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  1. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome Jesse. You've come to literally one the best organizations in this industry, hands down. If you want to grow a successful business, this is the place for the help.
  2. Trailer VS Flatbed VS Box Truck ?

    The idea is that you basically run a hose from the lid vent to underneath the trailer. This helps because the fumes from SH are heavier than air, and they fall down onto the trailer and contribute to rusting it out. It's just one extra thing to slow down the decay by venting it to ground level below your trailer. Also, on my old trailer the ladder racks were right above the tanks, and you can see how it rusted those terribly in comparison because it vented right out the top. Diverting those fumes anywhere else will help.
  3. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome Jim. I'm sure you will make a great addition (Adam Austin)
  4. Slo Mo Softwash Surfactant is the BEST!

    I've been using it this past year. One pail does go a LONG way. It also does a good job at sticking. Just have to make sure it's mixed well. I feel it does better if I cycle it through the pump back to my tank. Stirring doesn't do as good for getting it mixed into solution but does work. Slo Mo is THICK....like pouring molasses into your tank, and it STICKS!
  5. ARMA Roof Cleaning

    That was a huge part of the reason they chose us!
  6. ARMA Roof Cleaning

    In our case, our advertising brought them to us. We didn't have to seek them out. I'm pretty sure they looked at other options, but chose us because of our knowledge and expertise related to the process.
  7. ARMA Roof Cleaning

    Same here. We are the go to company for some shingle manufacturers when the algae resistant shingles don't hold up. We do their warranty cleanings. What better choice is there for a homeowner, than the company the shingle manufacturers themselves choose to clean their roofs in Jacksonville, Florida? It's clear shingle manufacturers want RCIA certified roof cleaning companies taking care of their product!
  8. Ultra-Concentrated, Super Thick and Soapy SLO MO SOFTWASH SURFACTANT for Sodium Hypochlorite

    I don't mean that in a silly way either. That's just how a business works. Every single thing your business does is paid for by clients. If it costs more to provide better stuff, that cost goes to the client. Same with the grocery store. If gas goes up, so does the cost of my food. The problem with them is gas went down by HALF and food costs just kept going up, but that's another rant, lol! Ferrari doesn't give you plush leather at hyundai's cloth seat prices.
  9. Ultra-Concentrated, Super Thick and Soapy SLO MO SOFTWASH SURFACTANT for Sodium Hypochlorite

    The shipping cost is paid by the client. I don't see an issue there. Everything we do is paid for by the client. In fact, I'll be ordering some parts from PWP, also paid for by my clients.
  10. Ultra-Concentrated, Super Thick and Soapy SLO MO SOFTWASH SURFACTANT for Sodium Hypochlorite

    I've had time to use slo mo quite a bit. It's like pouring molasses when we measure it for our mix. Needs stirred or cycled through the pump for a good mix. It is sticky!
  11. ARMA Roof Cleaning

    I spend my days breaking the stigma that we're just "spraying bleach" with each and every client!
  12. ARMA Roof Cleaning

    I ended up writing an entire blog about what a client pays for with roof cleaning. It certainly is NOT just "spraying bleach" on a roof. As we all know, there is so much more, and MANY good reasons for them to hire RCIA certified roof cleaning companies.
  13. What You Pay For With Roof Cleaning

