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Sweep Up Fines Easily

Contributed by the Schwarze Engineering Department:

When you need to pick up very light debris, such as coal dust or cement powder around a cement plant, you'll find it helpful to add 4 to 6 ounces of environmentally friendly dishwashing liquid to the water tank on your unit. This creates 'wetter water,' which will help combat the heavy dust problem.

sweeping up fine particles

Some contractors use this idea in parking garages, where car tires seem to leave a powdery rubber residue on the cement. The detergent will hold down this light powder, which allows your sweeper to clean efficiently. Dust problems are kept to a minimum, and garage managers have even noted that this method actually seems to improve the air quality in closed-in underground parking garages.

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