Tuesday, 21 May 2019

5 Ways Parking Lot Maintenance Benefits Your Business

5 Ways Parking Lot Maintenance Benefits Your Business

If you own a business that has its own parking lot, you may not have thought much about the need to keep the parking lot in tip-top condition. However, even though
your parking lot may not seem significant in the big scheme of things, your customers will see
the parking lot before they see your business, and they will form impressions.
You should take the time and effort to maintain your parking spaces. Below are five benefits your
 business will gain if you perform regular parking lot cleaning and maintenance.

1. Promote Your Business as Customer-Oriented

One of the benefits of keeping parking spaces well-maintained is the promotion of your business
as customer-oriented. In fact, customers view the parking lot as the place where the welcome
mat is rolled out to the public.
Due to the importance placed on personal vehicles by New Zealand customers, a parking lot
says a lot about your business' commitment to individuals. A clean, well-lit, smooth, and brightly
marked parking lot lets your customers know that you care about providing safe accommodations
for visitors. By extension, you will be viewed as a trustworthy and helpful person in all your
business dealings.

2. Establish Your Business as Competent

A well-maintained parking lot establishes your business as competent. No one wants to work
with an incompetent company or be served by someone who can’t take care of their own
property.
A parking lot that isn't overgrown with weeds or full of rubbish demonstrates that your business
can handle its affairs well. However, if potholes fill the lot and line stripes are faded beyond
recognition, then your business will look as if you don't have the resources or ability to manage
your own affairs as well as the affairs of others.

3. Prevent Liability Claims

A reason why your parking lot should be kept maintained is to prevent possible liability concerns.
A slip, trip, or fall in your business parking lot could lead to an expensive lawsuit for you to
defend against or settle.
On the other hand, however, a well-maintained parking lot that can be easily navigated by
drivers won’t involve you in a lawsuit. Parking lots that are dark and dirty are accidents waiting
to happen, and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.

4. Lengthens the Lifespan of Parking Surfaces

When you maintain your parking lot, you will lengthen the lifespan of the underlying material.
A parking lot may look hard and untouchable, but asphalt can be quickly turned into a thick river
of goop if the outdoor temperatures rise significantly.
However, a maintained parking lot can resist some of the potential damage and needs
renovating much less often than neglected parking surfaces. Maintenance involves preparing
the surface to keep moisture out of the asphalt grains and crevices. In addition, sealing can help
immensely by focusing on problem areas and creating a dry space.

5. Keeps Criminals Away

Many criminals enjoy finding a dark, colorful place to ply their trades, so don't allow your parking
lot to become one. Most criminals are seeking an easy, fast getaway, and an empty parking lot is
a good target. Customers are aren’t likely to visit if they are concerned about their lives and
personal property.
As a result, keep your parking lots well-lit and patrolled by police or security. Don't allow small
problems to grow into bigger ones, but instead fix problems while they are still budding issues.
For example, be sure to replace each bad light bulb as it appears instead of holding off to grab
a few more.
If you have questions about your parking lot or need to clean it, be sure to contact
Wash Rite New Zealand for help. Our team of professionals is ready and willing to assist you.

Monday, 29 April 2019

Selling Your Home? Think About Some Low Pressure House Washing

Selling Your Home? Think About Some Low Pressure Washing

Are you selling your home? If so, take some time to get the exterior looking its best. You may be able to sell your home with ease, but you also want to get the best possible price. Apart from painting the property and staging it with modern, clean furnishings and decor, consider cleaning it thoroughly with a power washer.
A low pressure house wash gets off years of caked-on dirt and grime, and you may be able to use it in more areas than you’d think. Read on to learn about the benefits of using a house wash company and how you can use one to prepare your home for buyers.

Consider the Advantages of a House Wash
Curb appeal is extremely important when selling a home. Many home buyers are primarily interested in the look of the home. Not only do they want a home that is clean and attractive, but they may also see a lack of cleaning as a lack of maintenance. A home that is dirty looks poorly maintained and may lead potential buyers to think the property has additional problems. 

