Cleaning Multiple Surfaces with QSE

Here at we frequently receive comments, compliments, and questions from customers about our products. Unlike what seems to be the case with many of the big companies that dominate the American retail landscape these days, here at CleanerToday we take questions from our customers very seriously. We try our best to answer everyone as quickly and as completely as we can. Occasionally, a customer raises a question, or makes an observation, that could apply to many of our customers and when that happens we will feature it for everyone to read and gain knowledge from. All of us at CleanerToday acknowledge on a daily basis that without you, our customers, we have no business, and therefore we strive to provide the best service possible. We hope the information below will, therefore, be of value in helping you make your decision about purchasing and using our products.

Question Number Five

A gentleman in Texas contacted us to ask several questions related to potentially starting a part-time roof cleaning business. His fifth question was: “Can the QSE product be used to clean home siding, fences, cedar shingle, vinyl, Spanish tile roofs, metal roofs, concrete & stucco?”

And the Answer Is…But No Paint

The simple answer to this question is, yes, you can use the QSE product to clean all of the listed surfaces. However, there is a huge and critical proviso, or but, to that answer.

Before using QSE on ANY surface, the contractor must be absolutely certain that there are no painted surfaces that the QSE can come into contact with because QSE can remove most paint, especially low quality sprayed on applications. So before application, be absolutely certain that any colored home siding is solid core color, not painted. Also, check for painted trim pieces, including painted aluminum gutters and downspouts, before application of the QSE cleaner. This warning applies to cedar shingle, vinyl, concrete and stucco sidings as well. Also, if cleaning metal or wood shingle roofing, again, be certain that any color is not paint, but instead an internal component of the material.

Likewise, before cleaning fences, decks, or any other wooden surface, be certain that no paint is present.

If in doubt, either revert to the use of the OX line of cleaners, or test the unknown color source in a hidden and small area.

Also, it is helpful to pre-wet potentially painted surfaces before the application of QSE elsewhere. If QSE accidentally contacts a painted or otherwise unintended surface, flood the area with water immediately for several minutes to prevent or minimize potential damage.

Special Notes on Concrete and Barrel Tile Roofs

As a helpful tip for potential professional roof cleaners, be aware that while the QSE product will effectively clean barrel tile roofing as well as concrete surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks, the rinse effort required to achieve a satisfactory result will be greater than that required to achieve similar results on asphalt shingles. This additional effort is due to the contours of the barrel tiles as well as to the rough surface texture of most concrete surfaces. In these cases, the power washer, which you should be using anyway, becomes truly essential to your success.

Also, use great care when walking on barrel tile roofs to prevent cracking the rather delicate tile surfaces.

Purchase in Contractor Bulk

Another helpful hint is to remember that CleanerToday offers substantial bulk quantity discounts to contractors who purchase QSE or OX in 50 pound increments. All QSE and OX products contain the same cleaner, either QSE or OX, in the same concentration, regardless of the purpose listed on the name of the cleaner, i.e. roof, fence, deck, siding. Those distinctions reflect quantities provided and are intended to help homeowners recognize the diversity of cleaning options when using QSE or OX brand cleaners. Detailed bulk pricing information is available on the CleanerToday website.