Low Pressure Chemical Treatment /Soft Wash
At Allied Roof Cleaning we use low pressure (i.e. about 100 to 110 psi) to apply our chemical treatment to clean roofs. Our solution is made up of highly diluted chlorine and an eco-friendly soap. The solution is applied by our technicians via lifts and ladders and instantly cleans the roof tiles.
As previously mentioned in our blog on high pressure cleaning of roof tiles, the tile manufacturers recommend low pressure and a chlorine wash to clean the roof tiles. Depending on how dirty the roof is we may have to put a couple of coats on to clean the roof completely. We can normally clean a 4,000 sq ft roof in about 3-4 hours depending on the severity of the mold and mildew.
We continually look for the best way to clean roofs and believe our method is the best. Using a chemical wash that include a highly diluted chlorine does have it challenges. You must protect plants and ensure you rinse any surface that comes in contact with the solution. We have one person dedicated to watering before, during and after cleaning the roof and both crew members work to funnel any chemical away from delicate areas. We also tarp sensitive plants to minimum exposure to the chemical as well.
Our equipment allows us to shoot our solution about 40 ft. In the past two years we have purchased two BIL-JAX 55 ft articulating lifts that allow us to go up 27 ft and over about 30 ft. This equipment allows us to go up and over any one or two story homes/buildings. What we can’t reach with our lift we try and reach using our ladders. The combination of our process and our equipment allow us to clean most roof without ever walking on them. This is critical when trying to protect your roof from any necessary roof traffic.
I talked to one of the leading residential roofing companies in Ft Myers today who told me that they tell their customers that if anyone walks on the roof after it’s installed, it will void their warranty. They give their customer our company’s name since they are familiar with the fact that we can clean roofs without walking on them.
Last year we cleaned about 7 million sq ft of roof tiles and have built a great following with tremendous reviews in industry leading platforms such as Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Yelp and Google. Our goal is to be the premier exterior wash company in SW FL and we are well on our way to making this a reality.