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  1. Hello Guys, Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa here 
    If you lived here in Florida, you would know we have been softwashing down here for many many years!
    A "softwash system" is what we have been using to chemically clean roofs and exteriors w/o pressure washing, for many years.
    In this forum, you will learn how to build your very own softwash systems, and how to roll your own softwashing chemicals.
    There is no need to buy expensive,, pre fabricated softwash skids, when you can easily build your very own softwash system.
    You do not need  questionable, and very expensive softwash chemicals for your systems.

    Before you buy any ready made Softwash System, or "training", post any and all your soft wash cleaning questions here, so we may help you build your own system, and do it yourself.

  2. I know this man personally, and he used this softwash system to clean roofs with. He decided to go full time into paver sealing.
    This is a great deal on a complete softwash system, and can be used for cleaning roofs and the softwashing of houses, etc, etc.
    Jon Chapman takes good care of his softwashing equipment, and is a well known person of Integrity.
      Jon Chapman Roof cleaning and softwash system setup for sale. Rigid compressor, Allflo air pump, titan reel w/150ft hose, 125gal and 35 gal tank. Roof anchor, harness. 
    Allflo has dual or single inlet. compresser looks Rough but everything works. needs misc fittings. $750.00 obo
    Tampa Bay area or if coming to PWNA can bring it there. 
  3. I get asked  a lot about a product called Plant Wash, that is supposed to protect plants from softwashing chemicals.
    It is my opinion that this product is not effective in stopping plant loss from chemical exposure.
    Let's all take a good look at why I feel this way, and then decide for yourself if the Plant Wash from Softwash Systems does as claimed ?
    Here we are, way back in 1999, asking this question
    And, here is the answer

    The answer then was NO, and the answer now is still NO! 

    If you think you can simply spray some fertilizer on plants to "provide an additional level of protection" from the SH, you need your head examined.
    The best way to protect plants from run off, is to stop the run off from hitting them in the first place (tarps)

    The second best way to protect plants is with plenty of water, before, during, and after the roof cleaning.

    Dilution is the solution, to pollution.

    To the uneducated and inexperienced, spraying the plants with an acidic fertlizer "sounds good", because SH is very Alkaline, and it "stands to reason" the acidic fertlizer "will neutralize" the roof cleaning chemical, maybe render it more harmless ?

    But, this is not how it works, in the real world!

    Maybe in a labratory situation, where you know the EXACT strength of the run off, you could apply just the right amount of acid to get to a neutral PH (but then you still have the sodium salt to worry about).
    But, in the real world, it is next to impossible to apply just the right amount of the acidic fertlizer, because of about a zillion variables we have little or no control over.

    Now, if you apply too much acid fertlizer, it can and will supercharge the SH, and turn it into an oxidizer(plant killer)100 times more powerful then what you started with !!!!!

    In fact, back in the old days (working outside with eye protection and respirators), we would acidify the river rock around swimming pools by first spraying it with muriatic acid, and then hit it with a 50/50 SH/Water mix.

    This 2 step cleaning method is very very dangerous, (do NOT try this, you can be killed) but trust me, you have never seen even the worst looking river rock whiten up, as it does when the SH is intentionally acidified.

    We also add acid to our swimming pools to INCREASE the activity of the chlorine, so tell me, WHY would you ever want to add an Acid of any kind, where SH is dripping, or has dripped ?

    As for your answer to the question "Does the Plant Wash from Softwash Systems work", let's let a Softwash Systems Authorized Contractor answer that for us!

    If you take the time to READ the PDF Files first paragraph, you can see that they kill plants too (by their own admissions), despite being connected with Softwash Systems, LOL
    In fact, they even have a "service truck" they claim, just for replacing plants !

    So everyone, now you have your answer to "Does The Plant Wash From Softwash Systems Work"
    LOL, "Straight From The Horses Mouth"!
  4. Here is a video of how we protect the landscaping during a roof cleaning. We use plastic on a limited basis mostly for Jap Maple and Large bushes next to the house.
    I am also posting the links for the downspout runoff system for those interested.

  5. I guess there is interest in Softwashing (Non Pressure Roof And Exterior Cleaning) all over the world.
    I was just messaged this on Facebook by a Forum Member from South Africa, who wants to get into a Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Business. 
    Hi Chris. Please could you assist me in what the exact equipment one would need to start a small yet effective and efficient roof cleaning business. I live in South Africa, and I am having a look into a the possibility of doing this part time. South Africans do not soft wash...maybe it is time we alter our way of cleaning roofs and exteriors other than always using high pressure. I recently joined your forum and have been reading a lot on the open topics. Very informative. Thanks. Any ideas and advice would be greatly appreciated
  6. I have some friends who do softwash roof cleaning up in the Savannah Ga area. They go by the name of Chatham Property Services, and here is their website
    They have perfected the art of what is called Softwash Cleaning for roofs and exteriors.
    Here is some more info about them below.
    Roof Soft Washing
    Chatham Property Maintenance can safely clean your roof without damage. Since we started providing pressure washing services we noticed the need for safely cleaning roofs. So through extensive training, proprietary procedures and chemicals we have created a safe way to safely clean your roof using our exclusive Softwash System.
    Give Us A Visit
    Chatham Property Maintenance, LLC.
    5639 Ogeechee Rd.
    Savannah, GA. 31405