Wash the Front of the House
For the front of the house, you may want to start with washing the roof. Over time, roofs often build up unsightly algae. You may not have even noticed this happen. If you compare your roof now with pictures from when it was first installed, though, the picture may look quite different. The roof is one of the things that matters most to buyers, as this component is very difficult and expensive to replace.
The siding of your home will also likely need to be washed. Though siding is low maintenance, low pressure washing it from time to time will often have the same impact as painting a home. 
Apart from the roof and siding, consider the front walkways and the driveway. Your buyers are going to see these areas first. Washing will remove oil stains and dirt stains in addition to taking out plant matter.

Wash the Back of the House
After buyers look at the front of the house, they will often move to the back and look at the yard and around the house itself. Use a low pressure washer to rinse off your deck and restore the wood to its previous splendor. Similarly, you may want to rinse off your fences, walkways, and any accent pieces as well.
If you have a pool or a water feature, it will often get stained over time or will build up minerals. To wash this area, first drain it and then rinse it out. This step can also reveal any issues or weak spots at the bottom of the pool or water feature.

Get a Professional House Wash
After all this, you may be tempted to purchase a pressure washer on your own or rent one so that you can clean your home yourself. However, there are many advantages to hiring a professional. A professional exterior cleaner knows exactly how to complete the washing without damaging things, such as the deck or the fence. Certain areas could be permanently damaged if you neglect to set the pressure correctly.
Further, pressure washers can be dangerous if you use them incorrectly. A pressure washer puts out a lot of pressure, which can hurt you if you lose control of it.
Expensive pressure washers also work much better than conventional, at-home power washers. That means a professional with a commercial-grade washing unit will complete the job much faster than you could. 
Are you ready to get started on your house wash? Contact our professionals at Wash Rite NZ, to find out more about power washing your home

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

How Often Should You Wash Your House?

How often should you wash your house?

Most people clean the interior of their homes daily.  If you have small children or pets like us, you probably clean your home several times throughout the day! We clean the interior of our home so often that we often think of hiring a maid service. Some of you may already do that. But why? It’s simple really. A clean house is safer, more comfortable to live in, and definitely more appealing to the senses! It just makes us feel more at home when we live in an organized and clean environment.

So why would we want to clean the exterior of our home? Doesn’t rain and wind wash away the things that make our house dirty? Not by a long shot.

The number one reason we keep the exterior of our home cleaned is for appearance. We are simply more proud of our home when it is clean and well-kept. Curb appeal is very important for most home owners. The visual appearance of your home also plays a large benefit in your home’s perceived value.
How often do we drive by a neighborhood and notice nearly half or more of the homes in that neighborhood are dirty and covered in algae? It’s not often that we see those homes and think, “Those are some nice homes.” Dirty homes drive the property value down!

Did you know that giving your home a good wash once a year is actually beneficial to you and your family’s health?

The eaves, soffits, cracks, crevices, and overhangs on your home are ideal hiding places for insects, spiders, and other nasty creepy-crawlers. These places are also perfect places for mold, mildew, and algae to grow. If your home is left untreated for too long, you could start seeing tiny eco-systems growing all over your home!

So what’s the benefit to your health?

Do you or any members of your family suffer from seasonal allergies? It’s not uncommon for most people to get the sniffles and sneezes during peak allergy season. But what about people who suffer from allergies all year around? Chances are, they are exposed to the very allergens that are making them sick all day long! All those mold and mildew spores that are hiding on your home’s exterior surfaces are migrating into your home, contaminating the air and creating an unhealthy environment for your family.

So how often should your house be washed?

We recommend washing your home once a year whether you can visually see mould, mildew, or algae growth or not. These micro organisms will avoid sunlight by growing in the cracks and crevices of your home’s exterior surfaces. When you finally see the growth on surfaces such as siding, soffits, or gutters, you’ve waited too long.  

What makes our cleaning process different?

It’s 2019. The days of using a high pressure, pressure washer to clean everything are over. We use a much gentler process. It’s call soft-washing. We apply a detergent based solution to your home’s exterior surface using dedicated soft-washing equipment. Our equipment is capable of washing up to four stories high from the ground at only 70 PSI to 150 PSI! That’s about the same as the pressure coming out of your garden hose. After about 10 minutes, our solution will completely eradicate any and all organic growth on your home’s exterior surfaces. We then rinse the solution off your home leaving it clean, bright, and visually appealing again!
If you’re interested in having your windows cleaned up to perfection after having your home washed, we can take care of that for you the same day. Click here for more information. Residential Window Cleaning

Commercial Building Washing

Commercial Building Washing

Commercial Power WashingA beautiful store front is essential if you want to give your customers an excellent first impression of your store. Wash Rite exterior cleaning staff will help ensure your business looks its best every day.

