Frequently Asked Questions about the 30 SECONDS Motorized Sprayer

"This is fantastic stuff.
We had mold on the bricks on the south side of our house. We tried using the power sprayer to remove it and it didn't even lighten the mold a bit. We tried a combination of Dawn and a scrub brush, along with the power sprayer, with absolutely no result so I went searching for a solution. While standing in the hardware store, I read the reviews on the available products and decided to give 30 Seconds a try. We bought the ready to use formula with the motorized power sprayer. The first sprayer didn't work and I have to admit, I considered getting my money back and starting with something else. I am so glad that I exchanged it instead.
We did a small test area and, per the instructions, kept it wet for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, there was a visible improvement so we set off applying the 30 Seconds spray to the rest of the moldy bricks. After keeping it wet for 15 minutes, the bricks looked so much better than they have in years. We rinsed per the instructions and the results speak for themselves. One of the main reasons we chose this cleaner was that it was safe for plants and as you can see, we just finished planting some little bushes right in front of the area to be cleaned.


We will likely go over the area one more time but, in reality, we could leave it as it is and we would be the only ones who could tell there used to be mold. I highly recommend this product and will definitely keep it on hand for our exterior cleaning needs."

-Amazon Customer Review 

 

We’ve had a few phone calls about using our Motorized Sprayer, and thought it's time for a central location to answer all of your questions.

If your questions are about the Outdoor Cleaner, please see our FAQ page here. However, if you have a question about the battery powered sprayer itself, please read on. Not seeing an answer to your question? We would love to hear from you

Is this the same product as your original Outdoor Cleaner?

Yes! This is a ready-to-use formula, but still the same Outdoor Cleaner we’ve been manufacturing since 1977 to remove stains from Algae, Mold and Mildew.

What jobs is this ideal for?

The Motorized Sprayer is ideal for smaller jobs such as planters, bird baths, awnings, garden décor, stepping stones, tents, tarps, pool toys or furniture, outdoor furniture, awnings, children’s play equipment, head stones, or anywhere else that you need a fast, easy solution to outdoor clean up.

What sort of results can I expect from the sprayer?

Remember that this sprayer is a motorized version of a typical trigger sprayer, and will get the same approximate distance and coverage as a manually operated sprayer.

Why a motorized sprayer?

One joy of working so closely with our loyal customers is being able to hear their needs and offer a solution. Our motorized sprayer was created for customers that approached us with issues regarding carpal tunnel, arthritis, or other physical limitations that made it hard for them to repeatedly squeeze a trigger sprayer or even pump up a tank sprayer. The motorized sprayer is a tool that helps to have a similar stream and application of a traditional trigger sprayer, without requiring the physical demand on sore hand or wrist joints.

Are the batteries included? 

Yes, this motorized sprayer is ready to go!

How much surface area will it cover?

The motorized sprayer comes with 1.3 gallons of ready-to-use Outdoor Cleaner. However, coverage varies depending on the porosity of the surface. In general, though, the power sprayer will cover up to 400 square feet. If you have a larger project, consider getting our concentrate. Click here for retailers.

 

The battery pack isn’t working, my sprayer doesn’t make any noise.

Typically, the protective tab that is placed between the battery and the connection is the culprit here. Make sure not only that the tab is removed, but also that it didn’t rip. Open the battery pack area and ensure that the whole tab has been removed.

 

I can hear the sprayer working, but nothing is coming out.

 

1) Ensure that the cord is in the product. 

Sometimes the cord can remain coiled when up in the bottle. Take a moment to pull the cord straight and then make sure that the end of the cord is submerged in the cleaner.

2) Double check the cord for kinks above and below the lid. 

Give the cord a firm pinch on both sides of the lid to remove a possible kink. While this is designed to be a ‘kinkless’ hose, issues can occasionally occur with shipping and storage. The main areas to check for kinks are where the hose attaches to the sprayer, or where the hose attaches to the cap.

 

3) Turn the Nozzle tip to allow spray

If you are getting a slow dribble, or even no product, this is a common culprit. 

4) Set the bottle on the ground so that the sprayer is above it. 

Instead of holding the bottle in one hand, and the trigger sprayer in the other, make sure that the bottle is down on the ground. This pulls the cord a bit more straight and allows the pump to pull up the liquid more easily

5) Allow 45-60 seconds to prime. 

If all else has failed, then a little patience is all you need. You may notice an initial squirt of liquid, and then nothing. The motorized sprayers are tested to make sure they work, and that is where this initial bit of water comes from. From there it can take 45 seconds to “prime” the sprayer. Make sure that you hold down the sprayer handle for 45 seconds without stopping so that the pump can move the product through the hose completely. Once product starts pumping through, the sprayer should work continuously for at least the amount of time needed to apply all 1.3 gallons.

Where can I find the motorized sprayer?

Our motorized sprayers are available nationwide, check out our Store Locator and Online Retailers to find all of our 30 SECONDS products.

How does the motorized sprayer compare to the regular concentrate?

When it comes to efficacy, there is no difference in the power sprayer. However, this product is designed for those smaller jobs around the home. If you’re looking to clean a larger surface area, then you’d be better served getting our Pump Sprayer with a concentrate bottle, available in 1 gallon, 2.5 gallon, and 5 gallon sizes to match your job.

Please comment below if you have a question that wasn’t answered here. Cheers!

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6 Comments

Jessica Merly

July 19, 2017

Good question, Danny! We are not sure exactly how well 30 SECONDS Cleaners will work on stains from a fertilizing product we haven’t tried it for that specific application before. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. Make sure you test first by applying a bit of cleaner to the stain, letting it sit a few minutes, and rinsing.

Jessica Merly

July 19, 2017

Thank you for reaching out, Vivian. That is odd, we haven’t heard that issue before! Give us a call, 503-669-1953, and lets see if we can’t figure out what’s going on. Cheers!

Danny

July 16, 2017

will this product clean a driveway that has a rust look using a fertilizing product. the granduals from the fertilizer was left on the concrete driveway, sidewalk and walkway to the front door. will this product work?

Vivian Eyford

July 15, 2017

I have used 30seconds cleaner before and like the results. Today tried your motorized power sprayer. It worked well for a while, but it quit after doing a 4×5 ft. area of my deck. I checked the batteries, and even replaced them, but the motor makes no noise. Yes, the switch is on.
I don’t think I can even properly clean the nozzle.
Any suggestions?
Vivian

Jessica Merly

June 12, 2017

Thank you for your question, Logan.

30 SECOND Outdoor Cleaner contains Sodium Hypochlorite, which is safe to use on most outdoor surfaces, including awnings. That being said, it is always in your best interest to test in a small, inconspicuous area any time you’re cleaning a new surface. Simply apply a few drops of cleaner and allow to sit about 5 minutes, then rinse away to test for result.
Here is a link to our blog post about cleaning awnings. https://30secondscleaners.com/blogs/blog/17853979-clean-your-awnings-with-30-seconds-outdoor-cleaner
Cheers!

LOGAN DAYTON DAYTON

June 10, 2017

IS THERE ANY CLOROX OR ANY OTHER CHEMICAL THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY HARM CANVAS AWNING

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