Running a professional and successful Spray Foam Business?

How many times has the crew showed up for work, got into the vehicle, turn the key on and drive off to the Job with your new spray foam rig and then you receive 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?).

When running a professional and successful spray foam business implementing some standard procedures and guide lines will help minimize down time and help transform your crew into a professional spray foam production team. The first thing that is vital to your operation is that you and your crew have received the proper training with a clear understanding of how your spray equipment works including: Safe handling of materials, proper preventive maintenance, parts management, trouble shooting skills, and spray application techniques.

In addition the Spray mechanic has to be aware of three basic things. The proper procedure in handling a spray application project. What the foam should look like as its being applied. What to do if there is a problem with the equipment or on the job and be capable of correcting this problem. SprayWorks Equipment Group has compiled some basic daily, weekly and monthly Key check points that will help guide you along the way.

Basic Daily Check Points:

A daily inspection before the crew heads out to the job should consist of, (1). Knowing all vehicle and equipment documents including up to date MSDS sheets are on board. (2). Inspection of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). (3). Checking all of the fluids/tires/lighting and loading of the vehicles and equipment. (4). Once the crew arrives on-site, a job site safety inspection. After the spray rig has been staged and inspection of the spray foam equipment and material is in order. (5). Check the drums to assure proper temperature recommended by the manufacture. (6). Pre-screen materials before pouring left over’s into new drums. (7). Check for crystallization build up on the A transfer pump. (8). Clean the (A) and (B) Y strainers on the spray foam machine. (9). Start generator and compressor. (10). Check operations of both (A) and (B) Transfer pumps. (11). Clean the spray guns. (12). Report any new spare parts being used to avoid costly overnight shipping. (13). Start up spray equipment ensuring the machine is in working order. (14). Inspect the crew’s preparation of the spray area (safety, sub straight surface and temperature). (15). Spray test shot off target to ensure you manufacturing a quality product. (16). Test the spray foam for adhesion to the surface.

Basic Weekly Check Points:

Note: (Check manufacturer’s operational equipment manuals for service recommendations)

  • Filter inspection, air dyer, moisture traps, compressor, generator, fresh air supply, Vehicles
  • Safety supplies stock
  • Sundries supplies stock
  • PPE supply stock
  • Power tools and electrical cords operational
  • Pump lube (spray Foam Machine)
  • Clean Pump lube in pump tube holders
  • Weekly safety topics sheets

Basic Monthly Check Points:

Note: (Check manufacturer’s operational equipment manuals for service recommendations)

  • Oil Changes in all vehicles and equipment
  • Inspect Belts in all vehicles and equipment
  • Inspect foam Hoses and electrical connections
  • Transfer pump lines
  • Air lines
  • Inventory the spray foam rig

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

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Dave Penta is the VP of Sales at SprayWorks Equipment Group. For the past 30+ years, Dave has worked with multiple industries including; commercial and residential buildings, along with spray foam and coatings systems.

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  6. Dave, I was wanting to thank you for the new spray foam rig I just purchased from you. By far it exceeded my expectations. The H25 machine is a work horse. The trailer is designed and set up perfect. The training you gave us took us to the next level. I highly recommend the training that you give to anyone.

    Sincerely, Danny Swift Superior Insulation

    • Hi Danny, The Eco-16 spray foam rig was defiantly the right choice for your spray foam business. In 2009, PMC introduced the GH-25 and the GH-40 “Classic” series of hydraulic foam and coatings machines presenting the customer with a relay logic proportioner that incorporates the highest industry standards for plural component proportioning. We take a great deal of pride in what we do here. It was our pleasure to provide you and your men with the training. SprayWorks Equipment Group thanks you for the opportunity!

  7. Dave I would Like to thank you. You made it possible for me to get started in the spray foam business. From the beginning you have been there to guide me from purchasing the right equipment to training and giving me invaluable advice while i was building my rig. And when i did my first job you where there to help me through the problems i encounted . I would highly recommend you and Spray works to anyone looking to get started in the business.
    Your expertize on the equipment you sell and the experiance you have to share on spray foam application is priceless.
    Thanks again for all the help.

    Erik Schmitt
    ISLAND BARRIER LLC.

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