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  1. How often you find other businesses stealing your pictures or artwork?

    It really is smart to watermark all your images. I have to be honest and say we do not watermark ALL of our images, but we have never had a watermarked one stolen.
  2. The Future Of 12 Volt Roof Cleaning Pumps

    I like this pump http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578549_200578549 They do make a bigger one, but it costs 2 times as much, and actually has too much flow IMHO for some roofs w/o gutters. We use 1/2 inch Kynar Yamada Pumps with Teflon insides.
  3. The Future Of 12 Volt Roof Cleaning Pumps

    No Ted, air works great for us, cleaning roofs here in Tampa.
  4. Do Zinc Strips work?

    I wish I had a dollar, for every roof I have cleaned in Tampa, with Zinc Strips on it. They don't work, unless you install them every 2 to 4 feet. Actually, Copper Strips work better.
  5. A good compromise is to rinse only the bottom 1/3 of the roof from the ground. This has proven to prevent total plant slaughter when you get a 1/2 assed rain, and there are no gutters present. This also seems to prevent chemical seeping off the roof from the morning dew, when you are no longer around to rinse the plants off. If you plan to rinse, you need to be aware that it is always best to allow 20 to 30 minutes dwell time w/o rinsing, to insure all the algae is totally killed. A good time to knock on the doors of neighbors :)
  6. Bagging your gutters?

    Yep, same here, good old heavy duty garbage bags for roof cleaning in Tampa.
  7. Peter has a good point about rinsing a tile roof right away. If you do rinse it, you better rinse for a good long time, or you can kill everything, really fast.
  8. Free SEO Help For Roof Cleaners - Google+

    Wow, since I posted this, we have had 24 new Google + Roof Cleaning Group members, in only 2 days. I thought everyone already knew that there was a roof cleaning SEO Group I made to help everyone. Here are some suggestions to get the Most SEO for yourselves, out of this Google+ Roof Cleaning Group. Try not to just make a post called "Roof Cleaning Tampa" for instance, and only post a few pictures and a link to your website. Since the Google Penguin and Panda updates, they have gotten a lot more fussy about what content they will Index, and reward your company a good backlink for. Try to post at least a paragraph or 2 of text, so here is an example. Title of post is - Roof Cleaning Tampa FL. Here is a shingle roof we cleaned last week up in the Carrollwood section of Tampa. This customer is a repeat customer, we cleaned his shingle roof nearly 6 years ago. He got another letter from his Homeowners Association to get his roof cleaned again. He said he remembered us, because of the great job we did for him years ago. My Son and I really like this customer, because he is an avid fisherman, like we are. He shared some great fishing holes in Tampa Bay with us, and we shared some of our secret spots with him. His shingle roof is under a lot of oak trees, and we had to be sure and blow all the debris from the trees off his roof, before we started the non pressure cleaning. His neighbor had his shingle roof pressure washed, and it was ruined. We never ever use any pressure washing to clean any roof in Tampa. As you can see from the pictures, this shingle roof came out looking like new and our customer was very happy. If you live up in Carrollwood, or anywhere in the greater Tampa Florida area, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free, no obligation roof cleaning estimate. This is an example of how to beat use the Google + Roof Cleaning Group I made for you guys, for best SEO and backlinks. Now, if any Group Member sees a post like this, it is very helpful to comment on it! All it takes is a short comment like "Wow Chris, I have been to Tampa before, and know where the Carrollwood subdivision is. That shingle roof you cleaned came out awesome" Then, another Group member might come into the thread, and say "You guys do great shingle roof cleaning work in Tampa" for instance. Remember, the more comments your post gets the better, as far as SEO is concerned, and it also loks great when one of your potential customers sees your post in a search, with other roof cleaning professionals praising your work! Every post in the Google + Roof Cleaning Group has a Google +1 button, and we all need to give each others posts as many +1's as possible! Google see's +1's as a "vote of confidence" for that post, and will reward posts and threads with many +1 votes with the best SEO. Also, you can use the Google + Roof Cleaning Group to provide backlinks, and better SEO, for your roof cleaning video's as well, and you should also make a post with your Google + Local Business Profile Page in it.
  9. The winter is the time for all roof cleaners to work on the SEO of their websites. One way we do this, is to provide relevant links to our websites from places that Google trusts. Google created Google Groups, and so it trusts them! Unlike Facebook Groups, these Google Groups are wide open to the Google Crawlers. I have created a Google Group, dedicated to only roof cleaning. This is an excellent (and free) way for you to give your website some valuable backlinks. Plus, many of us roof cleaners have found that sometimes the posts we make here, find their way into our local search results! Only post roof cleaning related content here, or I will delete the post. Most of us will give a Google +1 to all your posts here, as long as you reciprocate, and +1 your fellow roof cleaners posts as well. Here is the link to the Google+ Roof Cleaning Group https://plus.google.com/communities/110709238575550431248
  10. The Future Of 12 Volt Roof Cleaning Pumps

