Pressure washers can make vehicle cleaning less time-consuming and works with less water than your average garden hose. Be sure to use the proper pressure, cleansers and the proper nozzle, so you avoid striping paint or damage.

Pressure Washer Vehicle

Talk to your authorized Mi-T-M dealer or talk to our support center about the best model of pressure washer for your specific cleaning needs.

Decks and Patios

Time can be unkind and harsh weather conditions can begin to destroy wood surfaces. Mold, mildew, moss, dirt and grime are just a few of the culprits for this. By using a Mi-T-M pressure washer, you can restore your fence, gate, outdoor furniture, patio or deck.pressure washer rental

Your authorized dealer will help you choose the proper model, detergent and attachments for your project. Take a before and after picture of the wood surface – you’ll be amazed by the difference.

Garbage and Recycling Bins

Get rid of leftover garbage and fowl smells once and for all with a pressure washer. Simply lay your canisters and bins on their side and place them up against something solid, or they’ll blow away with the force of the spray. Use a sudsy detergent for added cleaning power and to freshen up the interior. Finish with a steady stream of water and then flip the canisters and bins upside down to let them dry.

Pool and Ponds

You have such fond memories of the summer months spent in your pool and watching tree frogs jump into your garden pond. Make sure you’ll continue those memories next season by taking proper care of those spaces now. Drain the water to pressure wash away dirt, algae and debris.

Yard Equipment and Tools

To preserve your tools, we recommend pressure washing them before storing them for winter. Line up your lawn mower, chain saw, rakes, leaf blower, edger, broom or any other outdoor tools. Pressure wash away all the dirt, grass and gunk from the summer months. Dry each piece and your equipment is ready to store for winter.

Prep Your Pressure Washer for Hibernation

Now that you’ve prepared your home and equipment for winter, your pressure washer needs a cleaning before being winterized too. For any gas model, drain all the liquid, attach a pump saver to the water inlet, start the motor and make sure all the discharged liquid is pure solution. For any electric model, simply squeeze the solution to flush out the system. Now you can safely store your machine in the garage, shed or shop until spring.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Mi-T-M Pressure Washing Fall Cleaning Check List. Remember, you can easily locate a Mi-T-M dealer to purchase a pressure washer and ask them for additional tips and suggestions.

Remember – always take the proper safety precautions before beginning any pressure washing project.

In The Spotlight – Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. (What’s New)

Posted on: August 12th, 2022 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Nick Slavik Painting

Back in the Summer of 2020, we had the pleasure of interviewing Nick Slavik of Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. Nick’s story is one of hard work and dedication to his craft, and Mi-T-M is honored to be a part of the journey and continued success!

As we fast-forward 2 years from our initial interview, things have definitely changed.

What’s new with Nick Slavik and Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co.?

  • Has your business and team grown since 2020?
    • “We have grow to about 40 people + subcontractors.”
  • How’s your Facebook Live Series “Ask a Painter” going?
    • “AAP is such a fun thing that I originally started to share my life – that of a master craftsperson and a trades business owner. It’s turned into so much more and in the end, I realize that I’d learned so much from the viewers.  I would not be where I am today if not for that community.”

Any new & interesting projects you’ve been working on?

  • What (specifically) did you enjoy most about those projects?
    • “We do many big historic restorations each year.  I love the history, the interesting colors and the clients.  They are monumental efforts and are super satisfying to undertake! We also painted a custom beer mural on a silo overlooking a baseball field this summer!  Its fun stuff like that that gives me a ton of energy.” 

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  • Where are some of the most beautiful places you’ve worked in the last 1-2 years?
    • “We’ve been to wilderness cabins, islands in the Gulf of Mexico, San Francisco and Utah.  All adventures!”  

How has Mi-T-M played a role in your success?

  • How many pieces of Mi-T-M equipment do you own?
    • “We own about 6 washers.”
  • What do you enjoy most about the equipment?
    • “Reliable, tough, no hiccups.”
  • What are some of the best qualities of your Mi-T-M equipment?
    • “I feel like they are sturdy machines – they’re just tough little things.”  
  • What does the future look like for Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration?
    • “We’ve just tipped over the hill of what I would consider a ‘professionalized’ business. We have a full leadership team, a great group of craftspeople and we give clients an awesome experience. My hopes are to maximize the effectiveness of our little freedom machine and create a bunch of opportunities for those involved.”

For more information about Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co., you can read the original blog interview from July 2020!


(Original Interview – July 2020)

Nick Slavik has been a part of the painting and restoration industry for 28 years. Starting at such a young age was a challenge for Nick, but once he got to dictate his own path he fell in love. In fact, he loves what he does so much he decided to start up his own company Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. 13 years ago, where he has worked relentlessly to make a name for himself. 

Nick Slavik does everything he can to ensure his clients receive the greatest value. He specializes in large residential historic restorations, interior fine finishing, and exterior wood restoration such as decks, fences, and log/wood homes. Slavik and his team also work large scale commercial and industrial projects. 

While visiting his local Sherwin Williams store, Slavik first laid his eyes on a Mi-T-M power washer and was instantly impressed. The sturdiness and quality stood out to him, which is why he made his first purchase and never looked back. Looking forward, Slavik now owns three Mi-T-M pressure washers that he uses to facilitate washing and chemical restoration services. 

When it comes to choosing his equipment, Slavik does his research, looks for the really good stuff, makes an informed decision then makes the purchase in hopes to never think twice about it. Slavik wants the best for his company. He wants the equipment that is well made, works as advertised, easily maintainable, and never fails. That is why he chooses to continue working with Mi-T-M units and his local Mi-T-M dealer. 

“The best compliment I can give these units is that I don’t think about them. They are the most reliable employee I have. Never sick, always overperforms. They never disappoint.”

If Slavik has any advice for future buyers, it’s to “invest in the good stuff and never worry about it.”

Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. is a premier painting contractor for New Prague and the surrounding area. Make sure you also check out their Facebook Live series “Ask a Painter.” This Facebook show is where you can ask questions and Slavik uses his two decades of knowledge to answer. Slavik goes live on this Facebook page every Friday. 

 

Four Things to Consider Before You Buy a Pressure Washer

Posted on: July 20th, 2022 by mitm_admin | No Comments

From mold, mildew and mud…to grease, grass stains and grime, there are simply some jobs too big for your garden hose to tackle.

A pressure washer will make any outdoor cleanup task quicker and more efficient – packing at least 75 times more power than a regular garden hose. That’s a lot of cleaning power!

Whether you are cleaning siding, sidewalks or removing suspicious stains, a pressure washer will make fast work of most any job.

If you’re in the market for a new pressure washer, be sure you consult and buy from a reputable dealer or manufacturer.

Mi-T-M has been in business since 1971 and we stand behind all of our high-quality equipment. We have a large network of distributors and service centers for all of your equipment needs.

Do your homework before investing in a pressure washer and be ready to answer these questions.

1. What do I want to clean and how often will I use a pressure washer?

The sky’s the limit when it comes to what a pressure washer can clean. You name it – roofs, cars, decks, pools, grills, sporting equipment and mailboxes can be cleaned. In a mere matter of minutes, your dirty items will look brand new.

It is important to consider how often you will use a pressure washer and how many of your items need regular cleaning. Knowing your needs will help you with the next question.

2. What size pressure washer is best for my needs?

No matter what household job you’re tackling, Mi-T-M has the right size pressure washer to help.

As you consider your pressure washer options, note the PSI (pound per square inch) and GPM (gallons per minute) vary for each model. PSI is pressure and GPM is flow. In other words, PSI is the action that blasts off the grime on surfaces you’re cleaning and GPM is the flow to move and rinse the grime off of those surfaces. By multiplying PSI and GPM you’ll know the cleaning units of the pressure washer. (PSI x GPM = Total Cleaning Units) Calculating the cleaning units a good way to compare different pressure washers. The higher the cleaning units, the quicker you clean.

One of our smaller pressure washers is in the ChoreMaster Series and begins at 1400 PSI. This cold water, electric pressure washer is lightweight at just 45 pounds, making it easy to lift and maneuver. This size is perfect for seasonal cleanings around the house and ideal for washing cars, small decks, patios and outdoor furniture.

As you browse Mi-T-M’s pressure washer categories, you’ll find machines that pack even more power. Mi-T-M’s gasoline ChoreMaster Series models range from 2600 to 3000 PSI and are designed to handle more frequent cleaning. These pressure washers can be used to easily tackle medium-sized jobs like larger decks and siding.

At the higher end of the residential line, Mi-T-M’s Work Pro Series pressure washers really deliver some serious cleaning power. They begin at 3000 PSI and go up to 4200 PSI and weigh between 75 and 142 pounds. At this strength and size, the Work Pro Series pressure washers can be used weekly and for much longer periods of time – they are cleaning powerhouses!

