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Roof Moss Removal -

Our Approach

  1. Roof cleaning is done using a plastic brush to remove moss.
  2. Smaller, more settled roof moss is rinsed loose using a standard garden hose with a stream nozzle.
  3. Remaining roof moss are treated with high quality, Organic treatment, killed in place and left to shrink and weather off.
  4. Gutters cleaned (since we generally fill them with moss).
  5. Downspouts are protected to prevent moss from entering them.
  6. Groomed landscape and personal property are assessed and protected as needed from flying moss and dirt.
  7. If you're available, we show you around, answer questions and alert you to any concerns.
  8. We leave that day having removed 80-90% of your moss off of your roof.

•Plastic Bristle Brush   •Non-Pressurized Rinse   •Organic Treatment

Call Karlee at 503-396-6550 or Shawn at 503-680-4504

Feel Free to Email Us at shawn@theadamsapproach.net

See video of "Day Of Service" expected results.


Fun Fact:  Moss often attaches more firmly, spreads out and resembles a green carpet on a roof that's been repeatedly cleaned or in areas with heavy shade and tree blossoms or pods.  Click the video to see our approach:

Fun Fact:  Moss often attaches more firmly, spreads out and resembles a green carpet on a roof that's been repeatedly cleaned or in areas with heavy shade and tree blossoms or pods.  Click the video to see our approach:


Want to try this yourself before calling in a professional?  No problem, check out our Do It Yourself page for some product recommendations.

Call Karlee at 503-396-6550 or Shawn at 503-680-4504

Feel Free to Email Us at shawn@theadamsapproach.net


Before / During / After Pics - Watch the clip above as I remove the stubborn moss on this roof. Tools used: Garden hose, fine tip nozzle and a patient eye on detail. Nothing more.

Before / During / After Pics - Watch the clip above as I remove the stubborn moss on this roof. Tools used: Garden hose, fine tip nozzle and a patient eye on detail. Nothing more.


How Do Other Companies Do Roof Moss Removal?
Potentially Damaging Methods:
Pressure Washing - Removes all moss and algae. Risk factor: Often indiscriminately removes shingle granules the moss was clinging to and anywhere that  is cleaned... (Like ripping live ivy off a painted house...it'll come off and so will your paint.)  Worker must be very skilled to avoid removing excess granules and lifting shingles or when working around fixtures and must be properly insured to pressure wash roofs (specific insurance provision). The pressure power washing method leaves root systems behind, so the algae will often return rather quickly.
Metal/Wire Brush - Allows for spot removal and removes difficult moss. Risk Factor: Unyielding metal bristles easily damage shingle edges.
"Low Pressure" Wash - Removes moss and algae.  Risk Factor: Worker must be very skilled to avoid removing excess granules and lifting shingles or when working around fixtures and must be properly insured to pressure wash roofs (specific insurance provision).
Somewhat Less Invasive Methods:
"Soft Wash" - Removes moss and algae with the combined use of pretreatment chemicals and a low pressure wash. Risk Factor: Worker must be very skilled to avoid removing excess granules and lifting shingles or when working around fixtures and must be properly insured to pressure wash roofs (specific insurance provision). Chemicals used to pre-treat roof require experience and caution to guard landscape and drainage from coming in contact with chemicals. Many contractors who use bleach will use the term "Soft Wash". They may even tell you they are using sodium hypochlorite which is the chemical name for bleach.
Chemical Pre-Treatment and Delayed Removal - Full size moss is killed in place and left on the roof.  Weeks later a worker returns to remove it.  Not terrible if you don't mind a roof full of chemicals and dead moss while you wait. This often takes repeated applications to achieve even marginal results. Risk Factor: Chemicals used to pre-treat roof require experience and caution to guard landscape and drainage from coming in contact with chemicals.

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Pressure Washing -

Our Approach

  1. We only power wash a surface if pressure washing is the best option (or your direct request). Many surfaces can be more gently cleaned, at the same price, by other means. Siding, decks, gutter face and fencing are examples of opportunities for gentler methods. See images below.
  2. Personal property, landscape and drainage are all carefully looked over before we even set up our machines. Delicate items and gardens are covered or moved out of the way.
  3. When finished we do our best to put everything back as it was found.
  4. Though some evidence of the cleaning is unavoidable, we are very conscientious with regard to plants, siding, windows and anything else we get dirty. All gets a gentle rinse down.

Call Karlee at 503-396-6550 or Shawn at 503-680-4504

Feel Free to Email Us at shawn@theadamsapproach.net

Images below show results achieved using alternatives to pressure washing.  Hover for caption.

Metal siding cleaned by brush

Metal siding cleaned by brush

Railing cleaned with a brush and organic solution

Railing cleaned with a brush and organic solution

Cedar siding cleaned with a brush and organic solution

Cedar siding cleaned with a brush and organic solution


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Gutter Cleaning -

Our Approach

  1. Gutter cleaning isn't rocket science. Leaving your property as clean as when we arrived can be.  We take this personally and take great care with the debris, gutter face and proper clean up.
  2. Downspouts are cleared, filters and traps are cleaned and covers are rinsed. 
  3. If you have overflow issues, basement leaks, pooling water at ground level or rusted areas...odds are we'll be able to see why during the cleaning.  And yes, we're happy to explain anything and discuss options for hired or self-repair.  See Do It Yourself page for examples and more info on gutter systems (coming soon).

 

Call Karlee at 503-396-6550 or Shawn at 503-680-4504

Feel Free to Email Us at shawn@theadamsapproach.net


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Window Cleaning -

Our Approach

  1. We treat your home better than if it were our own.  Shoes off? Delicate floors? Super-Friendly pets? Chaotic kids' rooms? No problem. Seriously, don't sweat it.
  2. Biodegradable solutions only.
  3. Tape, plaster, paint, bird imprints, sap, calcium deposits and other random things can be removed. Point these out during the estimate to be sure.

Do It Yourself Tips

 

Call Karlee at 503-396-6550 or Shawn at 503-680-4504

Feel Free to Email Us at shawn@theadamsapproach.net

 
 

The Adams Approach

Roof Cleaning, Roof Moss Removal and Organic Treatment Company in Portland, Gresham and Beaverton areas.
1407 NE Davis St, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-396-6550 or 503-680-4504

 

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