You can find many roof cleaning chemicals, but not all of them are safe. Some can even damage your Charlotte, NC, property. Instead, avoid using these harsh cleaning products on your roof. Or better yet, hire Southern Star Roofing to repair the damage.
Chlorine Bleach (NaClO)
Chlorine bleach is what many roofing companies use, even if they shouldn’t. While effective at cleaning, it’s also highly corrosive. Chlorine bleach quickly destroys metal, including roof nails and flashing. It does get rid of mold, but it also harms the surface.
Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)
Hydrochloric acid is used primarily as a cleaning agent for concrete. A single drop is enough to burn through many materials, including flesh. Even after you rinse it off, the draining water can continue to harm your property. It will quickly destroy any plants or organic materials below.
Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)
Trisodium phosphate is a cheap deck surface cleaner and paint stripper. Unfortunately, it also appears in many bottled cleaning products that are branded for roofs. If it’s strong enough to eat through paint, it will burn through roofing sealant as well.
Don’t risk damaging your home. Hire Southern Star Roofing for professional cleaning and maintenance solutions.