Many homes have flat roofing, it can come in various layouts and use different types of materials. Like most exterior surfaces they are prone to the build up of dirt, pollution, bird droppings and organic matter such as moss, algae, lichens and flat roofing is no exception. If left untreated for long periods of time eventually organic matter (caused by organic infectants) can bring many potential problems including damage, nobody wants costly repair bills.
An example of this is when moss gets wet can add lots of weight to a flat roof, it doesn't dry out quickly and during freezing conditions the root system expands leading to potential unseen damage. In order to protect the longevity and structural integrity of your property it is important that flat roof cleaning is conducted regularly to avoid any of the above. Problems with flat roofing can work their way inside of your property.
The traditional flat roof cleaning method usually involves using high powered pressure washer jets, whilst this method does remove noticeable dirt and organic matter it isn't with potential damage and unforeseen issues. Whenever you use high pressure cleaning on any exterior surface there is always going to be a risk of damage leading to current and future issues. An example of this is damage to sealant, adhesive in joins and seals around windows.
High pressure cleaning can damage roofing materials leading to ingress of water, another important point is the correct removal of organic material such as moss and algae etc which will grow back as pressure washing can left traces of organic matter behind to regrow. Pressure washing isn't a eco-friendly, time efficient or cost effective flat roof cleaning method.
At Cambridge Soft Wash we don't use high pressure cleaning so there is no risk of damage, instead we use a cleaning method called softwashing which was first established in USA/Europe around 20 years ago to make cleaning roofing more efficient, cost effective and safer. This process was first developed around 20 years ago and has grown exponentially ever since due to the many benefits it offers compared to traditional high pressure flat roof cleaning.
What makes softwashing different is it uses the smart approach of utilising science via chemistry. Our special soft wash solution blends are perfect for removing stubborn stains and organic matter. Additionally one of the many advantages of softwashing is that it kills organic matter such as moss and algae at the root level to stop regrowth, customers have told us that our flat roof cleaning process lasted up to three times longer than traditional methods.
When it comes to cleaning our special soft wash solution blends are delivered via low pressure pumps, to high reach poles which enable us to work from the ground level (keep footfall on the roof to a minimum) and applied using soft brushes and/or custom designed nozzles.
During the quotation we will conduct a thorough survey and risk assessment, before starting any flat roof cleaning we start our preparation process that also includes protecting plants, borders, grass and garden furniture etc.
For all of your flat roof cleaning needs in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas consider Cambridge Soft Wash.