Professional Roof Cleaning Service
Glen Ridge NJ Soft Wash Contractors 07028
(877) 420-WASH – 732-726-9261
Our Roof Cleaning Process
We never use a pressure washer to clean a roof! No stiff scrubbing with stiff bristled brushes will take place. Both pressure washing or scrubbing a shingle can damage the roof and will not solve the problem. Black staining is a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. This will dissolve immediately in our detergent. Moss and lichen develop root systems into the roofing shingle. Forcibly removing these growths is never suggested. Our detergent will kill moss and lichen within 5 minutes of application. The dead moss will be left to dry out and decompose. Though it will take several weeks to fall away you will notice improvement as rains wash away decomposing moss.
Exterior Soft Washing Services Glen Ridge NJ
Professional cleaners use detergents. You cannot safely clean any surface by simply blasting high pressure water. The majority of staining on roofs and sidings is organic. Moss lives, breathes and grows. Think of it like a mild infection that never heals itself. Mold and mildew gets into the pores of everything. One could not possibly blast every cell away. Cells left behind will allow the stain to regenerate.
Our process is to douse the entire area with a mild detergent that contains one parts bleach. All precautions are taken to protect landscape by covering, diverting and diluting. The detergent completely sterilizes the mold and mildew before and pressure washing is even done. Mold dissolves immediately and is routinely followed up with a heavy rinse. This process is far less aggressive to the surface and it last 4-6 times longer than traditional high pressure washing. Soft wash process is safe for all surfaces such as vinyl, stucco, dryvit, cedar and even painted surfaces. It is used to clean decks including Trex and composite.