In previous blogs we talked about soft washing and roof wash treatments and we need to update the info for you because that info is no longer relevant. After a year of trying some different things we have finally cracked the code to provide optimal results using the safest chemical compounds available. For roofs and siding we have two separate systems in place now and I would like to inform you on both in some detail:
First off lets talk about siding washing. When we started out we were using simple water fed poles and manually scrubbing siding vinyl siding. Using nothing but tap water gave great results but, without some sort of algaecide to sterilize the surface as an additive, we would see the green stuff coming back to the wall within a year of the last wash. We needed to prolong the results and so, the research began. After a few weeks of talks with other professionals across north america we were introduced to "Soft Washing". A very effective and safe method of washing siding that uses a concentrated detergent (Sodium Hypochlorite, soap, & water) to dwell on the walls for a few minutes, then it's rinsed of and diluted by simple tap water. The key word here is "SOFT". Never in this process do we use high pressure of scrubbing. The benefit is that no water is forced into the walls, and the mould, algae, and mildews are 100% neutralized which prevents any new growth for years to come. Think of it as returning your siding to a sterile, fresh our of the box condition, yes, you can now eat off of it (if it weren't vertical). We have been using the soft wash system for a couple of years now and it's been great for roofs with black stains, siding, and restoring black slimy wooden decks. The chlorine smell is pretty noticeable for the duration of the cleaning but soon after disperses. It is important to heed the instructions for preparation provided by us prior to a soft wash to ensure none of the product lands on anything that could be stained. Sodium Hypochlorite is a powerful cleaning agent that, when used properly, is safe for the environment. Since we dilute it at least 100 times to 1 by the end of the process we are left with essentially swimming pool water or even less than. When that water evaporates the only by product to remain is trace amounts of Sodium aka Salt.
The next product to go over is our moss killer which is as amazing as it is effective. We tried all the consumer brands like MossOut, 30Seconds, Spray&Leave, Tide, etc and we were never happy with the results, we needed something that was safe on the earth, and that we could guarantee will work. We found a product named WASH SAFE Roof Wash, a powdered hydrogen peroxide that you mix into water and spray the roof. We found that once we take as much moss off of the roof FIRST, and spray after, that we could provide same day results to our clients and guarantee no moss for a year, if not more. Hydrogen Peroxide is a great product, very safe to handle and it oxidizes very quickly. Once it comes into contact with the roots and bits of moss on the roof it quickly turns into foam and burns into the moss, killing it to the root. After a few minutes the hydrogen and oxygen gas evaporates and the by product is H2o. We have been using this system for a couple of years now and we can confidently say that we sell the most effective and eco friendly moss removal system that there is.
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