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Construction and remodeling can be a dirty business, and that is why having a hot-water pressure washer is a necessity. Paint overspray, drips, and spills are a common occurrence at construction projects. You also may find oil stains from vehicles and equipment, caulk, liquid nails, drywall dust, chalk lines, tire marks, not to mention dirt and debris. Here are four great reasons why you should be pressure washing your project with hot water.

1. Pressure washing is non-abrasive. Using floor scrubbers or scrapers may scratch and damage the surface you are trying to clean. Scratches and gouges in your concrete or pavers is less attractive than the stain you were trying to clean — and more permanent!

2. Cold water power washers can cause damage too! Avoid power washing with cold water and 0° tips, as they can cause irreparable damage in the form of pitted out concrete and “snail trails”. Hot-water pressure washing uses steam and intense heat to help breakdown the chemical composition of paint, oil and other stains without affecting hard flatwork surfaces. Less pressure is then required to lift off the stain. Use a “fan” tip or other tip designed to spread out the force of the water over a wider area. This not only speeds up the job, but reduces the risk of etching lines into concrete and other hard surfaces.

3. Multitask with a pressure washer. A pressure washer is a versatile tool that can be used for many purposes around the jobsite. Pressure washing can be used to dust off the exterior of a building to ensure a dirt-free surface for painting. A hot-water machine can be used on concrete to remove grime and help open up concrete pores in preparation for applying epoxy, stains, and sealers. A hot-water pressure washer is also ideal for cleaning up accumulated grease and debris from tools, trucks, heavy equipment and other construction vehicles. In the event of an unexpected paint spill or oil leak emergency, a hot water pressure washer will be a welcome addition in your arsenal of tools.

4. Clean to impress! A clean jobsite at any stage of the construction process is vital to impressing your customer, and a necessity at the end as the project nears completion. Pressure washing with hot water is an easy way to add value to any construction project by increasing customer satisfaction. The first impression a customer has is the exterior of their project as they approach. A filthy mess outside would instantly detract from all the hard work put into the entire project. Alternatively, a clean appearance is inviting and makes a strong statement about the quality of service they can expect from the overall project.

If you are going to tackle hot-water pressure washing by yourself, be sure to become familiar with the tools and techniques necessary to perform the task properly. Follow good safety practices to avoid common pressure washing injuries. Consider hiring a professional pressure washing company that uses top-of-the-line equipment and has many years of experience in the construction cleaning industry.


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Join us in celebrating not only the New Year, but our 15th Birthday! That’s right, we are celebrating our 15th year in business in the Phoenix area.

A Little History…
We began this journey in 1996 with a single power washer. We have steadily grown and built a company that continues to be associated quality service and customer satisfaction. Our team now comprises an experienced staff of 12 employees and boasts an impressive fleet of 7 top-of-the-line industrial pressure washing machines and 4 industrial street sweepers!

In addition to our industry-leading pressure washing services, we now offer a wide array of exterior maintenance services including commercial property maintenance, construction cleaning, street sweeping, epoxy, stain, and paver sealing.

Thank You!
We would not be here without the support of our customers and vendors. We genuinely appreciate your business and/or interest in our services over the past 15 years. If you are not already an active customer, we invite you to check out our websites below to learn more about us and as always, estimates are free! Just call 602-373-1515!

From our families to yours, we wish you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!


The Team at ACME Powerwash


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

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

ACME Broom Bear Sweepers use on-board water systems to keep dust down and all our machines comply with PM-10 regulations.

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

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

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

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

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Mmmmm. Donuts.

Prior to the grand opening of this establishment, the contractor hired ACME POWERWASH to steam-clean and powerwash the concrete entry and parking lot to remove various stains, dirt, and debris including paint spills, caulk, drywall mud, etc.

Our industrial pressure washers use 300 degree steam at up to 3500 psi to help remove unsightly stains and debris that might detract from the cleanliness and professionalism of an establishment. They get it dirty, we clean it up, you eat their donuts… we all have our place in the food chain.

For more information on us and the services that we offer, please visit us online at http://www.acmepowerwash.com or call us today at 602.373.1515.

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One of the easiest ways to clean up a large amount of dirt in a brand new parking lot is to hire a sweeping company to come in and clean up the mess.

ACME POWERWASH, INC’s sweepers are Tymco 210 Regenerative Air Sweepers with a side mechanical broom and on-board water system. The brooms and large vaccum head excel at picking up various trash, leaves, dirt and debris. The water system helps keep dust down to a minimum. All sweepers are PM-10 compliant (particulate matter is not allowed to escape into the air). ACME POWERWASH, INC is a registered subcontractor with the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD).

Two-man crews are typically sent out so one technician can blow or hand sweep sidewalks and other areas that are not accessible by the sweeper.

In addition to construction cleaning, the sweepers also work well for parking lot cleaning at commercial centers, private home associations and communities, parking garages, office complexes, etc.

For more information on the ACME POWERWASH, INC fleet of sweepers please visit their page online at http://www.acmepowerwash.com/sweeping.html or call 602.373.1515 for a free quote.

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Pressure washing is a great way to clean up the mess made during the construction of new homes. Construction related stains/debris might include paint (spills, drops and overspray), stucco splatters, drywall mud/dust, red framer’s chalk, and even oil spills from bobcats and other machinery. Our power washers are capable of hitting these stains with steam at 300 degrees and 3500psi to clean up that mess and leave a new property looking just that, new.

To get more information about the services that we offer please visit our webpage at http://www.acmepowerwash.com.

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