Allbrite Pressure Wash, Inc. October newsletter

Inside This Issue
  • Seasonal Tasks? Ladder Safety Tips to Remember
  • Duke's Car Wash Project
  • Upcoming Community Events
  • Golden Gun Award
  • Recipe of the Month

Seasonal Task? Ladder Safety Tips to Remember

Cleaning out your gutters? Getting ready to hang holiday lights? Fall is the season you seem to pull your ladder out the most. We have some quick tips on how to handle a ladder properly & safely!

  • Inspect every ladder before use. Rungs should be secure and free of dirt or paint buildup.
  • If you are using an extension or straight ladder, make sure the tops of both rails make contact with the wall & that the legs are placed firmly on the floor (or ground).
  • With an extension or straight ladder, the rule of thumb is 1 foot from the wall for every 3 feet of ladder height.
  • For better balance, keep hips between the rails on the ladder.
  • Non-slip or rubber-soled shoes are a must!
  • Do not climb a wet ladder.
  • If you are getting something off a shelf, best practice is to have someone with you to spot you and grab the item from you before climbing down.

Duke's Car Wash Project

Working at the car wash, yeah!

Pre-treatment in the self-wash bays
Hot pressure wash clean
Hot pressure wash clean at Duke's Car Wash in Westminster!

Upcoming Community Events

2019 Harvest at the Hill Festival, Oct 19-20 @ Manor Hill Farm
Last Weekend for Maryland Renaissance Festival, Oct 19-20 
Trick or Treat on Main Street, Downtown Sykesville, Oct 26 5-7pm

Golden Gun Award

The Golden Gun Award is presented to the employee who deserves recognition for their performance the past month. Meet our employee who was awarded the Golden Gun Award for the month of October.
Meet Mike Beyer

Mike is a veteran at Allbrite. He has been with us for over 20 years! Mike is our Operations Manager. Mike is an expert in the pressure washing industry and has played a huge role in growing our business as well as passing his knowledge down to new employees. Mike grew up in Carroll County and currently lives in Westminster with his wife, Terra and family. If he's not playing his guitar, you'll find him outside probably hiking up a mountain or planting a sunflower garden.

Recipe of the Month

Beer Brat Bites
Easy appetizer for game day!

Ingredients: 1 package of Bratwurst Sausages, 12 oz bottle of beer, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp of parsley, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch.

  • Cook brats until completely done.
  • Make the sauce while brats cook. Place the brown sugar & beer in pot over med-high heat. Bring to a boil. Once boiled, lower the temperature & simmer for about 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced and thickened.
  • Whisk in mustard until smooth.
  • Whisk cornstarch & 1 tablespoon of cold water together. Pour into beer mixture. Bring mixture back to a boil for a minute, stirring constantly. You want the sauce to be thick.
  • Slice brats into 1 inch pieces and add them to the pot with the sauce. Toss brats to evenly coat.
  • Sprinkle with parsley & Serve!