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Should You Redo Your Website? 5 Signs It’s Outdated

Should You Redo Your Website? 5 Signs It’s Outdated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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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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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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Your Image Is Everything…. Seriously? You Bet Your Sweet Sweeper!

Your Image Is Everything…. Seriously? You Bet Your Sweet Sweeper!

I speak with sweeping contractors daily and am amazed at one common thread among the most successful operators. There are several, but for the purpose of this writing, we’ll focus on one. Image. The most successful sweeping contractors that I encounter present a polished and professional image. They run an organized, structured program for their [...]

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Clean Sweep Inc., An Interview With President/Owner/Head Salesman, Pete Phillips

Clean Sweep Inc., An Interview With President/Owner/Head Salesman, Pete Phillips

Tell me about how your company started out? Our company was started in 1984 by my father. My mother was a rental property manager and couldn’t find a sweeper to clean around her lots. Dad was a laid-off electrician at the time, so he bought a truck and three weeks later started the company. It [...]

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An Interview With Vincent Robert of Sunstate Companies, LLC

An Interview With Vincent Robert of Sunstate Companies, LLC

Q: It would be great to know a little bit about you and your professional background. Was there a single moment that made you want to get involved in the profession of street sweeping? What were some of the roots? Vincent: In March, 1995 I was introduced to the Environmental Land Reclamation industry and was [...]

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Top Tips for Street Sweeping

Top Tips for Street Sweeping

When lay-people think of street sweeping, they immediately and solely think of keeping streets clean and, when pushed, consider the storm drains being kept clear of blockages. But beyond that, they are ignorant of how many things are affected by this job, like preventing floods during heavy rain seasons and pollution in waterways. For professional [...]

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