Roof cleaning methods
If you research roof cleaning on the internet you will come across confusing and contradictory information and scams.
We have tried to provide more clarity on this page about three main roof cleaning techniques available to consumers.
After reading this you will have more knowledge of roof cleaning methods in general. It will help you to determine the best roof cleaning method for yourself.
1.) The biological, telescopic, low pressure cleaning method with an immediate clean result
Dakshampoo® is the safest method with an immediate clean result deep into the pores.
Our own Dakshampoo® flushing system, in combination with our Dakshampoo® ensures that ALL algae, lichens and mosses will be removed from the roof covering. An Anti-algae / moss treatment where the dirt is not rinsed off simply does not use an efficient rinsing system and is unable to completely remove the algae, etc. With the Dakshampoo® roof cleaning system, there is no waiting time and you do not have to worry or wonder if those stains will really go away. You will see for yourself that the algae, mosses and / or lichens and spots will have completely disappeared before your Dakshampoo® specialist leaves your home. After that, your roof will remain clean as long as a new roof.
De Dakshampoo® foam / spray treatment will break down the algae, lichens and mosses over time after application to the roof covering. Over time, the rain will drain the dirt to your gutter. After 1 treatment, a 90% clean result is usually expected. This treatment should be repeated annually until the roof is completely clean. It is then advisable to continue to treat your roof tiles once a year, as well as your sidewalk, the roof also turns green in certain parts every year. The Dakshampoo® remains effective for months to prevent new adhesion of organisms.
3.) The high water pressure cleaning method with cold or hot or boiling hot water
Some roof cleaners use high water pressure cleaning methods with professional heavy duty machines up to 200-250 bar water pressure and 1200 liters of water per hour to try to remove stains from roofs. Sometimes even with hot water or boiling water, which can be very harmful for the paintwork on your woodwork. They spray with excessively high water pressure on your roof and meanwhile blow away the protective top layer of the roof tiles. Not only is this method harmful to the top layer of your roofing, but it is also not an effective way to remove stain-causing organisms. The high water pressure cleaning method leaves the root systems behind, so the algae will often return quite quickly. Moreover, it is usually necessary to walk on the roof in order to be able to perform this treatment. Because the roof tiles have become brittle and fragile by the organisms, this method is much too harmful and roof tiles can break. Because these professional heavy machines can use approximately 1200 liters of water per minute, the chance of moisture permeation and therefore leaks is high. This method should be avoided.