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10-29-2011 12:50 AM
katty Bleach.. Coverage.. Packaging.. How long for results..
Make sure you know what to look for when buying roof cleaning chemicals. 'Roof Cleaner Forever' gives a complete roof cleaning system all in a single box.
07-19-2011 07:46 AM
Apple Roof Cleaning
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Originally Posted by Pressure Cleaning View Post
Sh.... ride along with one of these roof cleaning contractors from Florida Im sure they are willing to help you out.
Absolutely, and we have roof cleaning training classes in tampa quite often, for those wanting to learn the roof cleaning business.
Nothing quite like supervised on the job training, for those wanting to learn.
04-15-2011 09:25 AM
Phil Rogers Why even rinse the cleaning solution? We haven't rinsed yet and we are happy to report cleaner look roofs that stay clean longer.
03-31-2011 06:29 PM
Peerless
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Originally Posted by greencleaning View Post
The most effective way to clean the roof is to use bleach. Chlorine bleach is a very effective product that can kill molds as well as remove tough stains. In order to use bleach effectively, mix one part bleach with one part water. Apply the bleach to the roof and allow it to sit on it for a few minutes. The bleach will loosen up the dirt and stains to allow easily rinsing afterward.



Great advice!
03-30-2011 10:40 PM
greencleaning The most effective way to clean the roof is to use bleach. Chlorine bleach is a very effective product that can kill molds as well as remove tough stains. In order to use bleach effectively, mix one part bleach with one part water. Apply the bleach to the roof and allow it to sit on it for a few minutes. The bleach will loosen up the dirt and stains to allow easily rinsing afterward.


03-19-2011 09:23 AM
K.J. Great information Tom!
03-07-2011 07:01 AM
Peerless For no BS roof cleaning facts and information.

Free, and you can ask questions.
02-25-2011 04:06 PM
Pressure Cleaning
Roof Cleaning Maryland

Sh.... ride along with one of these roof cleaning contractors from Florida Im sure they are willing to help you out.
02-25-2011 08:05 AM
K.J. Please do a search here to find all of the correct methods if you have not done so yet. It has been talked to death on all of the forums......
08-23-2010 01:55 PM
heidieshandyman
I need your help guys.

I own a small Handyman business and I help indigent families once a month as a way to give back to the community. I have an elderly couple in a small home that would like their roof cleaned and it's covered in the black airborne fungus Florida is known for. The clay tiles on their roof are still in great shape, they just need a good cleaning. As professionals, I am hoping that you could recommend the correct chemicals for me to use and how to properly use them.
Don't worry, I'm not, or willing to become, any sort of competition for you guys. I'm a Handyman and I rarely run across these types of projects but am very familiar with the process. I have just never power washed a tile roof before. If I do run into more power washing projects outside of our indigent family program, I will recommend the person kind enough to respond with a simple solution. Thank you and God bless.
07-26-2010 08:21 AM
Apple Roof Cleaning
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boy that would be pretty
Black is Beautiful
11-11-2006 02:11 PM
russ s hey i like my pink tank thank you
07-29-2006 04:06 PM
Thad I know that you were being sarcastic, Russ.
You'll have to realize that not all of us are comfortable with a pink tank with purple flames on it like yours.
07-29-2006 02:48 PM
russ s boy that would be pretty
07-29-2006 02:36 PM
Thad Or spray paint your tank black?
07-29-2006 01:50 PM
Apple Roof Cleaning
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Originally Posted by Mike Williamson View Post
Of course, buying that much at one time has its drawbacks...If you have a full tank and things slow down as they have the past three weeks, you wind up with a tank of WEAK chlorine...Sprayed 80 gallons on a roof today and will have to come back Tuesday and re-spray any areas that haven't faded out or rinsed off in the rain by then. The house was so bad I just gave up and told the customer I'd be back Tuesday.

Why Tuesday and not today? I have a leak in my tank, and need to fix that Monday, which will be a several-hour task...ripping the plumbing all loose, replacing the fitting on the tank, and re-plumbing everything. Have a large concrete job tomorrow or I'd fix it then. Anyway....chlorine definitely weakens too much after three weeks! It was about 1/3 10.5% and 2/3 water to start with. What a waste!
Chlorine weakens LESS if you have a yellow, or better yet, a black tank!

The clear tanks let in too much ultra violet rays!

That said, all our 500 and 600 gallon tanks are clear!

Why ?

Because we do so many roofs the Chlorine never gets a chance to weaken considerably.

But, this is the result of being in business 14 years, and did NOT happen overnight.

If I were just starting out today, no way I would buy anything but a Yellow, or a Black Tank!

Hey guys, why not place a tarp over your tanks, or spray it with Sun Block, LOL ??
07-28-2006 07:11 PM
russ s
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Originally Posted by Mike Williamson View Post
Why not just take a day off if you want to. Don't you work for yourself?
yep but it makes me feel better so i just need to lie to myself
07-28-2006 07:05 PM
Thad
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Originally Posted by Mike Williamson View Post
Why not just take a day off if you want to. Don't you work for yourself?
I think we know who wears the pants in the family now!
07-28-2006 06:55 PM
Mike Williamson
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Originally Posted by russ s View Post
leaking tank?????? hummmmmmm ,i think i will use that when i want a day off
Why not just take a day off if you want to. Don't you work for yourself?
07-28-2006 06:40 PM
russ s
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Originally Posted by Mike Williamson View Post
Of course, buying that much at one time has its drawbacks...If you have a full tank and things slow down as they have the past three weeks, you wind up with a tank of WEAK chlorine...Sprayed 80 gallons on a roof today and will have to come back Tuesday and re-spray any areas that haven't faded out or rinsed off in the rain by then. The house was so bad I just gave up and told the customer I'd be back Tuesday.

Why Tuesday and not today? I have a leak in my tank, and need to fix that Monday, which will be a several-hour task...ripping the plumbing all loose, replacing the fitting on the tank, and re-plumbing everything. Have a large concrete job tomorrow or I'd fix it then. Anyway....chlorine definitely weakens too much after three weeks! It was about 1/3 10.5% and 2/3 water to start with. What a waste!
leaking tank?????? hummmmmmm ,i think i will use that when i want a day off
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