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Roof Cleaning Blackwater Hampshire (GU17): Although it's said that a structure is only as solid as its foundations, problems can also arise by letting the maintenance of your roof slip as well, and when push comes to shove your house is the biggest investment you will have in your lifetime. No matter what sort of Blackwater home you have, whether it is a mid-terrace, semi or even a cottage in the country, you still need to make sure that your roof is clean and in good working order, to keep it in a good state of repair.

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Hiring a specialist roof cleaning company in Blackwater, to undertake a regular roof maintenance program, will help to evade expensive roof repairs and save you cash in the long run. By preventing a build-up of dirt and moss, potential problems like cracked or busted roof tiles and other means by which moisture can get into the interior areas of your property, can be identified far more easily.

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It is the build-up of lichen, algae, dirt and moss, that's the most common cause needing a roof cleaning specialist in Blackwater. These occur naturally over time and there is not a roof in Blackwater that will not have this problem at some point in it's life. Not surprisingly, quite a few Blackwater property owners elect to try to do this themselves using a pressure washer, however be very cautious about doing this since it can result in a considerable mess over yours and your neighbour's property if you are not careful, and can also damage your roof tiles.


A naturally occuring, non-flowering plant, moss creates a thick layer of stems across the area where it grows. Moss spreads by the use of spores which drop onto nearby surfaces and grow pretty rapidly. By removing the weatherproofing layer and pitting the surfaces of slate, clay and cement tiles, moss can harm your roof if left untreated. This pitting can evolve into splits and cracks which prevent your home from being a waterproof and weatherproof structure.


Experienced roof cleaning companies in Blackwater will typically remove most areas of moss by hand. As roof cleaning methods go, this is certainly a low impact strategy, and has the additional benefit that the waste materials generated can be more readily collected upon completion of the process. When all of the moss has been completely cleared, your roof's surfaces can be cleansed using a solution. As soon as this cleansing solution has dried, any remaining moss spores on your tiles can be killed off by the application of a special treatment. Any lichens and algae which can swiftly build up in damp, shaded areas out of full sunlight, will also be killed off with this chlorine bleach biocide treatment. The phrase "soft washing" is typically applied to this treatment, although it can be confusing because this term can also refer to cleaning your roof without first removing the moss and other accumulations from your tiles.

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You could notice some moss re-growth in just a few months, were you to leave a roof without applying this biocide treatment. However, your roofing tiles should remain moss free for three to four years if given a biocide treatment, and a retreatment every 24-36 months should keep lichen, moss and algae under control in the years ahead.

When the cleaning process is completed, a good quality roof cleaning company in Blackwater should also clear your guttering system of any loose debris, to avoid future blockages and enable the free flow of rainwater into your drainpipes.


If your house in Blackwater is older or your roof has been damaged at all, a professional roof cleaning company will usually advise against the use of pressure washing. The reasoning behind this is that a high pressure jet of water could penetrate the tiles, damage the waterproof membrane and enable water to enter your house, creating more complications than it resolves. Although this might be the quickest method of finding a leak in your roof, it's not advised to try this without the guidance of a specialist.

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A water jet from a pressure washer can also damage pointing, soffits, fascias and flashing on your roof. If you are not extremely careful, using a non-professional power washer on your roof could affect the natural lifespan of your tiles by removing their weatherproof coating.

However, there are instances where this may be feasible, and after addressing all the downsides of this process, we will consider some of the more favourable scenarios. A professional Blackwater roof cleaning service will figure out the best course of action, after a survey of your roof and establishing the extent of cleaning that is required. They might decide that pressure washing will be the cheapest and most viable option to clean your roof, so long as your tiles are up to the process.

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The jet washers used by an established roof cleaning company in Blackwater have variable water flow pressures. This ensures that no damage is done to your roof, whilst the area is being efficiently cleaned. To keep your roof in good shape for some time to come, as with hand cleaning, there'll be a separate treatment of biocide to prevent further growth of algae and moss.

