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Most roofs have moss

Many roofs are prone to moss growth, sides which face north or east where there is less sunlight are particularly susceptible as moss growth can thrive due to the perfect environmental conditions. Moss growth can start in one place and quickly spread to other parts of the roof and sometimes even cover the entire roof. If moss is left untreated it can cause serious issues for the property and its owner. We offer fully comprehensive roof and flat roof cleaning services in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas.

Moss can cause serious issues

Of course its important not to overstate the risks of moss growth on your roof but if you ever decide to sell your property a survey will nearly always advise for removal of moss. Even if you aren't selling the property there are several other issues that moss can cause which are:

Traditional cleaning methods aren't recommended

When it comes to moss removal the traditional cleaning method has been to use high powered pressure washing equipment. This however is not recommended and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors have stated this themselves. When you use high pressure water on a roof to remove moss it's aggressive and poses structural issues to the overall roofs integrity.

Smarter, modern and non-damaging approach

We don't take the approach of using high pressure cleaning. Instead our approach is to use softwashing and the power of science utilising specifically designated disinfectant blends which have been designed to eliminate non vascular types of infectants such as moss and have a proven track record of doing so. In situations where lichen isn't present we can remove moss using extendible tools eg: brushes and hoes which help to keep footfall on the roof to a minimum.

During the quotation we conduct a thorough inspection and risk assessment. Before cleaning we begin preparation work which includes protecting nearby grass, plants, borders and furniture etc.

We can help

For all of your moss removal and cleaning needs in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas consider Cambridge Soft Wash.

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