Roof cleaning – benefits of soft washing

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The Benefits of Soft Washing for Roof Cleaning: Introducing Our New Video!

As a leading roof cleaning company in the UK, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the most effective and safe methods for maintaining a clean appearance and longevity of their roofs. To provide more information about the roof cleaning services we provide, we are excited to announce the release of our new video, which sheds light on the three main processes for roof cleaning. In this blog post, we will outline the main advantages of soft washing, which is also explained in our forthcoming video, and is the method we employ. We will also mention some of the disadvantages of pressure washing and steam cleaning, the two other popular methods for roof cleaning.

Soft Washing: A Gentle and Effective Approach

Soft washing is a comprehensive roof cleaning technique that combines gentle pressure, scraping, and the application of a biocide wash. Here’s why it stands out among the various methods available:

1) Safe for All Roof Types:

Soft washing is a versatile approach suitable for all types of roofs, including delicate materials like shingles, tiles, and slates. Unlike pressure washing or steam cleaning, which can cause damage or dislodge protective granules, soft washing ensures the preservation of your roof’s integrity.

2) Long-Term Moss Growth Prevention:

Our biocide wash not only cleans the roof but also provides protection against moss re-growth for up to 10 years, depending on your location. By treating the root cause of the problem, soft washing eliminates the need for frequent cleaning, saving you time and money in the long run.

3) Thorough Cleaning:

Soft washing utilizes a low-pressure spray to gently remove dirt, grime, algae, and other contaminants from the roof’s surface. The combination of scraping and biocide application ensures a deep, thorough cleaning that leaves your roof looking pristine.

Pressure Washing and Steam Cleaning: Some of the disadvantages and why we avoid using this method.

While pressure washing and steam cleaning may seem like viable alternatives for roof cleaning, they come with certain drawbacks that make them less ideal compared to soft washing:

These drawbacks include

1. Potential for Damage:

High-pressure water streams used in pressure washing can dislodge roofing materials, leading to loosened tiles, surface damage, or compromised seals. Similarly, steam cleaning employs intense heat, which may weaken or warp certain roof materials.

2. Ineffective Moss Removal:

Pressure washing and steam cleaning often fail to address the root cause of moss growth. These methods typically remove visible moss but leave behind spores and roots, allowing the moss to grow back rapidly. Soft washing, on the other hand, eradicates moss thoroughly, ensuring long-lasting results.

3. Lack of Customisation:

Pressure washing and steam cleaning are not tailored to different roof types and their specific cleaning requirements. Soft washing, however, can be adjusted to suit the unique needs of each roof, ensuring optimal cleaning without compromising its structural integrity.


At J R Cleaning, we believe that roof cleaning should be carried out with utmost care and effectiveness. Our new video highlights the superiority of soft washing, a method that combines gentle pressure, scraping, and biocide wash application. By choosing soft washing, you can enjoy a range of benefits, including safe cleaning for all roof types, long-term moss growth prevention, and thorough removal of dirt and grime.

Avoid the potential pitfalls of pressure washing and steam cleaning, such as roof damage and ineffective moss removal. Trust in our expertise and commitment to providing the best roof cleaning solutions that prioritize your roof’s health and appearance.

Watch our new video to learn more about the advantages of soft washing and how it can benefit your roof’s longevity. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the outstanding results that soft washing can achieve for your roof!

J R Cleaning – Your Trusted Partner for Roof Cleaning Excellence.

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