Other than bleach?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Northeastbama, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Northeastbama

    Northeastbama LawnSite Member
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    What's something good to use other than bleach that enviro friendly? We've been using bleach on appartment complexes and it looks great, but this new job we have is talking about something enviro friendly.. Any help will be appreciated
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  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its Eco friendly.
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  3. Pressure Washing Sarasota

    Pressure Washing Sarasota LawnSite Member
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    chlorine is eco friendly...its present in tap water
     
  4. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can mix oxy-clean in water for a similar (but much more expensive) effect. It isn't as harsh on plants.
     
  5. FCPWLLC

    FCPWLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bleach is eco-friendly when used properly. Educate the customer that they won't be able to afford a slow, inefficient, "no-more-eco-friendly-than-bleach" product to be used. Those other products will take you 4-5 times longer, increase labor and chem cost, run GASOLINE burning engines longer etc. Not really eco-friendly at all. The only folks claiming it are folks selling a competing product.

    If grass/plants are killed it is not the product but the method in which the product is used. 13 years of using 12%, have not killed any grass during a basic vinyl siding cleaning. Just gotta educate them as well as yourself. I hear the crap daily and after I educate them, they want a glass of it to drink.
     
  6. Sullivan Roof Cleaning

    Sullivan Roof Cleaning LawnSite Member
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    Now that is a good answer. Glad someone put it out there. Thanks
     
  7. socalkol

    socalkol LawnSite Member
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    Completely agree with Michael here, if bleach isn't eco friendly why is it used to treat water? Anything used wrong can be dangerous. That's why people should hire trained professionals who know what their doing in their field and know proper use for their equipment/chemicals.
     
  8. Revitalize

    Revitalize LawnSite Member
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    Michael, This couldn't have been better written! Thanks for your solid input there!
     
  9. Scott@CPS

    Scott@CPS LawnSite Member
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    Mike,doesnt know what hes talking about. :D
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  10. Husq123

    Husq123 LawnSite Member
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    You need to get this stuff called "Jomax" at your local lowes/home depot. Mix it with bleach and water. Stuff works wonders!!
     

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