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We Offer Professional Roof Cleaning Services In Newcastle Upon-Tyne And All Surrounding Areas

Roof Cleaning Newcastle

DBXterior offers professional roof cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers

Your roof is one of the most overlooked areas of your home when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. As roofs age and get more porous they are gradually invaded by biofilm colonies and debris. A biofilm consists of a group of micro-organisms which often stick to exterior surfaces. They can form on living or non-living surfaces. Examples of Biofilm are; Algae, Lichen, Moss and various other types of Mould.

Keeping your roof clean and free of this biofilm, debris and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a source of problems.

The organic growth of these organisms can cause serious problems with the lifespan of your roof. The tiles will over time deteriorate and become compromised.

If left unchecked organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear.

Like all plants they love to drink rainwater! As it soaks into their root system, they hold onto as much of that moisture for themselves. When too much enters your roof from leaks or storms, without proper protection in place, it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists.

Eventually the moss will come loose and roll down your roof into the gutters. This can lead to an overflowing of rainwater which then flows onto your facia boards, before flowing down walls causing damage over time such as damp and mould in your home, especially if not cleaned up promptly.

In order for these problems associated with water retention not to occur, making sure that you have a professional clean of any visible biofilm and dirt off all surfaces is essential.

Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, or when they are tarnished by an everyday bacterium called Gloeocapsa Magma, that affects the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home.

We will perform a free, no obligation survey, to establish the best method to clean your roof and get it looking like new again.

 

Recommended Cleaning Methods:

Low-Pressure Roof Cleaning + Biocide Treatment (When wanting quicker results) Low-pressure washing techniques are efficient, safe, and ideal for extending the lifespan of your roof. The combination of chemicals and low water pressure effectively remove biofilms and dirt.

A typical pressure washing job, such as cleaning a patio or a driveway, blasts water between 1300 and 3000 PSI. However low-pressure washing techniques use less than 1000 PSI.

Method of Works We use an Industrial Pressure Washer and a telescopic Water Fed Pole, fitted with a pressure washing attachment (Turbo Nozzle) to clean the roof.

Following this process we treat the roof with a Biocide chemical and water mixture (Softwash). Applying this by using a telescopic Water Fed Pole, with either a spray nozzle or a brush.

Most of the work will be carried-out from an aluminum mobile scaffold tower (If needed), reducing the chance of any damage being done to the roof tiles.

**Low -Pressure Roof Cleaning would not be recommended on fragile roofs which may have a number of broken, cracked, loose or missing tiles**

 

Roof Scrape (Moss/Debris Removal) + Biocide Treatment (Not instant results but effective) Manual roof scraping instead of low-pressure roof cleaning allows our technicians to be more delicate around areas where damage maybe present, preventing any unnecessary further damage.

Method of Works We use a telescopic pole which has a number of specially designed attachments. These remove the moss/ debris from your roof by primarily either scraping, with a blade that fits the profile of the tiles on your roof, or scrubbing with a brush style attachment.

Following this process we treat the roof with a Biocide chemical and water mixture. Applying this by using a telescopic Water Fed Pole, with either a spray nozzle or a brush.

Most of the work will be carried-out from an aluminium mobile scaffold tower (If needed).

 

 

Softwash (Not instant results but effective) The Softwashing system uses chemicals and a water mixture to break down stubborn adhesive coverings such as biofilms on any exterior surface.

**We can only go straight to a Softwash option if there is no moss on the roof**

Method of Works We treat the roof with a Biocide chemical and water mixture. Applying this by using a telescopic Water Fed Pole, with either a spray nozzle or a brush.

Most of the work will be carried-out from an aluminium mobile scaffold tower (If needed).

 

What is a Biocide?: A Biocide is a substance or micro-organism that kills or controls growth of living organisms. Used for the control of Algae, Fungi, Lichen, Mildew and Bacteria. They are an Acid and Bleach free solution that clean and disinfect helping to stop regrowth.

Have you ever noticed your roof getting dirtier? It is completely normal, but that does not mean it looks good. You can avoid the problem by scheduling an appointment with us today!

 

**We only use HSE Label Compliant products. Since the reclassification of Moss as a plant, products for the treatment of Moss now come under The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012. This means that only products that have HSE accreditation can legally be used for the control of Moss.**