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  1. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Custom Bleach Proof Shirts   

    Question for everyone. Do you pay for the shirts for your team members? What are your guidelines? For example, number of shirts you provide. How often to you replacement? 
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  2. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Improving The Fat Boy Roof Cleaning Pump !   

    Thanks Al.
    http://www.advantageroofcleaning.com/what-are-those-black-streaks-on-my-roof-roof-cleaning-willowbrook-illinois-in-dupage-county/
     
  3. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Improving The Fat Boy Roof Cleaning Pump !   

    The accumulator I purchase from Pressure Tek is small. Over the years, I have replaced it twice. Can someone recommend a better accumulator?
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  4. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a blog entry in Advantage Roof Cleaning's Blog   

    Roof and Siding Cleaning in Will County Joliet
    Looking at the condition of this house near the , you know the owner takes pride in the property’s appearance. The siding is clean and attractive and the lawn is a lush green and well maintained.  There is one thing though that is out of place and you probably noticed it right away. It is the dirty roof. Even with the siding clean and nicely painted and the attractive yard, you just can’t help but be distracted by that stained roof. And you know the neighbors sure notice!
    Fortunately though there is solution. For the rest of the story, go here.
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  5. 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/
     
  6. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    Jeremy,
    From the photos it appears as Vermont slate which cleans up great. Use a little extra surfactant since the surface is relatively smooth and the solution runs down quickly. 
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  7. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Spray gun choice   

    We started out using a spray wand. Unfortunately it is very delicate and after you drop and break it a couple of times you will want to switch to a ball valve.
  8. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic How to run a 12 volt roof cleaning pump w/o a battery!   

    On my rig, I have a battery charger wired to the battery. At each job site, we plug the charger in to the customer's outlet. That keeps the battery at or near 100% charge. And if for some reason a customer doesn't have an outlet, the battery will be sufficiently charged from the previous job.
  9. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    Christmas 2017
    Merry Christmas everyone. I wish everyone health, success and prosperity for 2017. Remember the reason for the season!
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  10. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic The Importance Of Fresh SH   

    We just switched SH suppliers. We were using Univar but they just changed their policy on minimum order quantities. We would have to either purchase more at a time resulting in the SH sitting longer decomposing or purchasing the right amount and paying the extra surcharges. The other supplier has no minimum delivery amount and charges the same as Univar per gallon.
  11. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Lung Damage From The Roof Cleaning Chemical   

    Hi Chris. I've so busy this year I have neglected the forums. I just hopped on and read your string. I'm so sorry to hear about your COPD. I do appreciate your humility and honesty in sharing your experience and warning us. I wear a full face mask myself.
  12. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Roof Cleaning Northern Virginia   

    Nice job Ted. Looking closely at the house, it looks like the eagle has perched on the chimney...LOL.
  13. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Weak SH from Univar   

    With the following delivery, I checked the certificate of analysis and it was reasonably fresh. Be sure to check the paper work before the delivery truck transports the material to your tank / facility!
  14. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic RCIA Decals And Certified Diploma's   

    Looks good Chris.
  15. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Horse barn   

    after cleaning the roof, you could rinse it to immediately remove potential run-off. The water from the rinsing should dilute and saturate the ground sufficiently. 
  16. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a blog entry in Advantage Roof Cleaning's Blog   

    Clean that Roof Before Selling – Palos Park Cook County, Illinois
    The owner of this house is getting it ready to put it on the market. Realizing that curb appeal is of the utmost importance, the wise homeowner had his roof cleaned by a professional roof cleaner. Click here to read the rest of the story.
     


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  17. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    Weak SH from Univar
    I just opened an account with Univar to receive SH in bulk. My very first shipment was so weak, you could take a bath in it. I looked at the test analysis (see attached) that came with it and it was made back in October 2015! I had jobs lined up that day and could not wait for a return, so we used it anyhow. We still got the job done but had to double up on the mix ratio. I did call Univar to complain. Has anyone else experienced this?
    Univar SH.pdf
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  18. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Proposal software   

    We use our own Excel based quoting/invoicing application. I simply enter the customer info and the quote or invoice template is automatically populated. I then print either one as pdf and email it to the customer.
  19. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Improving The Fat Boy Roof Cleaning Pump !   

    I use the accumulator from PressureTek and it works quite well. In my five years of roof cleaning, I've replaced it once. I keep it pressurized to 80-100 psi for my 100 psi FB pump. As a result the pump cycles very little.
  20. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Roof cleaning business questions.   

    $500 to house wash an 1800 Sq Ft house is not realistic in my area. it would be more like $200 - $250.
  21. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Understanding Electric Pump Flow Rates and Misinformation in the Marketing of Electric Diaphragm pump in the mobile cleaning industry.   

    Thanks Kevin for the details. I currently use a FB but who knows I just might convert to AODD in the near future.
  22. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic Fall protection tip, rafter tie off and hip anchor   

    Here is my experience. I find that the work goes fast and is easier if spraying from the roof assuming the slope is not steep. Simply walking on the roof versus moving the ladder around and climbing up and down is much easier. Especially when dealing with an extension ladder for a 2-story house. However with that said, I am hiring a spray technician this year to replace me. My policy will be to spray from the ladder where feasible and climb on the roof only when absolutely necessary. This will be to mitigate safety, insurance and legal issues.
  23. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a blog entry in Advantage Roof Cleaning's Blog   

    A Dirty Roof Diminishes Curb Appeal – Roof Cleaning Buffalo Grove, Illinois in Lake County
    This house with its bushes and charming flower bed with a white fence around it would have really nice curb appeal if it wasn’t for those dirty black steaks on the roof. When looking at the landscaping and front of the house, one cannot help but be distracted by that darn roof! For the rest of the story and a happy ending, go here.
     
     

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  24. Advantage Roof Cleaning added a post in a topic How well does EPDM rubber hold up   

    Thanks everyone for your valuable advise.