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LBC provide a professional roof cleaning across London and surrounding boroughs from our base in the North West London near Barnet, Potters Bar. Whether your commercial building is in Cricklewood, Wembley, Park Royal, Finchley Or any other borough in and around London our professional roof cleaning services can help improve the look of your roof in addition to cleaning moss away and potentially increasing your roofs longevity.
For every roof cleaning project we assess the roof and the material of the tiles and from our 10+ years of experience we will let you know which method of cleaning is most suitable for your roof and why.
this blog To find out more about the different roof cleaning methods and how we clean roof tiles
Contrary to popular hear say, pressure washing is a perfectly acceptable cleaning method for certain types of roof, namely roofs with clay tiles that are in good condition.
We have an array of equipment and skills to help us safely access your roof, whether hired access is needed or even rope access. We have the solution.
Simply, soft wash roof cleaning, is cleaning a roof using chemicals applied at a low pressure. It is an alternative to pressure washing a roof.
One way to clean a roof is by the controlled spraying of a biocidal wash, for example, products including softwash solutions and Bio Wash. These biocide solutions will kill any biofilm such as moss algae’s and lichen.
LBC are authorised Biowash agents for the softwash cleaning of roofs in Harrow, Pinner, Northwood and Stanmore using the Biowash solution.
The spraying of Biocides onto roofs is relatively low risk when compared to other more aggressive cleaning methods however it does not clean the dirt from roofs or remove heavy moss or soiling on the roof and for that reason it is usually carried out after another roof cleaning method has been used as it helps to make sure that the remaining roots and spores that may have penetrated into the porous surface are killed.
This is often a question we are asked by our clients, the answer is….
Some roof tiles are suitable for pressure washing such as slate and clay. Some old concrete tiles are not suitable for pressure washing as the surface of the tile can be damaged leaving the tile more water absorbent and sometimes removing a top coloured layer to reveal a different coloured concrete below.
Is the roof in good structural repair?
Your roof may be dirty and covered in moss but are all the tiles in the correct place and is the pointing on the ridges still strong?
You can Pressure wash your roof if it is in good structural condition, the pointing is strong and there are no visible entry points for water such as cracks or missing tiles
With every roof clean we inspect the roof to establish the condition of the roof, the type of tile and then we inform our customers of the best process for restoring their roof whether that is pressure washing, soft washing, steam cleaning or sometimes just removing the moss and treating the roof with a biocidal wash to help keep the roof clean and moss free for longer.
As a roof ages over time, it becomes more susceptible to damage caused by the elements and general wear and tear.
At LBC we know that no two roofs are the same and we take this into account every time we provide our roof cleaning services. For example, before cleaning moss from roofs we will ensure that the equipment we use will not harm your roofs material.
We have worked across areas such as Wembley, Finchley and Hampstead on a variety of different roofs and have treated each one with individual care and attention.
For an instant, dramatic change to your roofs appearance pressure washing could be the right method. However, pressure washing is not suitable for all types of roofs, so get an expert opinion before you go doing some irreversible damage.
Pressure washing roof cleaning, is using high pressure water jets to remove years of dirt, moss and algae etc, however this method is only advisable for certain types of tiled roofs and also if the cement work is solid.
There are several different access methods that can be used for pressure a roof. Depending on the job and access to the roof you may need cherry picker hire, rope access or ladder access.
We also have market leading surface cleaning technology which allows us to clean the roof using high pressure while minimising the mess created.