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Roof Cleaning in Passaic County NJ
This is not a “power washing” job. Any aggressive type of cleaning like “pressure washing” or “scrubbing” with a stiff bristled brush will cause large amounts of roof granules to dislodge. Furthermore, none of these methods do anything to kill the moss and mold at the root source. Power washing mold and algae on a roof will do nothing more than give a “hair-cut” to the growths and cause them to return quite rapidly.
As seen in the video, the most popular roof manufacturer, Gaf, describes in their pdf bulletin how power washing a roof is not recommended. They suggest using “bleach” to treat the stains. Bleach is “sodium hypochlorite” which is completely compatible with the roofing shingle. There are other products that can also create a sterile environment but sodium hypochlorite is the safest. It is a non-carcinogenic product which is also used by all local municipalities to treat our drinking water. it is truly biodegradable. It starts as salt and always ends as salt.
Black staining on a roof is actually a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. These single-celled roof eating bacteria are actually green when placed under a microscope. This is a hardy organism that can live in extreme weather conditions of hot and cold. It will grow predominantly on the north sides of the roof where more moisture is present.
Roof Moss Removal in Passaic County NJ
Moss develops a root system just like a plant. Pressure washing a roof not only has the potential to cause long term damage but it does nothing to kill moss at the root. Power washing roof moss merely crops the moss at the top and the moss will grow back thicker and fuller. Our non-pressure roof soft-wash method kills the moss completely at the root. By achieving a near 100% kill ratio will the roof stay clean for extended periods of time.
Power Washing in Passaic County
We are a “soft-wash” company. We do not rely on high-pressure to achieve our cleaning results. 98% of what causes stains on exterior surfaces are mold and mildew. Pressure washing only crops the top of mold and does not fully sterilize the surface. Even cement and pool concrete is soft-wash. These surfaces can be thoroughly cleaned by first applying a detergent with sodium hypochlorite. This is the same chemical used to keep the swimming water sterile. This is why an active pool always has a clean perimeter do to the disinfecting power of pool water. It is completely safe for humans.
We can soft wash any surface such as vinyl, aluminum, stucco, Dryvit, and even painted surfaces. Other items include gutters, vinyl fencing, along with composite or wood decking.
Thompson Roof Cleaning and Power Washing LLC is an approved vendor in the New Jersey Safe Wash network.
We service the following towns in Passaic County: