10 Reasons To Keep Your Parking Lot Clean

10 Reasons To Keep Your Parking Lot Clean

Cleanliness is a key factor, not only in supporting your business but also in determining the overall success and growth of your business. The cleanliness of your parking lot is just as important as that of the interior of your building. We’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons why it is so important to retain [...]

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Updating Your Computer Systems

Updating Your Computer Systems

Having a thriving sweeping business comes with its own set of challenges. One of those shouldn’t be your computer system. With all the technology updates to make computers more affordable and user-friendly, it’s easy to give your system a whole new makeover. Not only is this geared towards making your office space more paperless and [...]

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All Star Property Services, Interview With Owner Pat McMahon

All Star Property Services, Interview With Owner Pat McMahon

How did your company All Star Property Services start out? Our company was started in 2002 by an entrepreneur working out of his home. He purchased a new Tymco 210 and then sold during the day and swept at night. He built what I would call a very successful “lifestyle” business. Why did you get [...]

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Double Wire Braid Hoses

Double Wire Braid Hoses

Did you know that Schwarze uses durable, anti-corrosive, double wire braid hydraulic hoses on all its sweepers as an extra measure of safety? Double wire braid hydraulic hoses are made of synthetic rubber lining, protected by two wire braid reinforcements separated by a synthetic rubber layer, and a synthetic rubber cover that is oil and [...]

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The Necessity of Pre-Heating Your Sweeper Components.

The Necessity of Pre-Heating Your Sweeper Components.

We all know that cold weather thickens your sweeper’s hydraulic oil and slows down broom speeds and hydraulic functions. However, did you know that “too” cold can easily damage your sweeper’s engine components? How cold is “too” cold? As a general rule, consider any start in which your sweeper components are below 32°F to be [...]

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Hot Sweeper Maintenance Tips When it’s Cold Outside.

Hot Sweeper Maintenance Tips When it’s Cold Outside.

Those of you operating in the northern tier have probably learned over the years how to keep your equipment performing better during those cold, cold days and prevent high-cost damage to sensitive components. Cold temperatures cause all sorts of physical changes in your sweeper. Hydraulic oil thickens, the diesel fuel will gel, water freezes, the [...]

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Should You Redo Your Website? 5 Signs It’s Outdated

Should You Redo Your Website? 5 Signs It’s Outdated

Do you judge companies on their websites? If you do, you’re not alone. Think about it. People are forming opinions about your company based on your website alone. Is it up to the standard it should be? Modern. Fresh. Easy to use. Those are all common elements, but look a step further for a moment. [...]

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C & M Parking Lot Sweepers LLC, Interview With Chris Griffin

C & M Parking Lot Sweepers LLC, Interview With Chris Griffin

You are new to the sweeping industry. How did you get the idea to start your company? Not that long ago really. We’re pretty new in the business. I started off as an investigator, and I also own another business, which is an inflatables company. I was at a chamber meeting to discuss the town [...]

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National Pavement Expo 2017

National Pavement Expo 2017

February 1 – 4, 2017 | Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee FEATURED EXHIBITORS 1-800-SWEEPER Booth # 1529 1-800-Pavement, Inc . Booth # 945 Buffalo Turbine LLC Booth #843 Crum & Forster Insurance Booth #946 Elgin Sweepers Booth#1517 Global Environmental Products Booth # 453 Gradall Industries Inc./Vacall Booth # 443 Keystone Plastics, Inc. Booth # 1527 [...]

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Fewer Turnovers Wins The (Sweeping) Game

Fewer Turnovers Wins The (Sweeping) Game

At the most recent Sweeper Summit, held in Las Vegas November 9-11, a recurring theme developed. During various roundtable discussions, as management teams from 1-800-SWEEPER partner companies discussed during the benchmarking workshop, it became apparent that employee turnover is one of the most expensive, yet controllable parts of running these service- focused companies. As any [...]

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1-800-SWEEPING Goes National In A Big Way

1-800-SWEEPING Goes National In A Big Way

Mike Musto of U.S. Pavement Services is truly a forward thinker. For one thing, he’s developed a business plan with his own paving company and a marketing strategy for others in the industry that gets them results. This is a special opportunity that he is more than happy to tout its many benefits. What is [...]

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Interview With Cheryl Monroe CEO of Sweep Masters

Interview With Cheryl Monroe CEO of Sweep Masters

How did your company start out? Speak a little bit about who founded your company. Don Odom started Sweep Masters in 1996; I came along in 2003. I began working in the office, and eventually learned the business as time went on. I became a partner in 2005, right before hurricane Katrina. After that storm, [...]

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More Clean Of Texas, An Interview With Cole watts

More Clean Of Texas, An Interview With Cole watts

How did your company begin? My dad, Steve Watts, founded the company about 12 years ago when I was in high school. I used to ride with my dad in the sweeper when I was a teenager before I went to college. That was my summer job. After I graduated in 2009, I joined the [...]

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