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Has anyone ever tried this before? Image below. 
I have my first roof clean coming up and although I’ve been practicing on my own house using hypo I thought I might try something else and was wandering if this was any good. 

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I've heard good things about this stuff; https://www.kingfisheruk.com/bio-wash-roof-cleaner-moss-amp-mould-inhibitor-item-72rf?gclid=Cj0KCQjwoaz3BRDnARIsAF1RfLeiOXUO5nTbs-tJB6lQ8ZbXRbTZUjtCYEGGzM

All the good ones are gonna need time to do their thing. If you’re avoiding pressure washing you’ll need to give it time to kill the roots as well. 

They will kill the stuff in a few hours but it will take months for it to gradually come off the roof with rain etc 

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4 hours ago, P4dstar said:

Does this stuff work instantly or is it like one of those spray and leave apps they can take months before you see the results?

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31 minutes ago, Cleanco said:

Does this stuff work instantly or is it like one of those spray and leave apps they can take months before you see the results?

All the good ones are gonna need time to do their thing. If you’re avoiding pressure washing you’ll need to give it time to kill the roots as well. 

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8 hours ago, Cleanco said:

Does this stuff work instantly or is it like one of those spray and leave apps they can take months before you see the results?

They will kill the stuff in a few hours but it will take months for it to gradually come off the roof with rain etc 

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On 19/06/2020 at 12:41, P4dstar said:

All the good ones are gonna need time to do their thing. If you’re avoiding pressure washing you’ll need to give it time to kill the roots as well. 

Ye, was trying to stay away from the pressure washing side of things.👍

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17 hours ago, Pjj said:

They will kill the stuff in a few hours but it will take months for it to gradually come off the roof with rain etc 

I thought that but I was under the impression that the customer might want instant results, especially paying so much. 

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7 minutes ago, Cleanco said:

I thought that but I was under the impression that the customer might want instant results, especially paying so much. 

Only way to get instant results on a roof is to pressure wash it , scraping it and using bio or hypo to kill and remove lickens  will take several months to be honest 

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4 hours ago, Pjj said:

Only way to get instant results on a roof is to pressure wash it , scraping it and using bio or hypo to kill and remove lickens  will take several months to be honest 

That's why I'm busy with PW roofs, decking, patios and driveways, instant results. Most customers like end of day results and puts a smile on their face when I send them the before and after photos.

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6 hours ago, Pjj said:

Only way to get instant results on a roof is to pressure wash it , scraping it and using bio or hypo to kill and remove lickens  will take several months to be honest 

Ahhh right. I was under the assumption that it would come up instantly as when I’ve practiced on my own property(mainly flagging) it’s come up right away. Maybe my flags were pretty clean already. Sorry if I’m coming across as I bit ignorant but I’ve zero experience in this type of cleaning although eager to learn. How do you sell this type of cleaning to the customer as if I was paying x amount I would certainly want to see an instant return?

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7 minutes ago, Cleanco said:

Ahhh right. I was under the assumption that it would come up instantly as when I’ve practiced on my own property(mainly flagging) it’s come up right away. Maybe my flags were pretty clean already. Sorry if I’m coming across as I bit ignorant but I’ve zero experience in this type of cleaning although eager to learn. How do you sell this type of cleaning to the customer as if I was paying x amount I would certainly want to see an instant return?

The roof will change colour within an hour using hypo but to get the licken to come off will take several months it will be dead within a few muinits but it gradually comes off with rain so takes time .

we do a lot of soft washing of houses and a few roofs I explained that the roof will take time to come clean but the walls will be clean and by the time we leave .

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3 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

That's why I'm busy with PW roofs, decking, patios and driveways, instant results. Most customers like end of day results and puts a smile on their face when I send them the before and after photos.

Would you charge the same for power washing a roof as opposed to soft washing it? I’ve seen some guys PWing a small roof near me and they charged em £200 and in all honesty it looked like they did a really good job. I was under the impression that power washing doesn’t kill all the spores and without treatment the growth will come back super quick, plus the risk of damaging tiles. Tbh though they was only there a couple of hours so wasn’t bad money. Looked dodgy as hell thought. I’ve walked some dodgy roofs window cleaning in my time and to be up there power washing is whole different ball game. Some of the roof cleaning specialists that I’ve been in contact with whilst researching also offer repair and replacement of tiles and render included in their price. Is this popular within cleaning as it’s not something that  I’m wanting to offer?

