If you’re a contractor looking for a spray foam rig for your business, make sure the rig in question has all the proper equipment and accessories you’ll need for the job. Here is a quick list of the key equipment you need to make the best spray foam rig for your insulation business.
High-Quality Spray Foam System
There are many parts to a spray foam system, including a generator, compressor, air dryer, proportioner or reactor, and spray gun. There are also tools and accessories you’ll need alongside the system itself, such as heated hoses, pumps, chemical containers, and more. Your spray foam rig provides the perfect environment to organize and safely store your equipment. Many spray foam rigs function like trailers that allow you to mobilize your equipment and make transporting all these tools and accessories much easier than loading them into a traditional transport vehicle.
Spray Foam Cleaning Materials
One thing that all beginner spray foam contractors should know is that cleaning spray foam equipment after every use is crucial. Cleaning your equipment regularly helps increase its longevity and prevents foam from building up and damaging your tools. Spray foam equipment can be a big investment for most contractors, so you must clean your tools regularly to avoid scheduling unnecessary repairs. Beginner contractors should get into the habit of flushing and cleaning their gear after every job and pay special attention to spray guns and hoses, where access foam can often build up and cure. It helps to always have a foam dissolvent in your rig to break down cured foam in case you missed any spots previously.
Safety Equipment and PPE
Finally, one of the most important categories of equipment you need in your spray foam rig is safety gear. You should never start a foam application without the proper PPE. Every rig should include safety accessories such as a respirator, chemical-resistant gloves and bodysuits, protective eyewear, and more. Make sure you pay attention to the quality of your safety gear as well. Conduct regular inspections of your safety equipment alongside your technical insulation equipment inspections.
Now that you know the key pieces of equipment that every spray foam rig needs, you can create a checklist for your own rig. Whether you’re buying your first trailer or upgrading your current model, use this guide as a checklist to ensure you have everything you need for your future insulation jobs.