    What is it that a client gets when they hire a professional roof cleaner? Some people say, "it's just spraying bleach on a roof", and they're wrong before the words even leave their mouth. What the client pays for when they hire us to do a roof cleaning isn't just some bleach sprayed on a roof. Professional roof cleaning contractors are using a much more powerful version of a chemical they barely know. In fact, we're purchasing it in just about the purest form they can manufacture and ship it. The client isn't paying for some monkey to trample their roof and lay waste to their landscaping with a chemical that can oxidize any organic matter to a pile of mush. How about a little lesson in the basics which RCIA certified roof cleaning contractors are well versed in. Professional roof cleaning companies are using 10-12.5% sodium hypochlorite, which is often sold as "pool chlorine" and in much lower concentrations as "bleach". When sold as household bleach, it can and is often be combined with other ingredients. Sodium hypochlorite is a strong oxidizing agent. Through the process of oxidation, the algae (actually cyanobacteria) is killed, and mostly removed. Rinsing helps this final removal process, but is often left to rain to finish. Using advanced proprietary cleaners along with the sodium hypochlorite helps remove the algae residue. This is effective if the roof is rinsed immediately, or later by rain. Spraying liquids and climbing roofs is not as simple as it seems, just because the ingredient is known. I know flour is in a cake, but I couldn't tell you how to bake one. Let's set aside a myth and miscommunication real fast. "Chlorine" is a gas, we don't clean with "chlorine". Sodium hypochlorite is often made by passing chlorine gas through sodium hydroxide, or through electrolysis of a heavy brine solution. In water sodium hypochlorite forms hypochlorous acid and a chlorite ion. Sodium hypochlorite oxidizes algae via the chlorite ions which basically give up their strength during the process, leaving behind nothing but sodium and hydrogen, a.k.a. salt water. Sodium hypochlorite breaks down rapidly in the sunlight, and this actually helps the oxidation and roof cleaning process. It also helps remove the strength from the formula during cleaning, which can help with protecting landscaping. Did you know it is one of the most environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals on earth? It's in everything, including our own food and water! The danger is minimal when handled properly, even for the environment. However, when handled improperly, a lot of damage can be done using such strong chemicals. When a client pays for a roof cleaning, they are paying for experts in their field. People who are educated and know how to wield these chemicals carefully and properly. Nobody will mistaken my deflated pile of smoldering carbon mush to be considered a cake, will they? Roof cleaning customers are paying for people who have perfected a craft, and can safely restore their image without damage. Does your roof cleaner really know what he's doing? Does he really comprehend the cleaners he's using, their properties, safe handling, and how and why the process works? If not, why hire them? It's obvious what a roof cleaning customer is really paying for. The clients are paying for someone who has the skill to lay waste to thousands of square feet of algae, moss, lichen, and other roof infesting organisms, without damaging their plants, finished on their homes, etc. As said experts, we all know that even the best roof cleaners can have difficulty. Low water supply, really hot day, steep roof, no gutters. Recipe for disaster. These clients aren't paying for some $100 "bleach" jockey to destroy their property. A roof cleaning customer is paying for someone who knows the chemicals, their safe handling and applications, the processes, precautions, and more. Clients are paying for roof cleaning companies that comprehend the process of oxidation that allows the removal of these organisms. They're paying for people who know how to care for the landscaping, the finishes on the home, and other things in the vicinity of the roof cleaning. They're paying for responsible roof cleaning contractors, hopefully RCIA certified experts, that know all the steps to make sure a roof cleaning goes off without a hitch, AND is there to stand behind their work in the unlikely event something does wrong. This is a point that can't be stressed enough. Our clients don't pay us just to "spray some bleach". They pay us to handle a delicate task, and take on the liability as well. Not everyone who can "spray bleach" can do that. If even the best of the best can have challenges roof cleaning, why on earth would ANYONE hire a jack of all trades Jim Bob with a pickup to clean their roof? There is simply too much at stake. What the client is really paying for is competent, safety conscious, diligent roof cleaners who are experts in their field. That's what they're really paying for. The expertise.....not "spraying bleach". Any dummy can buy some "bleach"...not everyone can handle proper, safe, approved roof cleaning methods wielding industrial strength sodium hypochlorite like a professional RCIA roof cleaning company can, AND stand behind their clients should any issues occur. Amazing results, and peace of mind are worth a thousands words. For competent, certified, reliable expert roof cleaning in Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding areas, contact Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC today. 904-304-0810 http://www.ultrasoftpressurewashing.com/services/roof-cleaning-jacksonville-florida/
  14. Rinsing A Roof After Cleaning

    We rinse if we don't have gutters to help deal with runoff. Sometimes we rinse for appearance sake, and sometimes we rinse if we're worried about runoff damage in certain areas. Rinsing doesn't take too long, and doesn't have to be super heavy. Just getting the majority back off will help a lot. That little bit of salt left behind helps deter immediate growth. The moral of the story is, there is NEVER a time it's WRONG to rinse! The only wrong is when you don't rinse and you burn someone's landscaping.
  15. Cold Weather Roof Cleaning

    As long as it doesn't make it so hot you're torching plants!
  16. Cold Weather Roof Cleaning

    Finished with one light coat on the final two sides today because we had sunlight. Unbelievable. Some days...
  17. Cold Weather Roof Cleaning

    Trying to finish one tomorrow that I couldn't get on Friday. Took forever just to do a couple sides because there was zero sun and cool and windy. That one seriously frustrated me! Also it's glazed tile, so not being porous it won't absorb the SH. I'm having to kill layer by layer and it's super dirty.
  18. Warranty Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    Sometimes roof cleaning is prescribed by the manufacturer themselves, as a way to protect the integrity of the roofing system. Warranty roof cleaning in Jacksonville, Florida is something Ultrasoft has great experience with. Since all environments are different, and not all are ideal, sometimes growth and buildup can be heavy and rapid. Due to surrounding conditions, even newer roofs under manufacturer's warranty can be subject to heavy organic growth. Often this growth is simply gleocapsa magma, and is easily remedied. Other times it can include growth like moss, lichens, and other contaminants. Shingle manufacturers will sometimes prescribe roof cleaning where algae resistant shingles are unable to cope with the rapid organic growth. These warranty cleanings are something Ultrasoft Pressure Washing specializes in. Since we are RCIA certified roof cleaning company, and use only the best zero pressure cleaning methods, we are an easy choice for the manufacturers and their warranty roof cleaning in Jacksonville, Florida. The standards for roof cleaning for RCIA certified contractors meet and exceed standards set forth by ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Assocation). If roofing manufacturers count on the qualified, certified, educated, and experienced professionals at Ultrasoft Pressure Washing, you can definitely count on us for your roof cleaning needs. Here is an example of our roof cleaning, using safe, environmentally friendly zero pressure methods. This is a roof cleaned and restored for a popular shingle manufacturer. You can see heavy growth, most likely due to heavy debris sitting on this roof. Not only do we clean roofs for shingle manufacturers, but for roof conctractors, families, businesses, and just about anyone else in the Jacksonville, Florida area. For all of your roof cleaning needs contact Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC today. 904-304-0810 or visit us at www.UltrasoftPressureWashing.com
  19. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    I don't envy roofs that look like that! However, you wouldn't envy standing on a roof down here in Florida in the middle of August! Welcome.
  20. Cold Weather Roof Cleaning

