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Kleen Roofs

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  1. The best thing may be to drop the hours they work in the other 6 months to a bare min. If they are employed, they cannot get unemployment. You can check to see if you would qualify as a seasonal employer, but I think 6 months is to long.
  2. Very nice. Would be great to get some shirts that don't bleach out the first day. Can I get the contact info also
  3. there is no way you will clean a copper roof that has patina, and keep the patina. Any type of cleaner will affect it.
  4. looks like your mix was real weak. It also looks like what I call brown scum on the roof. I think it is some type of algae, but does not show up until you spray the roof. this holds on to the shingles and will not fall off. It needs to be rinsed off.
  5. I would use Oxalic acid. F9 works, but expensive. I cleaned a roof with heavy rust stains and creosote, the oxalic did great. It will take a few times, but works. And, keep everything downstream wet. That way you will not have streaking on anything.
  6. What are you guys with the proportioners doing if the water at the house is bad. Are you filtering the water before you fill your tank, or just using it the way it is. We have some areas of terrible water around me. If it isn't full of iron, it's full of lime. Either way, using this water in a mix will weaken it quickly, and leave spots on a house
  7. Sprinklers. We always set sprinklers up on decks to keep them wet all the time. And, they are the last thing we pack up. Keeping the decks really wet stops this from happening.
  8. That roof is turning out great. It would be nice to see a cedar roof that is that black, but not totally covered with moss and lichen. Ours always have carpet on them
  9. I have been using the pump from Northern this year. Only a couple months on it, but it is working good. A little more flow than the 5850, not as much as the fatboy. NO cycling of the pump. It does have a slow start, so you have to get used to that. Works good with tips that are used for the 5850, even throttling the valve on the wand down to get a very small spray works good with the pump.
  10. If you are doing a house wash, cover all outlets, even if they have covers on them. They are not designed to keep water sprayed right at them out. Newer houses will have GFI outlets, but the water will ruin them.
  11. There are many, on these forums and those that aren't, that owe the beginnings of their business to Chris Tucker. He has done more than any person in this business to promote and share the soft wash way of cleaning roofs.
  12. yes, you will get same day results if you want to rinse. Of course, with black streaks you will get same day results without rinsing.
  13. Check with everbrite. They have a product called Protectaclear. It may work at sealing the patina. It does seal cleaned copper, and is not affected by roof cleaning chems.
  14. I seen in the news that a roof cleaning company was fined by OSHA for safety violations. A rather substantial amount. Make sure you are following OSHA rules while working on roofs. http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/roof-cleaner-facing-fines-1.1465060
  15. Welcome Shaun. we talked on the phone 3-4 years ago. You going to go full time next year ?
  16. I run the 12 volt pumps. If you rinse them, and have good batteries and wiring, they will last. I have two seasons now on my pumps. If you are going to rinse roofs, get a booster pump. You can rinse roofs with the homeowners water, it they have really good pressure, but a booster pump will really help. Plus you can adjust the pressure to what you need.
  17. We up charge to remove big bees nests. Easily done with a roof mix. spray, wait a few minutes and most of the nest will fall right down.
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