3. Do I need a gasoline or an electric model?

Electric pressure washers typically provide about 1000-2000 PSI and are ideal for small jobs around the house where an outlet is readily available. They are safer, quieter and more compact than gas models.

Gas powered pressure washers, on the other hand, usually offer 2000-6000 PSI and can blast away the even toughest grime on boats, fences, siding, sidewalks and other large objects.

Review what you want to clean and how often you wish to clean to determine if a gas or electric model is best for you and your needs.

4. Do I need a cold water or hot water pressure washer?

Temperature matters when it comes to cleaning capabilities. Both hot and cold pressure washers are effective, but Mi-T-M recommends you review your specific cleaning needs before selecting one.

If your goal is simply to remove dirt, mud and debris from surfaces, a cold water power washer is just the ticket. Washing your vehicle, lawn mower or gardening equipment will be a breeze. Plus, you can add cleaning accessories such as surface cleaners and rotating nozzles to increase your cleaning power.

If you need to power through grease and oil, a hot water pressure washer is the way to go. Hot water washers save time and are the best option for cleaning shop floors, farm equipment and jobsite vehicles.

Keeping these things in mind will help you select the best pressure washer for all of your cleaning needs.
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The Ultimate Pressure Washer Accessory Guide

Posted on: May 25th, 2022 by mitm_admin | 6 Comments

Get Excited About Pressure Washing!

Pressure washing is a task that doesn’t have to be boring. Watching the grime, moss and dirt come off of what you are washing, is pure satisfaction. Go ahead. Try it. It’s impossible not to be happy while using a pressure washer.

Commercial Pressure Washer

Mi-T-M manufactures every type of equipment you will need to take care of maintenance and upkeep around your home/business. From our top rated commercial pressure washer to the best pressure washer for home use, you’ll appreciate our hot and cold pressure washers that make short work a breeze.

Pressure Washer Accessories

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Pressure washing your house, deck, gutters and driveways makes cleaning a snap. Add an extended wand to easily get those hard-to-reach places. You can pressure wash almost anything — cars, boats, toys, playground equipment, bikes, fences, dog kennels and sheds – the list goes on and on. Once you’ve cleaned one surface, you’ll be hooked.

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Add accessories to really boost the pressure washing excitement . Mi-T-M has dozens of pressure washer accessories to fit every need. Easy to install and use, our accessories help you customize every cleaning solution.

Our authorized dealers will help you select the best pressure washer for your home or business. They can also recommend which accessories make the most sense for your cleaning goals.

Below is a list of Mi-T-M accessories, guaranteed to help you. Request a catalog for more information.

Pressure Washer Nozzles

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Our wide variety of pressure washer nozzles direct spray right where you need it most. Choose from our quick connect, long-range (30-feet) chemical, detergent, multi-function or rotating nozzles. Designed to boost your cleaning power and reduce your cleaning time, the right nozzle is crucial.

Multi-Function Nozzletop rated commercial pressure washer

Our multi-function nozzle provides six settings for all your cleaning needs. Made from durable stainless steel, choose 0, 15, 25, or 40 degrees, plus low pressure detergent and rinsing options.

Rotating Nozzle


If you love the multi-function nozzle, you’re sure to appreciate our Mi-T-M rotating nozzle. Attach this to your pressure washer wand, set your timer, and save time. This nozzle boosts your cleaning power with zero-degree spray impact and 25-degree coverage. We offer four models of this nozzle, so you’re guaranteed to find the right one for any application.

Extended Reach Wands

Cleaning House Siding
Having trouble getting to those hard-to-reach places? Mi-T-M will help you get close to the action with our durable Extended Reach Wands. Our lightweight, aluminum models range in length from 6.5′, 18′ or 24’. Imagine you’re pressure washing the siding and there’s mold at the top corner you can’t blast away. Simply attach one of our extended reach wands and attack it instantly. Bye-bye mold.

Extension Hoses

pressure washer extension hose

Like the wands above, our longer hoses allow you to cover more distance. From 50, 75, 100, 150 and 200-foot lengths, our Mi-T-M hoses are designed to handle a wide variety of PSI requirements and temperatures.

Our cold-water hoses are resistant to chemicals and our hot water extension hoses come assembled with a screw and quick connects. All of our high-quality extension hoses can withstand temperatures up to 250 degrees.

Pivot Coupler

pivot coupler for pressure washer
With three different cleaning angles, the Mi-T-M pivot coupler connects between your pressure washer wand and high pressure nozzle to hit all the nooks and crannies. It’s ideal for nearly every cold water pressure washer and can handle up to 4500-PSI.

Detergents

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Pair your pressure washer with the right cleaner to amplify your cleaning power. Trust our large line of Mi-T-M detergents which consist of environmentally friendly blends and can be used indoors and outdoors. Available in 1, 5 and 55-gallon sizes, our cleaners also prevent spotting. Choose from our all-purpose cleaner, deck and house wash or heavy-duty degreaser. We can help you select the perfect detergent to accomplish every cleaning goal.

 

Gutter Cleaner

Gutter Cleaning
Blast away leaves, dirt, branches and anything that is clogging your gutters with Mi-T-M’s Gutter Cleaning Attachment. Keep your feet on the ground while you wave goodbye to dirty gutters.

 

Hose Reelsbest pressure washer home use

Many of our hose reels feature convenient 360-degree pivoting action for ease of use. The reel capacity of each model depends on the type of Mi-T-M hose you use. You’ll appreciate the easy mount bracket design and our authorized dealers will help you select all the hardware and parts you’ll need, including brackets, elbows, reducers and jumper hoses.

 

Pump Saver

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Our specialized Mi-T-M liquid treatment is just the ticket for maintaining your pressure washing equipment. Our pump saver is designed to flush out harmful built-up materials, including mineral deposits. Perfect for all pressure washer models, our pump saver solution preserves seals and pistons. When you’re ready to store your equipment for winter, our pump saver protects against freezing temperatures.

 

Rotary Surface Cleaners

With a variety of sizes ranging from 14″ to 28” in diameter, these powerful cleaning accessories are the right solution for cleaning large surface areas. Use our rotary surface cleaners for driveways, decks, sidewalks, patios and other areas.
rotary surface cleaner for pressure washer

Here’s how it works: Put your hands on the lightweight frame to guide it as it glides along the surface. It’s easy to operate and you’ll simply love the results.

 

Sand Injector

pressure washer sand injector kit

Our Mi-T-M sand injector can strip away coatings from concrete and steel. Easily and efficiently blast away graffiti, rust, paint and stains – the sand injector accessory is the right answer for you.

Shut-off ball valve

telescoping pressure washer wand

Attach this to a quick connect outlet and you’ll be able to easily and conveniently switch between a pressure washer gun and a rotary surface cleaner.

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about some of the many accessories we offer at Mi-T-M. Since 1971, our goal has been to provide the most powerful and most innovative cleaning equipment on the market. Our accessories, like our equipment, are designed and made by leading industry engineers. Trust Mi-T-M for all your pressure washer needs.

If you’re serious about cleaning, sanitizing and easily removing unwanted dirt and grime, contact Mi-T-M today and find a dealer near you!

Durable Rental Equipment for Contractors

Posted on: January 31st, 2022 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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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.

Rental Outlook

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.

Industrial Pressure Washer

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.

 

Professional Pressure Washers for Food Processing

Posted on: January 10th, 2022 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

 

There’s nothing more satisfying than working in a clean environment for preparing food in a commercial kitchen or food and beverage operation. To save time, stay safe, and get the most sanitary clean, an electric hot water pressure washer is the best tool of choice. With no fumes and often no detergent needed, you can have a green solution for cleaning your counters, floors, kitchen, beverage tanks, and more.

Choosing Food Cleaning Equipment to Keep You in Compliance

As a business requiring health inspections, owning your own hot water pressure washer will allow you to remain in compliance with health regulations at all times. With a hot water pressure washer, you can use high-temperature water each time you clean the kitchen, brewery, and winery production spaces. On top of all the necessary industry requirements, you will also achieve an eco-friendly clean!

High-performance electric hot water pressure washers are available in portable and stationary models. Portable hot water pressure washers make it possible for you to easily move the unit while cleaning every inch of your space, inside and out, with zero emissions. Electric hot water pressure washers help to easily tackle areas including:Commercial Pressure Washing

  • Food preparation areas
  • Kitchen hoods
  • Floors
  • Counters
  • Worktables
  • Walk-in coolers
  • Fermentation tanks
  • Beverage bottling equipment
  • Dining rooms
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Dumpster areas

With many indoor and outdoor spaces to clean, a portable electric pressure washer may be the best choice for a restaurant or commercial kitchen. For the beverage industry and food processing operations, carefully positioned stationary pressure washers provide long-lasting, always-ready cleaning power. Mi-T-M dealers provide expertise in helping you find the right equipment for any application.

