Gutter & Roof Cleaning, Roof Moss Removal & More
Soft washing is the gentle, more effective way to remove moss, mould, mildew and algae from your building exterior, including roof, gutter and sidings. Mayfair Building Services provides soft washing to both commercial and residential clients!
In a mild, rainy climate such as Vancouver, roof cleaning and roof moss removal is in high demand. Property owners who want to protect their investment need to keep ahead of the moss, mould, mildew and algae that can damage a building exterior.
Whether you are a long-time property owner who is noticing some wear on your buildings, or a recent purchaser fixing the damage left by someone who let things go, roof and gutter cleaning can be a real challenge. How do you get underneath the roof moss and exterior grime, and restore or preserve an attractive building?
First, let’s recognize that many different materials go into the exterior of a building. Not all of them can withstand the high pressure of a traditional pressure washing system. While pressure washers work well for hard surfaces like cement, brick, rock, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks, consider a different approach for these building features:
These are important assets, whether you are a commercial property owner with dozens of developments in your portfolio, or a residential owner, and your home is your castle. No matter what kind of property you own, an untended building can take away from both resale and brand value. And it may also limit the amount of rent that tenants are willing to pay!
Why soft washing is best for roof moss removal
Let’s look at some of the materials that make up roofing in Vancouver. Roofs come in a wide variety of surfaces, including
- Flat asphalt
- Asphalt tiles
- Cedar shakes
- Glass panels
- Clay tiles
You may even have a mix of two or more of these materials, depending on the complexity of your architecture.
The buildup of organic materials such as moss, mildew, bug nests and mould can’t always be blasted away without causing damage to these surfaces. Most roofing materials require a deeper cleaning that gets to the root of the issue.
How soft washing works
Soft washing uses a soak of environmentally-friendly chemicals to penetrate even the grimiest surface. Just like disinfecting your countertops, the mixture depends on “dwell time” to deep clean roofs, gutters and siding.
Our experienced cleaners gently spray on the solution, using less than half the pressure and only one-third the water of a pressure washer.
The soft wash solution does its work, penetrating beneath organic matter like moss, algae and bacteria, and sterilizing every treated surface.
Your building is gently rinsed off, leaving it clean and disinfected.
Soft wash awnings, signage, even windows
Get rid of bird droppings, black streaks of mould and more without risking a ripped awning or a cracked sign or window. Soft washing works on all kinds of surfaces that need deep cleaning with a softer touch.
Long-lasting results with a soft wash
Extend the life of your building exterior by switching to a soft wash treatment. Not only is the process more gentle on your roofs, gutters, awnings, siding and signage, the results last 4 to 6 times longer than power washing, so you can feel confident in a clean, moss-free roof and mildew-free property all year long.
If your home or business is in need of roof moss removal and cleaning, give us a call at (604) 439-0312 or reach out via our contact page.