What Will A Exterior Wash Clean, And Why Is It Necessary?

1. Signage
Signs are important because they give consumers an idea of what to expect as a customer and a name to associate with that experience. Similarly, if your storefront signs are covered in filth, customers will be left with a lousy image to relate with your company.
2. Floors
The floor is, perhaps, a customer’s first clue to your sanitation practices, especially if you own a restaurant. Customers want to know that their food will be prepared under safe conditions; grime-filled grout and greasy floors will not convince them.
A dirty floor isn’t just unsanitary though — it’s dangerous. Customers could slip or fall, and might even file a lawsuit. Either way, its not the sort of reputation you’d want for your business.
3. Dumpster Pad Area
While this area might not be at the front of your store, it is likely nearby. Even if garbage is collected often, bacteria is sometimes left behind. Over time, dumpsters will develop an odor that will drive potential customers away.

Why Choose Wash Rite Exterior Cleaning?

Accept no imitations! Wash Rite is a fully insured franchise network with many many year's experience. With specially designed equipment, Wash Rite will provide your business with customized service at an affordable price.

House Washing: A Job For The Experts

House Washing: A Job For The Experts

Job For The Experts

Get Great Results With Professional Pressure Washing!You wouldn’t change your vehicle’s brakes unless you had extensive training and experience, would you? Would you cut your family’s hair if you had never picked up a pair of scissors in your life? Would you tell your child to take the wheel on a trip to the grocery store if they had never been in the driver’s seat before?
You get the picture: Some things are best left to the experts.
House washing is one such example. If conducted by a novice, you won’t just be left with a home that isn’t clean; you might be dealing with irreparable damage. DIY power cleaning equipment, in the hands of beginners, can prove to be more trouble than it’s worth. Without a knowledge of what pressure or soaps to apply, and how to apply it, siding, roofing, and other elements of the home can fall victim to damage. What’s more, it simply effective. A day’s worth of toil can result in a home that looks even worse than it did before the DIY attempt. And that is a valuable weekend afternoon wasted.

Trust Wash Rite With Your Home

When it comes to effective House Washing, New Zealand homeowners can put their trust in the experts. Wash Rite is the country's top choice, thanks to their exceptional results, professional results, and reliable service. Give your home a face lift today – All it takes is a quick phone call! 0800101216

Wash Rite Rotorua Say's Concrete Cleaning & Curb Appeal

Concrete Cleaning & Curb Appeal

If we were to ask you to describe your property in a sentence, you’d probably focus on your house. Maybe you’d mention a garage, or a pool or a deck. But you probably wouldn’t add your driveway or sidewalk into the elevator pitch. Low Pressure Home Cleaning Pressure Washing
This is the funny thing about our property’s hard-scapes. They’re a dominant part of your home – but we don’t always realize just how dominant they are.

A First Impression From The Ground Up

You see, concrete cleaning and hard-scape maintenance is the key to curb appeal. Allow us to explain:
  • It’s the first and last touch point with a property. If you or a visitor are arriving at your home, the driveway or sidewalk is the first place you’ll go. And when you’re leaving, it will be the last.
  • Concrete gets dirty – fast. Dirt, grease, oil, even chewing gum — concrete cleaning and power washing is an easy way to erase the eyesores that accumulate before you even realize it.
  • Your property will thrive with clean concrete. Our concrete cleaning solution is an easy way to invest in curb appeal. But it’s also a surefire way to protect your property as an investment.

Your Source For Curb Appeal

Wash Rite Rotorua uses a state-of-the-art pressure washing system to clean your concrete. This advanced equipment, when paired with the best cleaners, can transform your:
  • Sidewalk
  • Patio
  • Driveway
  • Entryway
With our team working our concrete magic, your property has never looked better. And it’s an effect that will last.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Clean Rite Canterbury Has Launched

Clean Rite has launched a new franchise into the Christchurch market, This franchise is owner and operated by John Lambert and his wife. John has previously owned a large scale cleaning business and brings many years of experience with him.

