This is a repost of a blog we did earlier in the season. However, with Labor Day weekend coming up, we thought it needed to be posted again. Don’t forget if your taking your boat out for the holiday weekend to clean it before and after you use it. Pressure washing is a fast and effective way to remove zebra mussels. The zebra mussel are an invasive species appearing more and more in lakes, and have become a problem because they infest and clog water intake pipes, screens at power & water treatment plants, or the municipalities that draw in water from different areas. Even irrigation pipes can get clogged up with zebra mussels. Zebra mussels will out compete any fish for food – they eat the same plankton that young fish rely on. States that have this problem for some time have seen fish populations crash. Aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels are primarily spread by boaters unintentionally. There’s an education effort underway to educate boaters with a few steps they can do to protect waterways. On of the primary goals is to clean boats as they come out of the water. While not necessary, the fastest and easiest way to clean the bottom of a boat is with a pressure washer, of course! If you are a boat owner or a Marina, you should think about investing in a Hotsy today!