Accessories for Convenient Use

Pressure washer accessories are essential for even more convenient and efficient cleaning. Nozzles increase cleaning power and decrease cleaning time, while wand extensions clean hard-to-reach places. Professionals know it’s more important than ever to get the job done better and faster. From hoses to wands and nozzles to cleaners, find all the pressure washing accessories you need, for any cleaning application.

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The nozzle is the most important cleaning accessory you will use with your pressure washer. It’s the nozzle that creates the pressure stream that cleans your surface so make sure you choose the right nozzle for the job. Mi-T-M offers several nozzles for use with your pressure washer, giving you a choice of spray angles and pressures that work best for your cleaning task.

An excellent way to increase your cleaning power and decrease your cleaning time is to use a rotating nozzle. Our nozzles offer convenient quick-connect fittings. This accessory is excellent for cleaning built-up grease and grime.

See how to use the Rotating Nozzle

For food industry applications, breweries, wineries, and restaurants, durable Mi-T-M electric pressure washers enable a quick, efficient clean, every time. Choose from several models designed for the heavy-duty cleaning required in restaurants and food and beverage applications.

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The Mi-T-M Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on: October 25th, 2021 by mitm_admin | No Comments

holiday gift guide

The holidays are quickly approaching which means you’re running out of time to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Surprise the spouse, parent, sibling or friend you’ll be shopping for this year by getting them their first Mi-T-M product from our holiday gift guide, or helping them upgrade to a newer model.

The following guide is intended to give you the 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.

 

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Pressure Washers:

We all 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 the assistance of a pressure washer! Pressure washers make even the toughest cleaning jobs easy by blasting away the grease, dirt, and grime.

 

Pressure washers can be used outside the home on siding, sidewalks, garage floors, driveways, decks, playhouses, and much more. Using a pressure washer to clean property will breathe life back into a variety of surfaces, giving your home a newer and cleaner feeling.

 

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’s exhaust-free. If you’re looking for something that travels well, you’ll want to look into the hand-carry and portable units. Moving these washers around will be the easiest part of any cleaning job.

 

If the fortunate recipient already has a pressure washer, maybe now is a great time to upgrade their unit. Mi-T-M products are built to last, getting the job done long after their cheaper competitors have been discarded. Many businesses offer great incentives on certain products, so keep an eye open for your opportunity to upgrade at a store near you.

 

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Generators:

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you’ve been wanting or needing, but for whatever reason just haven’t gotten around to purchasing yet. One such item that nearly everyone could use is a generator. A generator is perfect for the 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. This relatively new technology is very popular with campers.

 

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 is a great option if you think the recipient would use it as both a recreational and emergency tool.

 

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Air Compressors:

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 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 consumer-grade air compressors that meet a wide range of needs. Most consumers will use a gas or electric single-stage compressor. Mi-T-M air compressors are available in portable and hand-carry models and the tanks can range in size from 4 gallon to 8 gallon. The most important part of choosing air compressor is knowing whether or not 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. To get expert advice on which compressor best fits your lucky recipient’s needs, contact the Mi-T-M dealer nearest you.

 

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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 210 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.

 

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Propane Cabinet Heaters:

What hunter, tinkerer, or woodworker wouldn’t love to be able to stay warm this winter? The propane cabinet utility heater provides portable heat for a ventilated workshop, shed, jobsite, or garage. The rolling casters make it easy to move across the shop floor. Fueled by a 20-lb propane tank (not included), hunters can use it to warm up in the woods, too. Clean, quiet, and wind resistant, this propane heater will warm hearts every winter.

 

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Accessories:

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 an existing pressure washer unit or of course, one recently gifted. 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 talk with a dealer to get the expert advice you need. They will help you identify the equipment and models that will best fit their needs.

 

Hot Water Pressure Washer vs. Cold Water: Which is Right for You?

Posted on: October 8th, 2021 by mitm_admin | 2 Comments

Which Pressure Washer is Right for You? Hot Water Pressure Washer vs. Cold Water

Mi-T-M builds so many different types pressure washers; hot-water, cold-water, electric, gas, diesel, portable, stationary–how do you choose which pressure washer is right for you?

Let’s focus on choosing between hot water and cold-water pressure washers.

To start the decision-making process, ask yourself some questions. What are my primary cleaning goals? How often do I plan to use the pressure washer? How much pressure do I need? What is my budget?

Hot Power Washer

Battling ordinary dirt, grime, and mud? A cold-water pressure washer is a great option. With nearly 80 different cold-water models, Mi-T-M offers the size and strength you need.

The spraying power of a cold-water pressure washer makes quick work of all muddy messes. This unit will sweep away debris and remove dirt from siding, driveways, dog kennels, cars, boats, RV’s, decks, and other surfaces.

Plus, Mi-T-M cold-water pressure washers are low maintenance and easy to operate.

Increasing Your Pressure Washer Power

Boost the strength and reach of your cold-water pressure water by using accessories. Depending on your tasks, consider this large selection of accessories:

Hot Power Washing

Combatting grease, oil, and reactive agents?  A hot-water pressure washer is your best choice.  Hot water can cut your cleaning time in half, and utilizing detergent helps significantly when removing oily substances.

 

Hot Water Electric Pressure Washer

Sanitizing?  Hot-water pressure washers are perfect for food and beverage production facilities. Mi-T-M offers more than 30 different hot-water models, including electric pressure washers for use inside buildings.

Once you’ve chosen your pressure washer, check out the helpful how-to videos  in Mi-T-M’s Video Library. You will find videos about starting, maintaining, and winterizing your pressure washer, as well as troubleshooting and how to use the accessories.

Mi-T-M customer service representatives are always happy to answer your questions. Contact us at 800-553-9053 or submit a question online.

 

Tips to Prepare Your Equipment for Spring Use

Posted on: February 6th, 2021 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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When spring rolls around, you will want to be ready to move forward with pressure washing and all the other projects that require your Mi-T-M equipment. Regular maintenance pays off, so if you’ve winterized your equipment, you will be one step ahead to ensuring a fast startup procedure.

 

Spring Pressure Washer Prep Checklist

Here’s a quick run-down of what you should do to prepare your hot or cold pressure washing equipment for use this spring. Refer to your manual for the details on how to inspect and maintain your Mi-T-M equipment.

  1. Change the engine and pump oil.
  2. Clean the air filter.
  3. Drain old gas and refill with fresh gasoline.
  4. Inspect high pressure hoses and guns for cracks.
  5. Replace worn nozzles.

 

When you’ve completed the spring maintenance items, follow your model’s startup procedures, and you’re good to go.

If you have further questions about your pressure washer, be sure to review the FAQs and your model’s operation manual.

By completing these simple steps when the days start getting longer or before you begin a busy spring on the job, you can ensure your pressure washer will start up on the first try.

 

Pressure Washer Trailer – Wash Mobile

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by mitm_admin | 2 Comments

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Pressure Washer Trailers

Want to wash more while saving money? When washing the sides of large buildings, expansive parking lots and miles of sidewalk, Mi-T-M’s trailers allows efficient transportation, so more projects—big or small— can be completed in a day’s time. Don’t worry about how to get your pressure washer to multiple locations; clean off the dirt and grime by being mobile with Mi-T-M’s customizable pressure washer trailers.

 

pressure washer trailersTypes of Trailers

Offering single, dual-axle and new mini trailer units, you can choose from small, medium and large pressure washer trailers to conveniently transport robust cleaning power anywhere you need it.

Our single-axle trailers offer three different models varying between types of brakes with one 200-gallon water tank. In addition to the single, Mi-T-M has dual-axle trailers that hold two 200-gallon water tanks and can provide you with more water for your cleaning applications. There are three different dual-axle trailer models to choose from and our experts can help you decide which is right for you.

Both single and dual-axle trailers feature a swivel jack with pad, a 2-inch ball hitch and rubber mounted sealed lights. The tanks are enclosed with a powder coated steel frame, so leaks are nonexistent. To reach the tanks, the trailers are built with aluminum treadplate steps.

 

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The new Mi-T-M hot water mini trailer offers a compact design and ease of transport without sacrificing powerful cleaning capabilities. Engineered with a durable powder coated steel frame, the hot water mini pressure washer trailer features a rear locking storage area and an industrial 4000 PSI belt-driven pressure washer. This gas-powered, highly portable unit provides the intense hot water cleaning you need for small projects. All you need to complete the power washing package for your commercial cleaning contract jobs is access to a water source.

After you decide which model you like, continue to customize your trailer by picking from an assortment of hose reels, replacement hose reel parts, backflow preventers, trailer tank bypass options and trailer hitches. Choose the exact accessories you need to enhance your Mi-T-M trailer—we specialize in customizing pressure washer trailers that work for you.

