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Cleaning Tile Roofs

Hello Everyone, 

I am Chris from Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida. My Company has cleaned well over 25,000 Barrel and Flat Tile Roofs, over many years in the roof cleaning business.

Unlike a shingle roof, a tile roof can, in theory, be pressure washed. However as we shall soon realize, this is not always the best way to clean a tile roof.

First of all, the black discoloration seen on Tile Roofs is not dirt. It is a plant that is very much alive, that propagates itself by microscopic airborne spores. Pressure Washing spreads this living plant and it's unseen spores all over your home!

It is not unusual for a homeowner who just had their tile roof pressure washed, to have to clean the rest of their property much sooner, then if they had chosen a better cleaning method. 

On many tile roofs, the high pressure water forces the spores of this plant right down into the pores of the roof tiles, where they grow right back.

We see tile roofs that were pressure washed needing to be re cleaned soon, many in under a year. 

Some pressure washing companies tell homeowners they will spray or apply a "Bio Foam Barrier" to  the tile roof afterwards to kill this plant, and retard it's regrowth.  All fine and dandy, but what about all the still living spores they have blown off your roof onto your property, and your neighbors ?

 

 



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Great information Chris. Homeowners don't realize that the living spores are doing more damage than just giving their roof an unsightly appearance!

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Roof Cleaning By A&E wrote:

Great information Chris. Homeowners don't realize that the living spores are doing more damage than just giving their roof an unsightly appearance!


 Plus, blasting those spores up under the tile, to grow in the dark, moist environment under there!

Plus, if there is glazing, du;lling or removing that glaze. Plus, if it a painted tile, blowing the paint off. A lot of pluses, for a negative way of cleaning a tile roof!



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Great work!!! Cleaning is really important for the health point of view also. Clean house or office fascinates the visitors and hence increase our reputation.

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I've never cleaned a tile roof, just asphalt! Moving to Florida soon, I guess I'll get my first one!

 

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very valuable information. Chris I would definitely take care of the tips you imparted before choosing a contractor for my roofing work!!thanks!!!

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Thank's for share some knowledge and good tips about Cleaning Tile Roofs.....yawn

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I would say about 40% of the new tile roof cleanings we get down here in sarasota florida the customer says; "we just pressure washed the roof last year, how does it come back so quickly?"

I then educate the customers on the proper process and how the mold needs to be removed properly to get the maximum life from their tile roof.

I continue to explain how if the tile roof is properly cleaned in sarasota florida with our Safe no pressure roof cleanings system they will average 4-5 times longer than a pressure washer. Give them a free demo and the rest is history.... Another satisfied tile roof cleaning customer that is sure to spread the world to neighbors and friends





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I would say about 40% of the new tile roof cleanings we get down here in sarasota florida the customer says; "we just pressure washed the roof last year, how does it come back so quickly?"

I then educate the customers on the proper process and how the mold needs to be removed properly to get the maximum life from their tile roof.

I continue to explain how if the tile roof is properly cleaned in sarasota florida with our Safe no pressure roof cleanings system they will average 4-5 times longer than a pressure washer. Give them a free demo and the rest is history.... Another satisfied tile roof cleaning customer that is sure to spread the world to neighbors and friends




 Pressure Washing a Tile Roof scatters the still living Algae Spores all over. It is not unusual when a tile roof has been pressure cleaned. to need the whole house done shortly after the roof cleaning. 

The tile roof cleaning process taught here at the roof cleaning institute, kills and removes these stubborn algae spores, and lasts a lot longer the Pressure Washing.

 



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All very useful to us newbies, thanks.



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Informative thread about Cleaning tiles. Thanks for information. www.graffitipro.com.au/


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pedroheredia672 wrote:

All very useful to us newbies, thanks.


 That is an interesting link you left about the tile and grout cleaning equipment Pedro! 

Lots of our roof cleaners up north may be interested in getting into tile and grout cleaning, in their off seasons.

 



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This is really very useful tips about tile cleaning.

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The only way to really get them clean is by pressure washing. it's a tough job, you can rent a pressure cleaner. Or you can hire someone to do it,

Its a great information, this is very useful.

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