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  1. Atlas1 added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    @Roof Cleaning Virginia Did you mix it according to their instructions? If not, what was the ratio?
  2. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic Footwear   

    1 -2 times??  We need to increase your sales funnel!  :-)
  3. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic QSE from Cleaner Today   

    Ironically, this question was also just posted on FB.    Presuming you're a would be vendor, say as much.  I'll hold my thoughts and see if you take the high road, or not.  Then I'll reply accordingly.
     
     
  4. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    I'm very pleased Mike.  Now, full disclosure, we've been buying a surfactant on the local economy for years.  We've even done gallon for gallon (roof mix dosage) price comparisons with a friend in the same business, as compared to his commercially available roof cleaning surfactant.  Prior to Slo Mo, it was dead even from a cost perspective due largely to shipping costs.  Slo Mo has proven itself to be the more cost effective solution and we'll be buying a 55 gallon barrel of it as soon as I figure out how to pump that stuff out of a barrel  :-)  Good stuff!  As Lori has stated very clearly in prior posts, be prepared to add your own cover scent as it has none.
    BTW - we do LOTS of roofs, so when I say it's good, it's good.
     
  5. coastal1 added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Ted, How did it go today?
    Mike
  6. TLC Roof cleaning & house wash added a topic in Available Leads / Work Opportunities   

    QSE from Cleaner Today
    Anyone used QSE roof cleaning chemical from Cleaner Today? Just wonder if any contractors use this instead of bleach and how well it works. Thanks
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  7. Ultimate Roof Cleaning & Pressure Washing added a post in a topic Footwear   

    Cougar Paws for sure. Preferably the ankle high boots. They have more stability and they're more comfortable. I had my last pair for 5 years before I bought another pair. I switch out the pads on bottom 1-2 times through the season. Highly recommended!
  8. Philip McCullough added a post in a topic Footwear   

    Sometimes I use my Rocky water boots when I'm on low pitch roofs but most time I use the cheap brown waterproof caterpillar boots(black rubber) from wally world...After ruinning my high dollar vibram soled North Face boots I found these have better traction and last just as long...They just won't keep your feet dry for more than 2-3 months....SH breaks down the waterproofing.
     
  9. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!   

    Yesterday, we used a blend of our old (local) surfactant, and Slo Mo.  My tank was already half full, so blending was my only choice.  TODAY however; it's 100% Slo Mo.  Looking forward to trying it out. 
    So I got to thinking a little, as we're always looking for ways to speed production, why not just 'dose' our bulk containers with Slo Mo, and not have to add it to the rigs separately?  Does anyone know if this stuff will stay suspended in SH, or will it settle to the bottom?  If it'll stay suspended, time saver!  If not, then oh well  :-)
  10. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic Footwear   

    Ryan, if you're going to be on an asphalt roof, I can't recommend Cougar Paws enough.  Full disclosure - you won't hardly catch me on a roof - heights are not my thing, but my team wears them unless it's a really low slope.  They're a little spendy, but to stay safe, they're worth every penny.
  11. NewAgain added a topic in General Discussion   

    Footwear
    My current boots are crappy gumboots, and the soles are starting to give away.  Today I wore my sneakers on the roof for the traction.  My employee aksed why i was not wearing my boots, "I\'d rather risk wet feet than dying", and tho careful i tried to be, I still got my feet drenched...heres hoping they are not hamburger tomorrow. shoulda put them in garbage bags.
    What footwear  do you guys wear?
    I m considering this pair https://www.marks.com/en/categories/footwear/mens-safety/rubber-boots/product/mens-15-rubber-boots-non-safety-100252.html#100252=BLACK
    But I am not sure
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  12. coastal1 added a post in a topic House wash / 3+ stories from the ground   

    Great job Ted! That ole gal's looking much better now...
    Mike
  13. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a topic in Softwash Systems For Roof And Exterior Cleaning   

    House wash / 3+ stories from the ground
    There were a couple of clowns on one of those FB groups that mentioned ladders for house washing.  I mentioned that we do 3+ stories from the ground and they scoffed.  Rather than educate 'em, I just moved on.  With little to no wind today, I saw the stream go easily 8-10' passed the gutter line on this 3 story home  This was with a plain old 8GPM belt drive machine and a 'shooter tip' at the gun.  No wand!.  Can't wait until my custom made injector-bypass system is ready, then we'll get even more distance!
    You're not climbing ladders to house wash are you?  :-)


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  14. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic 5/8" inlet?   