 

hot water pressure washer mini trailer

 

 

After you decide which model you like, continue to customize your trailer by picking from an assortment of hose reels, replacement hose reel parts, backflow preventers, trailer tank bypass options and trailer hitches. You can choose what accessories you need for your trailer at Mi-T-M because we specialize in customizing trailers that work for you.

 

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“Godzilla of all trailer mounts!” – 1000gal water tank, 4-hot water pressure washers and 4- hose reels. This fantastic trailer from the experts at Chappell Supply & Equipment will be the envy of the entire oil/gas industry!

Mi-T-M’s trailers are equipped with everything you’ll need to complete your washing projects.

By utilizing the trailer, you can:

  • provide more space for your equipment
  • provide dependable transportation that will not break down
  • be mobile by easily attaching to different vehicles

The Right Temperature for Your Project

Customize your single or dual-axle trailer with a Mi-T-M hot or cold water pressure washer.

Mi-T-M cold water pressure washers are:

  • used to wash away dirt and debris
  • available in gas, diesel and electric models
  • excellent for cleaning a wide variety of surfaces, including siding, driveways, dog kennels, cars, boats, RV’S, and decks.

Mi-T-M hot water pressure washers are:

  • effective against grease, grime and other contaminants
  • available in gas, diesel, LP, natural gas and electric
  • capable of cutting cleaning times by 50%, which is especially useful when cleaning more than a couple hours each week.

Communicate with our experts to find which trailer is most suitable for you. No matter the location or how large the project is, Mi-T-M trailers are durable and are the perfect solution for on-site cleaning.

Home Exterior Spring Cleaning

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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You’ve wiped down your baseboards, dusted all of your shelves, you’ve even reorganized your pantry. Your spring cleaning checklist is starting to look a little bare. However, something still feels incomplete about your home.

Once the warm weather starts to hit, people start to examine the exteriors of their homes with a more critical eye. At Mi-T-M, you have many choices when it comes to making a selection from our fleet of gasoline and electric pressure washers. We also offer countless accessories—including extension hoses, detergents, nozzles, and brushes—to give you additional cleaning power for your home.

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Pressure washing is the perfect finishing touch to make your home truly shine. So, as we trade in our snow boots for sunscreen, here are 6 spring cleaning projects we at Mi-T-M recommend. Remember to always follow the recommended safety precautions.

 

Exfoliate Your Exterior

Power Wash Exterior

Does the exterior of your home may look a little rough after the harsh months of winter? All the snow and ice that your home accumulated over the winter months may cause excessive buildup that can cause mold problems and damage your home. So, this is the perfect time to deep clean those areas and get your home looking as good as new. With our Mi-T-M pressure washers, you will be able to easily remove stains and film on brick or vinyl siding. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Pressure Washers for advice on cleaning specific types of home exteriors.

Concrete Work

Let’s be honest, concrete walkways and driveways are expected to get dirty, muddy and grimy. However, many people don’t realize how much buildup actually accumulates over time, especially after the winter months. Pressure washing your driveway or walkway can remove all of that buildup that collected over the months, preserving the concrete and decreasing the chance of cracks and foundation damages.

For pressure washing, we recommend using a rotating nozzle to add an extra kick to your work. Using a surface cleaner will speed up your cleaning time. Once the surface is dry, roll or spray on the appropriate sealant. Use asphalt or acrylic sealers for asphalt. For concrete, we recommend acrylic and siloxane sealants.

rotary surface cleaner for pressure washer

All Hands On Deck

Spring is finally here; it’s time to pull out the patio furniture and get that grill up and running. But wait, take a good, hard look at your deck and observe any damages that might have occurred during the winter months. Winter can seriously harm the surface of the wood with mold, mildew, moss, dirt and even grime buildup.

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With a Mi-T-M pressure washer, you can restore your deck, gate, outdoor furniture, or even your fence to their former glory. So, talk to your authorized dealer today about which model, detergent, and attachments you should choose for your project. You’re going to be amazed by the difference.

Just Keep Swimming

After a brutally cold winter, nothing sounds more delightful than a dip in the pool on a 90-degree day. Lucky for you, those days are right around the corner. However, before you dive in, make sure your pool is ready.

Cleaning your pool with a Mi-T-M pressure washer will have your pool back to paradise in no time, but there are a few steps you need to take first before you get there. For starters, make sure you drain all of the water out of the pool. You can’t really pressure wash underwater, can you? Then, sweep up any debris that is stuck on the bottom and then pressure wash away any dirt that’s left. Make sure you use one of our detergents to get a real deep clean before you begin to fill it back up.

How’s My Yard Look?

After a long winter, your lawn equipment has probably collected a good amount of dust and grime from sitting in one place. Your lawnmower, chainsaw, rakes, shovels, leaf blower, tree trimmer, and other outdoor equipment are all essential to getting your yard ready for spring. But you can’t use dirty tools.

And what about your grill? All of the food splatters that collected have been just sitting on it all winter. That first look at your dirty grill will be heartbreaking after dreaming about sunny days where you can use it.

No worries, our pressure washers are a quick and easy fix to have your equipment looking like new again. All you have to do is select the proper amount of wand pressure and pressure wash away all the gunk that has accumulated from being stored all winter. Then, dry each piece and your equipment will be ready to go. If you do not already have a Mi-T-M pressure washer, talk to an authorized dealer about which model you should choose for your equipment.

Time To Park The Car

During the winter, your car comes into contact with a lot of salt, snow, sand, slush, dirt, and ice that can get stuck underneath your car. Then all of that gunk ends up in your garage, where it then melts onto the floor. This filth can create huge messes during the winter since you have nowhere else to really store your vehicle. That is why a deep pressure washing cleaning is essential after winter.

Not only does pressure washing keep your garage clean, but it also improves safety, adds value to your property, and prevents any damages to the structure. With your vehicle constantly traveling in and out, your garage does not really get a break. That is why we highly suggest talking to an authorized dealer about a Mi-T-M pressure washer that will have your garage looking good as new.

Spring cleaning is an important step in transitioning your home from winter to summer. Not only does it make your home look nice, but it will help keep your home from experiencing any future damages and will increase the value of the property. Using a pressure washer is an easy solution, so why not reap the benefits?

If you are interested in getting a pressure washer, you can easily locate a M-T-M dealer and ask them for their tips and suggestions. Whether you buy or rent our equipment, we know you’ll appreciate our rugged and high-quality products. Happy spring cleaning!

 

Hot Water Pressure Washers For Sanitation & Disinfecting

Posted on: March 29th, 2020 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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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 a temperature of 120 degrees to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The HHS Series Electric Pressure Washer – Only available from Mi-T-M Dealers. Find Dealer Near You.

The HHS Series electric pressure washers are portable and easy to move around in 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 indoors or outdoors.

 

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HSE Series Electric Belt Drive

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.

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HAE Series All-Electric Belt Drive

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

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The HEG Series Stationary Natural Gas/LP – Only available from Mi-T-M Dealers. Find Dealer Near You.

Mi-T-M’s HEG gas driven 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.

 

 

Should You Buy or Rent A Pressure Washer?

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by mitm_admin | 2 Comments

Buying a Pressure Washer vs. Renting a Pressure Washer

From fences to decks, siding to lawn furniture, cars to garage floors; the places and things you can clean with a pressure washer are seemingly endless. So does it make more sense to rent or buy a pressure washer?

If you only use a pressure washer once or twice a year, it may make more financial sense to rent a pressure washer or you may want to hire someone with their own machine to clean your home and items.

Benefits of renting a pressure washer include:

  • No Storage Hassle
  • No Equipment Maintenance
  • Save Money – will be less expensive to rent if you are only planning occasional use.
  • Conserve Water – pressure washers actually use less water than using a garden hose.
  • Restore & Preserve exterior surfaces by removing damaging agents, such as dirt, salt, grease and mold.

Pressure Washer

If you’re a weekend warrior and wash your house, patio, deck and outdoor furniture several times each year, you may want to purchase a sturdy and reliable washer. Mi-T-M offers a huge variety of residential pressure washers, available with an electric motor or gas engine, and ranging from 1400 PSI to 3000 PSI.

Make sure you compare like models when deciding to buy or rent a pressure washer. Once you know which motor and type of washer best fits your needs, you can calculate the hourly cost of renting vs. buying. Renting a pressure washer may cost $50-$150 dollars per day. Buying a pressure washer, depending on the model and motor, runs $300 and up. Therefore, 2-3 rentals may be the same price as buying new.

When you rent a pressure washer, you don’t have to maintain the machine. However, you may have to pay for rental insurance. When you buy a pressure washer, you’ll need to pay for your own repairs, but you’ll own the machine outright. With proper maintenance you’ll have it for many years.

