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post #1 of Old 07-11-2008, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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sauce/cider? Need help to clean this roof!

I've been washing houses for a couple of years now and recently started cleaning roofs. Have not used sauce/cider but believe I understand and can do it. Here's my question. Is that what I should use and would work with this roof? If so, what should the % of SH be in the solution? I would really appreciate some expert advice.
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post #2 of Old 07-13-2008, 04:43 PM
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I've been washing houses for a couple of years now and recently started cleaning roofs. Have not used sauce/cider but believe I understand and can do it. Here's my question. Is that what I should use and would work with this roof? If so, what should the % of SH be in the solution? I would really appreciate some expert advice.
I would use the following mix INSTEAD of the sauce or cider.
Use 35 percent Sodium Hypochlorite, 60 percent water, with a caustic overide of 10 percent Sodium Hydroxide.

So, for 100 gallons total mix, we need 35 gallons chlorine, 60 gallons water, and 5 gallons liquid Sodium Hydroxide 15 percent.
Sometimes, Sodium Hydroxide comes as 50 percent, so be careful.
IF it comes as 50 percent, do NOT add 5 gallons.
Dilute 1 gallon of 50 percent Hydroxide in 4 galons of water, and add THAT.

Sometimes, the saponification of Hydroxide is necessary on heavy organic deposits, like this roof presents.

You will alos benefit greatly by adding a little surfactant that is high PH compatable.'
This will aid you with better dwell time on a steep roof like this.
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Thanks so much for your advice. I've been reading/learning from you via this and other forums, and Apple is clearly the authority! I look forward to learning AND cleaning more. Thanks. Keith
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Thanks so much for your advice. I've been reading/learning from you via this and other forums, and Apple is clearly the authority! I look forward to learning AND cleaning more. Thanks. Keith
Thanks Keith!
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...that's VERY good to hear! I'm really the only guy/company that's offering roof cleaning in my area. I'm definitely the only one that's marketing and promoting it. I'm currently building a web-site and again, really appreciate what I've all ready learned and will learn from you in the future! Keith [dba Pressure Clean Solutions]
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...that's VERY good to hear! I'm really the only guy/company that's offering roof cleaning in my area. I'm definitely the only one that's marketing and promoting it. I'm currently building a web-site and again, really appreciate what I've all ready learned and will learn from you in the future! Keith [dba Pressure Clean Solutions]
I would start by getting a web site, and placing it in your signature ?
Many Roof Cleaning Tampa customers find us like that.
Roof Cleaning can be very lucrative, in areas that are not saturated with roof cleaners like Tampa is.
Roof Cleaning, like any business, is all about supply and demand.
Too much supply, and prices go down.
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