How to Understand Spray Foam Insulation And How It’s Used

One of the most basic human needs is temperature management. We use it in most walks of life, specifically when it comes to the preservation of heat or cold inside our homes, coolers, refrigerators, ovens, stores, cars, and many other everyday applications. With the ability to retain desired temperatures in particular situations, science and ingenuity are tasked with figuring out methodologies by which temperature control can help various aspects ranging from reduction of the greenhouse effect, energy savings, and cost reduction for various means for owners of businesses and residential properties. Continue reading

How to Store Your Spray Foam Rig

Flushing Out the System

One of the most common reasons rigs come in for repairs is lack of hose recirculation of material or not flushing the material lines, causing a buildup of iso crystals; ultimately damaging hose lines and potentially other equipment. In order to prevent buildup when your rig is shut down for an extended amount of time, recirculating or flushing out the system is imperative. Here, our tech experts share the items needed and steps involved in flushing the material hose connected to your proportioner.  Continue reading

Keeping Material Warm

Custom Rig with 4 Barrel BlazersWhy should you keep your material warm? Quick and simple: Cold material is unusable. When it’s cold it thickens and damages your equipment. The best way to prevent this is using a drum warmer or insulation/barrel jacket. Using these stocked in your building or rig will keep your material warm and ready to use and prevent costly equipment repairs and/or replacements. 

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The Right Transfer Pump

Transfer Pump in drumHaving the right transfer pump for your material is important for success. Not all pumps are the same. When looking at transfer pumps, look for a pump that can handle the materials you use, is easy to clean and can fit into the drum size you need. When in doubt, check your material against the transfer pump manual. This will help you identify proper ratio, cycles per gallon, psi and other important factors.

How to Minimize SPF Material Waste

Having Quality Equipment

When starting your own spray foam company, it is important to have high quality equipment from reputable manufacturers. Companies like PMC and Graco have products that are quality tested and built to last. By spending more money on quality equipment now or buying new instead of used, you can save on having to replace less quality products more frequently. Oftentimes, used equipment is less costly than new because all the parts are brand new.

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Using New Spray Foam Material

When using new material, always check the manufacturer’s SDS for recommendations on spraying. Every material sprays differently in different environments and by following recommendations provided, you will be able to spend less time making adjustments and increase material yield.

Growing your business

Networking is Key

Whether you are new in the industry or a seasoned professional you should always network. Having and carrying business cards is a must. Handing them out at every meeting and event, like the Home & Garden Show or other local events, will help keep your name and info in the minds of potential customers or people who can connect you to the potential customers. Go to local networking opportunities and meet businesses who might not be in the spray foam/coatings industries but might be able to recommend you to a customer. Word of mouth is still extremely powerful.

Cleaning your Rig to Save Money

How often do you give your rig a good thorough cleaning? You should do a thorough cleaning and inspection a few times a year. Taking the time to clean your rig from top to bottom will help you see any regular wear and tear from use and be able to address those areas before they become a costly problemBe sure to address any rust areas or leaky zones to help keep your rig spraying for a long time to come. 

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