“I bet I could do it if I use a ladder,” You think to yourself before deciding if you want to clean the roof by yourself.
If you’re thinking of cleaning your roof by yourself, here are some things that you should know.
Please keep in mind that while we provide some tips on cleaning your roof, this article shouldn’t be used in place of a professional cleaning service such as Spray Soft. Your safety matters and not being careful can be dangerous. Our tips are only here to help you identify potential issues. They aren’t to be used as a way of avoiding professional help.
What To Do If You’re Thinking of Cleaning Your Roof By Yourself
If you’re thinking of cleaning your roof by yourself, here are some tips. These tips will help you identify potential issues before they arise.
1. You will need to identify potential weak spots or if a roof needs to be replaced
According to the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH), “roofers have the fifth-highest work-related death rate in construction.” What this means is trying to clean your roof is very dangerous. That’s where being able to identify potential weak spots in your roof will be very handy. It’s also important that you know if the roof needs to be replaced before you try and clean it. If you’re unaware of potential weak spots in your roof, then there’s a higher chance of falling. This is also the same with if a roof needs to be replaced.
Even if a roof is sturdy, there’s also a potential of falling if you’re not careful, so it’s important to stay vigilant.
2. You will need to know what’s on your roof
Sometimes insects and other pests or animals may be on your roof. Inspecting your roof before you get on there to see if there are any insects or animals hanging around will be important. For example, since you’re so high up, a simple bee flying around could potentially be dangerous. Stumbling or missing a step on a roof is not the same as falling while on a flat surface.
3. You will need to know what tools you need
Roofs aren’t like other areas of your house. If you’re thinking of cleaning your roof, then you’ll need to know what tools you need before you get up there. There are specific tools that each roof needs so that the material doesn’t deteriorate or decay due to using substances that we’re meant for it.
Once you’ve found the right tools, you’ll also need to be able to have those tools nearby so that you can efficiently and quickly get the job done. Having helpers is great, but remember that safety rules will need to be followed. It’s also important to remember what cleaning tools you would be right for your roof since all roofs aren’t the same.
Save Your Life and Time With A Professional Roof Cleaner
Because roof cleaning is dangerous, you can avoid a potentially hazardous situation with a professional roof cleaner like Spray Soft.
At Spray Soft, we will improve the overall appearance of your home by cleaning your roof. We’ll also avoid using cleaners and chemicals that can damage your home. Because of our years of experience in roof cleaning, we can:
- Maintain safety
- Make sure the roof is fully clean
- Remove debris or insects on the roof
- Make sure that we use the right cleaning materials
Reach out to us today at 386-200-5590. If you’re in the state of Florida, we would be more than happy to help you with your roof.