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post #1 of Old 07-06-2007, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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I need help looking for a place to buy chemicals

I really love this site.
I came to the US a year ago. I was working in a company selling roof tiles and shingles. But you probably know that these companies have gone down in sales drastically. Well they fired me because I was the new kid on the block. During the time I was employed there many people asked me if we cleaned roofs. I had to tell them no. This is how I got the idea of start cleaning roofs. I dont know where to buy the chemicals. I am in South Miami. Any help will be really appreciated. I have to start making money.
And if someone has an old tank or equipment that is not using and wants to sell it please tell me.

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welcome,

you are in the right place and i wish i could help you but only work with interior residential cleanings.

hopefully, someone will chime in soon and if not, stay connected and i'll see if i can help you further.

have you done a search in the archives yet? there is a wealth of info there.

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I thought chlorine was sold on every street corner in FL?


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Chlorine is sold all over florida, but what about tsp and borax
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I thought chlorine was sold on every street corner in FL?
eww,

is chlorine the way to go? there have to be better chems out there. i know borax is better and the tsp also.

gotta look at the environmental impact of using chlorine. it will kill the bushes around the homes.

my 2 cents...

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eww,

is chlorine the way to go? there have to be better chems out there. i know borax is better and the tsp also.

gotta look at the environmental impact of using chlorine. it will kill the bushes around the homes.

my 2 cents...

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Tsp and borax can be used with chlorine but won't do anything by themselves. I personally use chlorine only and it works fine. Read what all the major shingle manufactures recommend to clean their shingles with.

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf
http://www.owenscorning.com/around/r...leshooting.asp

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eww,

is chlorine the way to go? there have to be better chems out there. i know borax is better and the tsp also.

gotta look at the environmental impact of using chlorine. it will kill the bushes around the homes.

my 2 cents...

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Suz, like anything, the danger is in the hands of the user.

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Tsp and borax can be used with chlorine but won't do anything by themselves. I personally use chlorine only and it works fine. Read what all the major shingle manufactures recommend to clean their shingles with.

http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf
http://www.owenscorning.com/around/r...leshooting.asp
thanks barry,

didn't know all that. i just clean interior residentials (couldn't get me on a roof with a shotgun ).

the tsp & borax do have their places inside the homes in some instances. clorox is fantastic and i still use it a little in my home but for clients i stay away from it lest i bleach out a carpet or something.

appreciate your response...good info!

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Suz, like anything, the danger is in the hands of the user.


you got that right and suzi and clorox are a deadly combo! kinda like clorox and ammonia

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