Readington/Branchburg Roof and Exterior Cleaning
(877) 420-WASH or (732) 726-9261
Roof Cleaning Process
We never use a pressure washer to clean a roof! Companies like Roof Shampoo™ use a surface cleaner to clean roofing shingle. This unassuming device resembles a floor buffer. It’s hooked up to a pressure washer. It is cleaning the shingles by blasting water at unacceptable pressures.
Everyone knows if you look into a gutter there would always be roof granules that were dislodged from wind and rain. These granules dislodge very easily. Imagine what a pressure washer would do. Even at low pressures. Any thing with more pressure than a standard spigot is too high. If it’s hooked up to a gas powered motor you can rest assured the pressure is too high!
Pressure washing a roof not only can cause damage but it does not solve the problem. The stains on the roof are organic, alive and contagious. It’s like an infection on the roof. It would sound wonderful to use plant friendly products but the reality is they just don’t work. The detergent used to sterilize mold, mildew, moss and lichen needs to have the ability to effect landscape. When we provide a roof treatment we protect plants by covering, diverting and diluting. our product does contain sodium hypochlorite (bleach) because it fully eradicates the mold, moss and mildew. That is how we are able to provide a 5 Year Spot-Free Warranty with every full roof treatment. Anyone who offers to clean your roof with a plant friendly product would undoubtedly give you no more than a 2 years warranty.
The biggest purchasers of sodium hypochlorite are local municipalities. The use it to sterilize our drinking water. It is also used by pool servicemen and frequently refer to it as “pool shock”. A weaker version is used for laundry and is commonly considered “bleach”. None the less, it is an effective cleaning product and safe when used properly.
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We service all of Somerset County including the Somerville, Bridgewater area.