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I'm a roofer by trade but am starting to get into smaller handyman stuff. I was wondering what you would reccomend for starting a roof cleaning division as far as equipment and supplies. I've read a few things that have said to buy pre-mixed bio safe instead of bleach. I want to do good quality work and it would be a good sell to my clients who call for a checkup on the roof when it's not ready for one yet.

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duane1982 wrote:

I'm a roofer by trade but am starting to get into smaller handyman stuff. I was wondering what you would reccomend for starting a roof cleaning division as far as equipment and supplies. I've read a few things that have said to buy pre-mixed bio safe instead of bleach. I want to do good quality work and it would be a good sell to my clients who call for a checkup on the roof when it's not ready for one yet.



I know of no better way to clean roofs then using a Sodium Hypochlorite roof cleaning mixture.
The alternatives, in our experience, require pressure.
Pressure is a no no, as a roof like you well knows!
The other stuff is questionable, and takes forever to clean, IF it really does.
Bleach type cleaners are not to be feared, as long as plants are wet down or covered first, and kept wet during the cleaning process.
You do need a chemical application pump, and a tank set up.

I suggest you look at the formulas I have posted for Apple Cider and Apple Sauce.

You must locate a source for Sodium Hypochlorite.
Here in Florida, it is easy to find, almost on every corner.

Where are you located ?




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I am located in new york between rochester and syracuse. If you could give me a brief rundown of what an intial proffesional starter setup would be thats great.

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We suggest a 225 gallon tank to start with.
A 12 volt roof cleaning pump from Flojet or Delevan is a good starter set up.
You CAN use 2 - 100 ft5/8 garden hoses to get started in roof cleaning.
Better hoses later!



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Can you use a hose spicket on the customers house vs. a holding tank? The reason I ask is the city I would do this service in is around 50 miles away. I'm sure the 225 gallons go very quickly and I'm not sure where to fill up. I was also wondering how to apply the chemicals? DO you use a backpack or handhelp pump sprayer like joe homeowner uses for pesticides?

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225 gallons of pre mixed roof cleaning mix enough toclean 4 to 5 roofs.
You need a chemical pump designed to stand up to the roof cleaning chemical.
http://pwmall.com/website/Nproductdetail.aspx?BCATCHILDID2=2793&ID=124903&ITEMNMBR=5850-101E
Suggest a Delevan5850 12 volt pump for you.
The pump draws from the roof cleaning chemicaltank.


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Will a 45psi 5.0 gpm delavan 5800 work good also?

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Brick city power washing wrote:

Will a 45psi 5.0 gpm delavan 5800 work good also?



yes, works good



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