11/30/2013

Softwash Roof Cleaning Tampa

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Benefits of Softwash Roof Cleaning 

Softwash roof cleaning is a surprisingly simple process that provides dramatic results for Tampa Florida area customers. Rather than applying brute force in the form of a pressure washer in order to remove algae, mold, dirt, mildew and grime, soft wash roof cleaning utilizes a mist of an incredibly effective solution that not only kills algae and mold while dissolving dirt and grime, but that also helps to prevent regrowth of these harmful substances. All with less pressure than a garden hose. The benefits of softwash roof cleaning are numerous, especially when compared to traditional pressure washing treatments.

Softwashing doesn't damage your tile or shingle roof. 

Pressure washing, with 2,000 to 5,000 psi of water pressure, eats away at the protective coating on your roof, damages asphalt shingles and tiles, and does little to prevent the regrowth of algae and mold. This means you have to undergo pressure washing treatments more frequently, only furthering the damage. In fact, the damage caused by a pressure washing system is the equivalent to a hail storm, a fact that more and more shingle and tile roofing manufacturers are recognizing.
It won’t void  your shingle warranty. Roof material manufacturers understand that pressure washing dramatically reduces the lifespan of a roof, and having it done will void the warranty of your roof in many cases. However, most manufacturers approve softwash cleaning, which means your product guarantee will still be in place and in good standing, when our crews drive away from your home.

The results last longer. 

The unique chemicals used in softwash roof cleaning dissolve dirt and grime and kill algae and mold. The misting system of a softwash rig allows the cleaning chemicals to penetrate the roof and get into every single nook and cranny, ensuring that your entire roof is clean when we’re done. On the other hand, pressure washing often misses things, which means there’s still a breeding ground for harmful organisms left over even after the most efficient cleaning. In addition to this, pressure washing only gets rid of dirt and grime, while softwash roof cleaning actually protects your roof from developing mold and algae down the road. This means your roof needs cleaned less often, saving you time and money.

It increases roof life. 

The gentle nature of softwash roof cleaning and the protective chemicals used to clean the roof ensure that you get the most out of your investment. While other cleaning methods can actually reduce the lifespan of your roof, requiring that you replace it sooner rather than later, soft washing on an as-needed basis prevents damage and protects the roof from harmful organisms. Ironically enough, algae and other organisms here in the Tampa Florida area actually feed off of the materials commonly used in roofing, causing the shingles, tiles and other materials to degrade. With soft washing, there’s no damage during cleaning and it prevents damage afterwards, so that 30 year roof will actually last you 30 years or more.

In the end, soft wash roof cleaning is the most effective and safest roof cleaning method available here in the Tampa area. Don’t settle for subpar treatments; reap the benefits of softwash roof cleaning today!

How Softwash Roof Cleaning Works

Since contractors, companies and homeowners here in Tampa realized the benefits of roof cleaning, from removing algae to increasing home efficiency to killing off mold to keep the home safe, pressure washing was the common choice in treatment. Yet over time, it quickly became apparent that pressure washing, with water reaching thousands of psi, actually did more harm than good. Such a high level of water pressure damages any type of roof, from basic shingles to expensive tiles. And while many companies still utilize this damaging method of cleaning, softwash roof cleaning is now the absolute best choice available to homeowners.

So what is Softwashing ? 

Essentially, softwash roof cleaning is a detergent-based process that utilizes water with less pressure than is emitted by a basic garden hose. The softwashing detergents are used to kill roof algae at its core, one of the most common causes of damage to the roof, reductions in home heating and cooling efficiency, and unsightly discoloration. In addition to removing and killing algae along with mold and dirt, softwash roof cleaning also leaves behind deterrents to prevent algae or mold from growing back. In fact, soft wash roof cleaning lasts four times longer than basic pressure washing here in Tampa, all without damaging the roof, the home or the surrounding vegetation.

When the crew shows up to softwash your roof, the equipment may surprise you. Rather than a modified pressure washing system (so common here in Tampa), softwash equipment most closely resembles the products used in pest control. A softwashing rig is comprised of a tank, pump, hose and spray gun. It’s simple in its beauty and effective as well. Rather than blasting high-pressure water directly onto your roof, the soft washing rig gently applies a mist of an incredibly effective yet still gentle and biodegradable solution. We tailor the exact products to your specific roof, the climate here in Tampa, and the issues you’re facing, from mold to algae to basic dirt and grime. Essentially, the power of the softwashing rig comes from the solution itself rather than the equipment, yet the equipment still plays a pivotal role. The soft mist allows the solution to penetrate the roofing system and get in between the cracks, ensuring that the entire roof is treated. This not only cleans your roof right the first time, but also ensures that the preventative solutions present in the soft wash products protect every part of your roof, from the highest peak to the small gaps between tiles.

By utilizing top-of-the-line shingle and tile roof cleaning solutions, environmentally friendly products that minimize harm to plants and vegetation, and soft, gentle sprayequipment, softwash roof cleaning is the single best method to ensure that you realize the full life of your shingle or tile roof in Tampa, protect the home below it, and drastically increase your property value and curb appeal.

