Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

The truth behind roof stains, what they are, why they are there, and how they got there.

Roof cleaning as an industry is very new. Bursting onto the scene in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s there have been as many methods for cleaning roofs as the organisms growing on top of them. Initially roof cleaning was a “garage art” at best. Initially the focus of ridding the roof surface of ugly black streaks was a basic cleaning function. However, these black streaks are truly an infection of organic materials that are better addressed with algaecide such as you would address a fungal infection in your garden. To approach roof staining in this way was different than any other previously taken, and led to a revolution in the roof cleaning industry.

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The True Culprit

Gloeocapsa Magma is the true culprit that causes black streaks on roofs and surfaces. Other forms of microorganisms can be found in union with the bacteria, including mold, fungi, algae, mildew, lichen, and moss. 

Plus, many roofing surfaces are made with materials that can be metabolized by these microorganisms, such as shingles that now contain limestone that algae, mildew, and bacteria will absorb their nutrients and feed off the shingles.

That same Cyanobacteria Gloeocapsa Magma found on roofs will grow on wood, concrete, siding, aluminum, and other surfaces as well. The good news is that through soft washing, these stains/microorganisms can be removed! In regards to other possible culprits inhabiting a roof, many nitrogen fixing blue-green algae will grow in areas with little to no nutrients. They are able to sustain themselves because nitrogen fixing organisms have the ability to create nutrients solely through the nodules on their filament root systems. That is why we believe that treatment of a roof or surface is more beneficial to rid the source of the staining rather than just blasting away at the surface!

More Than Cleaning

Soft washing is more than roof cleaning. The products used by Immaculate SoftWash not only clean stains but also sanitize, penntrate, and eliminate the root of the issue. The main culprit of most roof staining that causes prevalent black streaks is a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma. Soft washing has the ability to kill the pest from the root up, achieving a truly clean surface.

Gloeocapsa Magma Cells closeup photo under microscope

Microscopic View of Gloeocapsa Magma Cells

Ask us about our 5 year spot-free roof warranty

Warranty vs Guarantee

When a company offers a guarantee, they are promising that what you’re buying is what you’re getting. Every company should be offering a guarantee! That we offer in addition to a 100% satisfaction guarantee is a 5-year spot-free roof warranty. We stand by our services long after we leave so you’re not only happy today, but you’ll be happy tomorrow as well. We stake our reputation on it.

Transferable

Your warranty is 100% transferable to a new home owner so long as they have a copy of the paid invoice. A white estimate copy is not a valid substitute.

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