Clean Rite Christchurch will offer a full range of commercial cleaning services to it clients, These services are.
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Commercial Office Cleaning
  • Retails Cleaning
  • Medical Cleaning
  • Education & Day Care Facility Cleaning

For a full list of Clean Rites Service please visit our website www.cleanrite.co.nz


Clean Rite will be bring to the Christchurch market the ability to deal with one cleaning provider for all your commercial cleaning needs regardless if its office cleaning, stripping and polishing floor or if it is cleaning the carpets in your building Clean Rite has the equipment and experience to provide the RITE outcome.

If you have any questions on how Clean Rite can help you with your cleaning needs please call john on 0273202120 or email john@cleanrite.co.nz and he will be more than happy to provide a free quote or free information to you at anytime.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Rite Group launches a new franchise network

Have you tried cleaning your carpets with endless products?  Have you hired equipment and chemicals that just didn’t give you the result you are looking for?

We have news for you….We are now in your area and can get all your carpet problems solved.

Would you like your carpet to have a longer life span?  

You never really consider how much we take our carpets and rugs for granted, how much life gets lived on them.

We walk on it, kids crawl and play on it, pets run, sleep and roll on it, we spill food and drinks on it, it has dust and mites settled in it, flea eggs, and not to mention yucky mould.

We don't think of this as we walk around barefoot everyday or as our children sit and play with their toys or watch their favorite show while enjoying their favorite snack dropping crumbs that get walked into the fibres and squished in.  Vacuuming can only do so much no matter how much you paid for that vacuum it will only suck out debris not actually clean the fibres and help puff them back up to when it was new, soft and thick.

We take our carpet for granted but no more, extend the life of your carpet.  Create a healthy, clean environment for you and your family and keep your home with pride and confidence that it is truly clean to the deepest fibres.

Our Clean Rite Team are owner operators and as such they take great care with each and every customer they service.  These guys genuinely care about what they do. They can get stuff out that others have tried and failed to fix.

They will happily come to your home and give you a free honest quote with no hidden or extra costs.  What they say is what you get, while always going the extra mile to give you that top quality service.

If you can’t afford a new lounge suite we can even bring your old one back to life.  Lounge suites can pick up dirt and oils from our hands and hair, our pets hair and mould if up against walls, stuff that you don’t think about, general dust for example.  Furniture isn’t easy to clean and although we do our best with our vacuum cleaners, they can’t wash the fabric itself. We can do this for you, we can clean any fabric furniture to make it as good as new again.

We use citrus based pre spray to get things going by soaking the fibres in the carpet before using our low foaming cleaning product from our machine to finish our thorough cleaning process.  Carpets will feel dry to the touch and will freshen the entire home, no more stale smells.


Flood restoration - Many people have been caught out over recent years with unpredictable weather events causing flooding to your home or workplace.  We have the ability to take the brunt of the work off your shoulders and offer a 24/7 Flood restoration service, We know these things don’t always happen within the convenience of normal operating hours but we are here to help when needed.
We can get that water cleaned up quickly with our equipment and off your floors to help minimize the long term water damage.
Water damage can cause mould and mould spores can affect your health, if you don’t get it sorted quickly.

Monday, 16 April 2018

GOAL SETTING IN YOUR SERVICE BUSINESS

Setting goal's in your service based business is very important, Not only to lay the foundation of where you would like to be in the future but to also draw a map on how you are going to get there. Within my business Wash Rite i have set quarterly goal and yearly goals and 3 yearly goals.

These goals are broken down as follow's.

Quarterly Goal's

  • 5% min growth in revenue across all our franchise's while growing our net profit margin by at least 1.25% each quarter.
  • Raise our client referral rate each quarter by at least 2.5%
  • Lower or Accounts Recoverable payment days average by 2.5% each quarter
  • Average of 1.5 new franchise's launched each quarter
Annual Goal's
  • 20% min annual growth on year before
  • 5 New Franchise's to be launched within the year
  • Client referral to take over our largest client source 
  • Net profit grows by at least 5% but ideal target of 11%
3 Yearly Goal's
  • Be the largest exterior cleaning company within New Zealand, Currently the largest in the south island and second largest in the country.
  • Have a franchise network of 30 plus franchises within New Zealand.
  • Launch the first Wash Rite franchise outside New Zealand. 
As you can see our quarterly goals are very manageable and seem small, But that;s the point, Make your goals achievable and work towards them and soon you will notice your small goals are reached and soon so will be your larger goal's, The only think you have to do is the work required to achieve the goals.

