Thompson Roof Cleaning LLC
Bridgewater N.J. (877) 420-WASH
What’s Eating Your Roof?
Thank you for finding our Bridgewater NJ roof cleaning and power washing page. Roof cleaning service is not a “power washing” job. Please do not let anyone coal your roof with a pressure washer. High pressured water can dislodge large amounts of roofing granules. Additionally, pressure washing does nothing to sterilize the organisms causing the stains.
What Soft Wash?
Soft wash describes the use of detergents matched to dissolve specific stains then rinsed away with low pressure. All stains are different requiring unique detergents. Organic staining such as mold, moss or algae will require almost the opposite detergent than rust, lime and/or oxidation. The old school pressure washing method relied solely on pressurized water to blast away the stain. An approach like this leaves roof for damage to sidings, caulking around windows as well as screens.
98% of stains on Bridgwater buildings contain organic features. These living organisms respond favorably to bleach based detergents since the oxidizing process of bleach creates enough heat to dissolve dark algae staining and kills moss on contact. By gently applying a foaming bleach-based detergent to the root of the organism the stain will die and rinse away.
Moss works a bit different since it develops a root system into the shingle. The disinfecting detergent applied will soak to the root killing the growth at the source. Methods gentle will not disturb the roof yet render the organisms dead at the root.
Similarly to roof cleaning the need for high pressured water is a relic of the past. Most stains on Bridgewater roofs and sidings contain organic features that responds kindly to the proper detergent. Mold, mildew and algae reacts kindly to soft wash processes regardless of surface type. Vinyl sidings, aluminum sidings, stucco, dryvit, eifs, and even painted surfaces can be soft washed at low pressures yielding maximum results.
Not limited to sidings this process works well disrupting organic growth on decks, fences, patios, pool decks, gutters, windows and more. Get a free roof cleaning or power washing quote in Bridgewater NJ by calling (732) 726-9261 or fill out our contact form here
Office and field staff os fully insured including worker compensation insurance. Each tech is trained on-site with continual studies offered here