When I visited my mother not long ago, I was really surprised at how bad her roof looked. It is fairly new, so I knew that it was just dirty rather than damaged. There was no way I could get up there to clean it, so I looked online to see if there were any local companies that do roof cleaning in Bainbridge. I was happy to see that there was a company not far from where she lives, and someone came by to give us an estimate on it.
The quote we were given was very reasonable, and I knew that it was something I would have to take care of while I was there. If I left it up to my mom, it would not get done. She does not understand that while moss is unattractive on a roof, it is also very dangerous. She just cannot understand how something that looks harmless can actually eat its way through a roof. I went ahead and scheduled the appointment for them to come out and do this, and it did not take them as long as I thought it would. It does help that they use just a pressure washer and water.
When I asked about chemicals that are used, they explained that they do not use any at all. They explained how just water is the best and most effective way for them to be cleaned of all moss and other plant life, and it made sense. It especially made sense as I watched them clean it. I could actually see the moss coming off of the roof when the water hit it. Once they had the roof cleaned, they then treated it so we would not have this problem again within a few months. I am just glad that I caught this when I did, otherwise the damage could have been a lot worse!