Nation Wash Complete Services

Truck Fleet Services

No need to wait in line at truck stops or truck washes. No need to hire employees to wash trucks, over use soap products, damage vehicles or create environmental problems. NATION WASH with ten years of fleet washing experience has got you covered, servicing locations across America from coast to coast. We’ve got what it takes to handle any type of job we no excuse . In addition to our equipment, our familiarity with local, state, and federal regulations concerning waste disposal makes us a natural choice for dealing with spills of many hazardous materials as well as drum disposal of hazardous and non hazardous wastes. We monitor the collection, transportation and disposal of all spilled materials and we provide our customers with proof of safety disposal.

House Wash

A unique, safe and effective pressure washing system that cuts labor costs and restores all surfaces making them look like new again. We offer a pressure washing process, which allows the cleaning of aluminum and vinyl without causing damage to the siding. It is an economical method of exterior pressure washing for homes of all types and sizes. Currently we are washing Single Level, Multi-Level, Two Stories, Aluminum, Brick, Stone, Stucco, Wood or Vinyl. We can clean your decks and patios safely and with no harm to the environment in the process. Easily removing dirt, stains, and grime with no doubt. We also specialize in removing tar, graffiti, and other materials from driveways, sidewalks and bricks.

Decks

A wood deck adds beauty and value to a home. At the same time it serves as the center for entertaining and relaxation in summer months. It is necessary to clean your wood deck every one or two years and treat it with a wood preservative to help maintain its rich wood colors. With proper maintenance you can extend its life while maintaining the beauty of your deck. Certain forms of moss and algae are unaffected by chlorine (bleach) solutions. It is necessary that they be removed by using a High Pressure water washer as well as use of the proper chemicals. A power washer works very well in removing moss and algae and essentially removing a thin layer of wood fibers.

We take every step necessary to make sure special attention is used to insure no damage is caused to the wood surface. By using a 45 degree spray tip and controlling the pressure (1000 to 1200psi) this will avoid excess fraying or furring of the wood surface. Power washing can be a slow and very dirty process but the results are truly remarkable with the wood returning very close to its original color

Floor Stripping

When do I need to Strip my tile Floor?

Suppliers of high-performance floor finishes emphasize the durability of their products in terms of "life" of a floor finish ... although floor finish survival is largely dependent on the maintenance procedures in between stripping such as sweeping mopping, burnishing, etc.

Before you lay a finish, lay out a maintenance plan for the life of that finish.

Even great finishes fail in time. Here’s are some indications that the floor needs to be stripped and refinished.

Spills will leave a stain; yellow, gray or patchy appearance indicating wax buildup; flaking, chipping appears; the floor is dull, with visible "wear" spots that may appear to be dark; bare floor shows through finish and sealer. Scratches won’t burnish out . Heel marks are waxed into the finish or discoloration are all reasons a floor needs to be stripped.

STRIPPING TECHNIQUES

Sometimes problems result from the poor performance characteristics of a low quality chemical product purchased to hold down costs, even though the use of a more effective product would reduce follow-up maintenance time and overall costs. Other problems can result from a failure to follow procedures essential to a good floor maintenance program.

The following is our step by step procedure on how we strip tile floors.

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Surface Preparation

The first step in stripping the floor is proper preparation of the area to be stripped. Have your staff remove all displays, furniture, equipment and other objects that can be moved. Note the location of each item so it can be replaced properly. We start by scraping gum, tape, labels or other debris that may have adhered to the floor,

We then dust mop the entire floor and place caution signs and barricades at each location where it is necessary to prevent traffic from entering the area during treatment. If possible we also lock access doors.

OUR CREW SAFETY

Before beginning work, all workers are thoroughly briefed on the material safety data sheets (MSDS) for the chemicals being used. Each technician are completely trained before operating equipment.
Crews wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts to prevent contact with splashed chemicals. Staff footwear is worn to protect the feet, ankles and lower legs and is waterproof and chemical resistant.

All equipment, tools and supplies are placed near the stripping area. Equipment is parked on matting to prevent damage to floor surfaces. Tanks on all machines are empty, power cords are free of cuts or breaks, and plugs have three terminals in place.

Our Application

Stripper solution is dispensed from a mop bucket, a solution tank mounted on a floor machine or from an automatic scrubber. Stripper is mixed according to the manufacturer's directions . Hot water aids in the penetration of the stripping solution but is not essential. We use a measuring pitcher to ensure proper mix ratio.

Dirty mop heads in otherwise good condition are used to apply stripper solution and disposed of later.or a new 24-ounce, cotton, cut-end mop head mounted on an appropriate handle is submerged in stripping solution. Without wringing, the solution is applied directly on the floor flooding the floor with stripping solution. Solution is then allowed to sit on the floor for at least 10 minutes, but it is not allowed to dry completely before scrubbing the floor.

