In terms of house cleaning, there are few things that are as important as the cleaning of your roof — there are numerous figures of speech that invoke the roof over your head for a reason.
Though it may seem like a fairly straightforward thing, it’s important to know what you are doing before you approach a roof cleaning or even when you consider hiring a professional cleaning service like Millitello Painting and Powerwashing to help you with your roof cleaning needs.
The first thing that you should know about roof cleaning is that the roof can very well be power washed — if you exercise a lot of care when you go about doing it.
It’s easily something that can cause quite a lot of damage to your roof if done incorrectly — and if you have a tiled roof it’s even possible that you can blow some tiles right off of your roof by power washing.
So long as you are careful and do not use too strong a pressure (or too forceful of a nozzle — for the different nozzles have an effect on the output of the water as well!)
One good thing that you can do while you are cleaning your roof is to at least inspect your gutters to see if they need to be cleaned.
If you have the time and the means to clean your gutters then by all means you should do it since you’re already up there.
If on the other hand, you don’t have the time to clean them, you should schedule a time to clean them.
Though it may be pretty obvious, there are many dangers inherent in standing on your roof if you’re looking to clean them if you aren’t a professional roof cleaner.
It may seem like such an easy thing to do — after all, a roof is not much other than a slightly inclined plane, right?
This, unfortunately, is not the case and is certainly not as simple as it seems — your roof may not even be designed to hold your weight, for one.
Moreover, even if your roof can hold your weight, it’s too easy to lose your balance if you are not careful and possibly fall off of the roof, to your detriment – and possible disaster.
When it comes to cleaning your roof, there are some occasions where you are going to need to make use of certain chemical cleaners in order to get some of the more difficult to clean kinds of stains as well as mildew and mold off of the roof.
When you are looking to apply such chemical cleaners (and bleach-based cleaners in particular) it is better that you do so on a day that is more overcast than not.
The reason this is the case is that when it is too warm outside and not at all cloudy, your chemical cleaners are more likely to partially evaporate in the heat and thus be less efficient — so wait for an overcast day to do your chemical-based cleaning.
Lastly, if you are going to be cleaning with any sort of cleaning solution you are going to need to protect your plants.
This is going to be just as easy as making use of a plastic sheet to cover the plants that are near the house after spritzing them with a bit of water to keep them moist and then leaving them covered until after your roof is fully cleaned.
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We have the experience and the equipment needed to help you power wash the exterior of your home and make it look new again.
Let us be your Dresher, PA home cleaners and not only get your house healthy once again but improve the curb appeal of your home at the same time.
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