How we steam cleaned this residential roof in Kent 

An Insight into Steam Techniques for Roof Care 

Our home roofs often bear the brunt of nature's elements, from harsh sunlight to heavy rain, snow, and wind. 
Over time, these elements can take a toll on a roof's appearance, leading to an accumulation of dirt, moss, algae, and other debris.  
For homeowners, this isn’t just about aesthetics; a dirty roof can also mean wear and tear and a reduced lifespan of roofing materials. So, when a customer contacted us at the end of January this year with a request for a comprehensive roof clean: 
We knew just what to do.  

The Customer’s Concern 

The homeowner’s requirement was straightforward yet pressing: they wanted their entire roof to be cleaned, restored to its former glory. Anyone familiar with roof cleaning knows it's not just about spraying some water and hoping for the best. It requires a methodical approach, the right equipment, and an expert team that understands the variety of different roofing materials. 

Enter the MEWP 

For this particular job, we opted to use an Elevated Work Platform. This machine is a game-changer in the world of elevated work tasks. It allowed us safe, efficient, and full access to the roof from above, the MEWP ensured our team could reach every inch of the surface, from the highest peak to the trickiest corners. 
Safety is paramount, especially when working at height. The MEWP, with its stable platform and flexible maneuverability, allowed our team to work confidently and securely, ensuring a thorough clean without compromising on safety. 

The Three-Day Transformation 

Whilst some might think three days is a long time for a roof clean, the process is about more than just washing off visible dirt. Our approach was holistic. On day one, we assessed the roof's condition, identifying areas that required special attention. Using the MEWP, we could easily get up-close visuals of problematic spots. 
Day two was all about deep cleaning. We employed a combination of soft washing and targeted treatments to remove stubborn moss and algae growth. The MEWP proved invaluable, allowing us to systematically cover the roof's expanse and ensuring even the most stubborn grime was addressed. 
By the third day, the transformation was clear. The final touches, including a rinse and inspection, gave the roof a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. It wasn't just clean; it looked years younger! 

The Results Speak for Themselves 

The homeowner's reaction was the testament to our work's success. "Amazing" was the word they used, and we couldn't agree more. Roofs, often overlooked, play a crucial role in a home's curb appeal. This project underscored the incredible difference a professional roof clean can make. 
But beyond aesthetics, a clean roof has functional benefits too. By removing accumulated debris and growths, we not only enhanced the roof’s appearance but also potentially extended its lifespan. Moss and algae, left unchecked, can degrade roofing materials over time. Our cleaning process ensured the roof was free from these harmful elements. 

Roof Cleaning Conclusion 

Roof cleaning, when done right, is a transformative process. It's not just about maintaining appearances but also about preserving the integrity of a home. Using tools like the MEWP with an expert access team, homeowners can rest assured that their roofs aren't just clean but are also treated with the utmost care and professionalism. 
This three-day project was a shining example of our commitment to quality and excellence. For those considering a roof clean, let this serve as a testament: the results can indeed be amazing. 

Over a decade of Work At Height Services in Kent & London for Rope Access and Jetting Services. 

Call us today 0333 772 6264 
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