Roof cleaning Fort Myers and Naples Florida
"Let me shed some light on Chemical Roof Cleaning"
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you will find this information helpful in your quest for finding the ideal roof cleaning company.
I have dedicated this page to focusing in on one topic, “Chemical Roof Cleaning”. I know the title alone makes some people uneasy; you automatically start thinking are the chemicals safe? Will they hurt my roof? Are they harmful to the environment? Are these chemicals “Green” or Biodegradable?
Chances are if you have been doing your research, you are hearing all kinds of things like YES! Chlorine kills plants, YES! Bleach is bad for the environment NO! bleach and chlorine are not biodegradable, YES! Your roof will be damaged from those harmful chemicals, Chlorine and Bleach will totally eat the under lament of your roof lessening the life span by ½ YIKES!!!!! Well… now that I have your attention, breath easy, sit back and let me shed some much needed light on this topic. First of all most people hear things second hand, or from a neighbor, or maybe you are hearing it or reading it from a contractor who sells his own roof cleaning product and is disparaging other methods of cleaning.
I cannot speak for any other contractors and there solutions, I can only speak from my own, I started my Window Cleaning Business in 1993 and quickly added on pressure cleaning the following year, If you were to ask any of my customers they would tell you Jason is an honest guy.
With that said the chemical cleaning solution I use is a mixture of water and Sodium Hypochlorite, we also add a mixture called Green Wash that helps the mixture bond to the roof better, lessening the amount of chemical we have to put on your roof.
Coastline started doing Chemical Cleaning for a few reasons, the main reason SAFETY! Using these techniques we are able to keep our cleaners on the ground more and on your roof less (In some cases we are able to stay off the roof entirely) be very careful of companies that make statements like “We don’t walk on your roof” we use boom lifts, in a lot of cases that may be true, however I clean homes upwards of 10 - 20,000 square feet on the ocean or canal with no access to the back of the home, how can a 60 foot boom reach the back of the house? Most likely they will be walking on the roof or if applicable using a ladder. (Read our blog on this subject)
Why do we use Sodium Hypochlorite (Chlorine bleach) here is probably more information you ever wanted to know about Chlorine Bleach, I just wanted to be thorough in helping my customers understand it …..the great news! If your children or grandchildren ever do a school paper on Sodium Hypochlorite you are going to be an awesome help for them ☺
The following Information was taken from Ehow.com
Chlorine bleach is a standard household product often used for cleaning and disinfecting. Bleach contains sodium hypochlorite, a chemical containing chlorine. Because of its ability to kill bacteria and algae and remove stains, chlorine beach use is very common. Chlorine gas can be very dangerous, but sodium hypochlorite solution when used correctly and in the right amounts has very few harmful effects on the environment.
Chlorine bleach is used for everything from recycled paper to swimming pools to purifying water. While it does leech out dyes in fabric, it does not bleach the environment in the same way. Bleach biodegrades almost completely in the environment into oxygen, salt, and water. In fact, household bleach both begins and ends as saltwater. Chlorine in its gas form, seen only rarely and in industrial settings, can have very harmful effects but chlorine bleach itself has almost no environmental threat.
Minimal Harmful Effects
Chlorine in its raw form does not appear in nature; it is created when electricity splits a salt molecule causing a gas. Chlorine bleach is created by bubbling chlorine into a solution of sodium hydroxide and water, effectively converting all free chlorine into sodium hypochlorite. After use and disposal, 95 to 98 percent of chlorine bleach breaks down quickly. Septic and sewage systems take care of the remainder. Ground water contamination does not occur because the chlorine does not survive in any amount after treatment in septic systems or sewage treatment plants.
How does Bleach Disinfect?
Bleach actually contains chlorine. Chlorine is a chemical that is used for killing germs in pools and in our drinking water. So you can correctly assume that the chlorine in the bleach is also working to kill any germs that it comes in to contact with. Many people have been concerned about the chlorine in their drinking water, but the chlorine is what is keeping the water safe to drink. Without the chlorine the water would contain diseases that could make you violently sick or even die. The chlorine in bleach is also used to help keep us safe because it kills molds, bacteria, and even algaes. It is perhaps the most powerful germ killer and that is why almost every household in America keeps a constant bottle on hand.
Uses for Bleach
This is a list of ways that you can use bleach in your own home: to clean your baby's cloth diapers, to sanitize trash cans, clean toilets, clean bathrooms, clean kitchens, get mold off of refrigerators, get mold off of your siding, whiten clothing, whiten sneakers to make them look like new, clean stains in your carpet, sanitize cat litter boxes, sanitize children's toys, clean molds off of decks, clean pool liners, and get stains out of upholstery.
More on the Environment – Found on www.allexperts.com
Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards/Bleach used for household cleaning
"Hello! Can you tell me the effects on the environment of using bleach to clean toilets/floors etc. in our homes? The residue gets washed into the sewage system and I understand that bleach is not biodegradable. So does it eventually get back into our water supply and food chains?
Thanks for your help.
In the environment, chlorine bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) eventually breaks down into water, oxygen, and table salt (sodium chloride or NaCl) – the same chemicals that are used to create it.
The misconception that bleach is not biodegradable comes from the fact that it reacts with organic material in drinking water treatment (and I presume in cleaning as well) to form chlorinated organic byproducts that are not as easily degraded. The Environmental Protection Agency lists the common byproducts that are formed when chlorine interacts with organic compounds. I would think the list would be similar for byproducts created when bleach was used to clean.
Answer found here at www.allexperts.com
I hope this web-page was helpful for you, my goal is to always protect my environment, employees and customers.
I have been very active in my industry over the years and I am always looking for the new best thing! So rest assured if it’s out there I will be using it ☺
Thank you so much for your continues business or hopefully your new business.
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