For a free estimate on getting your roof softwashed, call us at 813 - 655 - 8777






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11/29/2013

Safe Tile Roof Cleaning in Tampa, Florida 813-655-8777

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Certified Tile Roof Cleaners !
As with most forms of architecture, you can trace tile roofs way back in history, to the ancient Greeks. They caught on as a practical alternative to fire-prone thatch, and in modern times add an elegance and historical element to some of the most beautiful homes in Florida.
Yet just as with any type of roofing, tile roof cleaning is essential, here in the Tampa Florida area. Between dirt, mold, algae and bacteria, tile roofs become nasty looking,  rather quickly. And somehow, roof cleaning companies tend to go straight to power washing as the de facto method of cleaning tile roofs in Tampa, Florida.



One reason for the use of a Pressure Washer to clean tile roofs is this - Money!
If 500.00 is the price you pay to get your tile roof washed, and you are foolish enough to chose Pressure Washing to do it, the roof cleaning company you chose can keep every bit of that 500.00, simply because they do not have to buy the expensive chemicals needed to do the job correctly!
Plus, since they are not using the proper tile roof cleaning chemicals, only high pressure water, they also save money by not having to pay a helper, to protect your plants.



While heavy and long lasting, tile roofs are also delicate and porous. An overzealous pressure-washer can easily damage the roof, and a single cracked or broken tile can be exorbitantly expensive, IF you can even find a replacement. Our philosophy is simple: use gentle yet effective cleaning methods that kill the algae and mold living on the tiles, rather than trying to blast it off with thousands of PSIs of water pressure.



To protect your roof and your home, we tailor our tile roof cleaning in Tampa, Florida to the specific type of tile on your roof, whether ceramic, concrete or clay. Biocide based solutions are a favorite, quickly killing mold and algae without damaging the tile. Detergent-based solutions bring the life back to your tile, upping your home’s curb appeal while helping to maintain its roof. No matter what chemical solution is best, all of our formulas are biodegradable, as safe as possible for your plants, and won’t damage your tile.



Don’t trust your expensive tile roof to a pressure washer. Contact us today at 813-655-8777 to learn more, and get a free estimate on your tile roof cleaning cost!
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11/20/2013

Soft Wash Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa Palms

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This home in Tampa Palms belongs to a repeat customer. She had us clean her tile roof back in 2008.
She has family coming down to Tampa from up North for the holidays, and wanted her house to look it;s best.



We used our soft wash tile roof cleaning system on it today 11/20/2013, and cleaned it w/o using any pressure washing, just like we did for her 5 years ago.
This tile roof will look even better then it does now, after a few good rains.

We are proud of the high quality roof cleaning work we do, and work hard at it.
It feels good when customers remember us, to have their tile roofs softwashed again, 5 years later!

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11/15/2013

Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Tampa FL

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The Ins and Outs of Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Services (813) 655-8777





For Tampa, Florida homeowners who’ve just realized that their roofs, just like every other area
of their homes, require cleaning, the task at hand can seem daunting. What should you expect?
How long will the Soft Wash Roof Cleaning take? What do you need to do to get prepared?

Well, we have the answers for you.

Before
In order to thoroughly Soft Wash your roof and kill any bacteria, algae or mold growing along your
shingles or tiles, special chemicals are a necessity. And for landscaping aficionados, that can be harsh on your plants, if proper preparations are not taken. The night before your scheduled Soft Wash roof cleaning, thoroughly water your flower beds
and gardens. This prevents them from soaking up any Soft Wash cleaning chemicals at the roots. When
coupled with the thorough water rinse that we do to ensure that no chemical residue is left on
your favorite annuals and perennials, your plants are safe during and after Soft Wash roof cleaning.

These same Soft Wash chemicals can damage potted plants and grills, as well as lawn furniture, decorative gnomes and other garden items, and clothes hanging on the line. To ensure that nothing is
damaged or discolored, moving these items indoors or covering them with a tarp is essential.
Park your car in the garage, with the door closed, or move it to the street, keeping the driveway
clear. This protects the finish on your car and gives our workers plenty of space to move equipment
about, ensuring that the Soft Wash Roof Cleaning is done quickly and efficiently.

Lastly, it’s important that pets are kept inside on the day of the cleaning. Soft Wash roof
cleaning means that, with just a pick-up of the wind,  chemicals could land on your
favorite four-legged friend.

During
On the day of your scheduled Soft Wash shingle roof cleaning or tile roof cleaning, all you need to do is sit back and wait for the Soft Washing to finish. We’ll show up with two to three certified roof cleaning specialists and all of the necessary equipment. We start by covering your landscaping and other areas of your Tampa Florida area home with tarps to prevent overspray. Our workers also attach special collection devices on the ends of your downspouts, preventing the Soft Wash Roof Cleaning solution from emptying into your flower beds, or near your foundation.

In addition to these safety-measures, we apply the Soft Wash roof cleaning solution with specialized
equipment that targets the spray, ensuring that your shingle or tile roof is thoroughly cleaned while the rest of your Tampa FL area home is maintained. In order to prevent damage to the roof and surrounding areas, we utilize a non-pressure Soft Wash roof cleaning system. This leads to a very thorough long lasting job that ensures your  Tampa Florida area  home is in better condition than when we first arrive.

After
Enjoy your clean, safe and healthy roof that has been safely Soft Washed, and watch your property value skyrocket!
Call us at 813-655-8777 if you are in the Greater Tampa Florida area, for your free estimate on Soft Wash Roof Cleaning for all Shingle, Metal, and Tile Roofs
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