Availability

Availability is another factor. If you own your own washer, you can use it whenever and wherever you need it. However, if you wish to rent, know that there are some seasons and times of year when washers are in high demand. Renting during those times may be more difficult or may cost more.

The experts at Mi-T-M can answer all your pressure washer questions. We’ve been in business for more than 50 years and our promise is to deliver unmatched performance—from the quality of our products to the dedication of each employee who does what’s right for our customer every time.

Let us explain the difference between hot and cold pressure washers, determine which size machine best fits your personal needs, and help you decide if renting or buying is best for you. Call or email us today.

 

How To Bid Pressure Cleaning A Stadium

Posted on: February 6th, 2020 by mitm_admin | 2 Comments

Bidding Stadium Clean Up – Mi-T-M

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Stadiums, arenas, and sports venues are some of the most challenging jobs to bid due to their sheer size and complexity. Many cleaning businesses lose money on these types of jobs because of underbidding, which is easy to do unless you take every last detail into account.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while putting together your bid.

  • Accessibility:

The sheer size of a venue may be intimidating for many pressure washing businesses, but the most important aspect of bidding out a cleaning job is to ensure you have the right equipment. Making sure you’re able to reach every surface that needs cleaning will determine the amount of time and energy you’ll need to dedicate to the project.

Do you need a special lift or scaffolding to reach the underside of stadium seating? Not having the proper equipment could greatly hinder your ability to do the job thoroughly and efficiently.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Quipco Pressure Washer Sales and Service

 

Plan ahead and know if there are any areas that require prep-work prior to cleaning. Is there debris or other venue belongings that could obstruct your people or equipment? Be sure to know the area well enough to foresee any obstacles you may run into.

 

  • Create Cleaning Zones:

If there are multiple areas to be cleaned within the same venue, it is generally wise to divide and conquer. By dividing a venue into zones, you’re taking the first step in prioritizing your jobs tasks. There may be zones you place a higher priority on because they’re literally higher in elevation, and the flow of soiled water determines that they be cleaned in a descending order. There may be other times where the venue’s operations depend on you cleaning specified zones first, then moving on to zones that don’t inhibit their preparations such as a concession stand. You may not realize it but accounting for this prioritization means taking into consideration the movement of people and equipment which could take extra time.

 

 

  • Attendance:

Cleaning after an event can be much more time consuming when there was high attendance. Even if you’re not responsible for trash removal, there may still be a significant quantity of spills, stains, and crumbs to wash away. Knowing the approximate attendance of an event will allow you to adjust your bid because smaller crowds generally require less cleanup and vice versa.

 

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  • Chemical Limitations:

Consider any potential limitations you may have as it relates to chemicals or equipment. Regardless the reason for the limitation you’ll need to know if you’re able to offer an alternative solution and if it will add any time to your bid.

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Photo by Al Schmidt, taken at Veteran Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

There are other factors that can be taken into consideration when bidding a stadium, but the items outlined above are often overlooked by even the best businesses. Mi-T-M Dealers are experts when it comes to equipment & applications. Reach out to the Mi-T-M dealer nearest you for any additional advice you may need when bidding out such a large project.

 

Mi-T-M’s Guide For Winterizing Your Home

Posted on: September 9th, 2019 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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Winterize Your Home

As the summer sun fades into memory, we welcome the cool, fresh temperatures of autumn. Fall is a time to prepare for the frigid months ahead. September and October are the ideal time to winterize and protect your home and belongings. At Mi-T-M we offer a wide variety of solutions to prepare your property for winter. You have a lot of choices when it comes to our huge selection of gasoline and electric pressure washers. We also offer countless accessories—including extension hoses, detergents, nozzles, and brushes—to give you additional cleaning power for specific jobs.

 

Yes, summer is over, but you still have some beautiful fall days left to get ready for winter. As the leaves start to swirl and crunch beneath your feet, here are 13 fall cleaning projects we recommend at Mi-T-M. Remember to take the proper safety precautions before beginning any project.

 

Exfoliate Your Exterior

While the weather is still nice, take a stroll around your home. Check the exterior to see if there are any areas that have dirt, moss, or mold. Now is the perfect time to tame those spots before the first snow sends you indoors. A Mi-T-M pressure washer will easily remove stains and plant growth, from brick or vinyl siding. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Pressure Washers for advice on cleaning specific types of home exteriors.

 

Primed for Painting

Check for peeling paint on exterior surfaces. Our Mi-T-M pressure washers are a great way to blast away old paint. After you’ve carefully followed these easy “How-To Strip Paint” steps, let the surface properly dry, prep the area, and you’re ready to paint your home before winter. Fall is a wonderful time to paint the exterior of your home. Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, it’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, it’s just right. Check with an experienced paint retailer about the best methods for painting wood and siding.

preparing wood for painting exterior

 

Get Your Mind, er Leaves, Out of the Gutter

Gutters are an important part of your home’s structural integrity. They redirect water away from your roof and walls. However, they can easily get clogged with leaves, insects, sticks, and other debris. A Mi-T-M pressure washer fitted with a gutter cleaner accessory will make short work of dirty gutters. Forget ladders or climbing on the roof. At Mi-T-M, we make your safety a priority. Using this wonderful attachment, you can blast away dirt and grime while standing on the ground. Cleaning your gutters now will help prevent ice dams from forming during the winter.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Most people know you can pressure wash your car or motorcycle. But did you realize you can also clean your RV, boat, jet ski, snowmobile, and other vehicles? It’s true. Because of potential paint damage, be sure to use the gentlest cleansers and the proper nozzle. You want to gently clean your vehicles, not strip them of paint, decals, or trim. Talk to your authorized Mi-T-M dealer or talk to our support center about the best model for your specific machinery.

 

Make Way for Santa

Just as your gutters need cleaning, so too does your fireplace. Before you pile on the logs for a toasty winter fire, make sure your fireplace is clean as a whistle. Our Mi-T-M wet/dry vacuums are an easy and convenient way to get rid of ashes. Choose from 9, 13, and 18-gallon models. You’ll appreciate the power and quiet operation of these vacuums as well as our lifetime canister warranty. But there is some maintenance you shouldn’t attempt; repairs best left to the experts. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends you have your chimney inspected once each year to check for structural soundness and obstructions.

 

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Winter ice and snow can wreak havoc with your driveway. Water from sleet or snow can seep below the surface of your concrete and then freeze and expand. The result can range from minor cracks to major foundation damage. So play offense. Start by getting rid of any paint, oil, or gas stains. Before snow hits, clean your driveway with a pressure washer. We recommend adding a rotating nozzle to add extra kick to your work. You may also wish to use a surface cleaner. Once the surface is dry, roll or spray on the appropriate sealant. Use asphalt or acrylic sealers for asphalt. For concrete, we recommend acrylic and siloxane sealants.

 

All Hands On Deck

Remember when your fence or your deck was new? The wood looked so fresh and beautiful. But time can be unkind. And harsh weather conditions can begin to destroy any wood surface. Mold, mildew, moss, dirt and grime are just a few of the culprits for this type of mess. Using a Mi-T-M pressure washer, you can restore your fence, gate, outdoor furniture, or deck to their former glory. Your authorized dealer will help you choose the proper model, detergent, and attachments for your project. Just for fun? Take a before and after picture of the wood surface. You’ll be amazed by the difference.

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Garbage In; Garbage Out

Have you ever looked inside your trash cans and recycle bins? Pretty disgusting, right? Pressure wash away all the dirt and detritus in one fell swoop. Simply lay your cans on their side and place them up against something solid . . . or they’ll blow away with the force of the spray. Use a sudsy wash to soften the interior. Then finish with a steady stream of water from your pressure washer. Turn the canisters and cans upside down and let them dry in the sun. That was easy, wasn’t it?

 

Your Cleaning Will Go Swimmingly

You have such fond memories of the summer months spent in your pool. Make sure you’ll have more memories next season by taking proper care of the space now. Drain all the water and get ready to pressure wash away the dirt and debris. Sure you can use brushes and other tools instead. But why would you? Save time and stress by using a powerful pressure washer to clean and winterize your in ground pool.

 

Prepare for Winter Emergencies

During harsh winters, a generator makes sense for many homeowners. Mi-T-M manufactures many different types and sizes of generators for all your needs. If you are considering a generator purchase, now is the time. If the power goes out, what are your immediate needs? Perhaps you’ll want to keep the heat going? Maybe you need the lights? Or perhaps you want to be sure your food doesn’t spoil? Determining how you’ll use your generator will help you select the right size.

