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Hi Chris and others,
I have been reading up on some of the posts on this site and wow, what great info. As I have mentioned before, me and my dad own a pressure washing business in the Little Rock Arkansas area. As for many, business is slow and cleaning roofs looks like a great addition to services to offer.
We have a very nice set up with an enclosed trailer etc for our pressure washing but I would like to know, as much detail as possible, that I will/would need to get started.
I don't mean to bore anyone but this is totally new to us and we would like the best info on parts, supplies etc. I would love to know tank sizes, hoses, pumps and definitely details on the chemicals. I don't know that I understand the process of applying/rinsing the chemical once applied. As far as the chemicals, are there online companies to order from? Also, I read where an apple fragrance was added to cover the chemical smell.
Sorry for all the questions as I'm sure there may be more but this seems to be the right place the get the right information.

Thank you in advance,
Greg

Patriot Pressure Washing
501-834-2708
patriot.pressurewashing@yahoo.com



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patriot wrote:

Hi Chris and others,

I have been reading up on some of the posts on this site and wow, what great info. As I have mentioned before, me and my dad own a pressure washing business in the Little Rock Arkansas area. As for many, business is slow and cleaning roofs looks like a great addition to services to offer.
We have a very nice set up with an enclosed trailer etc for our pressure washing but I would like to know, as much detail as possible, that I will/would need to get started.
I don't mean to bore anyone but this is totally new to us and we would like the best info on parts, supplies etc. I would love to know tank sizes, hoses, pumps and definitely details on the chemicals. I don't know that I understand the process of applying/rinsing the chemical once applied. As far as the chemicals, are there online companies to order from? Also, I read where an apple fragrance was added to cover the chemical smell.
Sorry for all the questions as I'm sure there may be more but this seems to be the right place the get the right information.

Thank you in advance,
Greg

Patriot Pressure Washing
501-834-2708
patriot.pressurewashing@yahoo.com



Here are my roof cleaning setup suggestions.
Buy a Delavan 5800 series roof cleaning chemical pump and 200 ft of 5/8 hose.
We like the Titan Stainless SteelHose Reels, and suggest a 225 gallon tank to start.
You can use SHC with TSP, Dawn Dish Soap, or you can make Apple sauce or Apple Cider.
SHC and water alone will clean a roof.
But the addition of some TSP, orsoap/surfactant will clean even better.




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Hi Chris,
Thanks for the info. I apologize for the many posts. Not sure what happened but every time I checked back, it looked like the original message posted again. I was reading and article from another roof cleaning company that stated Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide will dissolve the ashpalt and tar on the roof. Is this correct?
Do you have close up pics of your equipment that shows connections to and from your pumps/tanks/hoses? What kinds of nozzles do you use to apply the chemical on the roof, from the 5/8" hose?


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If you talk to Bob from pressure tek in Cleveland he will be able to help you with your setup.
He knows his stuff and helped me with my roof cleaning in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio setup.

-- Edited by mmcgue at 17:39, 2009-02-02

-- Edited by mmcgue at 17:39, 2009-02-02

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