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  • Birthday 11/30/1959

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  1. It will cleanup just like every other roof cleans up. You will probably need at least 40% and maybe 50% ratio to get it clean and might have to hit some of it more than once but it will work. I would tell the owner the algae stains will be gone when you leave but the lichen will still be there but not very noticeable and dead as a hammer. It will decay and weather off in a few weeks. Also, don’t be surprised if those tiles “bleed” color when you clean them. It won’t hurt anything but might scare you if it happens.
  2. Anyone close to Jonesboro Arkansas? I have a referral for you. Please let me know asap. Thanks
  3. Top speed fully loaded will probably be less and mpg will probably be 10 or less. However, instead of worrying about mpg, spend that energy getting just 2-3 more jobs each year. This will more than offset the difference. Remember, it’s WAY more important to focus on how many than how.
  4. I’m not a fan of these type of vehicles unless the passenger compartment is sealed off from the back. You need to make sure you and passsengers are protected in case of a wreck. Having unsecured equipment hitting you could be fatal. Having your bleach tank, gas tank, etc. leak on you obviously wouldn’t be good either.
  5. I have a possible asphalt shingle cleaning referral.
  6. I would like to see your source to confirm this is fact. No offense intended to you at all, but roof cleaners and pressure washers seem to repeat everything they hear and read as fact without every really knowing if it's true or not.
  7. I am sure some will disagree with me on this but I think the bleach does all the work and the choice of soap is more personal preference than anything else. Some smell better, some cost less and some are easier to buy locally but they all help the bleach stick on the roof and that's about it. I think if your mix is not cleaning as well as you think it should you need to add more bleach, not look for some magic potion with a fancy name. And why in the world do some people think a soap that doesn't suds up is better than one that does?
  8. Find me one professional roof cleaner that uses wet it and regret it. Just one. Good luck.
  9. I have 1" Aro pump, big HF ac, 1/2" air hose, 1" outlet hose to my 5/8" spray hose, no reel, 1" suction lines, and use a 3/4" ball valve and pipe gun and shoot 75' all day long. Make sure you have your filter regulator hooked up with the flow going the right direction. Eliminate as many 3 way ball valves and 90 degree elbows as possible . Unreel all of your hose when you need distance and lay it out in big loops with no sharp bends or coils. EVERYTHING can restrict flow so keep it simple. And the shorter your hose the farther it will shoot. Period. Try this to make sure pump setup is working correctly. Using just your 1" supply hose let your ac buildup to max pressure then start pumping and see how much mix or water it will pump in 30" and reply to this message. I will check mine Thursday and we can compare. If you use mix be careful! It should come out hot and heavy.
  10. I am considering switching my setup from an enclosed trailer to an open trailer for several reasons. I am curious if anyone has any opinions on whether a utility trailer with the rails around it is better or if the flat bed trailer without the rails is better. Thanks in advance.
  11. I would try a blend of beach, soap and water. If that doesn't work then more bleach and less water.
  12. The fact that algae does not damage the roof is actually a GREAT thing for roof cleaners. Think about it. Why waste money cleaning your roof when it's badly stained if the algae has already damaged it? I have cleaned some of the worst looking roofs imagineable and I have seen ZERO evidence of it being eaten or destroyed by the algae which is a good thing because once it's cleaned it's fine. Algae grows on gutters, siding, concrete and just about anything else that doesn't move. It doesn't eat those anymore than it eats shingles. IMO promoting roof cleaning to stop the damage from algae is misinformed and even unethical. Sell your roof cleaning primarily based on the undeniable truth: a dirty roof is ugly. That's all you need, especially the more expensive homes that are mostly roof anyway. The organisms that do damage the shingles are lichen and moss. Lichen literally roots into the shingles and moss holds moisture both of which cause damage. Often times both are present along with algae and eliminating them WILL extend the life of the roof. Also, don't be fooled by ARMA. They really don't want roofs to be cleaned, they want them replaced with expensive algae resistant shingles. They have traditionally tried to make it sound like roof cleaning can be done but unless done EXACTLY right probably won't work well, won't last long and could cause damage to the shingles.
  13. I don't recall you ever mentioning Price brand pumps before.
  14. They can pay me with cash or check or PayPal or cc. I use Square to run the card in person right in front of them or to input the number over the phone. They can also go to my website and use the "make a payment" button. They can also pay by cc directly from the invoice I send them from my CRM. So, anyone that is concerned with giving out their info to me has other very easy ways to use a cc. I figure I am no more at risk handling their card than a clerk in the store or a cashier in the drive through or the person taking my order online.
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