 

A Sprinkling of Advice

Your sprinkler system worked hard for you all spring and summer, keeping your grass watered and green. Now it’s time for you to take care of the system. Before freezing temperature arrive, make sure you blow out all the water from the pipes. A Mi-T-M air compressor is the ideal way to do this. Be sure to protect your pipes before winter beats you to the punch.

 

Spray and Shine Before Storing

As a homeowner, chances are you have a lot of yard equipment. To preserve your tools, we recommend pressure washing them before storing them for the winter. Look around; most any type of lawn accessory can benefit from a pressure wash. Line up your lawn mower, chain saw, rakes, leaf blower, tree trimmer, edger, broom, or other outdoor tools. Select the proper amount of wand pressure and pressure wash away all the gunk from the summer months. Dry each piece and store your equipment for the winter.

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Prep Your Pressure Washer for Hibernation

Now that you’ve prepared your home and equipment for winter, don’t forget to winterize your pressure washer. For your gas model, drain all the liquid, attach a pump saver to the water inlet, start the motor, and make sure all the discharged liquid is pure solution. For an electric model, simply squeeze the solution to flush out the system. Now you can safely store your machine in the garage or shed until spring.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our Mi-T-M Fall preparation and cleaning guide. You can easily locate a M-T-M dealer and ask them for their tips and suggestions. Whether you buy or rent our equipment, we know you’ll appreciate our rugged and high-quality products. We wish you a very safe and happy winter.

 

Pressure Washing The Ultimate Pressure Washer Guide

Posted on: May 22nd, 2019 by mitm_admin | 13 Comments

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The Ultimate Guide to Pressure Washing

If you’re like us, you love before and after home pictures. But you wouldn’t believe a few of the “before” images we’ve seen at Mi-T-M. In some pictures, you can’t even tell the original color of the vinyl siding, others show greasy and blackened driveways and garages, while some photos feature decks covered in slimy algae.

before and after pressure washer

Not only are these unsightly and unwelcoming sights, many of these spaces are slippery and dangerous.

As a busy homeowner, it’s easy to let maintenance and home projects fall by the wayside. But what if you had an easy, economical and quick way to clean your property from top to bottom and from sidewalk to back fence? You do.

Pressure washing is an excellent method to make fast work of built-up grime, mud, and mold and mildew. And at Mi-T-M, we’re your trusted provider of high-quality residential and industrial pressure washers.

Nearly 48 years ago, Mi-T-M’s founder , AJ Spiegel realized the need for a portable, economical, and powerful cleaner. With a background in painting and cleaning, he built a 1000 PSI gas-powered unit. It was a humble, but important step. We’ve come a long way since then and today we offer hundreds of industrial and residential cleaning products and equipment.

With a variety of sizes and types, our powerful Mi-T-M machines can help you tackle patios, driveways, decks, siding, pools, fencing, lawn furniture, and even prep for painting. Once dirty and unclean spaces suddenly transform into sparkling and polished areas. Those are exactly the types of pictures we cherish: the after photos.

We’ve prepared this fun step-by-step guide on pressure washing to help you learn how to pressure wash your home. Used along with our short and informative videos, we believe you’ll be an expert in no time and your home will be the envy of the neighborhood.

And the Third Little Piggy Built His Home of Bricks

Brick homes are beautiful, sturdy, and timeless. Like other home surfaces, bricks become dirty, mossy, and need regular maintenance. Unlike many other home materials, brick is porous and more prone to discoloration and structural damage. Therefore, before you attempt to pressure wash your brick home, you should know the proper methods for cleaning.

Follow these 7 basic steps of preparation before you use your pressure washer and you’ll be on the fast track to a newer, brighter brick home.

  1. Shut off outdoor electrical components and avoid high-voltage spots like your central air conditioner.
  2. Wear waterproof clothes, gloves, and goggles.
  3. Survey and study the surface. If you see cracks or holes between the bricks, you must repair them before you begin pressure washing. Carefully patch these areas with mortar and let them cure for at least a week. Once they’re dry, you can move to the next step.
  4. Soak and saturate your brick with H20 from top to bottom. Water helps prepare the brick for cleaning. It also prevents the bricks from absorbing harsh detergents.
  5. Test an out-of-the-way area. Use your pressure washer to blast away grime from a small space of brick. This experiment will show if you need to adjust your pressure washer settings before you get started on the entire home. Remember: You don’t need to harness the power of a tsunami to clean brick. Turn down the PSI until you find just the right setting.
  6. Apply pressure washer detergent. Choose only cleaners designated for cleaning brick. Spray the detergent from bottom to top to prevent streaking. Allow the cleaner to soak into the brick surface for 5-10 minutes. Do not allow the detergent to dry on your surface.
  7. Check for extra challenging stains. If you find an especially dirty area, use a rotary scrub brush. This will help loosen the grime and is a safer approach than cranking up the pressure washer.
  8. Reverse, rinse and repeat. When you applied water to moisten the brick, you sprayed from bottom to top. Now, to clear the detergent and reduce residue, you should gently spray water from top to bottom.

Some people, once the brick is dry, opt to apply a brick and mortar sealant. Your local hardware store can help you select one that’s made exclusively for brick.

There you have it. With just seven easy steps, you’ve improved the look and extended the life of your brick home. Aren’t you glad you didn’t build your home of straw?

 

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Pressure Washing House Siding with the Experts

Now that we’ve shown you the proper techniques for pressure washing brick houses, we’d be remiss if we didn’t explain how to pressure wash homes with vinyl siding.

Vinyl siding is used on more than 32 percent of new homes in the U.S. It’s a low-maintenance, inexpensive material that never needs to be painted. But it’s also notorious for accumulating mold, mildew, dirt and debris. And because vinyl siding is malleable, you cannot blast it with too much force.

Follow these easy steps and you’ll be well on your way to uncovering a home with tons of curb appeal.

  • Put safety first. As with any outdoor pressure washing job, avoid electrical lines, conduits and outdoor appliances. Cover any exposed outlets.
  • Pick the right tool for the job. You’ll want at least 3,000 PSI to reach high, out-of-the way places. Whether you prefer a gas- or electric-powered pressure washer is your choice. But Mi-T-M is happy to discuss the best fit for you.
  • Wear waterproof clothes, gloves, and goggles.
  • Protect any shrubs and bushes that might be damaged your by high-pressure spray work. Use a drop cloth or a plastic tablecloth to cover them while you work.
  • Scan the surface of your vinyl siding. If you notice any particularly moldy spots, you should pre-treat them with a mixture of bleach and water. Scrub the spot with a sponge by hand and rinse with water. Pre-treat a test spot with the bleach mixture before proceeding to the next.
  • Get ready to apply detergent to your vinyl siding. Be sure to use cleansers made especially for pressure washers. Mi-T-M offers pressure washers with injectors that mix your solution right into the jet spray.
  • Test your pressure washer on a small spot of vinyl before you clean the whole kit and caboodle. This will give you a good measure of the power you’ll need. You can bump the impact on the surface by putting less distance between you and the siding. Remember, more distances equals less pressure.
  • Apply your soap mixture using a lower pressure setting. Working from bottom to top, aim for smooth and steady strokes with your wand.
  • Sweep your washer from left to right using overlapping strokes. Keep the wand pointed slightly downward to avoid spraying underneath the gaps in the vinyl siding.
  • Allow the cleaning agent to sit and soak into the vinyl for about 5-10 minutes. Just be sure you don’t let it dry on the surface.
  • Begin the rinse process with fresh, clean water. Again, start at the top and work your way down with the pressure washer to prevent streaking.

Now, step back and admire your handiwork. If you’ve followed our tips and techniques above, your home should look brand spankin’ new. Well done, weekend warrior. Well done.

All Hands On Deck

You may not be the captain of a ship, but you can make sure your own deck is in tip-top shape. But don’t do it the old-fashioned, backbreaking way. Let Mi-T-M provide just the right equipment and training.

You love your deck. It’s a great place to read, relax and entertain. Make sure you learn the proper way to preserve and protect it.

Rather than bending over and scrubbing each square inch of your home deck, use a pressure washer to blast away the months of grime and goo. But first, do no harm. Remember that the surface is sensitive. Before you begin, read and follow our suggested tips and techniques below.

Sweep, rinse and wet your deck thoroughly. Make sure you’ve removed all debris and dirt. Wear waterproof clothes, gloves, and goggles.

Find the right pressure setting via the unloader valve. Turn the unloader counterclockwise for lower pressure and clockwise for higher pressure. For example, soft woods like pine require much lower amounts of water pressure. Pick an inconspicuous test spot and start the pressure at about 600 PSI. If you need to go higher you can, but starting with lower pressure prevents irreversible damage. Remember that pressure washers can clean brick (as we explained above), but you don’t need that kind of power for a wood deck.

