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  1. 2 hours ago, Central Power Washing said:

    Hello everyone! My name is Joe Thomas, Owner of Central Power Washing here in Des Moines, Iowa. I joined the RCIA to expand my knowledge and understand all aspects of roof cleaning before I begin pushing more marketing in the direction of roof cleaning. I am excited to learn from everyone who is a part of the institute!

    Hi Joe, and welcome to the forum! 

  2. On 5/15/2020 at 5:33 PM, avlpowerwashing said:

    This guy named Ben Hill is blackmailing people for calling out for stealing his pictures. Check out his yelp, facebook and website to see if he has your pictures. you can join the facebook group (stolen pic by WNC wash pros) to share what you find. This guy is a con artist who lies to his customers about jobs he has done. His google reviews are fake to. If you are a customer just be aware of who you are hiring.
    Here is a youtube video showing in detail what he does.


    It is not right to use another companies pictures, w/o first asking permission.


  3. 7 minutes ago, Long Island Helpful Services said:

    Long Island Helpful Cleaning service has been in business over 15 years and is fully licensed and insured. Our technicians are fully trained and certified on the services we provide and follow OSHA safety guidelines on all projects. We pride ourselves on customer service from initial contact and beyond the completion of your project. All of our services are 100% guaranteed. In fact we do not expect or accept any payment until your project is completed and you are 100% satisfied!

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    Do you offer roof cleaning ? 

  4. On 1/9/2020 at 7:36 PM, Roof Restore Toledo said:

    I have been using the Fat Bandit soft wash system for roof cleaning and soft washing houses for several years.  Great distance with 4.5 gal/min flow at 60psi. The pump usually lasts two seasons (300 jobs/season) but all the other equipment in the system is still original after 6 years use.  The pump can be ordered pre wired for less that $400 and very easy to replace. Way better than the compressor pumps and transfer pumps i've used in the past.

    We have never had much luck with 12 volt pumps, but we clean a LOT of roofs, often 3 or more in a day, and many are tile roofs. Air Compressor powered pumps are the only thing we have found to hold up. However, we have a larger air compressor of 18 cfm. Air pumps will work with less air, but they will not spray as well as they will with more air.

    This is just my personal experiences, because I know plenty of roof cleaning friends who use 12 volt pumps,. with much success.

    Bob from Pressure Tek stands behind all that he sells

  5. On 1/18/2020 at 2:18 PM, Roof Restore Toledo said:

    I paid $129 ten days ago and haven't been able to get in touch with anyone about certification.  Please return my calls or respond to my emails.  At this point, I feel like I donated $129 for nothing.  Can anyone let me know how to get in touch please?

    So sorry, I have been in the hospital for quite awhile. Call me at 813 816 8856


  6. On 11/27/2019 at 7:39 PM, Jeremy Viking said:

    I left the FB group. Everyone just kept bashing my friggin pump. I didn't get anything answered that I actually went there for. My Zeta pump is absolutely made for roof cleaning, specifically designed and comprised of materials that withstand abrasive, caustics, and any other harsh or acidic fluids. Of course it has to be flushed and cleaned after every use, I'm ok with that. I also know that I will have to replace diaphragms quite often, I'm ok with that. I know that all my plumbing needs to be replaced with polyethylene components, I'm cool with that too. There's better ways to go about giving advice on inadequate equipment(some of those guys wrote books on inadequate equipment, their girlfriends told me) ohhhh zinger! Lol But seriously, I'll be just fine without FB and anything else. Adios, Buenos noches.

    Your UDOR Pump is NOT "specially designed" for roof cleaning, I am sorry to say. I have one in my shed that quit on me, years ago. You are welcome to drive here to see it.  The UDOR is a pump for pest control, tree and agricultural spraying, etc. The crooks at UDOR, who refused to honor my warranty on their UDOR Zeta Pump when it broke, got the bright idea to market the pump to our roof cleaning industry. 

    All you have to do is look at what materials are used in it, to know there are much better materials to make a pump from.

    Nevertheless, it will last awhile, as long as you rinse it out RIGHT AWAY. The Diaphragms last awhile, Doubt you will need to worry about them. 

    Glad you got new fittings made out of Polyproplyne ! 

    Your old ones were NYLON, a big No NO for roof cleaning chemical use. 

    Next, you either need a new tank, or move the bypass hose to the TOP of the tank. 

    That Skid you bought looks like it was aimed at the Pest Control People. They seldom if ever fill their tanks all the way up, so a pump bypass on the side of the tank is no big deal.


