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  1. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    I want to welcome any new members to the Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Training Forum of the RCIA. Please, post here in this thread, so we can get to know you. Introduce yourself, say where you are from, what you currently do, and how we may help you. Remember, the only "stupid roof cleaning question" is the one you don't ask!
  2. Trailer VS Flatbed VS Box Truck ?

    I have had all 3, and each had their advantages for roof cleaning and soft washing. Box Truck brought in the most business, by far! A Freaking Rolling Billboard ! But hard to work out of, compared to a trailer of flat bad I had several trailers, nice if the truck breaks down, you are never out of business. I had a trailer break loose on me, and spill 600 gallons of mix on the side of the freeway, in the grass. Trailers are nice, they keep the leaks away from the truck. We currently use Flatbeds How about you ?
  3. Trailer VS Flatbed VS Box Truck ?

    I strongly believe in a Dually. The 1 ton truck has bigger everything, and the dual wheel tires can save your ass, if you get a flat. Here is one of my very first trucks of any kind And here is our current flatbed
  4. Cedar Shake Roof and Siding Cleaning in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

    Nice work up in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Maybe 1 out of 200 roofs down here is made out of Cedar, so we don't see them as much as you do up there. What county are Lake Forest and Lake Bluff in ? Is that still Cook County ?
  5. Help with my 12 volt pump

    TYVM ! Seriously, at one time, only roof cleaners cleaned roofs, and pressure washers pressure washed. If they did clean a roof, they pressure washed it. I changed all that, by teaching the pressure washers to clean roofs, the right way. Many don't remember the resistance I encountered, because some of my roof cleaning ideas were revolutionary, at the time. Now, they are taken for granted I did not "Invent" the Pro Portioner, but as you can see, I was involved with the idea for a variable chemical delivery system, long before there was any Pro Portioner. As I told you, I never had any plans to sell any of my ideas, but every time I see someone buy a Pro Portioner, I smile
  6. Metal Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    If all my family and grandkids were not here in Tampa, I could easily live in Jacksonville. It is extremely crowded down here, and getting worse every year. But Jacksonville must be growing, or getting ready to really grow. The NFL owners are big money people, who seldom make a mistake, when it comes to money. Some people were surprised when Jacksonville got an NFL Franchise. I don't know if you have had any members of the Jaguars ask you to clean their roofs yet, but we have cleaned the roofs for Tony Dungy, and recently did Jon Gruden!
  7. Help with my 12 volt pump

    Yes, I was well ahead of my time. Many things we now take for granted in roof cleaning equipment, originally came from my ideas or experience. Air Pumps, Plastic Hose Reel Swivels, large diameter roof cleaning hose, and Surfactants resistant to SH, all came from me, and the Use Of Gain, to name a few. The Goulds Booster Pump is a very good pump, for that type of Pump, and together with the Pro Portioner, will make a great cleaning system, as long as they get that Pro Switch ready. Sometimes, it is just best to buy the equipment, and be out making money, vs trying to re invent the wheel.
  8. Help with my 12 volt pump

    I was working on a concept similar to the Pro Portioner 12 years ago. https://community.thegrimescene.com/topic/7760-a-big-advance-in-roof-cleaning/ I called my system the Apple Vari Flow System. I never had any plans to sell my idea, so I intentionally left off the expensive check and metering valves, used in the Pro Portioner, in favor of simple, inexpensive, and leak proof pinch valves. I wanted it to be cheap to make for everyone. Back in 2006, there just wasn't the interest in an adjustable chemical delivery system, that there is in the Pro Portioner today. My pinch valve based system did not work as good as the Pro Portioner does today. However, I was able to make it work good enough for me. Remember, I was trying to keep the cost down, in the hope that other cleaning contractors would duplicate my system, and experiment with me. Precision and chemically resistant check and metering valves were expensive back then, and they are expensive now. Because there just wasn't much interest in my system, and because my employees refused to use it, I abandoned my system. Remember, we are, and always have been, nearly a pure roof cleaning company. 85% of our business, is cleaning tile and shingle roofs here in Tampa. We are not now, nor have we ever been, a softwashing company. So, we really had no need for my system. Plus, my employees felt that it slowed them down! LOL, I guess I was ahead of my time, huh ? They want their booster pump to work with the Pro Portioner, so they have a great need to not bypass the pump. Tim Aselton, and Paul from The Powerwash store are very bright guys, and I am sure they will have tested their Pro Switch out. Together with the Pro Portioner, it will be an outstanding system
  9. Help with my 12 volt pump