    Knowing that we are oxidizing the algae, I can see how the sun plays a big role. I think we all notice. I know if we can get a quick flash off reaction with heat and sunlight, and just enough mix to damp the area but dry quickly, the algae will disappear super fast. If there are shadows and cool weather, this process takes a while. The sun is an oxidizer too and a heater that evaporates the solution. That quick oxidation and evaporation cleans almost instantly.
  21. Trailer VS Flatbed VS Box Truck ?

    I've been happy with my open trailers for a while now. I wouldn't mind a flatbed with a low bed height, because it takes up a lot less space. This thing here is 36' long! Cul de sacs can be a real pain, and parking isn't easy sometimes. Flatbed and box truck win there. Having all that SH far from my truck helps too. Trailers rust quick though. Having a shop to keep them in helps, and venting the tanks below the trailers helps. I'm working on new signs, but these can be a nice billboard also.
  22. Metal Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    Jacksonville is absolutely BOOMING. They are building a TON of new stuff in the St. Johns county area and south side of Jacksonville. Speaking of NFL, I think we have the biggest jumbotrons in the world at the stadium. You can see them from the Dames Point bridge when it's on! There are TWO HD LED scoreboards. Each one is 62x362 feet totalling 22,000 sq. ft. of screen! I would love to play Battlefield on those, lol. We would love an opportunity to do roof cleaning for famous Jacksonville Jaguar football players and their families. I'm kind of oblivious sometimes though, especially if it comes to celebrity or something like that. I could have cleaned for some of them already, because we do some seriously large barrel tile roof cleanings for high end clients. I'm such a dummy, I wouldn't even know if I had been hired by one of their wives or something else! I might not even realize someone is famous unless they tell me. Then again, I'm that guy who will be lucky to recognize his own friends passing down the street, lol.
  23. Metal Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    This is a pretty extreme example of a metal roof cleaning. This metal roof had serious amounts of algae built up, and was in need of serious attention. Metal roofs need special attention when cleaning, so Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC is a great choice for this type of project. Our company is the only RCIA certified roof cleaning company active today in the Jacksonville, Florida area. We follow the strict guidelines of the Roof Cleaning Institute of America for all of our roof cleaning projects. We provide the highest level of care for our client's property before, during, and after the cleaning services are rendered. When cleaning a metal roof, special steps must be taken to ensure there is no damage or discoloration caused during the cleaning. Another factor is that metal roofs are slick, so they can not be easily walked during the cleaning, and extra safety gear is sometimes needed to perform even a basic cleaning. Yet another issue is that cleaning solutions don't stick well on slippery metal, causing more runoff and a more difficult situation for ground crews during the cleaning. Ground crews work the entire time to protect landscaping and finishes around the home during the cleaning. Hiring the right metal roof cleaning company will help ensure you get great results without the worry involved with using inexperienced cleaners. Certified metal roof cleaning companies in Jacksonville Florida http://www.ultrasoftpressurewashing.com/services/roof-cleaning-jacksonville-florida/ like Ultrasoft Pressure Washing LLC are an easy choice for expert cleaners that you know you can trust to get the job done right. Our process includes all the necessary steps, including a crucial neutralization of the cleaners for all metal roofs. You can rest assured that your roof gets cleaned properly by competent professionals, and your curb appeal is beautifully restored. If you're in need of metal roof cleaning, or any other type of zero pressure roof cleaning, take a look at these amazing metal roof cleaning results, and give us a call today. 904-304-0810
  24. Metal Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    I love when there is no landscaping or they're replacing it! We still water almost the same as usual so we don't too badly disturb soil pH for the new plantings. Heckscher drive is north of town and leads out past the port along the north side of the St. Johns River. You have to cross the Dames Point bridge going north to get to Heckscher. There is a ferry that crosses the river back to Mayport from Heckscher. It is also where the Jacksonville Zoo is, and if you follow it north it takes you all the way up to Amelia Island past a lot of great wildlife areas, parks, and great bridges to fish from.
  25. Home Sellers Need to Understand the Benefits of Roof Cleaning

    Three cheers for this post. Home sellers need to realize that our service can lead to a quick sale! I have had NUMEROUS clients sell their homes within DAYS of our cleaning. No joke. A freshly cleaned property will go fast, because it looks cared for. We are able to absolutely transform properties, and provide massive bang for the buck when preparing to sell. They sometimes neglect to realize how much more money can be made in the sale with a fresh cleaning. More excited and more numerous prospects mean getting more of the asking price and a quicker, easier sale. It's a win-win for everyone!
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