STRIP IN STAGES

Large floor areas are stripped in stages to maintain control over the process. The floor is scrubbed with a machine mounted with a stripping brush. A splash guard fitted around the machine prevents solution from spraying on walls and fixtures. The scrubber is moved across the floor in sweeping, overlapping strokes. Scrubbing in one direction, then reversing to ensure total coverage.

When using an automatic scrubber, , a double pass over all areas is taken with the squeegee up and the vacuum off. To remove old finish from floor edges, corners and baseboards we use equipment such as a hand scrubbing pad and baseboard or edge brush with a high performance stripping pad.

All wet areas are scrubbed twice, then checked along the floor edges and areas where finish was especially heavy to ensure that all finish has been removed.

COMPLETION TEST

To determine if all finish has been removed, we pull back the solution with a water wand squeegee. We then slide a putty knife several inches along the floor, pressing firmly but taking care not to gouge the floor, if white or blue jelly appears on the blade edge, the floor finish has not been completely removed.

When all areas check out, we remove the stripper solution with a wet/dry vacuum or automatic scrubber. Immediately after removal of the dirty solution, we flood the floor with neutral cleaner and clean water. We remove the rinse water with a vacuum or scrubber, then repeat the rinse process. We search once more for patches of leftover finish and remove any remaining finish with a putty knife or scrubbing pad.

FINAL TOUCH-UPS

For the finishing touch we immerse a fresh cotton mophead in clean water in a clean bucket and wringer. We thoroughly saturate the mophead, then ring it thoroughly dry. Using sweeping strokes, any squeegee or dry solution marks are erased on the floor. Any remaining marks or lines are removed with the hand scrubbing pad.

Because you won't have another chance to erase stripping-solution marks after finish has been applied, we make one more thorough inspection of the floor, paying close attention to any solution that may have been left underneath baseboards. A wet mop is used to clean up any solution remaining along the border areas. Once we are satisfied the floor is entirely clear of old finish and is thoroughly dry, we begin the finishing process.

After stripping the tile floor we rinse the floor with neutral cleaner to stop the stripping action of the chemicals. This is picked up with a wet dry vac or automatic scrubber. The area is then swept one more time for any particles left by the stripping process. Suppliers of high performance floor finishes emphasize the durability of their products in terms of “life” of a floor finish although floor finish survival is largely dependent on how you maintain your floor in between stripping such as sweeping mopping and burnishing, etc. Before you lay a finish, lay out a maintenance plan for the life of that finish. We use the best high gloss polymer finishes on the commercial market and ones that are highly maintainable. We apply finishes with wax applicators to ensure an even high gloss look. Each coat is burnished and swept in between to get the highest possible shine out of our products. The finished results of a floor correctly done are very rewarding and will change the entire look of your business or home.

How to Maintain Your tile Floor

You spent a lot of money getting your floor "WAXED" and now your need to maintain it or it will start looking like you never did anything to it. "WAXED" is the wrong word since very seldom do we use wax on commercial tile floors anymore. We use a polymer coating that we call "Floor finish".

Floor finish cleaning: always sweep or dust mop the floor before cleaning. Always use a neutral cleaner to clean floor finish. If it doesn't say neutral than it isn't. Don't use Mr. Clean, Simple Green, Top Job, Spic and Span and others unless they say neutral on the bottle. A non-neutral cleaner mop head. If you happen to use the mop bucket for stripping you must thoroughly clean the bucket of all stripper residue. Do not use a mop that was used for stripping to clean a floor. If you have a large area such as a supermarket to clean an auto scrubber will make your cleaning a lot easier.

Buffing & Restoring: Always clean the floor before buffing or burnishing the floor. Spray buffing consists of a spray buff chemical, a floor buffer of 175 RPM or 300 RPM and a floor pad made for buffing can be used. To spray buff you lightly mist the spray buff in front of the buffer and you buff that area until the spray buff is worked into the floor and a shine appears. Mop on restoring uses a similar chemical to the buffing chemical but it is applied by mixing the solution in a bucket with water and mopping the solution onto the floor. You let the floor dry and use a high speed burnisher of 1500 RPM or more with a burnishing pad to shine the floor. Their is also pastes that can be used with burnishers that you place a ribbon of the chemicals in front of a burnisher and walk the burnisher up and down the area that needs to be shined.

Propane buffing is by far the best way to maintain your finished floor. These machines run at 2000 rpm and will give you that wet look shine when used to burnish.

Keeping your floor swept regularly is a real key to floor finish maintenance because this keeps any abrasives of your floor which will be otherwise ground in and scratch the surface or tile. Mopping regularly will ensure chemicals and other liquids will not remove your wax and cause permanent damage to your tile. High speed burnishing will make your finish harder due to the heat when burnishing thus giving you longer life out of your finish and a deeper shine.