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10 minutes ago, Pjj said:

The roof will change colour within an hour using hypo but to get the licken to come off will take several months it will be dead within a few muinits but it gradually comes off with rain so takes time .

we do a lot of soft washing of houses and a few roofs I explained that the roof will take time to come clean but the walls will be clean and by the time we leave .

What is the difference between render and roof tile build up? 

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1 minute ago, Cleanco said:

Would you charge the same for power washing a roof as opposed to soft washing it? I’ve seen some guys PWing a small roof near me and they charged em £200 and in all honesty it looked like they did a really good job. I was under the impression that power washing doesn’t kill all the spores and without treatment the growth will come back super quick, plus the risk of damaging tiles. Tbh though they was only there a couple of hours so wasn’t bad money. Looked dodgy as hell thought. I’ve walked some dodgy roofs window cleaning in my time and to be up there power washing is whole different ball game. Some of the roof cleaning specialists that I’ve been in contact with whilst researching also offer repair and replacement of tiles and render included in their price. Is this popular within cleaning as it’s not something that  I’m wanting to offer?

You are right pressure washing alone can and does  encourage re growth there will be spores left behind which will rapidly re grow most will hypo or bio a roof after pressure washing it , tk slow diwn this process , we live in a very damp area and re growth happens with in weeks if you don’t 

1 minute ago, Cleanco said:

What is the difference between render and roof tile build up? 

Roofs will get a heavier infestation of moss, algi ,bacterial growth , lickens as they are rarely cleaned ,most walls are cleaned and painted every few years so less build up 

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I thought that algae and lichen is the same weather on a vertical wall or a tiled roof? Again sorry for my ignorance but I suppose you’ll never learn if you never a ask🤷‍♂️ 

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1 minute ago, Cleanco said:

I thought that algae and lichen is the same weather on a vertical wall or a tiled roof? Again sorry for my ignorance but I suppose you’ll never learn if you never a ask🤷‍♂️ 

To a degree it is , when doing a wall it’s apply hypo mix let it dwell , scrub with wfp brush re apply hypo mix scrub and repeat the process until it’s clean then rinse m see pictures below 

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3 minutes ago, Pjj said:

You are right pressure washing alone can and does  encourage re growth there will be spores left behind which will rapidly re grow most will hypo or bio a roof after pressure washing it , tk slow diwn this process , we live in a very damp area and re growth happens with in weeks if you don’t 

Roofs will get a heavier infestation of moss, algi ,bacterial growth , lickens as they are rarely cleaned ,most walls are cleaned and painted every few years so less build up 

What would you recommend for a treatment on a roof thats not that bad with lichen or algae and just want to restore the original colour of their tiles. 

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Just now, Pjj said:

To a degree it is , when doing a wall it’s apply hypo mix let it dwell , scrub with wfp brush re apply hypo mix scrub and repeat the process until it’s clean then rinse m see pictures below 

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I’ve seen them pics before and they look unreal👍 Hence why I was trying to push the same results on a roof clean. The pw lads are charging next to nothing whilst achieving very good results so have some good completion although I’m wandering how long their results will last as some they did not that long ago are already starting to show. 

What is your sales pitch to the customer regarding staggered results?

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3 minutes ago, Cleanco said:

What would you recommend for a treatment on a roof thats not that bad with lichen or algae and just want to restore the original colour of their tiles. 

Personally I would hypo it , might also consider applying bio after as they claim it has residual preventative re growth properties , from my experience I dint think it dies but I offer it as an option to the customer if they are happy to pay extra for it we will apply it  

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4 minutes ago, Cleanco said:

I’ve seen them pics before and they look unreal👍 Hence why I was trying to push the same results on a roof clean. The pw lads are charging next to nothing whilst achieving very good results so have some good completion although I’m wandering how long their results will last as some they did not that long ago are already starting to show. 

What is your sales pitch to the customer regarding staggered results?

Most of my customers are regular jobs so they trust me when I tell them it will take months for licken  to come off a roof , it be fair we do 20 house wash downs to one roof job , most down hear dont  want to pay what it would cost 

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