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Apple Roof Cleaning

Hiding The Smell Of The Roof Cleaning Chemical Mix

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Hiding The Smell Of The Roof Cleaning Chemical Mix

 

 

Many have asked what chemical are needed to hide or cover the smell of the roof cleaning chemicals.

 

The needed chemicals are not cheap, but here is where they can be gotten from, courtesy of Pressure Washer Products here in Florida.

 

I actually told Lori about many of these places, and she found some on her own.

 

Russ Johnson of Southside Equipment in Louisville KY also sell some masking scent called Lemon Aid, and I understand it is affordable too.

 

Mix the fragrance and a surfactant and watch your savings grow  

Your suppliers are using fragrances such as Horizon Aromatics, Chemia, Nilum or FloraChem.

These companies will be happy to sell directly to you.

Cut out the middle man.  Some of the names of these fragrances are going to sound familiar.

 

Fragrances range from $0.25 to $14.99 per pound.  

(The more you pay to the manufacturer of the fragrances, 

the stronger the fragrance may be or 

better job the fragrance does of masking the S H odor.)

 


302-224-8305 or Fax at 610-828-0936

201 East Elm Street

Consohohocken, PA 19428

 

Products:   

Rain Clean Scent   4850-CRC, WS

 

Fresh & Clean 4850-G, WS

 

Floral Fresh Scent   4850-FR, WS

Apple 4850-APB, WS

Lemon-Lime 4850-L, WS

Pine 4850-PINE, WS

Pine 4850-PIN, WS

Other Fresh Scent #4850 series, please ask

H Deodorant  4851 series, please ask

 

Chemia Corporation:  http://www.chemiacorp.com/

11558 Rock Island Court  Maryland Heights MO 63043

(314) 567-0013  (800) 726-1976 Fax (314) 567-0081

  

Products:  

 

Green Apple 

Mountain Air

Fresh Fragrance 

Clean and Fresh

Wintergreen

Sassafrass 

Citrus

Lemon  

Orange

 


10966 Industrial Parkway NW  Bolivar OH 44612  

 

Products:  Rain Fresh Nilium, Green Apple Nilium

       

 


5209 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32207

By phone:  1-800-305-1926   

1-904-733-5759   By Fax:  904-733-5950

 

Products:  Green Apple   

 

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Great great info Chris!! I read this when you put it on FB. I never even knew this can be done with SH by us. Very very cool;)

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Great great info Chris!! I read this when you put it on FB. I never even knew this can be done with SH by us. Very very cool;)

You are welcome John. Yes, I posted this on facebook, and all over, to try and reach as many of my roof cleaning brothers as possible.

Here in Tampa, non pressure chemical roof cleaning, and the smell of it, are pretty much accepted as a better alternative to pressure washing a shingle roof.

Thus, we have little need to hide the smell.

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I don't mean to step on toes here, but why would anyone need to hide the smell of what they are doing. We are upfront and honest with our customers about what we use, and what to expect during and after a roof cleaning.

 

If a customer has a problem with what we do, I tell them that I respect their opinion, and that if they change their mind, they have our number.

 

I clean multiple roofs per day, and have only had one person cancel because they were uncomfortable with the chemicals used in the cleaning. We educate customers on safe use and practices with these chemicals. We bag all gutters and remove any run off, we always use a ground technician to keep fresh water (which we carry on our truck) flowing on sensitive vegetation and structure materials, and being professionals, we make sure that we don't have spills or reckless over spray.

 

So please explain to me why anyone would need to "hide" anything about their services or material. Seems shady to me to try to hide anything from customers, if you are doing everything the right and moral way.

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Ryan I can answer this for you because it's easy....and I like easy. We try to mask the smell of SH the best we can because maybe our customer likes it but his neighbor hates it and it's making his house smell bad because he won't close his windows.

If you do Condo complexes like we do, there's been many times where people complain..especially dealing with senior citizens over the smell of bleach.

It's reasons like this is why you see freshwash lemon scented from www.powerwash.com being sold.

So it's not hiding anything. It's smart business;)

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That makes sense, thank you.

 

I misunderstood the post. I can see where that issue would arise.

 

My apologies to the OP.

No Problems Ryan :)

Like I said in my second post, we seldom if ever mask the smell of the roof cleaning chemicals anymore, because roof cleaning with bleach is an accepted thing now, here in Tampa.

But back 20 years ago, when I first started cleaning roofs, some people were freaking out, over the smell of "all that bleach".

I just wanted to give those roof cleaners who have a need to mask the smell of their chemicals, the places to buy from,  and names of what things to buy.

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We get a few freak outs per yr. and I don't like that because I run my business almost headache free so any complaints, even one towards my business gives me a headache much more then bleach...which gives me a headache to.

