How to Remove Mold From Your Roof

By Stacy Mellete

Mold growth due to leaks can make your roof look bad. The best way to address mold damage is to get a thorough roof evaluation Tampa Florida  from your local roofing contractor. Affordable Roofing Systems provides complete roofing evaluation services and maintenance programs in Tampa, Florida.

In this post, we will share some essential cleanup tips to remove mold from your roof effectively. Read on.

Items you Need:

  • Safety gear (protective eyewear, helmet, gloves)
  • Safety rope or harness
  • Ladder
  • Hose equipped with a spray nozzle
  • Moss-remover solution
  • Scrub brush
  • Long-handled soft-brush
  • Spray bottle
  • Power hose (optional)
How to Remove Mold From Your Roof

Step 1: Prep!

Cleaning mold from your residential roof in Tampa Florida can be tedious, so dress appropriately. Wear comfortable clothes and safety gear. Use a safety rope or harness when going to the roof’s peak. Cover your valuables with newspaper or plastic sheeting. When using a ladder, be sure to secure the area first. Check the hose and start climbing.

Step 2: Spray the roof with water.

Spray all the affected areas with water. Always work from top to bottom.

Step 3: Scrub shingles.

Scrub shingles using a scrub brush or a long-handle soft-bristle brush. Gently scrape or pluck moss from the roof shingles.

Step 4: Apply a moss remover solution.

As much as possible, do not use products that contain toxic chemicals. There are now organic moss remover solutions available in the market.

Apply the moss remover solution using a spray bottle and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Step 5: Rinse!

Rinse off the solution using a hose. Using a power hose should make this a lot easier. Remove remaining moss with a brush and rinse the roof again.

No time to clean your roof or do roof maintenance in Tampa FL? Please leave it to the experts! For more information, please give us at (813) 542-8462 or request an estimate.

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