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What is the best way to remove algae from a tile roof?

Pressure wash with water only
10%
Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
67%
Hand scrape and scrub
8%
It is not advisable to remove algae
1%
Not sure
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Question: What is the best way to remove algae from a tile roof?
Top Answer (67% of 67 votes): Pressure wash with a water chemical mix.

Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Actually it’s best to NOT pressure wash a roof of any type. We treat roofs with detergent and water to kill the algae growth and rinse with low pressure (under 300 psi)
Cooper Pressure Wash & Exterior Cleaning
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Soft was is the best removal method.
IC Cleaning Services
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Mold, algae, lichen and other organic growths are common issues with tile roofs, causing them to look stained. Applying a chemical treatment can help you get rid of this unsightly problem. Using a pressure washer set to a low psi ensures that dirt and other debris are also rinsed away. If you plan to clean your roof yourself, it’s important to take safety precautions to prevent injury. Wear shoes with good traction and plan your project with safety in mind. Routine maintenance, such as regular cleanings and repairing minor damage, can help keep your tile roof in peak condition
GALICIA CONSTRUCTION LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: And actually this answer is not correct but I had to pick one. The only safe and effective way to clean your roof is , soft wash roof cleaning method
Jackson Services
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Using the Right Chemical,s & Wash Method with Water is Best
Rays Professional Exterior Cleaning & Restoration
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Traditional pressure washing with bleach can damage a roof tile’s finish when repeated almost yearly to remove re-growth of algae and mold. Look around Miami and you will notice many roofs that have faded from being pressure-washed too much. Roofer Mike Inc. specializes in roof cleaning and uses an eco-friendly tile roof cleaning and sealing system that maintains the finish of the tile for years.
Roofer Mike Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Hand scrape and scrub
Explanation: You don't want to use any harsh chemicals because it might do damage to the tiles and it is not good for the environment (all the water and chemicals go in to the storm drain or soak into the ground)
Exteriors Inc
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Algae can be safely removed from a tile roof using a softwash system (very low pressure) and cleaned using specially formulated detergents designed to kill and remove the tile.
Hogwash Pressure Washing
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: chemicals are very important in order the kill the algea from the roof.
Benitez pressure washing
ProMatcher
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Using an eco friendly moss/algae agent with a warm water to get the grime. Installing temporary or permanent anchors in the roof so you can tie off and work your way from the top to the bottom so there is no chance of lifting tiles.
CWAGS LLC
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: It is tough to remove algae and the only way would be with a chemical remover.
XTRM Roofing Company
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Actually we don't pressure wash any roof we gently apply a chemical algaecide and surfactant with no more pressure than a garden hose.
Sterling House Wash
ProMatcher
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: The correct way is to use the Soft Wash method which allows the chemicals to be applied and rinsed off using garden hose psi.
Another Level Cleaning Services
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Tile roofs should be cleaned by applying a strong roof cleaning solution that kills all organic material on the roof. This solution is applied in combination with a cleaning detergent that helps to lift any environmental contaminants that may be present on your roof. After the proper dwell time, the solution is gently and safely rinsed from your roof using one of our low pressure/high flow cleaning units.
Wash-It Services
Answer: Pressure wash with water only
Explanation: It all depends on the style of the roof if you put chemicals on most tile roofs it will cost the roof to tear.
D.A. Meadows Cleaning Service LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: F) Non of the above. We use a no pressure cleaning solution that is not sprayed with a pressure washer but a dedicated roof pump. We use a pressure washer to protect your home and plants/landscaping from the solution but do not touch the actual roof with the pressure washer. Garden hose pressure is all that is needed when we clean.
Superior Pressure Washing
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Our roof cleaning process involves a LOW PRESSURE application of a specialized mix of detergents that prevent -- infestations from returning for much longer periods of time than other methods . We do not use power washers in the process
SPOTLESS ROOF & EXTERIOR CLEANING
Answer: Pressure wash with water only
Explanation: Low pressure is best, and a environment safe products can be used
True transformations
ProMatcher
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: You don't power was you use a SoftWash system.
X-Stream Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning
Answer: Pressure wash with water only
Explanation: We have found in our many years of experience that just straight water works better than any cleaning products that do not harm our environment.
colorful homes inc.
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: On clay tile or concrete tile, a light coat of chemical sprayed first, then pressure washing it off minutes later is the most efficient way to clean that particular type of roof.
Genn-USA Pressure Washing Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Hand scrape and scrub
Explanation: There are shingle cleaning products out in the market that are much better then just power washing a roof.
American roofing &remodeling
Answer: Pressure wash with a water chemical mix
Explanation: Algae removing products are available. Apply let sit and wash away, if using a pressure washer a low pressure tip must be used
JDM.Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Tile roofs break very easily. Use a professional roof cleaning service for your tile roof.
Leak Seal Roofing Inc
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