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Scrub up for school: Local company volunteers to sanitize playground


Tyler McNeill, owner of Redline Pressure Washing, cleans off Dalton Elementary School’s playground equipment with a special sanitizing solution before school begins.

DALTON  School buildings are being sanitized inside and out to get ready for a new school year.

A local couple wanted to give back to their alma maters this year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Tyler and Natalie McNeill figured they could donate time and equipment and help with the cleaning process before children returned to school.

The owners of Redline Pressure Washing offered to clean playgrounds at both Dalton and Tuslaw elementary schools. Natalie McNeill graduated from Dalton in 2007 and her mother, Marjorie Martin, teaches second grade at the elementary school. Tyler McNeill graduated from Tuslaw in 2009.

“We just wanted to give back to our schools in some way and with the virus, that seemed like a great way to help,” the McNeills wrote in a message.

Tyler McNeil, who is a full-time firefighter and paramedic with the Massillon Fire Department, began the pressure-washing business not too long ago and discovered a special sanitizing agent that can be used on exterior surfaces and is known to kill viruses including the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Natalie, who has an architecture degree, works behind the scenes with the pressure washing business and also runs after the couple’s two young boys: ages 1 and 2.

Volunteering to wash the playgrounds also landed McNeill a bigger job of pressure washing Tuslaw’s school buildings.

“It was just nice,” he said, about volunteering his time to sanitize the playground equipment. “It was something we really wanted to do.”

Redline Pressure Washing’s season is ending in a couple of months and will start back up in the spring. The company can be reached at 330-704-6116.


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