Often mistaken as mold or mildew, the black discoloration and streaks visible on many roofs across the United States and Canada are actually algae. The algae can form w here moisture tends to dwell on roof surfaces. Coastal or humid climates create the most conducive conditions for algae growth. The most common type, gloeocapsa magma or blue green algae, protects itself from damaging ultraviolet rays by producing a dark pigmented sheath. The algae discoloration typically begins as small spots then quickly transforms into streaks on the roof plane. By the time the algae is visible, it likely has been present for several months or longer.
Algae spores are carried by the wind or by animals and can quickly spread from one rooftop to another. That is why it is common to see algae growth on rooftops throughout an affected neighborhood. The same is true for apartment or condominium complexes, townhouses or row houses. There is no scientific evidence that algae is damaging to asphalt shingles, although it certainly affects the aesthetics of a roof. On highly reflective or "cool" roofs, algae will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the long-term effectiveness of these roof systems. That is why it is important to address an algae problem as soon as possible.
Moss is a non-vascular plant that obtains water through its leaves, unlike most plants that gather water through its root system. Moss must therefore have a moist environment to survive. In North America, moss tends to grow on north facing roof planes that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing planes. Overhanging tree branches provide additional shade and drop debris on the roof that further holds in moisture and acts as a food source for moss.
Moss spores may also be carried by wind or animals and can easily spread throughout neighborhoods. Unlike algae, moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. Moss can cause the leading edges of the shingles to lift or curl, which increases the risk of shingle blow-off during wind events. In severe cases, moss build-up can cause lateral water movement resulting in moisture damage to the roof deck or may even cause leaks.
Gutter cleaning is a serious task best left to the professionals. When gutters are clogged the effectiveness of the system is dramatically reduced, which can in turn result in water flowing behind the gutter, over the front of the gutter, or even back into your home. This small problem can turn into a much larger and far more expensive problem. A problem such as wood rot, eroded foundations, or even irreparable damage to the gutter system itself. We are here to help.Gutter cleaning is a serious task best left to the professionals. When gutters are clogged the effectiveness of the system is dramatically reduced, which can in turn result in water flowing behind the gutter, over the front of the gutter, or even back into your home. This small problem can turn into a much larger and far more expensive problem. A problem such as wood rot, eroded foundations, or even irreparable damage to the gutter system itself. We are here to help. JD Pressure Washing are industry professionals in analyzing potential problems with your gutters which could result in potential future damages. By having your gutters cleaned frequently, you will dramatically reduce the risk of large expenditures down the road. Rest at ease when it rains, and have your gutters cleaned today.
While performing the service, JD Pressure Washing will inspect all downspouts to ensure water flows down and out of the gutters when it rains. If the downspouts are clogged, we will either flush the downspout with water or use a hand blower to force out the clog. JD Pressure Washing also take cleanup seriously. After removing all debris from your gutters, we will blow off all of your shrubs, walkways, decks and driveways. When the service is complete, it will appear as if we were never at your home, aside from your gutters being empty and once again fully functional.
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JD Pressure Washing Service is a Family Owned, Full-Time pressure washing service dedicated to Professional Exterior Cleaning. We service both Residential & Commercial Customers. Our services include (But Not Limited To) House & Building Washing, No Pressure Roof Stain Removal, Concrete Cleaning, Apartment, Condo & Town Home Washing and much more
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This may sound like a strange statement coming from a pressure washing company, but it is the truth.
The first thing people think of when they want their house cleaned is to have it pressure washed, but the surfaces on the exterior of your home are not made to withstand the destructive forces of high pressure water being sprayed only inches away.
Paint can be blasted off, screens can be shredded, vinyl siding damaged or knocked loose, double pane windows can have their seals broken causing fogging between the two layers of glass.
High-pressure water can also be forced through your window and door seals sending water inside your home to soak your furniture, carpet, or hardwood floors. Another problem with blasting away the dirt on your home by pressure washing,is that you will be forcing water in behind the vinyl siding, Hardi plank, or cracks in the mortar on brick homes causing mold problems within your walls that you may not even be aware of.
While pressure washing poses great risk to your home the threat of personal injury should not be overlooked. Each year thousands of people are injured and even a large number of deaths occur while pressure washing.
The number one cause of these incidences occur while pressure washing homes or other structures from a ladder.
A misconception that most people believe, despite all the risk involved, is that you have get close enough to the surface they are cleaning to blast the dirt and grime away with high pressure upwards of 3,000 ~ 4,000 psi.
Not us though. We safely clean homes with 60~80 psi while remaining safely on the ground with our unique technique that yields superior results.
JD PRESSURE WASHING will never use high pressure to clean your home or property. .
The pressure we use on your home could be compared closer to that of garden hose pressure rather than the 2,000 ~ 4,000 psi commonly used by most DIY and other power washing companies.
Since we are not depending on high pressure to do our cleaning, we can safely stand on the ground and clean at heights up to 40FT’. The results of our plant safe detergent and low pressure cleaning are astounding and far superior to the results you will get from the typical pressure washing methods.
Affordable pressure washing for homes, businesses, driveways, parking lots, retaining walls, and more! The exterior of any home or business makes the world of a difference when clean. Get a Free Online Estimate