roof cleaning without gutters???

Doodaa

New member
Sorry if this subject is beat to death already.Here goes I nitice some places don't have gutters and there are shrubs or grass under them.My question is What do you do about it?I know there are gutter socks(by the way where can I get some??)but they only work if you have gutters.
Thanks
Jim
 

Guy Blackmon

Roundtable Host 2009
Charge more, control flow, cover, rinse, rinse, and keep rinsing, then rinse some more.......top it off with a disclaimer......collect check.
 

AC Lockyer

New member
Three D's to Plant Protection.

1. Divert, Try to divert the flow of chemicals away from grasses and landscape.
2. Dilute, Rinse everything with water before, during and after.
3. Decontaminate, Use a product like SoftWash Systems Plant Wash to neutralize the bleach, feed the plants and reestablish the aerobic bacteria in the soil killed by the bleach.

We also have a one hour webinar on this topic here, http://www.softwashsystems.com/page_SoftWash-Certifications.htm

and an entire BB dedicated to this topic here, http://softwashsystems.activeboard.com/

Hope this helps,

AC
 

Spray Soft

New member
About half the houses here in Fl don't have gutters. Tarp over plants only while covering that area, remove after the drips stop - Rinse the tarp. Thoroughly water before, during and after.
 

Diamond Jim

New member
I've done quite a few difficult contemporary houses without gutters. I set up tarps so the water flow hits the tarp and runs back towards the foundation of the house and protects the plants.

constantly watering below and rinsing the roof above .
 

Scott D.

Member
About half the houses here in Fl don't have gutters. Tarp over plants only while covering that area, remove after the drips stop - Rinse the tarp. Thoroughly water before, during and after.

This, but with 2 addendums.

1. Rinse the bottom 2-3 feet of the roof before removing the tarp. Failing to do this will allow the overnight dew to drip onto the plants / grass, increasing your chances of damage.

2. If its hot outside, only tarp the section youre cleaning. The tarp will act as an oven and burn any vegetation underneath it.
 
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Doodaa

New member
ok thanks guy's.Kinda what I thought.I already had a shrub burn because it was covered a little to long at least it's fall and leaves are falling anyway.There are so many dirty roofs around here and a good percentage don't have gutters.
 

DontRevMe

New member
is this something you guys are doing solo? Or do you need another hand on the ground rinsing any runoff from the siding or other parts of the house?
 

Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
is this something you guys are doing solo? Or do you need another hand on the ground rinsing any runoff from the siding or other parts of the house?

We always have a ground man watering and protecting the property. It's also bet to have another person anytime your dealing with someone on ladders or a roof.
 

Doug Rucker

Roundtable Host 2009
is this something you guys are doing solo? Or do you need another hand on the ground rinsing any runoff from the siding or other parts of the house?

We always have a ground man watering and protecting the property. It's also bet to have another person anytime your dealing with someone on ladders or a roof.
 

john neilson

Roundtable Host 2009
I have asked owners to turn on the sprinklers before we show up. I tell My guy to saturate the ground and wet the tops. If I know it might rain later in the day I rinse the bottom 1/4 of the roof. I had one bad experience burning bushes. We had a light rain after we left and the bushes burned .
 
Oven thing about tarp is true, thin costs with a hot mix, rinse the bn bottom 2-3 feet as stated above, ground person good idea and plant wash too. Charge accordingly and be sure to let the customer know this takes more time and materials than a normal roof with gutters.
 
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