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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

Tips for Cleaning Your Home's Painted Metal Roof

by Pedro Taylor

If your home's painted metal roof has seen better days, then you will be pleased to learn that cleaning it is not a complicated process. By using the right tools and techniques, you can clean even the most stubborn stains off of your roof and have it looking new in a single afternoon. To this end, here are some tips for cleaning your home's old painted metal roof like a professional.

Tip: Use a High-Pressure Hose Attachment with a Soap Receptacle

Before you attempt to clean your painted metal roof, first you need to take a quick trip to your local home-improvement center to purchase a high-pressure hose attachment. You must purchase a hose attachment that has a container that will hold soap, similar to those sold for fertilizing your lawn. Once you have the correct attachment, fill the soap receptacle with a mild dishwashing soap that does not contain phosphate. Phosphates can damage the paint on your roofing materials and should be avoided.

Tip: Spray Your Roof from the Top Downward

When you are spraying your roof with the soapy water, you must start at the top of your roof and work your way downward. If you try to work from the bottom upward, then dirty water will run down over the areas that you have previously cleaned. This will make the project take more time and cause you added frustration.

Start on one side of the house and clean each section from its top. Once you have finished all of the roofing sections, go back and spray off all of the corners from the top working downward.

Tip: Respray the Roof with Clean Water

Once you have sprayed the entire roof with the soapy solution, remove the soap container and clean it. Once there is no more soap in the receptacle, you should reattach your high-pressure attachment. Starting again from the top, spray down your entire roof one section at a time. Finish the project by spraying each corner junction.

Tip: Clean Out Your Rain Gutters

Finally, to finish cleaning your home's painted metal roof, you must clean out the rain gutters. If your rain gutters are full of vegetation and dirt, then algae and mold can grow on the bottom sections of the roof. This will make cleaning your roof in the future a much more complicated process. Clean the rain gutters by scooping out the majority of the material contained within them and then spray them clean using your garden hose.

Talk to a company such as Premium Panels Inc for more information.