Most of the time, the roof of a commercial building is invisible to the customer’s eyes. Regardless, keeping your building in optimal order means having it regularly cleaned. Obviously, if you hire someone to come and clean it, they will notice if it is time for any repairs. As we all know, catching a problem before it grows larger will save you a significant amount of money in the long term. Listed below, some of the long-term costs you can avoid by having your roof cleaned are detailed in order to make this decision for yourself.
Keeping microorganisms at bay
When you own a commercial property, it is likely that your employees are dependent on having a clean environment to work in. However, if they are battling black mold issues because your roof is covered in moss and fungus, this will affect your business revenues. In addition to creating under-productive work staff, you can also see the costly results of a dirty roof in your employee health care plan.
Filthy gutters create outdoor problems
Have you seen the insides of your gutters lately? Most commercial property owners forget all about the cleanliness of their gutters until there is a problem. More often than not, long-term problems related to gutters involve the foundation. When water is pouring from the roof, this means water is collecting in areas that can lead to expensive foundation issues later. Dirty gutters that do little to control the flow of rainwater may also cause problems for customers and employees by creating mud or ice patches.
DIY roof cleaning jobs can result in damage
Using a pressure washer on concrete is a totally different concept than using the same equipment on a roof. Even if you adjust the flow properly, you can still end up forcing water under the roofing materials and causing irreparable damage to your commercial property. In order to avoid mishaps like this, one call to a local roofing contractor that specializes in cleaning is all you need to avoid extra expenses.
Written by Cliff Hatcher