Essay On Roof Cleaning

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It would be nice to think you can trust the pros. This goes for whether you are dealing with attorneys, plumbers, pilots or yes, even roof cleaners. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. And in a poor economy, a lot of unskilled workers or contractors from other fields, will start doing anything for a buck, including the very dangerous, important, and specialized job of roof cleaning. The good news is that with a little awareness, you can quickly learn whether you are dealing with a seasoned professional firm or someone using your roof as part of their learning curve (i.e., paying to be someone's guinea pig.) Here are five common mistakes made by inexperienced roof cleaners that you can look for. 1. Power washing with non-customized equipment. Let's face it, most competent roof cleaners will rightfully tell you that you should avoid power washing all together. While this is very good advice that I agree with, you never want to paint with too broad of a brush. Anyone who has cleaned thousands or at least many hundreds of roofs will tell you that there is the rare roof that still can only be cleaned by use of power washing. When this occurs, the equipment used should not be an "off the counter" power washer. It should be a specially designed unit to use lower pressure (still over 1000 Psi, but not 3000 to 4000!) and much more water volume. If some someone does convince you that your roof must be cleaned by power washing, ask them about the equipment they will be using. You will soon know whether or not they really know…show more content…
Use of toxic or improper treatments. Sadly, this happens more than you would know. We have received several calls in the past few years from supposed roof cleaners or their customers begging for help because their roofs have been stained rust-orange, treated with Round Up, or sticky substances that all the tree debris was adhering too. Moss, algae, fungus or just plain pollutants all are unique and require the right treatment to remove

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