38 days ago

Pressure washed pathways can lower the risk of slip related falls

Nigel from CLEAN.NZ

According to ACC, falls are the most common way kiwis injure themselves with most injuries occurring at home and a large portion due to feet slipping or skidding. Fortunately, many of these types of accidents can be prevented by keeping walking surfaces free of dirt, mold, moss, and other … View moreAccording to ACC, falls are the most common way kiwis injure themselves with most injuries occurring at home and a large portion due to feet slipping or skidding. Fortunately, many of these types of accidents can be prevented by keeping walking surfaces free of dirt, mold, moss, and other substances that tend to reduce traction, particularly when combined with water.

In a recently completed Devonport job, a beautiful north-facing staircase and pathways had become slippery with dirt and mold and were definitely tricky when wet. Exactly the kind of condition leading to this common injury. The likelihood of slipping has been reduced massively after a couple of hours of careful eco-friendly pressure-washing.

There’s more than one win! Clean surfaces are often more pleasing aesthetically - so, in addition to safety, there’s that as well 😊.

For more before and after pictures follow the "Read More" link.

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57 days ago

Holiday Upcycling Project

Nigel from CLEAN.NZ

See how I moved from "quick prototype" to "equipment trailer" for my new, local, eco-friendly pressure-washing service over the holidays. Big thanks to the kind Vauxhall Road neighbour who provided the free roadside donor bike after Christmas, which was perfect for trailer … View moreSee how I moved from "quick prototype" to "equipment trailer" for my new, local, eco-friendly pressure-washing service over the holidays. Big thanks to the kind Vauxhall Road neighbour who provided the free roadside donor bike after Christmas, which was perfect for trailer wheels and various other parts. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2021!

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