View Full Version : Newbie needs help

08-16-2009, 10:28 PM
Hello to all. I am in the process of starting my own part time roof washing business. Part time because I am a firefighter and work 24 on and 48 off, two whole days to make some more money. i have been researching on the net for a little while trying to figure out things needed. I have also been reading on this forum alot, which is awesome might I add. I have been looking into the CleanerToday products, and was convinced on buying their stuff, until I saw the "Apple Sauce" mixture. I want just the basics that I would need to start cleaning, As I cant go out and spend a fortune right now. How do you guys apply the mixture besides chem pumps, Pump sprayer or Applicator gun? Do they work well? And what is the method of rinsing? I have already bought a water broom,havent recieved it yet, for a garden hose. Will it work for removing the mold? Sorry for all the questions, But there arent too many people in my area that do this. this site seems to have the answers for all. And if you would like to send me an email please do
fyrfytr112@windstream.net Thanks in advance, Joey

Florin Nutu
08-16-2009, 10:53 PM
Hello Joey.

Welcome to the UAMCC forum. You have come to a wealth of knowledge.

I am not sure what the water broom you are talking about but what I am envisioning it will be pretty useless for you. Your main technique to wash the roof will be to get the chlorine roof cleaning solution up on the roof. You can do it with a pump up but its like taking a squirt bottle to a blazing house fire. You will eventually put it out but will take a long time. I sugest you purchase a pump cleaning setup. I am pretty sure you can pick up a complete setup for under $400.

Jeff LeCours
08-16-2009, 11:04 PM
Maybe Don P will jump in, he knows roofs and pretty sure he has seen all the rigs for roof washing. A start up rig can be pretty inexpensive

08-17-2009, 12:15 PM
Hi Joey,

Sorry I missed your post. You can set up a roof cleaning system fairly inexpensively. Feel free to give me a call at (407) 579-4026 or email me at allseasonsexteriors@gmail.com and I'll be glad to help you any way that I can.


Daniel Hulbert
08-25-2009, 11:22 PM
Joey: Contact Bob at Pressure Tek at this site he has some really good options and his prices are good btw Bob has a lot of information on what type of setup you should use for start up. dh