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My name is Ed Thompson. Along with my hard working crew we are creating curb appeal for New Jersey homes and businesses. If you live in Mountainside NJ you may have noticed all of the stained roofs along the Rt 22 corridor. The stains you see on this roof are caused by a mineral eating algae. The mineral in the roofing shingle is limestone. Limestone is comprised of sea sediment and crushed skeletal remains of marine organisms like coral and foraminifera.
The roof eating algae, called Gleocapsa Magma, feeds on roofing shingle like an “all you can eat buffet”. It never goes away without treatment. It develops a sturdy UV repellent outer husk which protects itself from outside elements. This is why it can survive the winter or long periods of drought.
There is a way to remove this infection without using a pressure washer. Please do not let anyone suggest pressure washing your roofing shingle. Power washing a roof can release large amounts of roofing granules and shorten the life of the shingle. There is a simple detergent that can dissolve the algae staining and create complete sterilization allowing the roof to stay clean for minimum of 3 years.
The treatment is to simply apply a light salt-based cleaner with chloronation. A surfactant is added to create the foam and break the surface tension. This allows the disinfectant to kill the organism at its root and keep roofs free of bacteria stains for an extended period of time. The product is completely safe and 100% biodegradable. Roof shingle manufactures suggest this method and warn against using any type of power washers or pressure washers.
All exterior surfaces are cleaned in a similar manner. High pressure water doesn’t kill mold or mildew stains. It simply blows them around the property and allows them to regenerate rather quickly. All outside stains are cleaned by pre-treating the areas first.
Pre-treatment kills and softens mold and mildew stains which allows us to use a much lower pressure to rinse them clean once the disinfectants do their work. This virtually eliminates the chance of any damage caused by using high pressure.
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Whether your problem is moss, lichens, ugly black roof stains, moldy sidings including vinyl, aluminum, stucco or dryvit, cement walks, wood or composite wood like Trex, pool cement, fences, or even childrens furniture, we carefully apply the specific cleaner to tackle each job with our soft-washing system.
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