Using Bleach to Clean Roofs & Siding
One of the questions asked more than any other from a homeowner is “are you going to use bleach and wont that harm my property” as a exterior surface cleaning contractor I get that question on a daily basis. No sane homeowner wants something harmful done to their homes exterior or the environment on purpose. This question comes because the homeowner has been led to believe that bleach is “bad” for cleaning.
Manufactures of the materials that make up your homes exterior have recommendations that they put out concerning the cleaning. Everything from the shingles on your roof to the siding on your home, even the different types of decking material all have cleaning recommendations from the manufactures. High pressure from a power washer is the least recommended way to clean the exterior surfaces around your home. On the other hand, bleach is the most recommended cleaning agent as the proper way to clean your exterior surfaces. Homeowners come in contact with bleach in their everyday lives in and around the home in our everyday lives. We clean clothes with it, hospitals use it to disinfect rooms, used in pools to keep the water clean as we swim and is even in the water we drink.
Pressure washers have been the go to way of Do-It-Yourself homeowners for years and for a quick little cleanup they still have a place in the garage of thousands of homes all across the country. When it comes to the proper and safe way to clean roofing material, vinyl siding, stucco, brick, wood and in some cases even cement, the proper way to clean exterior surfaces is to have a professional exterior appearance specialist SoftWash with a bleach based cleaning agent.
Is bleach an environmentally safe way to clean the exterior of a home or business? In the control of a professionally trained exterior surface cleaning expert, it is an environmentally safe way to clean. But in the hands of an untrained person it can and will do damage to the exterior surfaces as well as the environment. There are many exterior cleaning companies around that say they are trained and certified in the use of bleach as a cleaning agent, but when asked where they received their training you will not get a real answer. Some have read things online, some have joined online discussions with other cleaning companies, some have gone out and started cleaning with it and are “self” trained. Very, very few companies have actually gone and received the necessary classroom and hands on training from an accredited cleaning professional.
Roof Cleaner is a locally owned exterior surface cleaning company that has had classroom and hands on training in the safe and proper use of bleach as a cleaning agent. We continue to receive training on a regular basis so that we are able to bring the best and safest cleaning to our customers. We are certified by the UAMCC (united association of mobile contract cleaners) Pro-Staff rated thru SoftWash Systems, Elite exterior surface cleaning company with the Exterior Cleaning Contractors, Expert Roof Cleaner – NSWA (national soft wash alliance), Professional Rust Removal Company – F9 Barc. Ask The Seal – Seal of Security & Confidence. Member of the Roof Cleaning Contractors.