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Apacehman

Looking to start cleaning roofs but for a offer customers a cheaper solution/quote by using non harsh chemicals that allow moss to come off by it self.

 

Looking for some tools that allow me to spray some moss killer at using around a 24-30foot pole. I know there are water fed ones but do they mix with moss products?

 

Does such a thing exist?

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Pjj

Yes you can use wfp to apply biocides , the roof needs to be scraped first to remove the worst of it , then you can spray with bio or hypo products,but over time it will gradually come off the roof filling up the gutters all the time and encouraging growth in them so you solve one problem and create another , but yes it does work , takes up to 6-8 months to take full effect though .

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Apacehman
6 hours ago, Pjj said:

Yes you can use wfp to apply biocides , the roof needs to be scraped first to remove the worst of it , then you can spray with bio or hypo products,but over time it will gradually come off the roof filling up the gutters all the time and encouraging growth in them so you solve one problem and create another , but yes it does work , takes up to 6-8 months to take full effect though .

 

THank you, would you recommend any basic one to begin with? That can be used to spray roofs?

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Pjj
13 minutes ago, Apacehman said:

 

THank you, would you recommend any basic one to begin with? That can be used to spray roofs?

Algo clear pro is good and spray and walk always doesn’t do a bad job 

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Apacehman
12 hours ago, Pjj said:

Algo clear pro is good and spray and walk always doesn’t do a bad job 

 

Sorry I meant recommend any water fed poles?

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Pjj
2 hours ago, Apacehman said:

 

Sorry I meant recommend any water fed poles?

 

 

Ah ok sorry Gardiners slx 27 would be ok fir bungalows and low houses 35-45 for higher houses unless you are planning on working from a scaffold tower then a 27 should do most jobs 

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Apacehman
2 hours ago, Pjj said:

 

 

Ah ok sorry Gardiners slx 27 would be ok fir bungalows and low houses 35-45 for higher houses unless you are planning on working from a scaffold tower then a 27 should do most jobs 

 

Thank you! How would I attach my own moss solution to this? It comes with a hose adaptor only

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Pjj
1 hour ago, Apacehman said:

 

Thank you! How would I attach my own moss solution to this? It comes with a hose adaptor only

 

 

Depends what hose you want to use most hose goes up inside the pole and is 6mm internal diameter have a look on Gardiner pole systems site look up pole hose and fittings Ime guessing you will see something familiar 

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Chris33

Rather than make another post @Pjj what are you using to scrape the moss? (I know there are Marshall scrapers but what are these attached to and basically whats the shopping list for this) Really think we will add this service this year but unsure how to go about it

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6 hours ago, Chris33 said:

Rather than make another post @Pjj what are you using to scrape the moss? (I know there are Marshall scrapers but what are these attached to and basically whats the shopping list for this) Really think we will add this service this year but unsure how to go about it

I have made my own moss scrapers from old facia board it’s very light ,doesn’t damage delicate surfaces like slate roofs , it’s very easy to cut to shape and cost nothing . I just put a quick lock fitting on it and attach it to an appropriate  wfp and away you go works really well , I have tried the metal scrapers and found them heavy and they damage delicate surfaces this doesn’t . 

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57 minutes ago, Pjj said:

I have made my own moss scrapers from old facia board it’s very light ,doesn’t damage delicate surfaces like slate roofs , it’s very easy to cut to shape and cost nothing . I just put a quick lock fitting on it and attach it to an appropriate  wfp and away you go works really well , I have tried the metal scrapers and found them heavy and they damage delicate surfaces this doesn’t . 

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I had just seen this after my reply to you. Really good idea. What type of ladders did you invest in, cat ladders? Or all from gutter line with standard ladders? 

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Pjj
5 minutes ago, Chris33 said:

I had just seen this after my reply to you. Really good idea. What type of ladders did you invest in, cat ladders? Or all from gutter line with standard ladders? 

We either have the building scaffolded or use a scaffold tower , I wouldn’t want to do it off a ladder on the ground.  You could do it off a roof ladder ,but when employing it’s just not worth the hassle.

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scottish cleaning service

I stumbled upon this video on utube regarding getting rid of moss on a tarmac driveway but it would work on a roof I guess.

 

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Pjj
45 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

I stumbled upon this video on utube regarding getting rid of moss on a tarmac driveway but it would work on a roof I guess.

 

Lol doesn’t want to put salt on it beacause if the impact on the environment/ water table but it’s ok to put 10 kg of bio washing powder on it !,,,,, totaly brain dead 

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Pjj
29 minutes ago, maxbruffell said:

How ridiculous hahahah

It does kill it there was a guy in the other forum used bio washing powder to clean gfs to remove algi , but that much on a small area is just ridiculous 

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Mx19

Sorry, I wasn’t doubting that, it was the fact that she didn’t want to use salt because it’s bad for the environment 😂

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Pjj
Just now, maxbruffell said:

Sorry, I wasn’t doubting that, it was the fact that she didn’t want to use salt because it’s bad for the environment 😂

I understand what you were saying I just couldn’t believe her !,, but the accent gives it all away 😂😂😂

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