If you are offered any form of power wash service it is advisable to ask for references from former clients and also ensure that the roof cleaning company has adequate insurance coverage for any potential damages or possible further complaints. Under no circumstances whatsoever should power washing be used on thatched roofs. If any Blackwater thatched-roof cleaning service offer this to you should politely refuse their "offer" and thank them for their time.


When looking at the various methods for cleaning your roof, the most eco-friendly alternative of them all is steam cleaning. Any algae, lichens and moss are exterminated by the hot steam, and no harsh cleaning products or chemicals are employed during this process. Promising inroads have been made into innovative biocides which are eco-friendly and sustainable and don't harm the wider environment. Green anti-fungal treatments like Bioxide, which are non-toxic, environmentally safe and can be used on all surfaces after steam cleaning, are being widely touted in the steam cleaning sector.

When doing a steam clean on your roof, the pressure used is a lot lower than that used by a traditional jet washing system. This means that it's much less likely that your roof will get damaged. It is hardly surprising that there is a fly in the ointment with a steam clean, which is that when it comes to cleaning your roof, it's the most expensive alternative.


Whichever of these strategies you choose, the first thing that will need to be done is the layout of sheeting around your property to catch any falling moss and associated grime that results from the roof cleaning work. Downpipes should also be covered over to stop any debris falling in and causing a blockage. If required, scaffolding might also need to be put in place.

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Whomever you hire to carry out your roof cleaning work should follow all Health & Safety protocols in relation to not damaging the environment, Working at Height and the safe use of chemicals. There are trade organisations within this sector which offer training and certification, and also hold information about accredited and professional roof cleaning specialists, and these include EduPro UK, the Roof Cleaning Institute and the British Window Cleaning Academy (BWCA).

To make sure you're hiring a reputable and professional business, always ask for any appropriate certification, professional memberships and references, when acquiring quotations from a roof cleaning company. Upon request, any good roof cleaning service in Blackwater should have no hesitation in providing this data.

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Roof cleaning work can be done in Blackwater and also in nearby places like: Yateley, Eversley, Fleet, Minley, Cricket Hill, Hazeley Heath, Frogmore, Minley Manor, Eversley Cross, Finchampstead, Hartley Wintney, Hartfordbridge, Sandhurst, Darby Green, Farnborough, Hawley, as well as in these postcodes GU17 0PG, GU17 9AD, GU17 0EW, GU17 0NR, GU17 0BQ, GU17 0PU, GU17 0BJ, GU17 0NW, GU17 9AA, GU14 9EJ. Locally based Blackwater roof cleaning services will probably have the telephone code 01276 and the postcode GU17. Checking this out can guarantee you are accessing local providers of roof cleaning. Blackwater householders will be able to utilise these and various other cleaning related services.

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There are a multitude of tasks that can be carried out by a specialist roof cleaning service in Blackwater, and we have listed a few of them here: industrial roof cleaning Blackwater, power washing, landlord roof cleaning services, roof moss removal Blackwater, wall cleaning, cheap roof cleaning, soffit cleaning in Blackwater, brick cleaning in Blackwater, fascia cleaning in Blackwater, jet washing, roof coating Blackwater, brushed roof cleaning Blackwater, roof tile cleaning in Blackwater, metal roof cleaning, EPDM roof cleaning Blackwater, steam cleaning, barge board cleaning in Blackwater, exterior building cleaning in Blackwater, facade cleaning in Blackwater, asphalt roof cleaning Blackwater, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, window cleaning, domestic roof cleaning in Blackwater, roof cleaning services. These are just some of the duties that are performed by those specialising in roof cleaning. Blackwater providers will be happy to tell you about their full range of cleaning services. If there happen to be other Blackwater roof cleaning requirements that you need but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. We'll be in touch with specifics as soon as we are able.


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