Roof Cleaning to Battle Algae Growth in St. Petersburg
Spanish tile and red tile roofs all around St. Petersburg have one thing in common. Black algae. This algae growth only grows worse each year if left alone. While it is a natural process occurring where bacteria cause the algae to form and spread, tile roofs made with colored concrete can cause granulation of the tile’s surface. There is no damage caused by algae, other than curb appeal, for tile roofing made of real clay. Black streaks or blackened roofs certainly don’t scream of pride or ‘buy me’ when listed for sale. Let’s take a closer look at why roof pressure washing is perfect in battling algae growth on roofs.
Roof Pressure Washing
Pressure washing, as you hopefully already know, is not a technique used to clean the roof of your home. Black Algae removal on roof tiles is commonly performed by no-pressure cleaning techniques known as ‘soft washing’. Spanish tile roof cleaning and red tile roof cleaning can be completed effectively with a low-pressure roof washing system. For starters, a true low-pressure wash will not harm the roof tiles in otherwise fair to good condition. Secondly, most low-pressure washing companies will also use safer roof solution cleaner. Forget the adage that a 50-50 mixture of bleach must be used. This is false. Bleach is toxic for your plants, animals, and anyone nearby. Non-toxic, plant and naturally based cleaning products are more prevalent now, and minimal efforts are required to protect existing landscaping. That’s not to say bleach isn’t a part of the solution, but far, far from 50/50 mix.
Roof Cleaning Near Me in St. Pete
There are many roof cleaning companies in Florida and the St. Petersburg area. Be sure you choose an established company that uses eco-friendly cleaner solution and low-pressure washing techniques. Don’t be shy; ask for a free quote and compare services to fit your needs, including how the company protects landscaping during the roof cleaning process. Check out the company’s website too. There may be other services you could package together to reinvigorate your entire property. Additionally, you may find special offers, free quote forms, and it’s easy to see how the company presents itself.
Here at Hang Loose Roof Cleaning, we have the equipment and skilled staff safely and effectively remove roof algae from your red, Spanish, or other roof tiles. We also of course offer roof cleaning services for shingle, metal and flat roofs in the Pinellas County area. Contact us today for a free quote or ask any questions on your mind. We love talking about our roof cleaning services!