Soft washing

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Soft washing verses pressure washing.

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Soft washing compared to pressure washing of roofs.

Soft washing generally used for  roof and render  cleaning is a very effective process developed originally in America. In recent years it has  become popular in the UK . The softwashing  process for a roof requires  gently removing the moss by hand. After the biomass is removed we  then apply a custom mixed bio-degradable chemical . This is applied through a low pressure pump. We coat  the whole roof paying particular attention  to chimney stacks ,ridges and the valleys. The chemical effectively, but gently, sterilises the roof to eliminate moss, algae and other air bourne pollutants.

Many UK roof cleaning companies offer roof cleaning via pressure washers which can damage the  surface due to the  high pressure. Whilst it may be the  the fastest method to remove the moss, it is also the most aggressive. Some roofs even leak after this process and you can be left with the hefty costs for repair works. Pressure washing does not kill any of the root system and leaves it on the tiled surface encouraging it to regrow instantly.

In our opinion the soft-wash method is by far the safest way to clean a roof and
also the most effective, because of the way it destroys the moss root system – the
same way a good weed killer kills weeds.

Cleaning Service have vast amounts of experience in this field and hundreds of very
happy customers who have very clean, undamaged roofs with gutters that can now
operate as they should because they are not getting constantly blocked by moss.

If you require a quote or free advice about softwashing please call us today on 08000933267 .