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Roof Cleaning in Edgewater NJ
Do you have black stains or moss growing on your roof? Roof cleaning was not something that was well known in the 90’s. The Composition of the roofing shingle change many years ago which slowly spawn breeds of bacteria that plague roof shingles in New Jersey. Black staining is a bacteria. It is called Gloeocapsa Magma. You can get a full description by searching on Wikipedia. They are very contagious and they travel by airborne spores. When they land on the roof they do not choose where to land. They landed everywhere evenly. Yet they will grow faster on the shaded or northern sides of the roof. These areas retain more moisture. This allows the black staining to grow faster. These areas will start to retain more more start. This in turn will promote the growth of moss. Moss is usually phase 2. Black staining can be less evident on darker roofs.
Never pressure washer roof. Never allow anyone to use any type of mechanical device on your roof that is hooked up to a pressure washer. Pressure washing the roof dislodges large amounts of roofing granules. High water pressure does nothing to kill the organisms that are stating the roof. Pressure washing can create a perception of clean, but you can never see on a microscopic level the amount of spores that are left behind. These spores will quickly regenerate into states usually in less than two years. Our non-pressure method which is suggested by the roof manufacturer can create a clean roof for five years and more. Every full roof treatment we complete gets a five-year spot free warranty. Check the website of your roof shingle manufacturer to find their suggested stain removal method. You will find that our method is compatible with their recommended method of using a detergent that contains bleach. All precautions are taken to cover and protect landscape. All got her leaders are bags to collect any runoff. The technical name for bleach and sodium hypochlorite. Sodium hypochlorite is also used to treat swimming pools and the local municipalities use sodium hypochlorite to treat our drinking water.
Power Washing in Edgewater NJ
Never let anyone use high-pressure to create the dessired cleaning. High pressure can damage siding is vinyl, stucco, aluminum and even painted surfaces. Most of what creates stains on sidings is organic like mold and mildew. In order to fully sterilize the siding you must use a detergent that contains a disinfectant such as bleach. Bleach is the safest cleaning product compatible with siding services. Bleach is truly biodegradable. The technical labor bleach sodium hypochlorite. It is salt fused for chlorine. Once the detergent dries the chlorine evaporates and leaves the base product which is sodium, or salt. There is only a hint of bleach and are siding detergents and is safe for all landscapes. This processes called soft wash cleaning. Even cement is soft washed. Mostly because the stains on cement is mold and mildew. If you do not pretreat area and kill the mold the stable return rather quickly.
Roof Moss Removal Edgewater NJ
Moss can develop a root system just like a plant. Lichens develop an even deeper root system. You do not want to yank at these items and tear than from the roof. By forcefully removing them you will surely remove the roofing granules also. It is best to treat these items and let them die and decompose naturally. They will become brittle and wash away little by little with the train. It is not a fast process and can take up to 90 days before all the mosses fully washed off of the roofing shingle. This is the least aggressive way to clean the roof. We do not pressure wash Moss or scrub with stiff person brushes.