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Rinsing moss on roofs

Had 1 job where I went back due to carpet moss that homeowners insurance was being dropped if not cleaned to the insurance co.'s liking, we killed it off but dead roots remained. Dry and crumbling but the H.O. was days away from policy cancellation so I went with a 24ft pole and brush from the ground knocked it down to a powder and the customer got to keep his policy.

Company finally gave the ok,and were impressed with our methods. Cust was happy as heII and got a fat tip plus several more ins. jobs from it.

P.s., cant seem to stretch the images from phone. Any ideas? Bueller?

-- Edited by Maverick Contracting on Sunday 18th of February 2018 11:58:16 AM


Maverick Contracting

Long Island, N.Y.

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Western Mass Prowash wrote:
Chris Mozick wrote:

We always rinse the roofs. In my opinion if I get a $1000 roof job that I can clean then rinse in less than 4 hrs. I’m saving money because I don’t have to pay an employee to return again, plus gas, plus in like this case you still ended up rinsing. I believe it’s just better to do it right the first time and you don’t have to return.


  Where was I wrong?  My opinion was to apply the solution to kill the three forms of growth and allow for the moss and lichen to decompose and start to release from the roof.  I was paid in full for this which took me about 45 mins. I didn't want to force this amount of moss and lichen away from the shingles causing more damage.  I then returned  (which was planned) after 2 months and rinsed the rest with a garden hose.  It did take me about 3 hrs, but I am very particular and got almost 100% of what was left on the roof rinsed. I believed this was the "right" thing to do with this particular situation. I get what your saying about not having to return, but sometimes doing the right thing isn't the most convenient thing.  In the end, I have learned from some of the guys that have been doing this for MANY years that I should have just allowed mother nature to continue her process and let it be. 

 You did nothing wrong in my opinion.. you did what was right for you and right for the roof and your customer. 


Brian C Jackson

35 Dodge Road

Pelham ,New Hampshire 03076




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