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When you’ve been in the business as long as we have, you gain a tremendous amount of industry insight and real-world wisdom. We’re happy to share this knowledge with you via our regularly updated blog section.

How To Price Your Power Washing Service

Are you looking for a new business opportunity or a way to add income to your existing business? Power washing could be the answer. It is a small business opportunity which can be started by an individual, for a cleaning crew, or even as part of a franchise. Power...

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EQUIPMENT USED FOR ROOF CLEANING PROCESS

Cleaning roofs, as we mentioned in earlier post, can be done in dozens of ways using many different cleaners and tools. As roof cleaning contractors, we want to use the method that keeps our material and labor costs as low as possible while producing results that our...

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THE ROOF CLEANING PROCESS

Washing a roof was generally considered a low-pressure contact sport in the “old days”. Before the creation of contemporary tools and techniques, you had to climb onto the roof with a pressure washer wand or a surface cleaner to get the job done. This involved...

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ROOF CLEANING CHEMISTRY

We have introduced some elements of roof cleaning in or blog post about construction basics for roof cleaning, such as the idea that you might walk the roof in the cleaning process. It is time to drill down and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of all the...

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THE COMMON TYPES OF SOIL AND STAINS ON ROOFING

We have all seen roofs discolored and unattractive – covered with mold, algae, and bacteria. Like most issues affecting the integrity of a house, the problem goes much deeper than the unattractive appearance.The gloeocapsa magma survives by eating minerals and...

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WHAT DO WE CLEAN FROM A ROOF?

When you pull up to a house one of the first things you notice is how stained or discolored a roof is. Some people will want their roofs cleaned merely for aesthetic reasons while others are looking to extend the life of their roof. As we stated earlier, as much as...

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CONSTRUCTION BASICS FOR ROOF CLEANING

Since the primary target for roof cleaning work is the residential market, we are going to look at typical home construction to introduce roof safety and roof etiquette. It’s important that you understand the basics of roof construction before you think about doing...

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TILE, METAL AND MEMBRANE ROOFS

Asphalt roof type was discussed in our previos blog post. In this post we would be discussing some more roof types namely tile roofs, metal roofs and membrane roofs. TILE ROOFS Here is an example of clay barrel tiles used for roofing. This is a popular look in states...

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ASPHALT (COMPOSITION) ROOF

To start, there are a varied number of roof types to consider. Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material, but you will also find shakes made of wood or concrete or slate, tile roofs shaped like barrel tiles, metal roofs, and membrane roofs. When we discuss...

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THE JOB OF ROOF CLEANING WHAT IS INVOLVED?

The black (sometimes blue or green) stains commonly seen on roofs (known as gloeocapsa magma) is the common reason people ask us to clean their roofs. Most cleaners treat this as a mold, but gloeocapsa magma is actually a species of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are an...

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HOUSE WASHING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Exterior cleaning and maintenance is a service that touches everyone. At some point, everyone will need to have the exterior of their home, business, or other property cleaned. This is why you need to hire Commercial Restorations cleaning contractor as we are...

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SAFETY TIPS WHILE CLEANING HOUSE

The #1 priority on any job is SAFETY. Before beginning any job you should take time to acquaint yourself with OSHA requirements (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.OSHA.com). MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) - MSDS sheets offer important information...

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THE PROCESS FOR CLEANING STRUCTURES

The phone is ringing. A customer is calling to get a quote for washing his house. We present a good price, and the job is ours. What do we do next? Taking this from the first step, we must have answers to some questions before we can start. It is best to call 1 or 2...

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