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  1. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome to all of the new guys showing up. This is a great place to be, and a huge benefit to your business. Learn how to be the best one of the best roof cleaners in the nation and join up!
  2. What You Pay For With Roof Cleaning

    Let me help you by clarifying some thing, because your statements are incorrect and as a result, somewhat misleading. I don't think this is on purpose, I think it is just a matter of misinformation and lack of education and experience in this field. It is also a product of myths associated with roof cleaning and poor work from uneducated cleaners among other things. Don't worry, it's not a surprise to us. Being among the very best at what we do, we see this every day. First of all, roof fasteners should not be exposed where they may come into contact with anything, let alone roof cleaning solutions. If they're all rusting out, it is more likely the wrong fasteners were used, or installation is improperly done. It can also be that sub par low priced imported materials are used to provide a lower price for the client and maintain a profit margin for the installer. Same for the underlying paper. It should never come into contact with roof cleaning solutions if your roof was properly installed. Even if it does, a quality underlayment will not be damaged by a roof cleaning every five years. We clean roofs for roofers. We also clean roofs for roofing manufacturers. Our zero pressure cleaning does not damage roofs and does not void warranties. We are often hired to clean roofs as part of your roof warranty. The issues you describe are indicative of issues with materials and installation, not RCIA certified professional roof cleaning. There is also the possibility of hiring sub par lower priced budget roof cleaning contractors. Some of these untrained, uneducated companies will use unapproved cleaners that absolutely can cause serious damage. We safely clean roofs for many roofing companies, and even shingle manufacturers. Proper roof cleaning does zero damage, does not void the warranty, and is not the cause of the issues you are describing. However, improper roof cleaning can and will instantly void your warranty! Roof cleaning isn't new. It's been around a long time, and safe zero pressure roof cleaning is a great way to maintain your roof and even extend its life. The other alternative is to let your roof get eaten alive by algae, moss, lichens, and other organic contaminants that do real physical damage, and have your insurance policy cancelled because your roof is compromised. These are the real, cold, hard facts where roof cleaning is concerned. There are roof cleaners here who have cleaned the same roofs for 20 years or more and helped maintain their lifespan for their clients without issue. Algae, especially in Florida, doesn't care what type of roofing material you have. We clean literally every type of roofing material known to man. The determining factors for roof algae growth aren't really what material you have on the roof, that's just one factor. If all the others are right, you will get growth regardless. Thank you for posting so this topic could be addressed properly. As with anything, you need to hire the right professional for the job. Whether it's installing or cleaning the roof, your decision should almost never be based on price. Be careful out there, and if you need a roof cleaned, call an RCIA certified professional.
  3. 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/
  4. Joe Walters Insurance

    I have used them for years. Just won a t-shirt from them on their facebook page not long ago. Very happy with Joe Walters insurance for my pressure washing and roof cleaning company. We are able to give our clients good peace of mind because we have great coverage.
  5. Cleaning Roof Streaks

    Spray and forget is marginally effective for cleaning roof streaks. The only thing I can tell you is that whatever the product is, it's not what manufacturers recommend for properly cleaning roofs. It may void your warranty if not approved for safe roof cleaning by the shingle manufacturer. I know it's not the answer you want to hear, but is best to find an RCIA certified roof cleaning company in your area to safely handle this roof cleaning for you.
  6. Class Action Lawsuit - Home Advisor

    Yup, they're down right CRIMINAL if you ask me. Yet somehow, we always get these guys who just joined the site, or facebook group, or whatever coming in and saying how fabulous it is, and how they make a million dollars because of HA. I'm trying to figure out how you get that much money from fake leads, lol. Not only do they use your company name and your phone number, redirected to one of their lines, but they will also spoof local phone numbers when they call you. They know that you won't answer their out of town numbers, and they know you're not ever going to answer if their name shows up on caller ID. I can't wait to see lead companies tank. ALL of them.
  7. Class Action Lawsuit - Home Advisor

    I can't stand Home Advisor. They ripped me off when they were Service Magic. I highly recommend ALL contractors stay away from HA. They sell fake leads, and that alone is reason enough to not give them your business. If you're closing 90% of your leads, you are very rare, because almost nobody does that. Their reps like to join groups and claim all kinds of great success with them that really doesn't equate to what the average person will get. The average guy is going to get a bunch of fake leads, and them dipping into his bank account when they're not supposed to. The thing is, if you don't dispute the fake leads, you just get screwed. If you DO dispute them, it's still up to HA whether they keep your money. This is not a limited experience or a fluke. Literally almost everyone who has used them has the same kind of experience. People who don't exist, phones that ring but never answer, blah, blah. My advice is STAY FAR AWAY from HA and any other lead service.
  8. Metal Roof Cleaning Jacksonville, Florida

    Here's a cool shot of a metal roof cleaning we did recently. We've had a number of metal roof clients calling lately. It's something we seem to do real well. One thing that sets us apart when it comes to having your metal roof cleaned is the fact that we not only rinse the roof, but we neutralize and release all of the cleaners from the surface to help prolong the life of metal roofing material. This critical step is important, and not only helps protect the roof from damage during the cleaning process, it also helps to remove the residue left behind. This means your metal roof is shiny like a new penny when we're done cleaning it! We are the only RCIA certified metal roof cleaning company serving Jacksonville, Florida. If you or anyone else needs a metal roof cleaned, give us a call 904-304-0810 or visit our roof cleaning page for more information. http://www.ultrasoftpressurewashing.com/services/roof-cleaning-jacksonville-florida/
  9. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    You will learn exactly what equipment to use, how to use, mixture ratios, how to advertise, you will get help with successful advertisement, you will get help from beginning to end, and once you're a member you get access to Chris Tucker. He will take his tone to personally guide you to success. I owe him more than anyone else in this industry because he had helped me make tens of thousands of dollars with hundreds more to come. Three membership is worth it just for access to the hidden boards to learn, but having Chris to help you is worth more than you can imagine right now.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here

    Welcome Jim. I'm sure you will make a great addition (Adam Austin)
  13. 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!
  14. ARMA Roof Cleaning

    That was a huge part of the reason they chose us!
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. ARMA Roof Cleaning

    I spend my days breaking the stigma that we're just "spraying bleach" with each and every client!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Cold Weather Roof Cleaning

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

    Finished with one light coat on the final two sides today because we had sunlight. Unbelievable. Some days...
  25. 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.
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