    G'Day John :) Santoprene has excellent SH resistance, equal to Viton, so no worries there! The "not rated for chlorine bleach use" is a common cover your ass response, because only air pumps are rated for bleach use. However, experience has taught us that IF the pumps are rinsed out as soon as you are done, no worries mate! They will last awhile, certainly long enough to pay for themselves, many times over.
  11. The Future Of 12 Volt Roof Cleaning Pumps

    That's for sure Al! Kynar is a beautiful thing, especially for spraying Chlorine (SH). It is also more UV resistant, so it can be left out in the Sun, with no bad effects.
  12. The Future Of 12 Volt Roof Cleaning Pumps

    Thanks John, I really appreciate the kind words. We are trying really hard to make roof cleaning better for us all I will be meeting with the Northern Tool Engineers after the PWNA Convention in Orlando Florida, that I am sure you will be at. I will know more, after our meeting. But, here we are, hard at work, trying to solve the mystery of cold weather roof cleaning. http://roofcleaninginstitute.org/index.php?/topic/768-inert-mix-due-to-low-temperature-problemand-possible-solution/#entry7166
  13. I am meeting (again) with the engineers from Northern Tool, who will be here in Florida for the PWNA Convention. They listened to me a few years ago, and incorporated a unique pressure switch from Honeywell, that shuts the pump down more gradually, for longer life. We feel that air pumps are still better, but we suggest the NorthStar 12 volt pumps, for those who wish to use a 12 volt roof cleaning pump system. I will suggest to the Northern Tool Engineers that they make a version of their pump w/o any bypass switch at all! Their pumps have heavy duty motors rated for no time limit on how long u can run them. Then, you can run the pump with a bypass hose and a pressure regulator that will bypass excess flow and pressure, back into your tank! So, when you shut off the gun, the pump will continue to run, and provide agitation of your roof cleaning mix. Of course, u best have a good battery, but I say Fuk a battery, why not simply have a Generator, and a heavy duty 117 to 12 volt power supply, to run your pump These guys make a 117 VAC to 12 VDC power supply that will do 30 amps all day long for only 60.00! http://www.12voltpowersupplies.us/ Roof Cleaners (in the future) will use low priced AC Generators, that will power these types of 12 volt power supplies, that will power 12 volt pumps. LOL, charging batteries will soon be a relic of old technology, a remnant of the past! Just as my introduction of air pumps for roof cleaning changed things for us all, so will my new technology suggestions change the way we use 12 volt pumps. 12 volt Pump life will be greatly increased, because there shall be no more of the pumps starving for current from a 1/2 dead battery, that creates unwanted heat, and strain on our pumps. The new generation of 12 volt roof cleaning pumps will run constantly,with 100% of it's voltage and current needs met, and pressure switches, with their sudden stopping and starting of the pumps shall be eliminated. Once again, I will change the roof cleaning world, and make life better, for all of us Wisely, the head engineers at Northern Tool have chosen to seek me out again, and to implement my suggestions in their products. I also want to see them offer an optional pump head for their 12 volt pumps made out of KYNAR, instead of Polyproplyne. KYNAR never needs rinsed guys, and has much better UV Resistance as well. I have some other improvements for their engineering team as well, that will make life better for us all, who use 12 volt roof cleaning pumps.
  14. About Roof-A-Cide

    Lance was a character, that's for sure. It is a crying shame that old knowledge was not preserved. There were real pressure washing professionals back then, with a mastery, or at least some understanding of chemicals.
  15. About Roof-A-Cide

    I have heard his fathers side of things, and I have heard his. And somewhere in the middle, is probably the truth. At this moment, I am quite mad at my Son, and I am mad enough to say about anything bad about him, just ask me . And, when he is mad at me, he will call me a control freak butthole. Though AC and his Dad are different people, they are both most assuredly Alpha Males. I can see where they could have butted heads. Same with me and my Son John, we are so much alike that after a few hours together, things become very strained between us. As for John Browne, he developed Roof A Cide and sells distributorships and chemicals. I hear he is doing well. You and I both go back to the old Delco Board John, and it seems this "industry" has been fighting, as long as I can remember. Remember Lance, and The Car Wash Guys ?