Cleaning Shingle Stains
LESLIE: Bill in Utah needs some help cleaning some shingles. What can we do for you? What’s on them?BILL: Well, here’s my deal: I’ve got a home that I took a swamp cooler off the roof, made the switch to central air and I put in an attic fan up there.
BILL: But over the years, when I had the swamp cooler, (audio gap) to water run off and I had some – I’ve got some – a wet streak running down my brown, asphalt shingles.
BILL: And I’m just wondering is there anything I can do to get rid of that stain on my roof.
TOM: Two things: you could try a product called JOMAX – J-o-m-a-x. It’s a cleaner that works very, very well on roofs. It’s available at hardware stores. It’s made by the folks at Zinsser and it’s a concentrate; you mix it up.
TOM: And is the stain more from the water or from rust?
BILL: It’s water; hard water.
TOM: Well, then I think the JOMAX will work perfectly fine for that.
BILL: OK. Alright. Well, I (inaudible 0:14:30.6) you guys.
TOM: Alright, Bill. Well, good luck with that project.
BILL: Alright. Thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.