Use quick connect tip nozzles with 25 or 40 degree output. A quick connect nozzle ensures you can cover a larger surface area and spreads out the force of the pressure washer. Start with a back and forth spray motion about two feet from the ground. Never allow the nozzle to get too close to your wood deck. Damage to your wood surface may occur.

Remember safety at all times. Never point your nozzle at animals, people, or glass. This may seem like a no-brainer, but many people don’t realize the power a pressure washer packs. Avoid accidents and focus only on your deck.

You’re heard the expression: don’t go against the grain. That certainly applies to this pressure washing your deck. Work with the grain of the wood. Why? Doing so will prevent uneven spots or cleaning edges.

Begin pressure washing where your deck meets your home foundation and spray out excessive dirt and debris.

How was the deck swabbing, matey? We’re betting you can’t wait to invite your friends and neighbors over for a BBQ on your “new” deck.

Our Concrete Plan for Success

Ever noticed just how much concrete is on your property? Your driveway, sidewalk, steps, porch, patio and—if you’re lucky enough to own one—pool—are all made out of cement. Ever notice how dirty these spaces can become?

Whether you have months or years of grime to clear, Mi-T-M is here to help. Our pressure washers will make quick work of discolored and dirty concrete. Choose from our large selection of gas- and electric powered pressure washers. No matter how large the job, we’ve got the perfect pressure washer to blast away many layers of gunk. We also offer a wide variety of other equipment that will help make cleaning a snap.

Remember the three P’s of concrete: It is porous, it is penetrable, and it is permeable. What does this mean for you? Well, though it may look hard as rock, you need to use a little common sense and TLC when you’re using a pressure washing to clean concrete.

Start by making a clean sweep of things. Sweep or blow away all excess dust and debris. Pick up and move things like lawn furniture, toys, and potted plants that could be damaged during pressure washing.

Next, think about your plan of attack. If you’ve got a lot of surface area to cover, split up your concrete cleaning into segments. Doing so will allow you to focus on one task at a time and not feel overwhelmed. Once you tackle one area, move on to the next. You won’t wash the same space twice and you’ll be able to take breaks, as needed.

Though Grease was the word for John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, it doesn’t belong anywhere on your property. Grab your bottle of degreaser (you did remember to buy one, didn’t you?), attach your soap injector to the pressure washer and apply degreaser your concrete. For really tough stains, you can use a stiff brush to work the degreaser into the concrete.

Now it’s rub-a-dub time. Mi-T-M will help you find just the right detergent for the machine you purchase. Attach your spray wand, use the soap tip, and begin applying detergent.

Go grab a cold one from the fridge. Be patient and give the detergent up to 10 minutes to soak into your concrete. It’s working . . . even though you’re not.

Now it gets fun. When the detergent has permeated your concrete, it’s time to blast away all the accumulated suds and soil. You’re about to see the fruits of your labor. Switch to a high pressure spray, keep your nozzle at least 10 inches away from the surface and use smooth back and forth motions, overlapping each pass by five or more inches. For really dirty patches, you may need to make several passes with your pressure washer. Mi-T-M also has rotary surface cleaners available for large surface areas that are capable of cleaning larger surfaces faster and easier than a standard cleaning nozzle.
You’re done! It’s high time to stand back and admire your porch/patio/sidewalk/pool/driveway/garage/other concrete area. We’re betting the sparkling surface is clean enough to eat off, mate. And yes, you deserve it, so go grab another cold one.

Don’t Fence Me In

Now that you’ve pressure washed your way to a gleaming home and sparkling exteriors, don’t neglect other property areas like your fences. We’re human and we notice what’s different. Even though your castle may look like new, if it’s bordered by a filthy fence, people will probably notice the fence first. So, to maximize your curb appeal, finish with the fence. You’ll be amazed by the transformation.

Underneath the moldy or mildewed grey or black color of your current dingy wood fence awaits a beautiful surface waiting to be rediscovered. With a bit of elbow grease and time, you can restore the former luster of your fence.

A Mi-T-M pressure washer is ideal for the task. That’s because the power of the spray will blast away the outer layer of old wood cells to reveal the beautiful wood underneath. “Wood” you believe it? You’ll save on the cost of a new fence and will prolong the life of your current fence.

Ready? Here are 10 quick steps to follow for your makeover fence project:

  1. Pick the right pressure washer for the job. It’s like Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Too weak and small and you won’t see any difference. Too powerful and big and you’ll damage the wood and leave erosion and cut marks behind. A good electric model should offer about 1,000-1,500 PSI; a gas model should pack a 2,000-2,500 PSI punch.
  2. Choose the best cleanser for your fence. Acid-based residential cleaners are easy, but may not take care of really tough stains. So you may wish to consider a commercial grade detergent. Speak with the experts where you purchased your Mi-T-M pressure washer. You may want to show them a “before” picture of your fence for reference.
  3. Clear away any objects or tie/cover plants and bushes near the fence line. This will give you direct access to the fence and prevent damage.
  4. Select the right sprayer tip. We recommend a 25-degree tip to begin. However, if find you need more power, you can switch to a 15-degree tip. Power wash a small section of wood see if you’ve got the right degree of pressure.
  5. Wear waterproof clothes, gloves, and goggles. The force of the spray will feel like Niagara Falls. Stay dry; stay safe.
  6. Power up the machine and begin applying the detergent. Hold the sprayer about 3-4 feet away from the fence.
  7. Stay in motion. Keep moving and fanning the sprayer to avoid damaging the wood. Use different angles and move in closer if needed.
  8. Let the cleaning solution sink in and do its magic for about 10 minutes. Just keep a watchful eye to make sure it doesn’t dry.
  9. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water.
  10. Celebrate a job well done.

Well? What do you think? Did you, in your wildest dreams, ever think it was possible to see results like these? These are the types of before and after images we love so much at Mi-T-M. If only looking younger were this easy.

Performance Under Pressure

We hope our tongue-in-cheek guide has shown you how truly easy it is to use a pressure washer to accomplish most any outdoor cleaning task.

For nearly 45 years, Mi-T-M has helped customers across the world. Those same customers report that they appreciate our performance, quality, value and dependability.  

We know the pride of home ownership. And it’s why we’re so excited to hear success stories from those who have used our equipment and our products. It’s a great feeling to stand back and admire the fruits of your own labor. And it’s also a great feeling to see the dramatic difference our pressure washers can make on an enormous variety of items including your home, car, lawn furniture, boat, RV, car, driveway, windows, fences, playground equipment, deck, garage floor, and oh gosh, we could go on and on.

At Mi-T-M, we’re proud of our long and excellent reputation. Here’s our vow: We promise to deliver unmatched performance—from the quality of our products to the dedication of each employee who does what’s right for our customer every time.

 

 

 

 

Maintaining The Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Tale Of Quipco Sales.

Posted on: May 6th, 2019 by mitm_admin | No Comments
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The crowd gathers during the pregame ceremonies at the 2018 Indianapolis 500, May 27, 2018. A B-2 Spirit performed a flyover before the start of the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a 2 1/2 mile stretch of road that has led many drivers to greatness. There are many unique things about this place, an obvious one being the prestigious Indy 500. Although many events around race day are well documented, many don’t consider the extensive work that takes place before, during, and after. We’d like to give you an insider’s look at what it takes to keep the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in pristine condition for drivers and spectators alike.

As a young boy Daniel Porterfield would ride his bike to the track so he could witness all the action happening on race day. Years later he took over the company his parents founded Quipco Sales and began selling Mi-T-M power washing equipment; because of the contacts he made when visiting the track, Daniel was able to establish the Indianapolis Motor Speedway maintenance crew as his clients. This relationship continued to grow over the years, and in 2016 proved to be fruitful for both sides. Internal factors lead to a track management vacancy at IMS, and Daniel was notified immediately once the contract became available. A relationship that began over 25 years ago resulted in Daniel earning a contract to power wash the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is a testament to properly serving clients.

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From April 1st to May 25th, Daniel put in 12 hour days of power washing with Mi-T-M equipment before and after each race. One can imagine the amount of cement, concrete, asphalt, composite, and black concrete that’s washed at a racetrack, but picture doing it all by hand. Walking the track with 5,000-gallon water trucks, and spraying it from the top of the bank to the infield seemed to be a never-ending task. As all innovative business owners do, Daniel is currently developing a customized 96-inch truck mounted sprayer to make his operation more efficient the next time around. An improvement such as this could cut his man-hours substantially, and ensure he produces an even better result.

 

Aside from cleaning the racetrack areas, Daniel is responsible for the washing and sanitizing seating, amenities, and other highly traveled areas. The 250,000 bleacher seats at IMS were cleaned throughout the racing season as well as restrooms, concessions, and concourse areas.

