Here’s how to clean your tile roof. The reason we clean our tile roof is it improves its appearance, and also, it increases the longevity of your tile roof amongst other things.
The tools you need for this job are safety goggles, protective gloves, a high-pressure cleaner, and some chemical to help remove the lichen and moss from your roof.
When using a pressure cleaner, you’re going to need to consider where your tap is, and the hose line you need to get to where your pressure cleaner’s going to be. And also, where your power’s going to come from. There’s a range of high-pressure cleaners on the market. Make sure you select the right one for your size job.
Anytime you’re working up on the roof, you want to be really careful. So firstly, whenever you’re walking across the tiles, you want to be walking where the tiles overlap each other because that’s where it’s strongest. Also, it’s a really good idea to have guardrails around your roof. And because we’re going to be spraying water up here, you want to make sure you got the right footwear. Nice and grippy, sturdy, because you certainly don’t want to slip down.
Doing a job like this, make sure you’ve got someone with you, so they can pass stuff up to you so you’re not trying to carry it up a ladder.
Now get your safety equipment on. With any chemical, make sure that you read the directions of use, and also read what safety equipment that they recommend you to wear.
Once your safety gear is on, apply this chemical. Always work backwards when you’re working on the roof so that you’re always working on dry tiles. We’re using a product that assist in the removal of algae, moss, and mildew. For this one, spray on, and leave 30 seconds, and then we’re going to pressure clean it off. Also, if you’re going to use a chemical on the roof, and you’ve got a tank, make sure you disconnect your water tank, so you don’t end up all that chemical in your drinking water.
We’ve waited the recommended time that the product suggest to wait. Now, we’ve had a friend pass up the pressure cleaner, so we can get into this roof. Make sure you work backwards so you stay on dry tiles. Put glasses back on, because when you’re cleaning this roof, water can spray up, so safety first.
It’s as easy as that, that’s how you clean your roof tiles with a high-pressure water machine!
Alternatively, contact us to do the dirty work for you.