Jet washing

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  1. mark m

    mark m Hero
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    If anybody does jet washing could you please tell me if i need a powerfull jet washer to take moss of a roof ? what do i need ?
     
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    You want 200bar+, a smaller one would do it but it will take forever


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  3. mark m

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    i have got to take it off slates so is a 200 bar ok would it break slates?

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  4. Belfastcleaning

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    I have never done a roof, but a 200 bar would def take the moss off, guy few doors down down his with a wee karcher prob around 100 bar, was at it all day tho, roof is like new.. Just watch out incase any slates are already damaged or cracked
     
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    It wont break the tiles if it has a 25 degree end on, or a fan sort of spray


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  6. mr shine

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    i do the the odd roof when asked be very carefull with apowerwasher on slate if to high bar or psi you will break the slates and it can also fade the slate the way i clean a slate roof is a soft wash with the detergent nozzle dont attempt to use anything over 120 bar or youl be in trouble if the customer will go the money theres a product called mossgo i get it in woodies its half price at the moment you have to spray the roof and leave for 2 to 3 weeks this should kill the growth then you soft wash make sure you get a good price as its dodgy working on roofs especially if the roof pitch is extreme good luck with the job
     
  7. Paul

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    How do you actually get on the roof and stand there to pressure wash or brush, I was asked to do one (remove moss) a while back but turned it down as I didn't have a clue how to do it safely.
     
  8. mr shine

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    i use a cat ladder and its good once the pitch isnt to steep if to steep i wont do them if its a tile roof then you can walk on the tiles and will be way quicker i also use a harness with a rope tied to the chimney as a fall arrest my at***ude with is get good money or i wont do them as they are dangerous jobs i know one man who specialises in roof cleans his minium is 400 for a semi if your cleaning tiled roofs you would need a minium of 200 bar washer or 3000psi also this man i mentioned also offers a sealing service at an 300 extra theres good money to be made hear if you go on to youtube thers loads of videos on there hope this is some help

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  9. mark m

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    very helpfull video


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yP97jLWp7oc
     
  10. Belfastcleaning

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    The gypo's would be round alot asking to do this, driveways too.. And they always seems to get a load of work!! My bro got his done, and they got the 4 houses beside him, they were able to walk the whole length of the 5 houses at 200 a pop... Away in a day with a grand..

    They also doing smart seal on the tar mac driveways, haven't asked how much for this but it isn't very hard to do..

    Be careful mark when u got a power hose in 1 hand and the camera in the other lol
     
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