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Quipco Sales was founded on the principals of professionalism, trustworthiness, and service, three elements that help to continually strengthen customer relationships. One piece of advice Daniel has for other contractors is, “if possible, always communicate with others on the jobsite. You never know where you’ll make a friend or gain a customer – which are the same thing in my book.”

 

We love to hear great stories like this from our dealer network and those using our machines to do great work. If you have a story to share with us, please contact us on Facebook.

Dealer Spotlight: MG CLEANERS, LLC

Posted on: August 6th, 2018 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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MG Cleaners

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.

 

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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.

Oilfield Services Company

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.

Advantages of a Hot Pressure Washer

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Some Like It Hot: Hot Pressure Washers

When it comes to buying a pressure washer, MITM doesn’t want you to be uncertain. We want you to have all the facts to make sure you’re getting exactly the right product for the right job. 

Grime, muck, grunge, and grease. Sure, they’re great sounding words, but they’re 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 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 just more effective at removing stains. Why? The hotter the temperature, the lower the surface tension of water. Hot water contains fast moving, or excited, particles. This means the molecules spread apart, making it easier to expand and then loosen a stain. In addition, hot water can more quickly cut through grease and it effectively kills bacteria and microorganisms.

 

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Mi-T-M  Product Line

Our Mi-T-M pressure washer product line—both electric and gas-powered—includes many types of residential and commercial units. 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 digger and excavator machines 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.when to use hot water pressure washer
  • Food industry – Restaurants and wineries must meet enacted standards to pass inspection. A hot water pressure washer can be used to properly clean and disinfect many different areas, including the floor, kitchen hoods and ducts, outdoor seating, and dumpster/waste areas. Hot water cleaning also requires less detergent, saving you money and 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 pull one of our trailer units. Then the washer becomes a portable cleaning machine. For decks and driveways, use our superior rotary surface cleaner.
  • 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 pressure washer. A hot water cleaning can take care of any cleaning concerns. And you can use it afterwards to clean your shop floor too.benefits of hot water pressure washer
  • Waste Management – Garbage and recycling trucks can’t be choosy; they 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 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 product 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 training videos to learn more. We’re proud of our high-quality hot pressure washers and know they’ll help save you time, money, and stress. Contact Mi-T-M today.

 

 

 

 

 

Mi-T-M’s Spring Cleaning Contest – WIN a Pressure Washer!

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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Enter for your chance to make spring cleaning quick, easy, and fun!

Spring is just around the corner, and we want to help you clean your dirty stuff with a NEW 3200 PSI Work Pro® Series pressure washer featuring a KOHLER engine! The Spring Cleaning Contest starts March 15th and runs through April 15th, and all you have to do to enter is like our Facebook page & submit a photo in the comment section of the dirtiest thing you would clean using a pressure washer. A winner will be selected at random and announced on April 16th.

 

Think of all the uses you have for a pressure washer, especially during this time of the year. Not only can a new washer clean all the items that have been collecting dust while in storage for the winter but will also make larger projects a breeze when you’re ready to tackle them. Washing your siding, sidewalks, garage floor, vehicles, toys, and more will be easier due to this units’ power capabilities. This unit includes quick connect nozzles – 15º, 25º and a detergent nozzle, as well as a 25-foot x 3/8-inch wire-braided high-pressure hose, a professional-grade trigger gun, a two-piece, 36-inch lance and an efficient Kohler engine that will produce all the power you’ll ever need!

 

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Designed to easily handle tough cleaning jobs, the WP Series is great for blasting away mud and muck and is great for cleaning jobs on the farm, around the home, or at a small business. The Mi-T-M Work Pro® Series pressure washer features dynamic settings that allow you to wash a variety of surfaces, from something as hard as concrete to something as soft as vinyl. Because it’s mounted on an extremely strong frame and has wheels, the portability of this pressure washer is easy for every user. If you’re hosting a grad party, bonfire, bbq, trying to sell your home, or anything in between, you can definitely use a pressure washer to make the job easier and see better results.

Enter Today

Don’t wait! Take a few minutes and enter now on our Facebook page. Good luck!

 

Ponsford Ltd. – Caboose Restoration project

Posted on: January 30th, 2018 by mitm_admin | No Comments

Our friend Gordon from Ponsford Ltd., sent us some great photos & video of his latest restoration project. His team worked on this fantastic caboose for the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. For this project they used a Mi-T-M 3504 Industrial Hot Water Pressure Washer as well as the Rotating Nozzle & Sand Injector attachment.

Caboose before restoration

Caboose before restoration – close up of rust

Sand Injector attachment.

Paint applied & restoration complete.

Thanks for the images Gordon! We love to see our equipment in use. If you have photos or video of your Mi-T-M machine in action send them to us here.

 

Should I Choose an Electric or Gasoline Pressure Washer?  

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by mitm_admin | No Comments

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In your quest for cleaner surfaces you have officially decided to purchase a pressure washer, the ultimate solution to the many challenging surfaces you may face! Now that you decided to purchase, the next question is, what type do you get? There are a few differences among the many brands of pressure washers, however, the most prevalent is the amount of power they produce.

 

As with any tool, there is a specific application for each. The amount of power produced by a pressure washer can be lumped into two general categories, industrial and residential. You can further break these categories down depending on your use intentions. Industrial pressure washers can be used on a daily basis, provide more power, and are very durable. Residential pressure washers are typically used less frequently, have slightly less power, and can be used on almost any surface without damaging anything.

 

You are most likely to purchase a residential type washer, which still leaves you with a few more questions to answer. The first question is usually, how much power do I need in a pressure washer? The amount of power you’ll need depends on the type of surface you plan on cleaning and the length of time you intend to use the washer. So now your question should be, electric or gas pressure washer. As you may imagine a gas-powered pressure washer will produce more power than an electric, however, more power may not mean it’s the best tool for the job. This is the fundamental difference when it comes to a washer, gas powered vs. electric powered.

 

Gas Powered

Gas powered pressure washers are often long-lasting machines that produce the most power. Because they are built to handle highly pressurized water, the parts and components are made of durable metal and plastics. This construction allows the gas-powered washer to stand the test of time. A gas washer is highly portable and will give you a greater range of use, however, depending on your own physical strength this may be a limiting factor. A gas washer is heavier than an electric, so depending on whether or not you can lift it is what determines it’s actual portability.

 

A gas-powered machine also lends itself to daily use, standing up to the tough jobs you have in store. This means it is a reliable tool for larger projects throughout the year. If you have heavily soiled surfaces that need cleaning a gas washer will power right though the dirt and grime! Gas washers can provide much more power which means it will make your job faster and easier. This power doesn’t mean you can’t use it on a more delicate surface, you’ll just need to use the appropriate accessories and keep in mind the various washing techniques used in safe washing.

 

On the other hand, a gas pressure washer will dig a bit deeper into your wallet. Because of it’s construction and overall power, a gas washer has a higher price tag. This should not deter you from making the purchase though, as it will most likely last longer than other types. Because a gas-powered pressure washer is powered by an internal combustion engine, you’ll obviously have to maintain it as such. Keeping an eye on fuel and oil levels will need to become a part of your maintenance routine. Something you may not think of at the time of purchase is winterizing the engine. This will need to be done each winter or whenever the washer sits idle for an extended period of time. Winterizing the washer means you need to remove any water from inside, and add a fuel-stabilizer to the gas. This will ensure no damage is done by cold weather, and help your washer last longer. If you’ve seen a driver broken down on the side of the road, you know that engines are prone to break down once in a while. A gas-powered pressure washer is just as susceptible to breakdowns as a car, something to keep in mind when making your choice. Gas powered washers are very reliable, but you should know that a breakdown is a possibility.

 

 

 

Electric Powered

An electric powered pressure washer can serve as an affordable and effective washing tool. Electric washers tend to cost less than gas washers, and be as effective as a gas-powered washer. These washers are ideal for intermittent use, and do very well when used on vehicles, patios, home siding, and other small projects. The majority of electric washers are light-weight, which lends them to easy use by a full range of operators.

 

If you live in a quiet neighborhood the last thing you want to do is disrupt the peace with a loud noise. The beauty of an electric washer is how quiet and non-invasive it is. The amount of noise pollution you’ll emit is extremely minimal, something your neighbors will appreciate!

 

A few drawbacks of the electric pressure washer are primarily in relation to it’s range of use. Manufacturers advise against using an extension cord with an electric washer, which limits your range when working around the house. If you want to pressure wash a fence, you’ll be limited to using the nearest power source. Since these washers aren’t built to handle extreme pressure they are usually constructed with various plastic parts. This means that they will wear out over time, so you may save money up-front but end up needing to purchase another in the coming years.

 

 

 

As you can see when it comes to a gas or electric pressure washer, each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. The best thing you can do when deciding which type to purchase is think of the projects you want to work on. From there your decision should become much easier.