Efflorescence is nothing to worry about

Roofs are more delicate than many people know and utilising the wrong methods to clean them could result in a costly replacement in the near future. Preferring to remove debris by hand, as opposed to using a pressure washer, not only do we clean your rooftop, we do so in a way that keeps it stable. With skilled workers and the most up to date cleaning technology, we are the number one for roof cleaning Surrey has.

There are a number of situations that can cause your roof to look filthy and unkempt. However, what you might not know is that some of these stains pose no danger and are temporary. As such, we believe it necessary to inform you which ones are benign. That way you won’t end up calling in the pro’s for no good reason.

From time to time, whilst admiring their house, the homeowner will see a white, chalky like material on their tile surfaces. This may be alarming at first, but it’s not a cause for panic. What lies before you is efflorescence, a surface condition that originates from cement’s chemical nature. This means there is a possibility it could occur temporarily on a roof.

Efflorescence is a natural occurrence where water melds with the free lime found in cement. This mixture leads to several chemical reactions that release calcium hydroxide, manifesting a crystalline salt deposit on the tile’s surface. The best thing that you can do in this instance is wait, as there is no way of knowing how long it’ll last for. At the end of the day, efflorescence is in no way detrimental to the lifespan of your roof tiles.

At Premier Roof Clean, in addition to rooftops, we are also capable of cleaning gutters, patios and drives. We do not simply get rid of the debris however, instead preferring to use our special biocide to discourage anything from growing in the future. If you desire results that are long lasting, make sure that you contact us.