Roof Cleaning Tampa-Protecting Plants

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Protecting Plants From Tampa Roof Cleaning Chemicals

Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa, Florida – 813 655 8777 – specializes in just ONE thing, the non pressure chemical cleaning of roofs.

All of our trucks have two men, and sometimes 3 men crews.
When our roof man is applying the chemical cleaning solution, our ground men are busy protecting your plants and home from over spray.

As a general rule, we do NOT cover or tarp your plants, except in unusual circumstances.

Covering the Plants to “protect” them “sounds good”, but can cause more problems then it “solves”.

The heat from covering plants is a sure way of causing heat stress here in Tampa .

Back 14 years ago before we KNEW any better, we wiped out whole hedges of plants, and killed flowers from heat stroke, in an effort to “protect” them from the cleaning chemicals with Tarps.

Another problem is the dripping roof cleaning chemical solution hits the tarps, and splashes everywhere.
This can easily spot and possibly remove the paint on your walls, as well as work it’s way out to your Tampa lawn, and on your windows.

The hedge above was tarped by a Tampa Roof Cleaning Company, who stole this roof cleaning job from us by being 50.00 cheaper. The wanna be roof cleaner was working alone to be low priced. Take a close look at the wall behind the shrub, the paint is Spotted! Had there been an experienced ground man on this job, both the shrubs and the Paint would have been saved.

Another problem with tarping is WHAT do you do with the run off trapped in big toxic puddles in the tarp ?
A big concentrated puddle of roof cleaning chemicals can easily NUKE a spot in your Tampa lawn that NO plant will ever grown in soon!
Not even a weed!

Experience has shown that Tarping plants in Tampa is not always the best way to protect them.
As the solution drips, it is better to confine it to one area.
Our experienced grounds people can then more easily deal with it by dilution if it is one place.

When the chemical solution hits tarps, it splashes all over, making dilution much more difficult, if not impossible.
Sometimes, a tarped hedge will completely hide the over spray from view behind it.
When the tarp is pulled of the hedge, surprise, surprise, surprise!
Spots of roof cleaning chemical and dead Algae and Mildew that hit the tarp and splashed behind it unseen, have now spotted and ruined your paint.

Everything CAN be a poison, drink enough water, or take too much Aspirin, and it can kill you.
But Water is necessary to life, and Aspirin in small amounts helps fever and headache, and prevents damage during a heart attack.
Same with our roof cleaning chemical.
Promptly and properly diluted by rinsing, it is rendered harmless to plants and paint.
One of our roof cleaning chemicals you actually drink in your water everyday, and one becomes a fertilizer in small concentrations!

We use state of the art chemical emulsifiers, and precision spray equipment to minimize run off.
Remember, Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa is internationally known.
We TEACH roof cleaning, and are acknowledged experts in our field.
Contractors from all over the United States come here to Tampa for training.

Don’t you deserve the best plant protection that only a Tampa  Roof Cleaning Company with experienced and well paid grounds people can provide ?   Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call (813) 655-8777 for a free estimate!

711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Pressure Cleaner Injured In Chemical Explosion

Posted Posted in Chemical, Chemicals, cleaning, Florida

Victim Suffers Burns To Chest, Laceration To Cheek

POSTED: 11:29 am EST November 4, 2009
UPDATED: 2:12 pm EST November 4, 2009

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. — A pressure cleaner was injured after some chemicals he was mixing exploded.
The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. outside 128 Derby Lane.

Fire-rescue crews inspect the chemicals that were used at the time of the explosion.
Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue District Chief Robin Herring said the owner of Kevin’s Pressure Cleaning was mixing chemicals in a 5-gallon bucket when he was injured. Herring said it was possible the man was smoking at the time.
“We don’t know whether the chemicals mixed caused the reaction or the actual fumes from the chemical, plus the smoking,” Herring said.
The man suffered chemical burns to his chest and a laceration to his cheek. He was taken to Palms West Hospital.

711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511