    Yes, I have used Booster Pumps, and blew up many a customers breakers, until we got a generator. I do mainly residential roof cleaning here in Florida, so no real need to shoot 3 story buildings, etc, etc. Goulds is not the only brand of Booster Pump, but it is a good one. Ideally, you want a Stainless Steel one, and they do not last forever spraying what we spray. Unlike an air pump, they need a bypass back to the tank because they do not automatically turn off like an air pump. They continue to build pressure. Post a link to that pump please
  10. Help with my 12 volt pump

    I used to use Yamada air pumps, but now we use All Flo, because we are close to Lori at Pressure Washer Products They are right across Tampa Bay from us, they sell and work on the All Flo Pumps.
  11. Home Sellers Need to Understand the Benefits of Roof Cleaning

    When home sellers put their place on the market, they need to understand that potential buyers will be looking at every aspect of their home. Just about every buyer will be scrutinizing the roof. In marketing and sales efforts, roof cleaners need to target this need and educate these home sellers on how roof cleaning services can benefit them. Taking a page from real estate agents, communicate the importance of a home's exterior and how it influences its value and time on the market. Curb Appeal is Key to a Fair Offer The first impression a potential buyer will have of a home is hard to overcome — and this is why many real estate agents try to hammer the point home that curb appeal is one of the most important things a seller can work on. When someone walks up to a home (or views a listing online), will they see a well-maintained lawn and entryway, a clean roof, and a fresh paint job? If so, they'll feel good walking in the door -- and they may be more likely to feel good about the house interior, too. If the buyer sees a moss-covered, aged roof or peeling paint, they will assume a home is a fixer upper to some degree. Any offer they make will be priced accordingly. Buyers Expect to See a Well-Maintained Home As we just touched upon, buyers expect that a home for sale will have been well maintained in all aspects. Even if a seller has kept the home's major systems up to date, buyers are apt to believe what they see. If what they see is an aged roof, then buyers will distrust that the seller has, in fact, done as they have claimed and kept up with maintenance. Again, this translates to a low ball offer more often than not -- that is, if the potential buyer even makes an offer. They may cross a house off the list in search of a better deal. If you're looking to sell quickly and for a fair price, it's in your interest to do everything to prepare the home for sale, including any necessary roof/exterior cleaning. Homes Need to Compete While the real estate market is highly location specific, homes in many areas need to compete in any way they can or stay stagnant on the real estate market for months if not years. With several comparable properties on the market, a home needs to get buyer attention in every was possible, instead of lose buyer attention through oversight or inattention to detail. With this in mind, a cleaned roof should be seen as the standard for home sellers, rather than something extra. Market to People's Needs Roof cleaning is a fast and cost-efficient way to make a home look up to date and generate curb appeal. When sellers understand this, they're much more likely to purchase these services. The challenge, however, is that people are bombarded with messages each day telling them how different products or services can help them out. If you're serious about growing your business, you'll need to adopt modern marketing practices over a few ads in the paper and a billboard. Target soon-to-be home sellers with social media ads, for example. Whatever strategies and channels you end up adopting, make sure to make the message geared toward this list of benefits. When people understand how a service can help them achieve their current goals, they are much more likely to ask for a quote.
  12. Metal Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    Like you, we usually go out of our way to protect the landscape, when we are cleaning a metal roof. But this customer was only concerned about the his roof because he planned to have the yard completely re landscaped. Is Heckscher Drive in Orange Park, or in Jacksonville city limits ?
  13. Metal Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    Nice work Adam! Here is a Metal Roof Cleaning we did down here. Has the flooding up there in Jacksonville subsided by now ?
  14. Barrel Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

    Here is another Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning we completed last week. The last couple of years have been quite rainy here in the Tampa Florida area, and as a result, many tile roofs around here are very dirty. The increase in rainfall seems to feed the growth of the black stains we see on roofs. This customer received a clean your tile roof or else letter from his HOA. They were very happy with the cleaning, and said they had no idea their roof tiles could look so good. Here are the pictures This tile roof we cleaned was located in The Reserve At Tampa Palms
  15. Barrel Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

    This barrel tile roof was really filthy, but as you can see, it cleaned up really nice. These customers were up in Tampa Palms, and were referred to us by their roofer, who did some repairs. Many Tampa Florida roofing contractors are aware of us, and our non pressure tile roof cleaning process. They know we can be counted on to clean any tile roof safely, with a minimum of walking. If you are within 50 miles of the greater Tampa Florida area, and would like to get an idea of the cost to have your tile roof properly cleaned, give us a call at 813 655-8777 We clean all types of roofs, shingle, metal, cedar shakes, slate, and tile.
  16. Tips for safe roof cleaning.

    OK, if you put Cedar Roof Cleaning In Aurora Illinois, and made it clickable, going back to your website, that is called an Anchor Text Link However, putting http://www.advantageroofcleaning.com/cedar-roof-cleaning/ instead is called a naked link. To make any links get noticed by Google, you need more TEXT surrounding it Dave. So, instead of inserting the link you have been inserting on every post, it will be better for you from now on to only insert it, when you have a paragraph of text or more
  17. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome to the RCIA Forum Kevin! Feel free to post any roof cleaning related questions here, in the general discussion part of the forum
  18. Tips for safe roof cleaning.

