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  1. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic Well fed water supply taking a toll on your equipment?   

    The intake filter for the well water is a great idea.
  2. coastal1 added a topic in General Discussion   

    Well fed water supply taking a toll on your equipment?
    Ever noticed sand in your buffer tank and wondered how it got there?
    Ever wondered even with rinsing your equipment thoroughly why doesn't it last longer?
    Does the region you work in have a lot of "well" fed homes built on sand?
    Ever wondered about the quality of the water supply you're feeding your pump?
    It's probably safe to say, A lot of us who've been in the business for a good while already know this however, for those who don't, you may want to give this some thought!
    Using a buffer tank as an example, if you find sand in the bottom of the tank, keep in mind, what you see in the tank is what fell out of suspension. How much stayed in suspension and was pumped through your system?
    Keep in mind,  "fine" sand will pass through a 50 and 80 micron filter/strainer.
    Point is, if you work in an area which has primarily "well" fed homes built on sand, you might want to consider installing a good filtration system before your manifold or pump system.
    I run a large capacity whirlpool filter on my system and you would be surprised to see what it traps.
    One other point for any newbies out there, "Never" use a customers garden hose. Along with not being professional, you don't know what may be inside that hose!!!
    Mike
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  3. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    Thats the wisdom I stick with, No surfactant. 
  4. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    I had to use a lift on this roof. Being 130+ years old and the interior was refurbished about 10 years ago, I didnt want to risk spraying and rinsing up the roof, never want to do that anyways. Plus it made it so much easier and faster. Cleaned whole roof including steeple, garage and north side of the rectory in less than 3 days. The hardest part was putting down 2x10s for the lift wheels so we didnt ruin the grass. The lift oes pretty good around tight corners but there does nee to be some space for the lift to swing around the corner.
  5. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    The lift was a rental. I wished I owned one. I was thinking of a bucket truck at some point.
  6. coastal1 added a post in a topic Improving The Fat Boy Roof Cleaning Pump !   

    Hey Atlas, The polypropylene should be fine. A lot of the fittings used in this line of work utilize poly.
    Fiberglass reinforced poly is widely used.
    Mike
  7. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   


    Welcome to you both Mike and Eric, read, read, and then read some more, and ask plenty of questions. 
  8. Curb Appeal Pros LLC added a post in a topic Need someone to design your website? Here is who to call!   

    its very complicated. Building back links means it links more sites to your website so it builds your authority. This of it his was. Google use to want you to have a lot of backlinks because it would build up your site so the more backlinks = higher on google search. HOWEVER companies started building up fake websites and then you would have to pay for the back link so it would rank your site faster. With this being said the only thing google cares about is quality and revelent content coming up on there site. For example lets say you googled roof cleaning and the first 5 websites were about spiders and cats. That does not help the customer nor does it make google look good but it could happen if the companies paid for it and built it up that way. So now google is getting away from backlinks because people are cheating the system. Now to build SEO is by having QUALITY content such as new information, quality material like blogs and how fast your website is.. There are hundreds of factors but this is just to give you an idea. So if your paying some random company that called you a few hundred a month for backlinks its a waste of your money because when google 100% gets rid of backlinks your site is going to go to page 10 of google and your not going to understand why. Write blogs update your website, have long tail key words integrated into your site.
    Hope that helps/
  9. Sussex County Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    Now I thought the whole cleaning of slate thIng was resolved years ago regarding surfactants? No surfactant cause it messes with the oils in the slate.  
  10. Sussex County Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Need someone to design your website? Here is who to call!   

    No my site is fairly new. Still working out the kinks. I don't understand how your seo is gonna work, but frankly I don't understand how any of this crap works.
  11. coastal1 added a post in a topic Roof Cleaning Clothing   

    I've been wearing 65/35 poly/cotton uniform clothes since the late eighties and they hold up excellent. The newer Dickies pants with the right leg pocket are nice.
    A couple years back, I spilled straight 12% on the left leg of a brand new pair of the Dickies and figured they would be toast however, when I washed a load, I couldn't tell which pants had the sh spilled on.
    All the best,
    Mike
  12. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Andrew, thank you for posting a pic of the Slo Mo in action as well as your opinion on the product.  We appreciate all of your feedback. 

  13. Andrew Tinny added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Great product!  I've been using it for about 4 months now.  
  14. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    For those whom use surfactants specifically for SH, at least try SLO MO SOFTWASH Surfactant one time!  We have only had positive feedback.  You need only 4 ounces per 50 gallons of recipe or 8 ounces per 100 gallons of recipe.  One 5 gallon bucket takes the place of 3-4 buckets of all other surfactants out there.  If you truly need a SH stable fragrance, go to the manufacturer and stop paying someone else to mix it in with your soap.  Go to Chemia, Horizon, Florachem or Nilum.  They will  send you free samples upon request.
  15. PeakOfPerfection added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    if you are putting a spray rig or Chem storage in the bed of your truck, The sealed, externally vented, externally filled tank system is just as valid in a pickup or flatbed truck as if is on any other transport vehicle. Even if you Coat the bed, the fumes can still get to the running gear. For about $50 in materials, if doesn't make sense not to. The fill is run off the side or back instead of down through the floor. You put a valve at the end. The vent line should be run as far to the back and down close to the ground as possible. 
  16. coastal1 added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    I have a 2002 V nose Carmate which I installed a Rubber Queen diamond pattern cargo mat on the floor and it has held up very nice. 
    Mike
  17. coastal1 added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    Hi everyone. I've been in the pressure washing business since the late 80's. I had done small roof cleaning jobs while working on existing house wash jobs and decided in the summer of 2015 to add roof cleaning.
    I look forward to being a part of this family!!!
    Mike
    Coastal Cleaning
  18. Curb Appeal Pros LLC added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    NP if its for the flat part man get the rubber mat.. We use it, works AMAZING and its only like 200 bucks and you cant hurt the mat if you wanted to! Just an idea
  19. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    I see you used a lift. I was temped to rent a lift for a job last year just to try it. My concern with a lift is that most of time, I would not be able to move it to the back of the house. What is your experience?
    http://advantageroofcleaning.com/what-are-those-black-streaks-on-my-roof-roof-cleaning-willowbrook-illinois-in-dupage-county/
     
  20. JetBlueRacer added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    I need to coat my flatbed dually... Just the flat part... not the entire bed itself... I like that they say it holds up to 12% bleach... will buzz them to get a quote... Thanks
  21. ZapItWash added a post in a topic How to run a 12 volt roof cleaning pump w/o a battery!   

    Great idea Dave
  22. Curb Appeal Pros LLC added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    I called lineX a while back and they did say it stands up to 12%  bleach and would be covered by their warranty. However its really expensive and if it goes over wood it will chip you might be ok if its going in a truck bed if not just use a rubber mat
  23. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    Do you own your own lift?
  24. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    Yes, Slate cleans up really nice. I used about 30 gallons of mix @40% on this side of the roof (north side) and used no surfactant. I probably could have used less mix if I added surfactant but the slate here is over 130 years old.  IMG_2856.CR2 IMG_2895.CR2 IMG_2903.CR2
     And Chris, the patina'd copper ridge cap wasn't affected, still green. Client is Super Super happy, Said it was a miracle.
     

  25. JetBlueRacer added a post in a topic Herculiner bed coating   

    Anyone ever use LineX... if so... how does it work against SH considering they say it is chemical resistant... ???