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Roof Cleaning in Demarest New Jersey
Yes, your roof can be cleaned! But never pressure wash a roofing shingle. The stains on the roof are bacteria. Pressure washing would only crop them at the top. It does not kill the mold at the root. Your manufacture of the roofing shingle will suggest using a detergent that contains bleach. By fully sterilizing the roofing shingle and killing the bacteria at the room will the roof stay clean for a considerable amount of time. Power washing the roof can cause long-term damage by dislodging large amounts of roofing granules. Power washing a roof may create a perception of clean but you cannot see on a microscopic level the spores that are left behind. By leaving some of the spores behind is what will allow the stain to regenerate rather quickly. Some people mistake this black stain for algae.
Power Washing in Demarest NJ
Most of what causes stains on siding is organic like mold and mildew. Then there is the obvious like dirt and cobwebs. High pressure water does nothing to kill the mold or sterilize deciding. Washing with high pressure may create a brief perception of clean but you cannot see on a microscopic level the amount of mold spores that are left behind. Soft washing is a more thorough cleaning. By using the proper detergents with a mild sterilizing base can the siding stay clean for a considerable amount of time. The safest product which is truly biodegradable is sodium hypochlorite which is commonly known as “bleach”. Sodium hypochlorite is used to clean laundry, to treat swimming pools, and is used at the municipality to treat our drinking water. It is a non-carcinogenic product. And is safe to use on surfaces such as vinyl, aluminum, stucco, and even painted surfaces.
Roof Moss Removal Demarest NJ
Moss can develop a root system just like a plant. It can in bed itself into the shingle. The root system will shortly but slowly tear the single apart. Pressure washing a shingle does nothing to kill the moss at the root level. By following the manufacturer suggestions and using a detergent that contains sodium hypochlorite, or bleach, can you kill the moss at the root level. Pressure washing can give a brief perception of clean but you cannot see the spores that are left behind on a microscopic level. Most stains on a roof are on one side or another. There was never a roof that has 100% coverage of Moss. The spores of moss travel by air. When they land on the roof they do not choose where to land, they went everywhere. They will grow more predominantly in areas where there is shade, tree overhang, or any place which retains more moisture. This is usually any spot on the roof where the sun doesn’t shine.