Part 2: Check-listing to Save the Job and your Sanity

Last month we discussed the Daily Check Points, when arriving to your job site. This month, the focus is on-going weekly and monthly Check Points. Weekly Check Points require more cleaning, changing filters, and restocking. See the complete list below. Monthly Check Points require vehicle maintenance, checking lines, and inventory. We’ve seen time and time again – customers calling to say they thought they had a certain part and an employee used it without logging the part. No matter how many projects you have, it’s always a good idea to check inventory on a monthly basis. See the full list of Monthly Check Points below.

Weekly Check Points:

Note: (Check manufactures operational equipment manuals for service recommendations)

  1. Filter inspection, air dyer, moisture traps, compressor, generator, fresh air supply, Vehicles
  2. Safety supplies stock,
  3. Sundries supplies stock
  4. PPE supply stock
  5. Power tools and electrical cords operational.
  6. Pump lube (spray Foam Machine)
  7. Clean Pump lube in pump tube holders
  8. Weekly safety topics sheets

Monthly Check Points:

Note: (Check manufactures operational equipment manuals for service recommendations)

  1. Oil Changes in all vehicles and equipment.
  2. Inspect Belts in all vehicles and equipment.
  3. Inspect foam Hoses and electrical connections
  4. Transfer pump lines
  5. Air lines
  6. Inventory the spray foam rig.

For more production guides see SprayWorks’ recommended tools and SPF daily log sheets.

Part 1: Check-listing to Save the Job and your Sanity

15 Most Important Steps on your Job-site

How many times has the crew shown up for work, got into the vehicle, turned the key on and drove off to the job with your spray foam rig? Every day, right? What about the times you received that dreaded phone call, “the machine or equipment is not working, it was working yesterday” or “we need more parts and can’t work today.” Sound familiar? Implementing some standard procedures and guide lines will help minimize down time and help transform your crew into a professional spray foam production team.
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Air Barrier Association Conference & Trade Show

Visit our booth #37 from April 18-20, 2017 in Reston, VA

SprayWorks is heading to Reston, VA! From Tuesday, April 18 through Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – SprayWorks is attending the Air Barrier Association of America Convention and Trade Show. We will be exhibiting at booth #37 in the Hyatt Regency Reston on Tuesday, April 18 from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm and Wednesday, April 19 from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm. Our exhibit booth will feature some of the PMC equipment we offer, along with some featured SprayWorks equipment. Tradeshow attendees will have access to trade show only specials for some of our top equipment and parts.
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7 FAQs About Closed Cell Insulation

Considering using closed cell spray foam insulation in your next project? Read these common questions to learn more before you begin.

1. What is Closed Cell Insulation?

Closed cell is a type of spray foam insulation that is denser and more compact in structure than open cell insulation. When the insulation is applied, gas from the blowing agent is trapped in bubbles that form during the curing stage, creating the “closed cell” structure. This helps the insulation to resist liquid and retard vapor.
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Benefits of Spray-On Rigid Foam Insulation

Spray-on rigid foam insulation is a type of polyurethane that stops the transfer of air between different areas, and is used both residentially and commercially. Because it no longer uses urea formaldehyde or CFCs as a blowing agent, modern spray-foam insulation is environmentally friendly, and is being used more rapidly as an alternative to traditional insulation. One application by a spray foam professional is all it takes to insulate a project, and there are multiple advantages delivered in a short time. If you’re starting a new project and trying to decide which type of insulation is best, you should make an informed comparison. Consider the following benefits of spray-on rigid foam insulation when determining what to use in your next building project.
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What is the R-Value of Spray Foam Insulation?

Insulation is a vital part of any building, as its primary purpose is to reduce noise from the outside and maintain a consistent temperature in the building’s environment. Contractors have a variety of options to choose from when determining which type of insulation is best for their project. Spray foam insulation is one of these choices, and is rapidly becoming more popular in both commercial and residential construction projects.

While spray foam insulation has a variety of benefits when used correctly in any project, one of the biggest is the high R-value of this type of insulation.
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4 Ways to Save Material

Material is a costly investment in any project and can easily change your profit margin if you’re not careful. Time has been a learning experience and our experts prepared the top four ways to save material and prevent waste on the job site and in storage.

1. Balance the chemical ratio: When applying spray foam, it’s important to keep your chemical ratio accurate based on the material supplier’s specifications. Is your foam not sticking to the substrate? Is it fishy smelling? These are all signs your ratio is off, requiring a second application and wasting additional material. The fishy smell is a result of the foam being resin rich, requiring a decrease in the “A” side.

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Spray Foam Equipment Distributor Invents New Product

SprayWorks Equipment Group Releases Dual Drum Heating System

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Dual Barrel Blazer drum heater for up to 55 gallon drums.

Canton, OH – November 1, 2016 – SprayWorks Equipment Group, an Ohio-based PMC equipment distributor and manufacturer of the Barrel Blazer and Spraybot, has released a new drum heater – the Dual Barrel Blazer. Previously only available as a single drum heating unit, the Dual Barrel Blazer allows contractors to heat full size 55 gallon drums side-by-side – whether in a mobile rig or inside a building.
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Polyurethane Machinery Corporation Awards SprayWorks for Being Top Distributor

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Mike Kolibas, President of PMC, presents award to Jennifer Davidson, Director of Digital Marketing at SprayWorks.

Canton, OH September 27, 2016 –SprayWorks Equipment Group proudly accepted the award, from Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC), as the top PMC distributor in 2015. SprayWorks has been a distributor for PMC polyurethane products since 2008.

SprayWorks’ team has nearly 100 years of combined experience in the spray foam and coatings industries. They chose to distribute PMC products for the last eight years because of the quality, price, ease of operation, and ease of maintenance that PMC products offers. SprayWorks has been impressed with the support provided by PMC and felt PMC’s values aligned with its own – which is why they continue to distribute PMC products.
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