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I THINK this is an article written by Over The Top Roof Cleaning In Ohio ?
I like it.

You all should know by now that I discourage DIY roof cleaning because of the hazards involved, but I know that some people will attempt to do it anyway. So I wanted to throw together just a short list of safety products for roof cleaning that many of the pros use (yes it can get expensive to buy all this stuff but roofs with slippery chemicals on them are a recipe for disaster if precautions aren't taken (don't say I didn't warn you)).

  1. Get some Cougar Paws - amazing traction. The grip on these shoes is so good you'll feel like spiderman (or a cougar, I suppose). In fact it is so slip-resistant that it can almost give you a false sense of security. Wearing good shoes does not mean you can turn your brain off.
  2. Wear jeans or long pants. No matter what chemicals, products, or procedures you're using some of the stuff is bound to get on you, and better it land on denim than skin. Of course whatever does get on your skin should be rinsed off immediately.
  3. Wear latex gloves. Cheap dish gloves from the grocery store will work fine. Again this will help in keeping chem off your skin.
  4. Wear goggles. If most of this stuff is bad for your skin just imagine what it can do to your eyes. If something does splash in your eyes flush them immediately!
  5. Wear a respirator. You DO NOT want to get the fumes from this stuff in your lungs. Trust me. Make this a priority. Getting dizzy from exposure 45 feet off the ground is playing with fire, not to mention the potential long-term effects of repeated close-range exposure.
  6. Use a fiberglass ladder if possible to minimize the possibility of electrocution from bumping a power line.
  7. You'd be wise to invest in a roof harness system if you're uncomfortable or unfamiliar with heights, ladders, or roofs in general. Heck, everyone would be wise to use one.

Sounds like a lot, right? Why not do yourself a favor and just hire a roof cleaning pro who already has the equipment and know-how to do it right. Considering all the chemicals and gear you'd have to buy to do it yourself it would probably be cheaper to hire it out anyway, so why wouldn't you? Even if you think that it might save you a few pennies to do it yourself, is it worth it when the potential risks include paralysis or death? I want to say this one more time to make it perfectly clear: chemicals or water on a roof will render it EXTREMELY SLIPPERY (think ice), so you better be prepared if you're a hard core DIY guy.



-- Edited by Apple Roof Cleaning at 20:13, 2008-12-13

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Great post Chris. Ive finished up many a Roof ( Tile and Shingle) for DIY people. Many of them think it is gonna be sooooo easy until they start. Cleaned a Tile Roof in Palm Harbor a few weeks ago and the lady was telling me about a guy around the corner who was cleaning his own Roof and fell though the pool cage and died. Roof Cleaning is nothing to fool around with. It can be very dangerous if people don't know what they are doing!

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DIY Roof Cleaning can sure get a person hurt.
Read this roof cleaningarticle from a Tampa aea Newspaper ?

" TAMPA - A container with an acid chemical residue exploded Friday morning in New Tampa, severely burning a 36-year-old man.
Investigators say Kenneth Toledo, a man who owns a Tampa Roof Cleaning Business, poured chlorine and water into the container, which had previously been used to apply an acid chemical wash.
The container had not been properly rinsed, and the resulting roof cleaning chemical reaction caused the explosion, officials said.

The container exploded as Toledo scaled a ladder to chemically clean the barrel tile roof of a Hunter's Green home in the 17800 block of Osprey Point Place in New Tampa, pelting Toledo with roof cleaning chemicals, and shrapnel.
He was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. His condition was unknown Friday.
The explosion also blew a 2-foot-wide hole in the homeowners barrel tile roof.
Tile was scattered about the driveway. "Tampa Roof Cleaning Explosion Link


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I remember that. SH and acids are a big NO NO!

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Especially under pressure ??
SH and acids generate Gas, plus when you pump it up, then you go BOOM.


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Glad you liked it. smile

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Welcome to RCIA Bleachboy.
Yes, theroof cleaningarticle was well written and informative.


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Thanks, Chris. Hope to see you and everyone else over on our new roof cleaning directory page soon. Don't have any for FL yet. First come, first served. Oh yeah, and it's free.

This forum you've got going here is pretty cool. The more we can educate consumers and contractors about the right way to clean a roof, the better.

Rock on, RCIA.



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bleachboy wrote:

Thanks, Chris. Hope to see you and everyone else over on our new roof cleaning directory page soon. Don't have any for FL yet. First come, first served. Oh yeah, and it's free. This forum you've got going here is pretty cool. The more we can educate consumers and contractors about the right way to clean a roof, the better. Rock on, RCIA.


As soon as you get your roof cleaning directory up and running, post a link here.
I am sure our roof cleaners will want to get listed.



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The directory is live, fellow bleach shooters. Click here to add your company.
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bleachboy wrote:

The directory is live, fellow bleach shooters. Click here to add your company.
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Added Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa.
By all means, please post some of your excellent roof cleaning articles here at RCIA.
We have a whole section of the forum devoted justto roof cleaning chemicals.
That will give you all important relevant links for the roof cleaningkeywords you are targeting, as well as provide additional knowledge for roof cleaners everywhere.
Again, welcome to RCIA!
Chris



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bleachboy wrote:

The directory is live, fellow bleach shooters. Click here to add your company.
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Great stuff Chris. I will your link to my site.



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Just a quick reminder that company listings on our site directory are contingent upon a reciprocal link from your company site. I've had several guys fill out the form to be included who never got around to linking to us from their site. After you fill out the form, be sure to link back to www.RoofCleaningChemicals.com from somewhere on your site. After we verify that you've done so, we'll put up your company profile on the directory.

Thanks guys. Happy New Year to all.

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bleachboy wrote:

Just a quick reminder that company listings on our site directory are contingent upon a reciprocal link from your company site. I've had several guys fill out the form to be included who never got around to linking to us from their site. After you fill out the form, be sure to link back to www.RoofCleaningChemicals.com from somewhere on your site. After we verify that you've done so, we'll put up your company profile on the directory. Thanks guys. Happy New Year to all.



Just MY experience on roof cleaning links, FWIW.
Many roof cleaning companys are folks who also do pressure cleaning, with roof cleaning as an added service.
This is fine, BUT ......
Many websites are geared more toward Pressure Washing, as opposed to roof cleaning !
You WANT linksof course, but you want RELEVANT links, UNLESS the linking Page has high page rank, then you want it regardless.
What you DONT want is outgoing OR incoming links to a NON RELEVANT Page.
IOW, Pressure washing is NOT relavant to roof cleaning, in Google's Eyes.
The WAY to get around this is to only have your returning reciprocallinks from the roof cleaning page of a pressure washing site.
And, if I were you, and had a roof cleaning directory, I would make sure to ONLY accept links from Roof Cleaning Pages.
To allow links in your directory from pages aimed more at pressure washing then roof cleaning is not the best strategy in my experience.
The RCIA suggest our roof cleaners who also pressure wash have seperate web pages dedicated to ONLY roof cleaning.
Just some food for thought ?



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bleachboy wrote:

Just a quick reminder that company listings on our site directory are contingent upon a reciprocal link from your company site. I've had several guys fill out the form to be included who never got around to linking to us from their site. After you fill out the form, be sure to link back to www.RoofCleaningChemicals.com from somewhere on your site. After we verify that you've done so, we'll put up your company profile on the directory. Thanks guys. Happy New Year to all.


 WHERE is the link back to RCIA in your directory ?



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