Pressure Washers from All over America Donate Services in Nation's Capital to Clean the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials

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On August 21 & 22, 2006, pressure washers from all over America will meet in our nation's capitol to help preserve some of our nation's most cherished monuments. A highly skilled team of pressure washers will clean sections of the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials to remove the years of dirt, grime and gum that now blanket these once pristine national treasures.

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Without out the dedication of top-notch contractors like these, projects like this just wouldn't be possible

On August 21, 2006 pressure washers will clean sections of the Jefferson memorial to remove years of discarded gum and food stains. Then on August 22, 2006, the Lincoln memorial will also be cleaned as part of the PWNA's Clean Across America program. This volunteer project encompasses a variety of obstacles for the group of pressure washers to overcome, including the use of environmentally-compliant cleaning methods and specialized equipment to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act. The pressure washers participating in the project will employ professional-grade Sirocco water reclamation systems and other equipment designed to stop runoff from reaching the Potomac River and the tidal basin. Thousands of feet of specially designed SpiraFlow pressure lines, low pressure hot water and steam will also be used as the group of pressure washers remove accumulated layers of discarded gum and food stains from these cherished memorials.

"What some consumers don't realize is that using high pressure water to clean historic structures like these can cause considerable damage and these memorials are made of stone. Just imagine how much damage can be caused to surfaces like wood decks and aluminum siding when using high pressure like 3,000 PSI on them," states Henry Bockman, the President of the PWNA Maryland state chapter. The PWNA sets the Standards for the pressure washing industry by offering rigorous training and certification programs that promote proper techniques, education and knowledge instead of just the use of a high-pressure blast.

The PWNA's Clean Across America campaign began years ago when members donated their services to local communities, parks, public aid programs, and other charity-based organizations. This volunteer program has tripled the value of donated services in the past two years. "CAA consists of a huge variety of projects. It isn't just about large high profile projects," states Mr. Bockman. "It's about one person making a difference in the world around them." CAA continues to gain momentum through highly visible projects to draw attention to the proper pressure washing techniques and standards set by the PWNA.

Other goals for the PWNA include expanding its training programs related to job safety and to promote education as the antidote to the damage caused by using improper excessive pressure often employed by less-experienced pressure washers.

This project is being coordinated by a small group of area pressure washers including James Merrill of Under Pressure Inc. (Baltimore, MD), John Ryan of Deck Protectors (Frederick, MD) and Henry Bockman of Henry's Housework (Germantown, MD), the founder of the PWNA's Clean Across America campaign and local resident of Germantown.

Equipment for the project was donated by:

Hydramotion Cleaning Systems in Bridgeport, PA Loaned the use of four specially designed Side Winder surface cleaning systems.

Pete Marentay of Sun Brite Supply in Atlanta, GA donated the use of high pressure hoses and equipment.

Jerry McMillen of Pressure Washer.net in El Cajon, CA donate a Sirocco water reclamation system

Keith Bruce of KBK Graphics Donated the Clean Across America Logo designs and graphic artwork.

Linda Bockman of Sun Brite Supply of Maryland, Gaithersburg, MD donated the use of high pressure hoses, pressure gauges and equipment.

Arthur Flax of Truck Graphics and Racks of Gaithersburg, MD donated the Clean Across America banner and other artwork.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Barens, Inc. will donate 2,500 linear feet of their specially designed SpiraFlow hose. This hose is designed to allow water to flow under the hose lines, and to assist the water reclamation equipment.

On-site participants involved in the pressure washing project consist of:

Henry Bockman, Henry's Housework Inc. of Germantown, MD.

Ray Freolo, Henry's Housework Inc. of Germantown, MD.

James Merrill, Under Pressure Inc of Baltimore, MD. John Ryan, Deck Protectors of Gaithersburg, MD

Brian Caudle, Red Fall Contracting of Odenton, MD

Jay Schlessinger, South Jersey Power Washing and Restoration Services LLC of Williamstown, NJ

Chris Evans, South Jersey Power Washing and Restoration Services LLC of Williamstown, NJ

Tracy Handl, Sun Brite Supply of Atlanta, GA.

James Foley, Diamond Jim's Cleaning of Waterbury CT.

Daniel Steele, Clean Again Pressure Washing of Crofton, MD

Everett Abrams, Deck Restorations Plus of Shamong, NJ

Tim Brassell, Aqua Marines Inc of Baltimore, MD

Dan Galvin, East Coast Powerwashing of Buzzards Bay, MA

Todd Perri, East Coast Powerwashing of Buzzards Bay, MA

Bruce Tassone of Hydromotion Cleaning Systems in Bridgeport, PA

Jean Henryck, C Clearly of Tustin, CA

"Without out the dedication of top-notch contractors like these, projects like this just wouldn't be possible," states Everett Abrams, Vice President of PWNA. "These people make an outstanding effort every year to raise the awareness of professionalism in the power washing industry and to educate consumers on proper power washing standards." Supporters are encouraged to come out and see the amazing difference this team of contractors will make at these historic sites and to get more involved in their own communities. The media is also encouraged to attend to showcase contractors that care about the quality of their work, the environment and the quality of their services."

To see an overview of projects that were performed in previous years, visit About Clean Across America

About Power Washers of North America:

The Power Washers of North America is the recognized leader in developing and communicating the highest standards in ethical business practices, environmental awareness, and safety through continuing education and active representation of the membership. PWNA educated and trained contractors raise the level of professionalism and value to their customers.

Power Washers of North America

1-800-393-7962

For a local contact for this project or more information about CAA, contact Henry Bockman, Chairman of the Clean Across America campaign

Phone: 301-216-9675

Cell Phone 240-274-0300

About Clean Across America

When the Clean Across America campaign was formally adopted by PWNA members a few years ago, the response from contractor members was overwhelming. Individual power wash companies from all over the nation began selecting projects in their communities. Some contractors prefer large, highly visible projects requiring lots of hours to complete but most participants opt for projects that can be completed in a single day.

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