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Roof Cleaning in Dumont New Jersey
Let’s talk about your roof. Are you seeing black streaks on the roof? Are you seeing fuzzy pieces of Moss? You have flat light-green stains that look like bird droppings? These Are usually common descriptions from our customers. Your roof can be cleaned. But it cannot be pressure washed. You cannot use stiff bristle brushes on the roof. In any one of these two procedures will not kill the source of the problem. These are living organisms feeding on the roof. Go to your manufacturer’s website and see their instructions for cleaning a roofing shingle. They will tell you to use a detergent that contains bleach. Bleach is a layman’s term for sodium hypochlorite. Household bleach is sodium hypochlorite at 6%. Pull shock is sodium hypochlorite at 12.5%. The local municipalities use sodium hypochlorite to treat our drinking water. It is a safe and effective antimicrobial product. By spraying the roof down with a mild solution with bleach you can kill the organisms that are creating the stain without disturbing the roofing granules. Great care is taken to prep the surrounding landscape from overspray. The overspray is minimal but it’s not impossible. We cover all the landscape 5 foot around the perimeter and what can’t be covered we keep rinsed with a garden hose.
Power Washing Dumont NJ
Most of what causes stains on a siding is mold and mildew. High pressure washing the stains can potentially damage to siding. It also does nothing to completely sterilize the siding. You can never see on a microscopic level the amount of mold spores that are left behind. Using water alone can create a brief perception of clean but a surface that is not fully sterilized will not stay clean for a considerable amount of time. Mold spores are contagious and can regenerate rather quickly. We prefer soft washing which is using the proper detergent. Our detergent contains a hint of bleach which is sprayed on it low-pressure and rinsed at low pressure with high volume. This will take off everything except chemical reaction staining like rust or oxidation. These two types of things cannot be pressure washed to achieve the desired cleaning result. All surfaces can be soft washed such as vinyl, aluminum, stucco, and even painted surfaces. Newly painted surface should not be soft wash with bleach.
Roof Moss Removal Demarest NJ
If you see Moss on your roof you are probably looking at the more shaded side of the roof. The spores for Moss travel by air. When they landed on the roof they landed everywhere equally. They didn’t choose where to land. They grew faster where there was less sunlight. These areas retain more moisture. Moss develops a root system just like a plant. Yanking the moss from the roof can dislodge many roofing granules and cause scores on the roof. We treat Ruth by applying the manufacturers suggested detergent that contains bleach. Bleach is compatible with roofing granules but is not compatible with Moss. Bleach kills moss at the root very quickly. After applying a detergent we do not rinse. We do not want to pressure wash the moss off. It’s best to allow the detergent to dry. At this point any chlorination will have evaporated. The Moss will die, decompose and dry out. It will wash away little by little with the train. This is not a fast process and can take 60 to 90 days. The end result is the roof will be cleaner and will last longer since we achieved full sterilization. Pressure washing or scrubbing with brushes does not kill the moss at the root. That’s how we are able to give a five year warranty on each full roof cleaning.