Eco-friendly Roof Moss Removal

Moss usually finds a home in an environment that is damp and has lots of moisture content surrounding it. This is what usually causes its growth during rainy winters on your roof. While most removal methods end up harming streams, lakes, wetlands and the environment in general, there are certainly effective and eco-friendly ways in which it can be done.

First of all, understand the amount of moss that you have on your roof and whether it possesses a serious threat. After understanding the amount of moss you have growing on your roof, try and look for preventive measures. Check our other article about roof cleaning.

Well lit areas are not prone to the growth of moss. Thus, you can try either of these methods –

  • Prune branches which provide shade on your roof as they also lead to falling leaves and needlesMoss manages to accumulate well in shaded areas. When you prune, you make sure that instead of unnecessary shading, sunlight manages to enter, which not only slows down but also prevents the growth of moss. You don’t have to cut down the entire tree, just a few branches here and there, especially those which provide an unnecessary shade on your roof, will be more than enough.
  • Try to keep the surface of your roof cleanAttempt to clean your roof at least once or twice a year so that any debris or dirt which may have found shelter on your roof is removed.
  • Keep a watch for any early signs of moss growthThis can usually be understood through green and black discoloration. The moment you notice a spot having such colors, know that moss is growing and immediately treat it and prevent it from spreading.

Other than preventing the growth of moss, there are also ways in which you can kill it off or remove it physically. Since summers ensure abundant sunlight, it is an ideal time to get rid of moss on your roof. If you notice the roof is safe enough for movement, with the help of hand tools and not power washing try and remove the moss because it tends to damage the shingles and often leads to the gathering of water under it. You can make use of a leaf blower too or try gentle sweeping. Both are equally effective.

Remember that in case you are not confident, hire someone to do the work for you. Avoid doing it, if you begin to get cold feet because then you might just end up injuring yourself.

Avoid using any form of chemicals such as zinc sulfates and copper sulfates because not only are they non-biodegradable but they also cause excessive corrosion to the skin and eyes. Also, if you end up using chemicals, most of them get washed out when it rains and ends up harming not only the environment but also different forms of aquatic life and poisons surrounding water bodies such as lakes, rivers, and streams.

So be wise and be eco-friendly!

Most overlooked places in and on your house that are just dirty

1. Cell phone

Let’s be not surprised by the number one. We all know that we use our phones everywhere even in our bathroom. Other thing is that we never clean our phones and sterilized them because they just look nice and shiny when swiped with peace of cloth.

2. Toothbrush holder

We never look in to the places like our mug or a holder for toothbrushes. From personal experience I have to say that is dirty to the power of 3. Check it and clean it.

3. Roof

Most people don’t know but the green and yellow stains on our roofs are mold and moss. Those things are bad for allergic in your house and it will destroy your house roof tiles overtime. New roof will cost you 20-30 times more then cleaning your roof once in a while. Find a professional service now.

4. Attic

Going back to the last point. If you are not aware of state of your roof and attic, chances are it’s bad already. Mold and fungus are thriving there and transforming your walls in to black and white strange peace of art. On top of that they are slowly creeping in to your bedroom to take your good health away.