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Ted H

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  • Company Name
    Chesapeake Maintenance
  • First & Last Name
    Ted Hobbs
  • City & State
    Salisbury, MD
  • Occupation
    Power washing, roofing cleaning, deck restoration, post construction
  1. Customer called me today on a roof I did over 2 years ago. She was very pleased with her roof however her house had been egged over the weekend. One egg landed on the front roof and has left a black stain. Any suggestions on stain removal.
  2. Raid bug spray on vinyl siding

    I had the same problem on a white vinyl house. Off bug spray was sprayed on several places. Tried everything, but nothing worked. SH would cause the discoloration to run down the side like it was cleaning it but again it was back. Called the 800 # on the back of the Off can for consumer help. Was told that the chemical bonded with the vinyl and more than likely would never come out. They asked me if I did discover a way to remove it to please call them back and let them know so that they could inform other customers with the problem. I have gone back at different times to try something else, the stains have lightened but still there.
  3. Simple Cherry - TSP

    Chris or Mike, so what is the mix ratio with simple cherry? I already use it for house washing, so it's something that I keep on hand. What about rinsing?
  4. Brick Patio

    I have a 20 x 20 brick patio and 3 x 18 brick walkway to do with the house I'm doing. The bricks are green and moldy. What would be the best chemical and mixture to use on this. House wash is Simple Cherry and 12.5 SH.
  5. I was contacted today by an elderly couple. The wife wants her front and back concrete walks cleaned. The husband could care less. The concrete is heavily stained from at least 15 years of irrigation. I mixed 1 cup of oxalic with 1 gallon of warm water, it didn't touch it. I mean this concrete is brown, brown, brown. The husband said it was stained when they bought the house 15 years ago. Normally I wouldn't have fooled with such a small amount but it wasn't to far from home and there are alot of dirty homes and roofs in their neighborhood. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Contract in Word Doc

    If you're still passing out copies, I'd like to see one to. socrdad1@comcast.net Thank you
  7. Thanks Beth & Rod, had to step away for a few to help with homework. The homeowners said they just had some guy do it 2 years ago and he made it match. I told them I would clean it again to try and lighten it even more. Should I make F-18 8 oz. per gallon and try about 10 min. dwell.
  8. Today I attempted to clean a neglected, dirty, mildewed, greyed out pressure treated deck. This deck sits facing salt water, about 100ft. from the water. I used some F-18 that had been mixed about a week at 4 oz. per gallon. Then neutralized. Well in the center of the deck is an 8 ft. wide carpet that we pulled back. It looked like new wood under it. For the life of me I could not get the surrounding dirty deck to match up with any satisfaction to the section under the carpet. I'm going back tomorrow to try again. Any suggestions on mix(was I way to weak), dwell time, etc.. Thanks in advance for all responses.
  9. Hello my name is Ted and this is my first post. I've been watching from the sidelines, taking in alot of info. Just let me say up front thanks for all the helpful info from all. A special thanks to Chris who spent some time on the phone one on one with me and to Beth who I also spoke to on the phone and she went out of her way to find out some info and call me back. Now I need some more input. I had a homeowner contact me, she is selling her house. On the front roof right over the front door there is a white spot. The homeowner thinks the previous owner poured straight bleach on a rust spot. I'm attempting to attach 3 pics. showing the spot. There looks to be rust around the outside edges of the spot. There is light rust on the vinyl right around the downspout. There was a birch tree overhanging the front of the house that was cut down. I got up on a ladder and looked at the upper roof and gutter, but they were clean. The stain looks like it came out of the downspout but I see no evidence of anything. Any and all help on how to remove this stain is appreciated.