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Some people don't like the smell of bleach. Cover scents help people tolerate the small of the bleach. Also days later the bleach smell is gone but now we have the dead algae smell that smells similar to a boys locker room. This needs masked as well. Adding some scent to your mix helps allot. Our cover scent certainly isn't $14.99 a pound. I also dont understand cutting out the middle man. Seems that is bad karma. One day we will all get cut our and get what we deserve from the actions we took cutting out others. Everyone deserves to make a living. 

 

http://www.jracenstein.com/item/83-695/rain-fresh-gallon/default.asp?sort=wo1pz

 

Thanks,

 

AC

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I try to cut out the middle man anywhere possible. It's cost effective to do that. What I dislike more then the middle man is if there are 3rd & 4th men in there as well.

Example is working for PM's. That I can tolerate because we get alot of business thru them. So yes the PM is the middle man. They get a cut from our work. What I don't like is when the PM hires a contractor then that contractor subs it out. Now you have a 3rd man taking your cut.

I worked for a large company here that lasted only 2 weeks before I got out for good. What this company did was they got accounts from a PM with the agreement that they were going to do the accounts. Then they turned around and hired subs(I was one) to do the work. Because there were 2 others getting paid from my work my cut was way to small so I got out.

Maybe a 1 man operation can afford to work this cheap but I sure can't paying my guys to complete the work.

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Some people don't like the smell of bleach. Cover scents help people tolerate the small of the bleach. Also days later the bleach smell is gone but now we have the dead algae smell that smells similar to a boys locker room. This needs masked as well. Adding some scent to your mix helps allot. Our cover scent certainly isn't $14.99 a pound. I also dont understand cutting out the middle man. Seems that is bad karma. One day we will all get cut our and get what we deserve from the actions we took cutting out others. Everyone deserves to make a living. 

 

http://www.jracenstein.com/item/83-695/rain-fresh-gallon/default.asp?sort=wo1pz

 

Thanks,

 

AC

Wow, you charge people huge amounts of money to learn about the roof cleaning business, yet you fail to grasp the concept of roof cleaners buying supplies as cheaply as possible, by eliminating the middleman ?

 

 What you call "Bad Karma", I call Good Business.  IMHO, roof cleaners will "get what they deserve" by cutting out the middleman, and it will not be "Bad Karma", it will be called keeping more money in their pockets! 

 

And lastly why do you say "everyone deserves to make a living " ?

Back when you were still in the roof cleaning business here in Florida, your company was well known for taking pictures of competitors with ugly but functional equipment, then showing them to potential customers, in an attempt to steal work for yourself.

In fact, you were so brazen, you actually bragged about and showed a picture of you took of a competitor at the Tampa NCE/RCIA joint roundtable, during one of your self promotional speeches, remember that ?

Think of how much potential business you must have stolen from that poor guy, out working hard, doing the best he could, with the only equipment he could afford.  

LOL, so much for your "everyone deserves to make a living" speech, huh ?

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Love you guys but you are factually wrong.

Chris,

We did show pictures of competitors to show the direct link between companies who cared for their equipment and appearance and them having workers compensation and other insurances as well as proper licensing. There is a direct link (though not 100%) between those companies who equipment and appearance looking poor and not caring about that and them also not caring to comply with insurance, licensing and safety regulations. I did object strongly to those not participating in business on a level playing field taking jobs purely competing on price. So yes I did regularly point out to customers what my competition looked like and even did regular checks on workers comp insurance to show why they might be lower than I on these services.

 

Our SoftWash Authorized professionals do it now. I know they have even competed against you using licensing, insurance, workers comp and AskTheSeal.com background checks. 

 

Rapid,

 

I said everyone "deserves to be able to make a living". How did that turn into "any roof cleaner owes me a living"? I also believe that everyone has a choice of who to do business with as well as if they desire to cut out the middle man. I was merely pointing out that if you cut people out of the process dont be sad if they do the same to you. KARMA? maybe so, but I have heard pressure washing companies complain about building owners buying their maintenance men pressure washers to cut out the pressure washing contractor. Just an observation.

 

Oh Rapid it's Green Wash not Hogwash :smile:

 

I have always and will continue to be tough competition. We do not lie, steal or cheat. We don't drop our prices just to snag a deal. But we will point out factual differences in our businesses that make real dollar and cents differences and allow the customer to decide who is the most worthy company to give their business to. Sometimes it is us and sometimes it isn't, but we are happy with our ability to garnish the top jobs we get.

 

AC

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Roof cleaning is actually a very cumbersome task and many people actually refrain from taking up such tasks many a time hence I think hiring cleaning service providers for such kind of job actually reduces the burden of many house owners.

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