Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.
Green moss type stuff on a conserv roof
Posted by matt (matt), 23 September 2003we were asked today to clean this conserv roof, its the tri wall type
well i have a long poll (oooo-eeerrrrr mrs)
the roof is allmost all green
any type of detergent to help remove it
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 24 September 2003We have always used a pole with an applicator and squeegee and GG4 and sometimes a hose to rinse it all off
Posted by simonb (simonb), 24 September 2003I mix dilute bleach and fairy liquid its a bit lethal but really cuts the green. Try not to get it on your hands eyes etc
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 25 September 2003I use amonnia in water and wash on with a pole with applicator and have a pole with a little brush on then rinse off
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 26 September 2003Hi Guys,
Do you find ammonia and bleach is ok with the PVC double glazed conservatory roofs (Doesn't dull the plastic)
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 26 September 2003Hi Steve no good as gold have to rinse after and drys streak free
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 26 September 2003Cheers Alan,
I will give that a go.
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 26 September 2003The worst thing about this stuff is the smell and it stinks I recently done a bungalow and all the whites where black from blocked gullies used a solution 300ml to 1 bucket of water as geared up with gloves goggles the roof was like a lawn after I finished cleaned in side of the roof and could not see a streak in sight but as health and saftey issues go might not pass but I use it as its easy no messing around.
Next job will be trying GG4 on it though results good yea, do you need to rinse, does it rinse streat free
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 26 September 2003Hi Alan
Yes i do rinse it off after using GG4 but it seems to dry fine
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 3 October 2003Hi Alan,
Have you tried out your winspray gun yet on conservatory roofs
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 3 October 2003Hi steve
not yet done a wash down on thursday there was not enough room for the ladder down the side of the house so used it to clean the eves and gullies and you could see the dirt running of quite impressed have got conservatory job next week so will let you know.
Only thing need to find a light extension pole the ettore 8ft one a bit heavy to use when up a ladder also need to buy some decent clips to clip hose to pole.
Posted by Nick_Purssey (Nick_Purssey), 3 October 2003Hi all
My first time on the forum, to clean concervatory roofs i use Ungers Hi-Flo kit which is a water fed brush you can fix to the end of a poll, then just link to a garden tap, it cleans the frame as well as the glass, cost about £75-£100
Posted by easycleanwindows (easycleanwindows), 3 October 2003we use our tucker pole disconnecting the resin tanks and just using outside tap
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 4 October 2003Hi Alan,
I look forward to finding out how you get on because i have spent hundreds over the last few years on things that look good but don't work very well.
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 4 October 2003Hi steve
I know how you feel
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 9 October 2003Hi Alan,
How are you getting on with your winspray gun
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