  7. 9 hours ago, Jeremy Viking said:

    Greetings and Salutations fellow non-pressure roof cleaners. I'm Jeremy Vining (pronounced Viking)and I'm trying to break into the Softwash and Exterior cleaning field. I've been inspecting roofs for storm damage and replacing them thru homeowners insurance for the past three and a half years. To keep this brief and to the point, I'll skip anymore background other than I'm a service connected disabled combat veteran, I was an Infantryman Paratrooper for 6 years in the 82nd Airborne Division. I just recently bought a brand new KingSprayer Softwash 50 gallon rig, 10 GPM, 150' of 3/8 hose. I'll post a pic. My question is as follows: 

    What is the best way to utilize this skid rig to build up enough capital to buy the rest of the goods? (300 g tank, 100 g tank, more hose, proportioned, air compressor, heater, etc...)

    I'll be treating this as a side business for now but eventually go full time roof and exterior washing. I'm sick of selling roofs for someone else and I want my own baby to build, operate, grow, and be proud of.

    I know it can be done, but what's the best way to clean a roof with what I have available? Imagine you're me and you have my rig. You just arrived to a 35 square, medium pitch roof(not steeper than a average staircase), new flowerbeds on the left side where there are no gutters, HVAC on the right side with no gutters, flowerbed in front with gutters and downspouts on each left and right corner, an outdoor kitchen patio in the back with a pool and a stained wooden pergola in the backyard, gutters on the back with downspouts left and right corners. Gleocapsa Magma is the growth you're tackling all over the roof. Outdoor Water connection/spigots on the left and right sides. Anyone care to do a step by step?? Also, how do I bid the job? $0.25 a square foot? Thank you for your help and support! Happy to be starting a new adventure!



    The pump on your Skid will flat go away, unless you rinse it out as soon as you are done cleaning the roof, and even if you do, that pump is not one of the most reliable roof cleaning pumps! Welcome to the roof cleaning institute! Many of our members are over here, on the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/174087666708523/

    Please post this over there, for better response. 

  8. 26 minutes ago, All Seasons Roofing Inc said:

    Hi I'm Thomas,
    I have been in the roofing business most of my adult life, & I'm a 3rd generation roofer.
    I look forward to getting to know everyone here, if I can help answer any questions please feel free to ask. I am sure I will have a few of my own for you guys.

    All Seasons Roofing Wilmington NC

    Welcome Thomas! 

  9. 50 minutes ago, Midwest said:


    Currently, I have 3 concerns.

    First, is water/liquid hauling.  If I have over 119 gallons or 1000lbs of liquid I need a CDL with a tanker endorsement, right? Or am I reading that wrong? 

    Second, is a good SH supply. Pools are very seasonal here and 10% in a gallon jug seems to all anyone has.  The nearest bulk supply is an hour+ drive.  Lot of diesel to burn and gamble using up a 55g drum. 

    Lastly, is there actually a market for roof cleaning here or is that why no one does it.  We also get a ton of hail here roofs get replaced constantly. I'm afraid no one will pay what it's worth. 

    You will have to check your local laws about how much chemical you can carry. Until you can use a 55 gallon drum, but your SH in smaller amounts, and charge accordingly.

    I am sure people there would like a clean roof, but many dont know they can safely have one! That is your job now, to get a rig, and clean some roofs, and develop your local market.

  10. 6 hours ago, Michael Kirby said:

    Yes mostly asphalt roofs. 

    I had a steel roof job this week. I found out that a steel roof is much harder to clean. I could see the black mildew on the roof. I used soap and water to test with then added a little SH. I found I had to use an extension pole brush on the entire roof. The mildew would not release without slight brush pressure. I had a JLG lift and also a 30 foot brush. The job worked me to death. I even sprayed a 20% mix of SH. The mildew turned a brown color like on a asphalt shingle roof but still would not release without a brush. What to do? How do you get the same result as on a shingle roof? We have a lot of dirty metal roofs which are also faded from sun exposure. Metal roofs do not impress me at all. I have done my last metal roof if I cannot find the secret recipe.

    Your Mix was not strong enough, and like Adam said, a surfactant added would have helped.


  11. 1 hour ago, Ken Kelly said:

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm here to learn.  Great info on the site and happy to join. 


    Welcome Ken, my advice is to read, and then read some more, and don't be afraid to post questions, on the forum. Because you are a Premium Member, you are able to call me for help, if you need it. 813-407-1097

    I also fixed your forum signature, by activating your company website link

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