    Kyle, just a friendly Tip Since you are a premium member, you are allowed to drop links here, however, Google resents any attempts at SEO Manipulation, so I am going to remove the anchor text for you, and leave your website link. Watch how I do it.
  19. Wysiwash

    Everyone needs to read this Will this remove stains and whiten surfaces? The Wysiwash Sanitizer will remove many stains and whiten most surfaces, especially after spraying a particular surface a few times. It is not going to "bleach" stains and surfaces in the fashion of liquid bleach. It is a milder solution than most liquid bleach mixtures, but it is an exponentially more effective sanitizer than liquid bleach. It is difficult for many people to understand how a substance that is milder than bleach can be up to 120 times more effective than liquid bleach. The answer lies in chemistry! Bleach relies on lye to maintain chlorine’s efficacy, which is why it is so harsh. Wysiwash meters out the exact amount of water to chlorine ratio necessary to disinfect. Because Wysiwash is mixed on the spot, it does not require dangerous chemicals to stabilize the chlorine. This creates the eco-friendly, safe sanitizing solution that is Wysiwash. Visit our Technical Information page for more information. And, also read this How to Use Wysiwash to Remove and Prevent Mold 1. Assess how bad your mold problem is. Wysiwash will deliver the quickest results on a milder cases of mold. If your mold/algae problem is mild, Wysiwash alone will effectively eliminate the problem after continued use. For thicker mold, first apply bleach, yes, regular household bleach, to burn through the mold/algae. After allowing the bleach to set for 10 minutes, use Wysiwash to rinse it off. 2. No matter how severe or mild your case of mold is use Wysiwash daily to start out with. Once the mold problem is gone, you can cut back to applying every other day. 3. Experiment with how often you need to apply it. Some climates are more susceptible to mold than others. Most of customers find a sweet spot of applying Wysiwash from once a week to every other day. See what works for you. If you ever want to troubleshoot or have questions about specific applications, please feel free to call us at (866) 627-6284.
  20. Aluminum window frames

    Reduce the strength of your solution, and/or lessen dwell time, or do a test spot first
  21. Aluminum window frames

    SH is an oxidizer, that can and will dull paint. It is possible that your solution did this, it is also possible they were like this, under the dirt, and you come along and get blamed. LOL, some customers will blame you for everything. Seriously, I had a customer call me all pissed off once, and said I ruined his marriage! Another customer claimed we made his Orange Tree "Glow In The Dark", because we were spraying radioactive material.
  22. Wysiwash

    Well, by all means do so! Then let us all know what happens. It has Calcium Hypochlorite in it, we call that powered pool shock or powdered chlorine. It can clean a roof, however it leaves a white scale over everything sometimes that is a bitch to remove.
  23. Need help. My signature website goes to someone else?

    I fixed your signature, but It appears that bergmanroofcleaning.com expired, and was bought by this motherfucker. Now, he gets backlink credit for anywhere you have used that URL. For about 20 dollars, he has stolen all your backlinks that have that URL in it. Maybe you can appeal to your old url registrar Chuck, or else, you are fucked www.bergmanroofcleaning.com/ Domain Name: bergmanroofcleaning.com Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com Registrant Name: Joel James Registrant Organization: Name Server: NS1.HEARTINTERNET.CO.UK Name Server: NS2.HEARTINTERNET.CO.UK DNSSEC: unsigned For complete domain details go to: http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx?domain=bergmanroofcleaning.com The data contained in GoDaddy.com, LLC's WhoIs database, while believed by the company to be reliable, is provided "as is" with no guarantee or warranties regarding its accuracy. This information is provided for the sole purpose of assisting you in obtaining information about domain name registration records. Any use of this data for any other purpose is expressly forbidden without the prior written permission of GoDaddy.com, LLC. By submitting an inquiry, you agree to these terms of usage and limitations of warranty. In particular, you agree not to use this data to allow, enable, or otherwise make possible, dissemination or collection of this data, in part or in its entirety, for any purpose, such as the transmission of unsolicited advertising and and solicitations of any kind, including spam. You further agree not to use this data to enable high volume, automated or robotic electronic processes designed to collect or compile this data for any purpose, including mining this data for your own personal or commercial purposes. Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified in the "registrant" section. In most cases, GoDaddy.com, LLC is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database.
  24. Wysiwash

    I just checked it out at http://www.wysiwash.com/ It appears to be a disinfectant, not an immediate results cleaner. It MIGHT work if you sprayed it on a roof, and waited for the rain to remove the roof discoloration
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