At the moment we are well on the way to achieving our goal, This year alone we have opened up a franchise in Christchurch and they are doing very well servicing there house wash and roof wash clients in Christchurch and we have also started a franchise in New Plymouth who are doing exceptionally well and are almost close to be the market leader in there city.

Monday, 5 February 2018

FRANCHISE TO SUCCESS

Franchise To Success.

Wash Rite was conceived with a basic idea by two mate's in mid-2015 and by January 2018 it has grown to a point that it is the second largest exterior cleaning company in New Zealand and very soon to be the largest.

Wash Rite like many businesses had very humble beginnings with cheap vehicles and second-rate equipment. But every cent we earnt was rolled back into the business to buy better equipment and better vehicles. It didn't take long until we had the highest quality equipment available and brand new vehicle all without any debt.
 

Even with old vans like the one above Wash Rite was able to secure very large contracts and some very prestigious jobs like the house in the picture are New Zealand's most expensive and notorious house the Dot Com Mansion.

There have been a couple main keys to Wash Rite's success, The first is very simple, Hard work and lots of it. And the second is the decision to grow through a franchise network. 
At present we have 7 franchisee's within the Wash Rite group and an 8th will be launched within the next four weeks. The newest franchise will be Wash Rite Taranaki based in New Plymouth New Zealand.

The franchise model allows a company to grow fast with little capital compared if you decided to grow with company-owned depots and equipment. The franchise system allows you to have full control over the systems and procedures but you share the risk but don't forget you also share the rewards as well which is only fair.

The biggest mistake you can make when franchising is selling a franchise to the wrong person or a person who does not have the right work ethic. Nothing kills a franchise like a lazy franchisee. And nothing will make a franchise into a raging success like lots of hard work and lots of effort.
There are a few key points to remember when you try and franchise any service based business.
  • Have plenty of cash or great cash flow in place as it will take a lot of money to pay lawyers for a decent franchise agreement, ops manuals, health and safety policies.
  • Be very picky who you sell a franchise too.
  • Have high standards when it comes to quality of work, vehicle graphics and anything to do with the company image.
  • Don't be afraid of your competition and don't be afraid to get into a fight or two with them to stamp your control over your market and the industry as a whole.
If you follow these basic steps any profitable business can be franchised and you can make a great deal of money as a franchisor.









Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Why Its Important To Wash Your House In A Coastal Location.

In New Zealand its part of our history and culture to own a batch on the beach, And there is no more popular place to own a batch than the Coromandel peninsular. One of the big issues house owners face living on the coast is salt spray and mould growing due to the temperate climate which is perfect for growing moss and mould.
As we all know salt spray can cause un-treated metal to rust and or corrode prematurely which can be expensive to fix and or replace. Some timbers mostly softwoods will rot and fail in this environment as well.
Jason Shaw from  Wash Rite based in Thames and covers the whole Coromandel region gets many many calls from home owners wanting to remove the salt and mold from here home to protect the house. A simple Low Pressure House Wash once a year will remove this contaminants and keep the house looking its best. Jason see's on a daily basis what can happen if you do not clean and wash your house which is in a coastal location on a regular basis, " It does not take long for the salt spray to rust everything and anything and the moss and mold causes rot of untreated timber within a few short years".
Below are a few quick things you can do to protect your coast property and stop harmful damage to set in.

