Industrial Equipment and Supplies For A Successful Business

Hi, my name is Trevor Hamblin and I have written this blog about industrial equipment and supplies. It's very important that business owners keep the necessary supplies and equipment on hand to run their operation efficiently. I became interested in industrial equipment and supplies after talking with my neighbor who owns his own business. I never realized how many different supplies were needed to run a business until he explained it to me. After we spoke, I started doing some research on my own and found out a lot more information. Since I believe this is important advice that every business owner should know, I wanted to write a blog about it. I hope that after learning about the industrial equipment and supplies that are needed, you'll also have a better understanding of all that's required.

Tips For Cleaning A Fiberglass Scaffold


If you are a construction company that has a fiberglass scaffold, there is a good chance that you want to keep it relatively clean so that you don't have any potential safety hazards on it and so that you don't have to worry about not looking professional. However, you might not know the best way to clean a fiberglass scaffold. Here are some tips.

1. Avoid Abrasion

The first thing that you have probably realized the hard way is that your fiberglass scaffold is prone to scratches like no other scaffold that you have had before. These scratches are relatively easy to buff out and don't take away from the fact that fiberglass scaffolds can increase the productivity of your work site greatly due to the fact that they are lighter and easier to set up than other scaffolding systems. However, you probably want to avoid scratches. Simply stay away from any abrasive cleaners and buffers.

2. Use Trisodium Phosphate

The next thing that you need to do is get a power washer. A power washer will be able to get rid of the toughest grime that might be on your scaffolding without causing you to scratch it. Mix trisodium phosphate with warm water in a large bucket. You want to be sure that the trisodium phosphate is fully dissolved. If it is not, the small particles, when shot towards the scaffold at high force, are going to cause scratches. Once you have a fully mixed solution, you can spray it onto the scaffolding with ease. Use a medium setting at first.

3. Rinse

When you have coated the entire scaffold with trisodium phosphate solution, wait a few minutes and then rinse with clean water. Rinse with your power washer on a lower setting than when you first applied the trisodium phosphate solution. While you wait for your scaffolding to dry, be sure to take the time to set up caution signs so that your employees know that the scaffolding is going to be wet. This will allow you to maintain workplace safety standards.

4. Spot Check

For areas that have stubborn stains on them, use a solution of baking soda and water to create a gentle rubbing solution that you can use to get rid of these areas. Apply this solution using an industrial sponge.

For more information, talk to the manufacturer of your fiberglass scaffolding system. They might have other maintenance tips for you.


3 April 2017