Moss Removal With Soft Washing
Soft washing is an alternative to pressure washing a roof. The process we can use for roof cleaning is a lot more gentle and kind to the surface. A scaffolding tower is erected to the height of the roof line then from that. Cat ladders are also used to walk up and down the roof safely. A range of different fall restraint equipment to secure any operative to the roof make sure there is no risk of injury.
Once all safety equipment is in place we carefully scrape any moss or dirt by hand to cause minimal damage and disruption. At this point we report any damage or problems to the home owner and a qualified roofer is recommended to rectify and problems.
After the roof is has been fully scraped, we treat the roof with an environmentally friendly solution that kills all algae and lichen growths for years to come. A clean roof can really improve the look of a building for minimal cost.
About this Process
Even though we are a relatively small cleaning company, we extremely proficient in many aspects of exterior cleaning, roof cleaning being one of our core specialised services.
For this reason, other lager cleaning companies have seen this and we are now their approved cleaning contractor for any roof cleaning jobs they receive. This means that we travel throughout he UK carrying out roof cleaning on behalf of many cleaning companies, albeit at an inflated cost to the customer due to having a middle man getting us in to do the job. Why not contact us directly and pay directly for the service, in turn saving you money?
The reason other companies use us to carry out their roof cleaning for them is down to how proficient we are at this. We can utilise many different methods to clean your roof, all in a safe manner. Before we start any cleaning we carry out a visual inspection from the ground, if we see any potential problems then we use a drone to carry an inspection of the roof and show any findings to the customer and these are noted. If we deem the roof fit to have the cleaning carried out and the customer also agrees, then we will start the cleaning process. As we have said previously, we use many different methods to carry out roof cleaning, some of them are as follows.
Roof Cleaning Methods
A common method of access to asses the roof is a simple ladder, this gains us access to the gutter line to carry out a secondary inspection the roof so we can plan what is the best way to carry out the cleaning in a safe manner. If we are looking for more permanent structure to have in place around the gutter line then we also have access to scaffold towers, this is so we can carry out any tasks as safely as possible. Once we have the access to the gutter line in place then we look at safely gaining access to the roof, this is normally carried out with the use of cat ladders, sometimes multiple cat ladders can be used on the same job to speed up the cleaning process. Along side the access methods already mentioned, we use rope access equipment also to gain access to areas of the roof that other roof cleaning companies simply wouldn’t be able to reach. As well as it helping us gain access it is also there as another layer of safety for ourselves. We use multiple ropes with body harnesses as fall arrest in case of a slip or fall from the roof, these ropes are tied off to different points around at the ground level such as large trees and purpose made counter weight systems.
If we deem the roof unfit for any of our operators to walk on the then a we can employ another tactic of cleaning the roof from a scaffold tower positioned at the side of the property. With this we use extendable high pressure poles that can reach distances of around 10 meters. This gives us a large cleaning circle which means in 95% of cases that we never need to set foot on the roof which in turn maintains the structural integrity of it.
If none of these options are suitable for your roof then we can also use MEWPS (mobile elevated work platforms) such as scissor lifts or cherry pickers, which all of our employees are fully trained and qualified to do. This means that we can gain access to the roof from a distance of over 20 meters without having access from the side of the building. We can also hire narrow tacked machines which can fit through a normal width gate, these are ideal for areas are a real pain for access. They have a narrow body with legs that fold down, so can be suitable for soft ground such as grass that a normal machine would easily sink into.
We have never been beaten by a roof cleaning job yet!
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Which ares do you cover?
Kleenaway Cleaning is based in close proximity to Junction 7 of the M62. The majority of our work is carried out in Liverpool, Manchester and the surrounding localities. However, we often travel across the UK. If you have a project in mind, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are certain we will be able to help you.
Do you cover residential works?
Yes, all of our services are open to the public. A large part of our business remains to be residential work. We are more than happy to give you a no obligation quote for any of the services we provide.
Is Kleenaway Cleaning licensed to carry out industrial work?
Kleenaway Cleaning is fully licensed to work on commercial and industrial sites. Our team have undergone extensive training to ensure they meet the site standards that our commercial and industrial clients require.
Accreditations include CSCS, iPAF, WJA and SPA Passport. The team are constantly adapting to changing requirements throughout the sector, if you would like more information on our compliance please don't hesitate to get in touch.