What Type of Equipment is Needed for Low-Pressure Roof Cleaning?

Living in the Jacksonville, FL area presents many challenges for homeowners to keep their property in the best condition. The moisture content is very high and often results in nasty black stains on your tile or asphalt shingle roof.

These marks on your roof are actually algae, mildew or mold. This growth can pose not only a health risk but also a financial one if you are trying to put your house on the market. The value of your property can be seriously affected based on the presence of these stains. Do not be panic though, Reflections Window and Pressure Washing has the right equipment and experience to get the low-pressure roof cleaning job done right the first time.

Below is a list of the necessary tools and equipment to ensure the job is done safely and properly.

Pressure Washing Machine

Pressure washers are machines that can generate a high pressured (2700-4000 psi) jet of water at the rate of 3 to 5 gallons per minute through a hose that is generally somewhere between 50 ft-100 ft in length. The purpose of this machine is to clear away any run off from the roof or to clean any problem areas around the house.

Chemical Pump and Sprayer

Generally, bleach and sodium hydroxide mixture is used as standard process for Low-Pressure Roof Cleaning. The chemical reaction between these elements causes the release of chlorine that destroys algae growth as well as mold formations. At Reflections Window and Pressure Washing, we not only use a proprietary mixture but we also use the best chemical sprayers on the market so there is little run off during our roof cleaning service.

Safety Equipment

It is highly recommended that you use safety equipment like a harness and a fall arrest. When working at an elevation like on a roof, you must have the proper safety equipment to ensure that a fall is prevented as well as any other forms of injury. Safety goggles, boots and gloves are also important when you are performing a roof cleaning task.

Garden Hose and Spray Nozzle

It is also important to use a garden sprayer to ensure that any run off from the roof gets washed off. With the spray from a garden hose, you can ensure that your plants and landscape are free of any type of algae, mold, mildew or chemical spray.

With the proper type of tools and equipment, you can ensure that a professional roof cleaning company is hired to resolve your issues. Contact us today at Reflections Window and Pressure Washing for a Free Quote!