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The Importance of Clean

August 31, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. 2 homes and the RotBan logo

It happens that ROTban™ is in the business of cleaning moss, algae, and stains from roofs, building exteriors, and landscape structures, but we think the concept of clean is important in all kinds of ways. Clean rooms and offices make you feel less stressed. They make you more efficient and happier. Cleaner surroundings are also […]

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What Is Roof Efflorescence?

June 26, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. Example of roof efflorescence

Roof efflorescence is an interesting phenomenon where a roof may look like it has tiny white dots or patches of white on it. Efflorescence can occur on surfaces other than roofs, as well. What is efflorescence? Efflorescence is when calcium hydroxide, a compound found in concrete products, reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to […]

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Be Careful With That Roof!

May 8, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. De-granulation of ashphalt

Nature damages roofs, and so do people! Please read on and save yourself roof trouble. Conversely, your roof can damage you, too! If it doesn’t work, it can rack up huge costs in interior repairs and replacements. Also, if you or anyone falls off your roof, it can be an incredible pain–physically and financially. There […]

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Moss Rally Cry Against ROTban

April 7, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. Man wearing moss all over

Come on, all you little mossy minions! You all know that for countless generations we have enjoyed peace and prosperity. In the last couple of hundred years we are being sidelined by a more successful organism, taking away our living space. They’re called humans, but they are not humorous in any way. You all know […]

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How Does “Soft Washing” for Exterior Cleaning Work?

March 31, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. "soft washing" a commercial building

Dirt, grime, mildew and mold can show up and build up on any surface. In some cases, a quick wash with a hose may be enough to clean it off. However, often a more thorough cleaning is required. While most people may still be tempted to reach for the pressure washer, this might not always […]

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What Does Bonding Have To Do With It?

February 23, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. a magnet

I’m magnetically attracted to the subject of bonding. Magnets are fascinating. I just can’t pull myself away from them. Incredibly useful, they show what bonding is all about. No need for glue, tape, screws, nails, welding. They hold together by a scientific principle that isn’t visible, and so it appears as magic. But I’m in […]

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Why ROTban Corp Is Successful at Keeping Roofs Free of Moss for a Long Time

January 30, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. moss on roof

There are several reasons why we are very successful at keeping your roofs free of moss for a long time. Here are the main reasons. We have a wonderful exclusive product that absolutely works. Our product is a fungicide. It’s not a pesticide—which kills insects—or an herbicide—which kills plants. It’s a fungicide that moss and […]

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Clean: The First Step to Beautiful

December 18, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. Cedar Roof that has been cleaned

I did a social media picture post with the statement “Clean- the First Step to Beautiful”. It received a quick affirmation from a cosmetologist. She said that yes, without clean skin, you can’t do much. With it, you can do so much! Cosmetology is associated with hygiene of life. I was thinking about cleaning buildings. […]

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Why We Recommend Treating a Building’s Whole Roof at One Time

November 29, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. A complete residential roof

Here is why we recommend treatment of a building’s whole roof at one time: In 21 years of direct experience, we have found that doing partial treatment of roofs is not effective. I’m going to explain why. What we constantly found was that the untreated areas began to grow moss, sometimes right up to the […]

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Why Does the Moss on My Roof Keep Coming Back?

October 31, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. A roof covered in moss.

If you have moss on your roof, and the moss keeps coming back after you remove it, then this article is for you. The moss on your roof keeps coming back for a few reasons: The conditions on your roof are ideal. Moss flourishes where the climate is mild, shady, and damp. And the Pacific […]

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