  • Wash your house every year or two.
  • Hose down the side of the house that faces the water or prevailing winds monthly.
  • Try and only used stainless steal or galvanized fitting in your house.
  • Keep trees and bushes away from the house, let as much sunlight in as possible.
  • Set up a regular maintenance schedule for your house.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

3 Ways To Keep Spiders Away



It’s that time again! Spider season. Spring is the special time of year when a spider’s biological clock starts ticking harder than Octomom's. August is usually the prime time for male spiders to start seeking a mate. Spiders are usually solitary, but when it’s time to find a partner, they begin to emerge in droves. I know some are going to rail against the murdering of these eight-legged freaks, but for us arachnophobes, we see things differently. Here are some easy ways to keep Charlotte and her web from bothering you and your family.
  1. Keep a Tidy Home
Everyone knows the phrase, “A clean home is a happy home”, but have you heard, “A clean home is free from spiders”? No? Well, it’s true. The cleaner your home is, the fewer places spiders will have to hide or play. Spiders love cold dark places, so your basement or cellar is a perfect hiding spot. Removing all cobwebs and regularly cleaning duct work can help prevent arachnids from setting up shop. Getting rid of clutter and moving storage bins will help because they won’t feel safe if they are constantly being disturbed.
  1. Peppermint and Horse Chestnuts
If you are looking for a natural repellant, nothing will work better than peppermint oil. Mix a small amount of oil and dish liquid in a spray bottle with water. Spray window sills and around the base of your home inside and out. If you repeat this weekly, it will help keep spiders away. A not so proven method of repelling spiders is the use of horse chestnuts. Horse chestnuts look a little scary and are in fact very poisonous, but it seems like any evidence is anecdotal. There are a lot of people who swear by horse chestnuts, and houses surrounded by the plant seem to be spider free.
  1. Clean Your Gutters
That statement is a little misleading. Cleaning your gutters won’t completely remove your spider problem. The theory behind cleaning your gutters, however, will absolutely help. Removing a spider’s food source will starve the spiders away. Cleaning up a cluttered yard or removing brush can go a long way to getting rid of spiders. Any place that gathers standing water will be a breeding ground for insects and a buffet for spiders. So make sure your gutters aren’t clogged. This will eliminate another area for creepy crawlies to breed and eat.
Ok, so spiders aren’t ALL bad (see image above). They can provide some benefits. They will help control mosquito, ant, and termite populations. But for some of us, the trade off isn’t enough. Following our hints will go a long way to getting rid of your spider problems, but an exterminator might be needed. It is also wise to be careful approaching or killing spiders you aren’t familiar with. Almost every state has at least one poisonous spider. While most aren’t life threatening, a bite might be extremely painful.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

HOW TO MAKE SIX FIGURES IN 12 MONTHS ??

Make Six figures in 12 Months

Do you want to make over $100000 in 12 months and you don't have a degree from a top ranking collage or university??

Its simple follow these basic steps and you will have cash rolling in and have a revenue of at least $100000.

Step 1, Go and buy a decent pressure washer rig, You can get a great second hand one for around $5000 with very little use, 

Step 2, Get a decent website built which you can get done for well under $1000

Step 3 Get 5000 door hangers made and 5000 business cards made up with all your new business details on them and spend every hour the suns up walking the neighborhoods door knocking and offering free quotes and handing out your flyers.

Step 4 When the sun is not up you are at home on Facebook posting ads on the free community pages around your area, as well as ads on free sites such as Craig list, trade me, gum-tree, and many many more, Also list your new business on every single business registry you can find in your country as well as open up a google places account and list your business.

Step 5, By now your been in business for 2 weeks, spend $6000. But your phone is now ring off the hook, You are booking 2 houses washes per day and charging $300 per house wash so now your making $600 per day, Now the hard work starts but ensuring you are doing such a good job for the clients that they refer you to there friends and family and they re book you for next year. 

At this rate you will be making $150000 a year. You may ask why is everyone not doing this? The answer is simple. Not everyone wants to or will walk the streets for 12 hours every day offering free quotes and handing our business cards, not everyone can or will walk 10 miles a day offering free quotes in the wind, rain and or heat. The difference between the people that will do it and make great money and the people that wont is drive is the desire to get ahead in life. The only way to make it and to hustle hard to get every client you can and than hustle even harder to keep that client.

Even today where my business is doing almost 7 figure a year i still walk the streets one day a week offering free quotes, I still pay my sales reps to walk the streets and offer free quote and we will never stop doing this.

For all those hard working people out there that bust there butts for someone else, why not bust your butt for yourself, for your family for your kids?? But i do warn you the journey along the way is not great but the end result sure is.