Don’t rely on just water to clean your roof
If you have a grease stain on your shirt can you just hose it off outside under a spicket to get it clean? What about throwing it in the clothes washer with just water, will that work? Water alone cannot fully clean any stain that binds to the material. If you have ever soaked a dish in the sink, you know that detergent is necessary. This is why you need more than water to get the stains off your roof.
The stain is most likely a mold that is growing in the cracks and crevices of the roofing material. It is binding to the surface, growing, and spreading. Water from a power or pressure washer may break off the mold but it will do it at the price of damaging the roofing material. Instead of just taking the mold off, it will take pieces of the roof off as well. You don’t need to damage your roof to get it clean.
Soft washing is the best for stains
Instead of power or pressure washing the fragile roof tiles, hire a professional that is experienced in soft washing. This technique uses the movement of water, low pressure, to wash away the stains, mold, and mildew that have developed via a washing detergent. The detergent is mainly bleach but also contains a surfactant that acts as a stain remover. This mixture is chemically very similar to what you use in your clothes washing machine. Most professionals have keyed in the correct balance of water, bleach, and detergent to effectively remove the stains and fully clean the roof, all while being ecologically friendly. These professionals will have all of the chemicals on hand and the correct low powered water pressure system to rinse everything off completely. It is a little different than your average garden hose.
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