    Wow. That's quite a difference.  And you'll have a good/interesting time gathering data  :-)
    One thing that the formula on the web page you listed doesn't take in to consideration is head though.  GPM would be effected when one is two stories up, or so I would think?  I should have studied fluid dynamics.  Ha!
    Good luck with your testing.
  15. Ultimate Roof Cleaning & Pressure Washing added a post in a topic 5/8" inlet?   

    I'm looking for more gpm and distance. Ill do a test swaping out all the variables one at a time and record gpm and distance. I'll post back on here the results. Might even do a video. Also yes I'm running a fatboy 7gpm. According to this flow rate calculator 
    http://irrigation.wsu.edu/Content/Calculators/Residential/Garden-Hose-Flow.php
    The 5/8" will give you a full 7gpm at 200' and 60psi. 1/2" hose at the same specs only giving 3.8gpm... what a difference 
  16. Roof Cleaning Virginia added a post in a topic 5/8" inlet?   

    I reckon you're looking for more distance, hence the change in hose diameter?  Otherwise why pull a heavier hose, right?
    I'd suggest doing a little test, as there are some other variables, ie pump GPM, pump psi and so on.  At some point diminishing returns comes in to play. I can tell ya this, when I ran that 1" ID Kuri tech hose, I ran it via a FB and a 1/2" inlet lines with no problems.  That's not to say that 5/8 inlet may not have helped with the distance.
    Perhaps someone else will have some definitive information in this.
     
     
     
  17. Ultimate Roof Cleaning & Pressure Washing added a topic in General Discussion   

    5/8" inlet?
    I'm switching from my 1/2" Kuritec to 5/8" hose. I'm also switching out all the hose barbs to 5/8" so it's compatable with the hose. I have a 1/2" drop stick. My question is; should I swap that out with a 5/8" drop stick? Will this make a difference with gpm? 
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  18. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    Welcome to the Family, Tony!  Should you ever need anything, just email or call me!  
    I'm slways happy to help even if it's finding you a better deal on SH locally!
  19. Tony H added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    Certified Professional Inspector (home inspection)
  20. Apple Roof Cleaning (813) 655-8777 added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    Welcome Tony, what is a CPI ?
  21. Tony H added a post in a topic Class Action Lawsuit - Home Advisor   

    Yeah these guys called me left and right when I first got one of my business going. I'm glad I did a Google search on them and saw all the complaints!
  22. Tony H added a post in a topic New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    HI everyone
    My name is Tony Hayden owner of HHS of SW FL, LLC. I am a certified CPI with InterNACHI and currently working on my FL state requirements.  At the same time I started my exterior cleaning business.  Focusing mainly on roof cleaning but I am also starting to offer some pressure cleaning. Things moving slowly which that is expected. I've been creeping around the RCIA for about 10 months now and looking forward to learning all I can and providing the best service I can to my customers. Can't wait to talk to you all. 
  23. PressureWasherProducts added a post in a topic 1" , 1/2" and 3/8" All-Flo AODD Pumps for Roof Cleaning   

    When we call All-Flo in occasion, the attendant picks up the phone and says the following:  'Thank you for calling All-Flo, the BEST air diaphragm pump in the world!'
    Enough said.......
    Rex, the Pump Guru, has serviced every single brand of AODD pumps available and chose to offer the pump with the longest lifespan, the least number of parts, the easiest to maintain and repair as well as best value.  He chose to offer All-Flo air diaphragm pumps. 
  24. Roof Cleaning Jacksonville FL 904-304-0810 added a post in a topic Simple Roof Knowledge   

    I agree. This is a great post about common roofing terms. I am familiar with most, but we have a few roofers that we are the exclusive cleaning company for. They hire us to clean roofs, or to clean up their client's property after they do roof replacement. 

    I will admit that I always considered "barge boards" to be fascia. It is interesting that there is a separate term for them when they are on the gabled ends.
  25. Roof Cleaning Jacksonville FL 904-304-0810 added a post in a topic Optimizing your videos   

    Awesome, thanks for sharing. I have recently been taking more video of what we do and putting those online. It is my hope people can see what they're getting first hand, and comprehend what makes us better than other roof cleaning companies.