The Process of UPVC Cleaning on Rooftops

15th April 2022

Keeping the roof of your house in good condition is essential to keeping the rest of the house in good condition. Therefore, keeping it clear of all debris, mold, algae, and other substances that can affect its integrity is crucial. In addition, keeping the gutter system and the UPVC pipes that allow for drainage clean and clear is also essential.

Periodic roof and UPVC pipes cleaning are recommended for a shrewd homeowner who wants to keep a healthy roof. But how do you go about cleaning your roof and your UPVC pipes?

In this article, we will look at the best practices of roof and UPVC cleaning in Frodsham. So if you’re ready to go up top, keep reading to learn more. 

Take Safety Precautions

Roof cleaning in Frodsham can be dangerous and should be approached with the utmost respect. Before you get on your roof, first ensure that it’s structurally sound and can hold your weight. Then ensure you have proper shoes that are fitting with nonslip rubber. 

Wear eye and skin protection to protect you from the cleaning products. Remember to have someone hold the ladder as you climb onto the roof and use a roof crawler if you have one. 

Once you get on the roof, avoid jerky moves and look at where you’re stepping before taking a step. 

It would be best if you also protect your landscaping from the cleaning solution by covering them up with polythene paper.

The Process of UPVC Cleaning on Rooftops

Clear Debris off the Roof and Gutters

The best place to clear your debris off your roof is from the ladder. If it’s light debris like leaves, dust, and twigs, use a leaf blower or a broom with a long handle. If the debris is stuck on the roof like algae and moss would be, leave it for the cleaning round. 

Clear the gutters with your hands and ensure the drainage pipes are clear as well. 

Wash the Roof

Don’t use a pressure washer on your roof. Pressurized water can loosen shingles and damage your roof. Instead, use a sprayer fitted to a garden hose. The cleaning liquid should be equal parts water and laundry-strength chlorine bleach. 

After spraying the roof with this mixture, leave it to sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Then use a brush attached to the end of the garden hose to rinse and brush off any loose particles using freshwater. 

After rinsing the roof, remember to uncover your landscaping and thoroughly rinse the plants. This will ensure no chlorine gets to them and destroys them. 

Take Note

You should not clean your roof on a sunny day. The sun will evaporate the detergent, and it won’t be as effective. Instead, aim to clean it on a calm, cloudy day with little chance of rain.

Don’t wait for algae or moss to grow for you to clean your roof. Algae promotes water absorption and contributes to the roof rooting, reducing its lifespan. Therefore, it would be best to clean algae and moss as soon as they appear on your roof to discourage growth and prevent degradation. 

This kind of regular roof and UPVC cleaning will ensure your roof’s longevity.