All Smiles Roof Cleaning offers professional roof pressure cleaning and gutter cleaning services that can bring new life to virtually any roof in Richmond, Williamsburg, and Hampton Roads areas of Virginia. Our reliable pressure washing technicians and gutter installers are well trained and use only the best quality, environmentally safe roof cleaners and materials. We provide an automatic 2-year warranty on all roof cleaning, while offering an optional lifetime warranty.
No Bleach Roof Cleaning
We don’t use bleach based solutions to clean the roof. We use sodium hydroxide based solution also known as caustic soda or lye. Our roof cleaner is a industrial strength degreaser that kills the mold and breaks it loose from the shingles, then we do a very light pressure washing rinse from the top to the bottom of the roof. However, due to the quality of the roof cleaner we use a very light pressure is all that is required. The roof cleaner literally does 90% of the work for us.
When we start cleaning, the results are instant
You can look at the downspouts or gutters and see all the mold washing off the roof in a nearly solid black nasty stream.
Once the roof has been properly pressure washed, we give a minimum of 2-year warranty with every roof cleaning. Generally they stay clean for 3-5 years, sometimes as long as 7 years. I’ve been cleaning roofs for about 8 years now, and have seen the difference between the 2 cleaning solutions. The right way is our way. The roofs stay clean longer, and the cleaning solution is environmentally safe. I personally clean all the roofs on every job, not only giving the estimates, but doing the work as well. I don’t send young kids or inexperienced workers to go do the work for me while I sit back and collect the check like most other companies that I know. That way I know the job is done to the very best 100% customer satisfaction.
Most of our competitors have started taking the easy way out using bleach and Tri-Sodium-Phosphate with added deodorizers to block the smell of the bleach and (T.S.P.). They add the deodorizes so the homeowners don’t walk outside and smell strait chlorine everywhere. Some pressure washers don’t even bother to get on the roof, they spray from the ground. That’s why some roofs will be clean at the bottom and filthy at the top. I’ve never heard from a customer that my cleaner has harmed or discolored a roof, killed or burnt any plants, grass, or shrubbery.
Bleach, on the other hand, will do all of the above, including changing the color of your roof. It will also dry out the shingles, causing them to become brittle, crack, and lose a lot of granules. Bleach can help kill mold, but the after effects are detrimental to your roof, siding, and plant life. Any spray-on and rinse-off or spray-on and let the rain rinse it is most likely a bleach cleaning solution. Whether the plants are covered or not, the bleach will soak into the ground and the roots of the plants will absorb it and kill them. So buyer beware, please do your homework before you let just anyone clean your roof. 🙂