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Hello everyone Robby here with surface solutions i see alot of you useing surface cleaners and water brooms why ? i have those items and find it very dangerus and time consuming i have done alot of research on roof cleaning and i have found a lot of helpful info my question is why use a surface cleaner for cleaning concrete to clean a roof
Thanks to everyone for helping guys like me to learn the proper way to clean a roof ROBBY

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Nobody here uses surface cleaners or water broom to clean a roof.

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Interesting... I don't know anyone on this forum using those "tools" on roofs. I wonder where that info comes from?



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I assume that you are talking about shingle roofs only?

There are certailnly time that we must use a surface cleaner on tile and poly roofs.

Sensitive areas.......place where ZERO chems are permitted......

We use a 6' water brrom to rinse large poly roofs and a ride on cleaner to clean them.



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WTF????????????????????????

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put the bong down...


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I gota get one of those  ride on things



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this is what we use for those big commercial rubber roofs

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confuse.........



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i need to smoke what that guys smokin

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It should be pass the bong not put the bong down. Only thing I use surface cleaner to is concrete sidewalks and driveways.



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aaron61 wrote:

this is what we use for those big commercial rubber roofs

cleaning_green.jpg


 Looks like a Zamboni !

Seriously Guys, some places will NOT allow Chemicals to clean a roof, no matter what.

Joe from Sarasota Roof Cleaning does HUGE jobs where they will not allow him to use his chemical roof cleaning equipment.

His first choice is always to clean roofs chemically, it is faster, better for the roof, less work!

But the final decision how the roof is cleaned is Joe's Customers.



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My post was in reference to the OP,not Joe. Sorry for any confusion.

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My concern was that thinking that using the proper tool for the job was wrong seems short sided, using a surface cleaner on a tile roof is done all the time down here.

What am I smoking, well, Ididn't think you had to be mind altered to do the job correctly.

Pass the bong ? You know Chris, I believe I met you at the rt last year, and I recall you and your wife telling me that you all just did this part time and had never done any commercial.

We clean acres upon acres of roof every year, 85% of it is polymeric, so that gives me around 20+ million sq ft per year of just poly roofing, walk every inch of it? Ride it, with a custom built ride on surface cleaner, reclaim it as you go and make tons of $$ fast, impress the customer and get more work then you can handle, but I guess you knew that already huh?

Use chlorine on a hospital roof,  ok, I suppose as long as you turn off the AC systems, can you do it with chlorine? Of course, but alomost never allowed, and what do you do with the run off? Reclaim it, of course, and we can and do, however your now dealing with 1000's of gallons of mix. SO using ZERO chems is not only a contract must but a benaficial to our bottom line, but I guess you knew that huh?

Use chlorine on a a regional bakerys roof, ok, but what happens when your chlorine gets in the air and kills the yeast in the bakery? No bread production for a few days? But once again you must have known that already huh?

Water broom, why not rinsing at 6-9 feet wide at a time with a 20gpm rinse pump keeps far ahead of evaporation and helps avoid the settiling of organics back to the roof surface, but I guess you knew that already huh?

 

 



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aaron61 wrote:

this is what we use for those big commercial rubber roofs

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How do you get that get that large thing up on roof.



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I was being sarcastic. Again in reference to the OP not Joe.

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interesting Joe.... Would you say you would use something like that on like a Wal-mart or something like that? Cause I've been eyein me a couple.....

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